Category Archives: wargames

Record sheets for Mobile Frame Zero, and a post-play report

What the? You’re not supposed to use record sheets with Mobile Frame Zero – the different systems (attack, defense, movement, etc.) are represented by differently-colored dice, so if you know your frames and you have enough dice of different colors, … Continue reading

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Mobile Frame Zero

London and I have been playing a lot of wargames lately. First we had a big run of BattleTech games, starting a little over a month ago. For one of our battles, we didn’t have appropriate minis, so we built … Continue reading

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Fat and skinny, elegant and brutal

This line of thinking started when Mike pointed me to the Simple Game System, which I had somehow not heard of before. I was prepared to be skeptical, as most minimalist systems leave me cold,* but I like that dice mechanic. … Continue reading

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Crazy fun: the X-Wing Miniatures Game

I have a mostly-love-but-kinda-hate relationship with Fantasy Flight Games. One on hand, they make a lot of really nice, really fun games, including some Casa Wedel favorites like the Warhammer 40k game Relic. On the other hand, they sell them … Continue reading

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Tactical infinity, RPGs, and wargames

There may be rules for hidden units and other forms of limited information, but that’s sorta the point–anything outside of a stand-up fight will have rules to cover it. That’s in contrast to most roleplaying games, where the scope of … Continue reading

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Weekend Mech-tacular

London and I had a very mecha-themed weekend. On Saturday, we finished our all-homebrew Battletech game, which had been advancing at a rate of one turn per evening all through last week. More on how the battle played out in … Continue reading

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Battletech – The DIY Destruct-o-rama – Preview

  London suddenly got the itch to play Battletech. I blame the Gundam here, which we just built this past week — more about that another time. I was game (despite my recent whingeing about combat-as-sport), so we’re going to … Continue reading

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