The Descent of Man
Oct21

The Descent of Man

Descent: Journeys In The Dark has pretty much become the defacto dungeon crawl, usurping Games Workshop “classics” such as HeroQuest when gamers think of the genre. I’m a self confessed dungeon crawl nut. I can’t point to a single thing about the genre that causes me to be drawn to it, however a lot of the attraction lies in the modular boards, the plethora of minis, the replayable quest like structure and the...

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Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers
May02

Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers

Wiz-War – hmmm, let’s be honest, it’s a rubbish name for a game. Now I’m going to cut Fantasy Flight some slack here as the game has a long history. Originally released in 1983 by designer Tom Jolly, the game has gone through seven previous editions before Fantasy Flight resurrected the game this year for an all new swanky 8th Edition. Wiz-War is for 2-4 players, with each player controlling a wizard in a maze...

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Stitched Up: Relics
Mar26

Stitched Up: Relics

One of the nice things about writing these pieces is that it gives me some impetus to look through my collection, pick out some of the more interesting or lesser known games, and then to put a bit of effort into painting or playing.  As all I seem to have painted recently is red power armour, I wanted something a little different to focus on and Tor Gaming’s Relics looked like just the thing. Relics is set in a post-apocalyptic...

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Mage Wars

Red hot wizard on wizard action seems to be the in thing at the moment! We’ve had  Epic Spell Wars, the re-release of Wiz War and now Mage Wars has popped onto my radar. I’ll be the first admit the name is terrible, I thought it was some old TSR/Avalon Hill thing from the 80s, but no it’s coming out in 2012 The premise is simple – it’s mages of different schools of magic against each other in a fight to...

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