Imperial Assault: The Emperor reveals the power of the pesky white defense die


Imperial Transmission Intercept: Fett! Where’s Fett?  Ah, there you are. Stop skulking!  Boba, listen: Hunt down that infernal “X” and destroy it. What’s that? Yes, yes, go ahead, in fact I now encourage disintegrations. It’s my new bidding. Did you hear that Vader? No? Breath quieter. Next time I let off a burst of force lightning I expect results! I’ve fizzled for the very last time.

Roll Call: Dead of Winter, Game of Thrones, Kill Doctor Lucky, Mansions of Madness

Dead of Winter

Roll Call summarizes the past week’s gaming exploits, and who was doing the exploiting. This past week had two gaming sessions. Thursday Night games and Friday Night Mansions of Madness. The giant chess board and new chess clock at the school club continue to be big hits. Feel free to leave comments and questions at the bottom.

WWII Africa Campaign Map: Base Layer and 3D Printing


The task is simple:  Game on a new continent by creating a WWII Africa campaign map in 3D to encompass the whole African theater. It must be worthy of wall space and provide context to any and all game systems that mine the WWII desert sands for the many opportunities it offers a gamer. Why the Africa campaign? For a scratch built campaign map the scope seems more manageable than, say, the D-Day landings and after a couple of years of driving the most powerful armour around Normandy I’m looking forward to a theatre shift… Read More

How to Build a Successful Games Club: High School and Youth Edition, Part 2

Chess and Games Club in High School

How to put the “Games” in “Games and Chess Club” and broaden the membership base.

Imperial Assault: How to Tweak a Campaign to Make it Better


Last time we looked at campaign play for the board game Imperial Assault and Imperial class decks that keep campaigns fun. The conclusion was that some Imperial class cards are joy killers.  The sweet spot is a set-up where the Imperial and Rebel forces are balanced. In a perfect campaign every mission should reward good play and then ride on the last activation and die roll of the game.  We can tweak campaigns in subtle ways to make sure they play balanced and enjoyable.

Roll Call: Escape, Pandemic: The Cure, Love Letter, Incan Gold, Mansions of Madness


Roll Call is a new series that’ll summarize the past week’s gaming exploits, and who was doing the exploiting. This week had two good gaming sessions in it. Players and viewers alike are welcome to add their thoughts to the comment section at the end of the Roll Call. Spoilers for games like Mansions of Madness are clearly marked.