The Tomb of Alrik Steelheart

A NIGHTWATCH Adventure Had the privilege of running a large game of Nightwatch on Saturday afternoon. Five, first-time players gathered to search the Wildlands for clues to location of the long, lost Tomb of Alrik Steelheart. All teachers from the History department of a local International Baccalaureate Charter school, it was more a good excuse […]

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Goblins and Vikings

Cape Cod Wargaming continues as our Dungeons & Dragons 5e campaign hits its stride. Resisting the usual Murder Hobo tendencies, our shipwrecked adventurers have decided to aid the locals instead of rob them. Our first stop off the beach was a small town that we quickly learned was suffering from a mysterious blight that plagued […]

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Exploit Zero: Mukden Run

Welcome to S7 in 2022. So far, so good. Here on Cape Cod, our Tuesday Game Nights are off to a solid start as we not only have a new regular at the table – Mike E. – but have launched into a fresh D&D 5E campaign. Props to Neighbor Mike who not merely wrote […]

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Last post of 2021

Hope you all had a good Christmas holiday, gave and received excellent gifts, and remained healthy. Myself, I picked up a copy of the new Heroquest (for the grand kids, of course) and a very gritty urban cyberpunk game mat from PlayMats.EU CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND A DRAGON The Cape Cod Wargame Commission has been running […]

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Winding down another Year

In the final stretch of 2021, our group is coasting toward the new year trying out new games, running one-shots for old ones, play-testing new rules, and basically collecting ourselves before we launch into 2022. Most recently, we ran several sessions of “The Well”, an indie RPG that’s essentially an inverted dungeon crawl. I used […]

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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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