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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In the shadow of Balaur Mormant

The start of a NIGHTWATCH adventure I have the extreme good fortune to game on a regular basis. The Cape Cod Wargame Commission meets (more or less) weekly to indulge in food, drink, table top wargames, RPGs, and the occasional board game. (with miniatures, of course) If I remember correctly, we’re in our 7th year. […]

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The Move is done

Almost, anyway. August was a strange month, full of changes. I closed my glass shop, inventoried and sold the contents, took down the sign, shut down my studio website. 36 years cutting glass, 23 of them on my own in art glass. I had a weird moment when I wiped down the vehicle after taking […]

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Steelheart Pt. IV

The ‘once-a-month’ crew showed up last Saturday for the next episode of the Steelheart Saga. (yes, that’s what I’m calling it. Because it sounds cool) Recap: 1. Our heroes scoured the Wilds for clues to the location of the Tomb of Alrik Steelheart, ancient king and hero of the Dwarf clans. 2. The party entered […]

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Steelheart Saga – Part 3

A TANGLED WEB The once-a-month group met last Saturday for part three of their Nightwatch adventure. Play testing some simple RPG rules, I incorporated a little ‘theater of the mind’ narrative scenario in the first half of the session before the inevitable combat. Previously, on “The Steelheart Saga“ Having scoured the wilderness for clues to […]

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The Slog

Wife and I finally got Covid. (Happy Easter, eh?) I’m on the mend but it really took the wind out of my sails. After-effects are hanging on. On a positive note, it looks like there’s another Osprey rule book in my future. So that’s cool. More info on that story as it unfolds.

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Steelheart’s Tomb

A Nightwatch AAR Lazarus Sturn slid the iron door aside. There was a deep grinding noise, then a gust of air, sudden and sick as a dying man’s gasp. Beorn’s torch guttered. Hard shadows shifted on a dozen, steep granite stairs that descended into the earth and disappeared in the black maw of a stone […]

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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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