Saturday, May 31, 2014

TerranScapes Looks at Weathering Powders

Over on the TerranScapes YouTube channel, a new video has been uploaded taking a look at Weathering Powders brands and making washes. Enjoy!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Love Letter on TableTop with Wil Wheaton

From International Tabletop Gameday, Wil Wheaton is joined by Grant Imahara, Nika Harper, and Anne Wheaton on TableTop's Livestream.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Honeycombing Foam

The Hot Wire Foam Factory had a neat video on their YouTube channel recently which made me wonder if layered terrain builds might benefit from using a honeycombing technique as well.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

S.C.A.H.M.S. California Show 2005 Photo Report from the Painting Clinic

Over on the Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust recently upload a video highlighting his "S.C.A.H.M.S. California Show 2005 Photo Report from the Painting Clinic" which is still a thrill to behold.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Horrifying Scenes Built Entirely Out of Legos

From a year and a half ago, over on, comes "Horrifying Scenes Built Entirely Out of Legos."  See more here!

Monday, May 26, 2014

23 Annoying Things (About) Board Games

The Buzzfeed ran a humorous article some time ago titled "23 Annoying Things That Always Happen When Playing Board Games." See more here!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Funnies - World's Largest Pac Man Tourney coverage, 1982

Patrick Scott Patterson recently posted some 1982 news coverage of the World's Largest Pac Man tournament from 1982.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter

Looks like the goal set for the Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter is easily attainable, so I wonder how much it will go over.  See more here!

Friday, May 23, 2014

TableTop does Rampage with Wil Wheaton

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, they've uploaded a video of TableTop from Intl Tabletop Day featuring a game of Rampage with Neil Grayston, Ashley Clements, and Miracle Laurie joining Wil Wheaton. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Painting Hallowed Ground Terrain (Kickstarter Video)

The Painting Clinic has posted a new video titled "Painting Hallowed Ground Terrain (Kickstarter Video)" showing the painting of some resin grass huts and a couple of bunkers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Q Workshop Runic d2s

Just because they drew my eye and captured my interest, have a look at the Q Workshop Runic d2s here!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Notes from the Thursday Night Group

Over on, M.A.R Barker's World of Tekumel has released "Notes from the Thursday Night Group," which "provides never before published primary information, making it an invaluable resource for the game masters and those who wish to learn more about the vast world of T├ękumel." See more here!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rubik's Cube on Google for 40th Anniversary

For the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik's Cube, Google is hosting an interactive one online.  See more here!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

DIY X-Men Wolverine Claws

Over on Colin Furze YouTube channel, he has uploaded a video titled "DIY X-MEN WOLVERINE fully automatic claws." Enjoy!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Risky Game Table

Here's a neat image, found here, of a coffee table turned into a Risk game board.  Cool!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tanto Cuore TableTop [Livestream]

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, they've uploaded a video titled "Tanto Cuore: Ashley Johnson, Colin Ferguson, & Ryon Day Join Felicia on TableTop [Livestream]." They make sure to mention that it is an adult game, so parents beware. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Play Unplugged Reviews 7 Wonders

If you are unfamiliar with the website Ply Unplugged, then check out this review of the boardgame 7 Wonders as an introduction here!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mayfair Games Convention Volunteers

Mayfair Games does a pretty good job of keeping its convention volunteers happy.  With Origins and Gen Con right around the corner, you should see more here!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MIT Game Design Course

As part of the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, there is a Game Design which you can check out online here!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday Gaming In and Out of Town

I had a fun day of gaming to kick off the weekend on Friday, starting up in Lake Geneva then leading me back down into Illinois. I made a few stops in between, as one does, at Half Price Books and Games Plus, but it started off as it often does, with some gaming at Culver's . . .

Brad, Tom, and Mark were in attendance.

We played a bit of the Love Letter variant, since it handles six players, with Wendy, Brian, and myself.

Once the lunchtimers cleared out, Wendy, Tom, and I settled in for a game of Airships.

It's a fun game that plays fast with a lot of options and strategies.

Though we sometimes play well into the afternoon, we all had some errands and I needed to head south into Illinois to catch up with some other gamer-friends for Avalon Hill's Wizard Quest.

Floyd, Keith, and I get together for all sorts of games throughout the year.  They often join us up north for A Gathering of Gamers events or the Burlington Gamedays, but I try to get back into IL from time to time to roll dice in their excellent game room.

This time we went Old School with the fantasy wargame that doesn't get enough play or credit.

It's got a wonderful game board map.  While you are in competition with the other players, the game itself has numerous turn-by-turn events including Peacemaker, the wizard, rampaging orcs, and a dragon, constantly playing against the player strategies but sometimes helping if you set up to take advantage of events.

Each player is attempting to control territory while also seeking three personal treasure to become the sole ruler of the island.

We'll need to break this one out again before too long.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Gahan Wilson on Boardgaming

On a visit to Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL, last week, I spotted a Gahan Wilson panel that I had never seen before on boardgaming.  Enjoy!

If you have difficulty reading the caption, it says -

"Then, after you've starved the villagers into submission,
you can bring in your interrogation team. . . ."

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lester Bursley's Hobby Cave

Over on the Awesome Paint Job YouTube channel check out Lester Bursley's Hobby Cave.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 9, 2014

TableTop Season Three Funded

Great news for fans of Tabletop with Wil Wheaton.  He's uploaded a video to the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel here!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

T-Rex Skeleton 360 Degree Rotation

Over on the Makerbot YouTube channel, they have a new video showing a "T-Rex Skeleton 360 Degree Rotation." It's amazing how fast 3D printing is coming along.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

G.R.R. Martin Receives Dark Sword Miniatures

Over on the Dark Sword Miniatures YouTube channel, they've recently added a video of G.R.R. Martin receiving and opening a box of minis from Dark Sword Miniatures Kickstarter.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

More Thrift Store Finds with Terrainaholic

Over on Terrainaholic's YouTube channel, he's got "More Thrift Store Finds." Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla Sunday

Sunday at the 2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla was a bit more quiet but every bit as fun. See more pics on Facebook here and Google Plus here!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla Saturday

More fun at the second day of the 2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla at the Johnstown Community Center in Janesville, WI. See more on Facebook here and Google Plus here!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla Friday

Kicking off a long weekend of gaming at the Johnstown Community Center east of Janesville, WI, at the 2014 Spring (Mini-)Gaming Hoopla on Friday. Catch more pictures on Facebook here or Google+ here!