The Best Year in Gaming: The Sweet Sixteen, Northeast Conference

Welcome back to our Best Year in Gaming March Madness bracket competition! Yesterday we finished off the Southwest Conference, and with it the second round. We're on to the Elite 8 this week, and we've now published every single article in our series, so it's just head-to-head competitions now. We'll be doing two per day and finishing this weekend. First, let's look back at the results, which give us an interesting contrast. First, 1995 beat 2017, showing a triumph of...

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Warhammer 40K

Codex Adeptus Custodes – 10th Edition: Crusade Review

  Beanith: When the editors told Norman and myself that the Golden Boys and Girls were getting a reboot, I was overcome with joy and spent the afternoon wondering if Lisa Kudrow would have big enough chops to fill Betty White’s shoes and if Amy Poehler would be sassy enough to play a believable Sophia. Norman: I would have pictured Tina Fey as Blanche rather than Dorothy. Beanith: It was a wild fifteen-minute roller coaster of emotions and vicious argumentation, but it was very quickly spoiled by Captain ‘Killjoy’ TheChirurgeon linking to...

Age of Sigmar

Age of Sigmar Event Report and Goodbye to Third Edition

Two weekends past I attended a one-day, three-game Age of Sigmar event at Ragnarok Hobbies. There were 16 players total and we used all the standard rules you'd expect for a 2,000 point tournament with the current General's Handbook. The TO also had optional "AoS+" rules in hidden envelopes for anyone that wanted to use these, my first game we decided against them then I promptly forgot they existed the rest of the day. Held at Ragnarok Hobbies it was a nice set of tables and terrain to play...

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Outlaws of Thunder Junction Review, Part 3 of 4: Monocolor Cards

Magic’s newest expansion takes us to the newly introduced plane of Thunder Junction for a rootin’ tootin’ treasure huntin’ time. A new set means new cards, and we're continuing our review with the monocolor cards from the set.  Last time we covered the multicolor cards, and this time as usual we won't be looking at everything, and we'll be doing this primarily but not exclusively with an eye for Commander play.   Monocolor Cards   Another Round Marcy: There is certainly a way that the Boros decks that try to use Warleader's Call could certainly take advantage of this as a secondary finisher. The only downside...

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Codex Adeptus Custodes – 10th Edition: Crusade Review

  Beanith: When the editors told Norman and myself that the Golden Boys and Girls were getting a reboot, I was overcome with joy and spent the afternoon wondering if Lisa Kudrow would have big enough chops to fill Betty White’s shoes and if Amy Poehler would be sassy enough to play a believable Sophia. Norman: I would have pictured Tina Fey as Blanche rather than Dorothy. Beanith: It was a wild fifteen-minute roller coaster of emotions and vicious argumentation, but it was very quickly spoiled by Captain ‘Killjoy’ TheChirurgeon linking to the Snopes article pointing out it was satire and to...

Age of Sigmar Event Report and Goodbye to Third Edition

Two weekends past I attended a one-day, three-game Age of Sigmar event at Ragnarok Hobbies. There were 16 players total and we used all the standard rules you'd expect for a 2,000 point tournament with the current General's Handbook. The TO also had optional "AoS+" rules in hidden envelopes for anyone that wanted to use these, my first game we decided against them then I promptly forgot they existed the rest of the day. Held at Ragnarok Hobbies it was a nice set of tables and terrain to play on! Thanks to Luke for organising.  The Beginning of the End This...

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