Rebels, Thugs, and Szek SCum

Another NIGHTWATCH Battle Report Episode IV – In the Shadow of Balaur Mormant RECAP: Our heroes are currently in the remote border province of Mos Tolna to investigate reports of brutal murders and sightings of unnatural creatures. Adding to the danger, long-simmering ethnic tensions in the region are threatening to boil over into full-blown revolt, […]

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Closing out 2022

And welcoming 2023 Hello again. I hope everyone had a good holiday filled with the comfort of family, friends, good food, and fellowship. And some gaming. Because 1. it’s fun and 2. it too is one of the few things left that brings those great ingredients together. THOSE DARK PLACES Not the holidays – the […]

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Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays! Thanks to all the stalkers, agents, hunters, and insurgents who stop by S7. Here’s to thrilling adventure, stalwart comrades, and artifact-level loot. I wish you and yours grace, courage, and peace as you close out 2022 and go into the new year.

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More on Simple Games

Writing and releasing Insurgent Earth Operation String Bet took the lion’s share of my time and energy the last month-plus, which meant a return to simple games for weekly sessions and a Thanksgiving battle with my grand kids. And a perfect reminder of why ‘beer-n-pretzel’ games are more necessary than ever these days. WHEN FRIENDS […]

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Operation String Bet

OPERATION STRING BET is a five-mission campaign supplement for Insurgent Earth – Resist or Die, the science fiction, tabletop miniatures game of survival and combat on Earth after a massive alien invasion. Designed to accommodate up to five players, (five Resistance characters) Operation String Bet offers new Player Character options, new equipment, and new Alien […]

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Zone Legends

Chapter 5 of another tale from the Exclusion Zone 5.  ZONE LEGENDS The Zone run came together fast. There were palms to grease, papers to forge, patrol and drone schedules to get, but Oleg had it all done in forty-eight hours. He’d even managed to keep Major Yushinko from getting wind of it. Savak was […]

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Dead Silence

Part Three of ‘In the Shadow of Balaur Mormant’ A NIGHTWATCH campaign. Previously on ‘ The Shadow of Balaur Mormant’… Three of the six regular players were absent, so our heroes split the party. Those in attendance investigated reports of a missing farmhand and slaughtered livestock at a nearby farm, then trekked to a logging […]

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In defense of simple games

The Cape Cod Wargame Commission finished up our Eclipse Phase 2.0 adventure last Tuesday evening. For the final battle, the Firewall team was reinforced with two additional Agents – a Combat Medic and Scout/Soldier – (Mike D and Liam) as they infiltrated an abandoned war-tech bunker in the Titan Quarantine Zone. The Planetary Consortium and […]

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A North Korean Hand Grenade

Chapter 4 of another tale from the Exclusion Zone 4. A NORTH KOREAN HAND GRENADE Oleg’s idea was simple: Savak needed an artifact.  A real one. Not one of the irradiated railroad ties they bent and magnetized to sell to tourists or reporters. This had to be a genuine specimen, something exotic to display behind […]

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Little Nightmares

Lately, a big chunk of my working hours have been spent writing, play-testing, and re-writing When Nightmares Come, my next set of war game rules for Osprey Wargames. Leaning into a modern-era, supernatural horror theme, Nightmares blends narrative scenes and RPG elements with successive combat encounters as the players hunt down a terrifying, otherworldly menace. […]

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