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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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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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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Cockroach 2 in Tarrytown

A RESISTANCE: EARTH test game Play tested Cape Cod Wargaming’s latest project last night. A Rescue Mission in old Tarrytown where a lone survivor sent out a frantic call for help on the police radio frequency. An alien patrol closing in, we dispatched a 4-person team to find him and bring him to safety. Taking […]

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Corporate War

Coming soon to a Sprawl near you! The latest HARDWIRED rule book, HOSTILE TAKEOVER shifts the game focus away from cooperative or solo mode and offers players the opportunity to command their own security force in the midst of a corporate war. Now, your elite Agents command small, multi-model tactical units: fire teams of troopers, […]

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Goretusk’s Totems

A NIGHTWATCH game I’ve been using Nightwatch to teach my two eldest grandsons the basics of wargaming and RPGs. Set piece, straight forward battles rather than complex missions with waves of enemies spawning at random from portals. Here, their Monster Hunters (and occasional Hirelings) fight Minions of Darkness led by a ‘Personality’, which isn’t a […]

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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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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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NIGHTWATCH: Minions of Darkness

Managed to get in some quick gaming yesterday. Occasional Tom showed up ready to command a small Guild Pact tasked with destroying the obscene totems erected by the forces of darkness. A simple party of Initiate-level Hunters, no Hirelings, Companions, or Familiars. Just four Guild members trying to pick up the trail of a lich […]

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