Tag: area control

We’re All Mad Here – A Wonderland’s War Review

What strikes me about Wonderland’s War is that it’s intensely modern. I say this for several reasons. It’s visually gorgeous and wonderfully tactile. It wraps the game around conflict, but there’s no sense of cruelty or aggression. It checks the box of strong variability with rotational content. It’s also engineered from the souls of others,…

The Oath, Journal Entry 17: Thematic Considerations

This book, this book again. I am nervous to report that it’s beginning to make sense! My unease persists as the understanding is thin and wispy, threatening to float away. I’ve begun to revisit earlier passages. These words jitter through my eyes and into my brain like whispers upwind. Crook thy head. “We’ve come to…

The Oath, Journal Entry 23: Story Now

Far to the east through the narrow pass and beyond the salt flats is where it was found. I didn’t know what it was at first. It was a book yes, but it was something peculiar. It read like books do but it also didn’t. Its cover worn and faceless. Its pages cryptic. Its words…

Here I Go Again – A Ruination Review

It’s easy to dismiss Ruination. Its another one of those games with dudes walking across a map so they can battle other dudes, petroleum leaking from broken plastic bodies as slaughter begets slaughter. But this one takes place in the post-apocalypse. Or rather the post-post-apocalypse as the primary mode of transportation is foot and hoof.…

Pax Pamir Second Edition – The Great Game

One of the wonderful things about historical games is the process of learning that accompanies play. These games are fascinating tools to help increase cultural proficiency, better understand human nature, and re-shape our worldview. They challenge us in all the best of ways, both cognitively and emotionally; Pax Pamir perhaps doubly so. This second edition…