Spiderkeep Crypt

Hello. Apologies for the thin content lately but other Real Life things are slowing down enough that I can get back to regular posts here. On that note I wanted to give a quick AAR to last week’s game of NIGHTWATCH – our fast-play monster slaying game. Our game group is in the midst of […]

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Sprains, Floods, and Vikings

Apologies for the thin content lately. Not only have I been hammering away at my latest fiction project but was I debilitated for a month with an injured hand, and the basement flooded. Twice. I think I spent more time mopping in the game room than painting. So, yeah… life. SYMBAROUM That said, the weekly […]

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17/8/2049 – NEO

New Employee Orientation An Exploit Zero AAR Tuesday night was Brandon B’s last session with us. On Cape for the summer, he ended up working with Other Pat at the family restaurant and soon enough was part of our weekly game nights. We decided to go outwith a bang and ran an Exploit Zero mission: […]

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RP(w)G?

Story-driven skirmishes – Narrative wargames – A tactical RPG… is it possible to mix the immersive, collective storytelling of role-playing games with dynamic tabletop combat? Is it the Holy Grail of Gaming? Some ever-elusive chimera? Or do all attempts to create such a beast end up Frankensteined – a patchwork hybrid that succeeds only at […]

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A brawl and brushwork

The Cape Cod Wargame Commission is in stretch of RPG sessions, specifically, The Curse of Strahd. Which means 1. there’s not a lot of dramatic tabletop photos, and 2. we’re all busy trying not to die. That said, after the WJW/’hardwired’ nonsense, I treated myself to a very keen, new GM screen from Dog Might […]

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The Korshov Run

A KONTRABAND AAR Aerial drone photos show the town of Korshov riddled with Anomalies, many of them in an industrial park on the southern outskirts. With Yuri’s Crew out of contact on a lengthy expedition, the Institute contracted another veteran team: the Siri Kachky – or ‘Gray Ducks’. A stalker-heavy crew, Pavel (Hound), Boris, (Cobbler), […]

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Shadows over Sezgard

Had the rare privilege last weekend to travel to Western MA. to GM an afternoon of Nightwatch for a group of friends. My host informed me the last time they had all been together was at his wedding, some 25 years earlier. It was very cool and quite humbling to be a part of a […]

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SMORKS!

Space Marines v. Orks. Or the official title: Battle on Dolos V It’s a streamlined, simplified, very modified, distant cousin to Games Workshop’s Shadow War Armageddon where small combat teams battle over supply caches on an industrial world. SMORKS/BoDV is an intro war game for my two eldest grandsons. Power armored heroes, hulking adversaries, cool […]

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Hounds, Curs, and Mongrels

Another NIGHTWATCH AAR Still desperately seeking Sotet Kez, the Pact moved into the Wilds. A day’s journey brought them to the ruins of monastery dedicated to St. Anthony the Abbot. (Patron of Swineherds and Gravediggers) There, they found the sacred site profaned by vile death totems, crude stone pillars festooned with skulls and marked by […]

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of Dreams and Shadows

Shifting gears for our weekly game nights, we’ll be playing the cooperative board game ‘of Dreams and Shadows’ by Greenbrier Games for the next few weeks. (take a look HERE or HERE for more info.) We played our first game last Tuesday evening and I wanted to bring it to people’s attention because it was […]

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