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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Day 1: Krasny Rog

Currently play testing KONTRABAND, a supplement for ZONA ALFA- Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone. These rules are designed for Solo/Cooperative games where players command a small team of veteran stalkers facing mysterious hazards and dangerous hostiles deep in the Zone’s center. OVERVIEW Yesterday’s game featured a straightforward Acquisition mission: recover artifacts from two […]

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Downed Drone Downtown

Another RESISTANCE: EARTH AAR Another test game last night with Matt, Other Pat, and myself. (Neighbor Mike was out sick) This time, the survivors need to destroy an alien drone in a more dangerous mission area. Nine ‘Point of Interest’ with potential salvage plus a central objective. Alien Drone is damaged and poses no threat […]

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Destresser: Tabletop Combat

To say it’s been quite a year is an understatement. And to think it ain’t over yet. *holds breath* Still, everyone here is mercifully healthy, reasonably sane, and cautiously optimistic about the future. Christmas is upon us. I’ve got family, friends, work, and projects lined up in the coming months…. ‘Hope springs eternal’, I guess. […]

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Loggerheads Underground

Our Symbaroum adventure continues as our heroes investigate the logging site where a party of laborers went missing. A short, sharp clash with a Gwann revealed not only the loggers’ cause of death but an underground passage that led to a catacomb. Never ones to pass up a good delve, they decided to descend and […]

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Defending the Sisters

A NIGHTWATCH Battle Report Isaac Von Dorn readied the grenadoes in his satchel. “The Verminkin are already here,” he said, peering through the trees. “Just two but it looks to be a lieutenant and one of the brute aberrations. They’re preparing for their foul ceremony.” Lael Sein cinched the shield straps and drew his sword. […]

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Loggerheads

Mercifully, our weekly game sessions continue here at Cape Cod Wargame Commission. (Nothing like slaying monsters and defeating villains with friends to help you retain your sanity) Although we have reduced numbers, we do have a new member: Neighbor Mike. Four of us have embarked on another excursion into the great forest of Davokar. This […]

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Escorting the Duke Redux

After groping my way through the slideshow program, I figured it was only proper to do a real write up of last Tuesday’s NIGHTWATCH mission. Other Pat, Occasional Tom, and Matt the Evil Meme Master showed up to game on the new mouse pad mat from Playmats.eu and some freshly-painted 3D printed terrain designed by […]

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Nightwatch: Escorting Duke Lorrigan

Quick video I made from last Tuesday’s game session. A small Pact of three Hunters and two hired fighters escorts the honorable Duke Lorrigan through treacherous territory. One of the beta readers said Nightwatch reminded him of the PC game Vermintide, where your squad faces waves of Skaven (rat men) as they work to accomplish […]

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