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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Bear Yourselves Valiantly fantasy game at Historicon

| July 24, 2013

Chris Palmer and I (ably assisted by Kurt Schlegel) ran a large (14-player) Bear Yourselves Valiantly: Look, Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy, Ancients, and Mediaeval game at Historicon Saturday morning.  We ran the large game partly to expose people to the still under development rules and also to demonstrate (to ourselves at least) that the rules [...]

Fate of Battle at Historicon 2013

| July 23, 2013

Dave Wood and I ran several Napoleonic games using Fate of Battle at Historicon.  Dave ran his games using his 25mm figures, and I ran a large game using my 10mm figures. To show that the barrier to entry to Fate of Battle isn’t nearly as great as people think, Dave continues to run games [...]

Bear Yourselves Valiantly Ancients at Historicon

| July 23, 2013

  James “Tank” Nickle ran two ancient games, featuring Romans and Carthaginians, using the under-development Bear Yourselves Valiantly: Look, Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy, Ancients, and Mediaeval rules.  Both were hugely successful. Elephants!  Tank made up some interesting rules about elephants going on a rampage that we’ll incorporate into the rules. Most of the development is [...]

Two Fights Around Granville, IL, at Historicon

| July 23, 2013

I ran two GASLIGHT games at Historicon 2013 set in my representation of the town of Granville, IL.  The first was a Pulp game in the continuing saga of Duke Morrison and his companions thwarting the plans of the evil Venusian invaders and their gangster minions. The town of Granville is composed of several Litko [...]

Dr. Who Article

| July 4, 2013

An article I wrote on running a Dr. Who-based GASLIGHT game was recently published on Cigar Box Battle:  http://www.cigarboxbattle.com/doctor-who-by-g-a-s-l-i-g-h-t/

The Trip Ends

| July 3, 2013

After spending a little time walking around all the little shops in Estes Park, we bid farewell to sunny Colorado and headed for Nebraska. On the way to the booming metropolis of Minden, Nebraska, we stopped in Kearny for dinner.  Just off I-80 was the Buffalo Bill Cody trading post and museum.  The museum consisted [...]