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If you use miniatures in your tabletop games, it's easy to get spoiled when you start buying Citadel miniatures. Games Workshop miniatures tend to be high-quality, highly detailed, and super imaginative. In fact, if anything, Games Workshop is too imaginative. Really. Some of their sculpts are bizar...

I've been watching the Angels of Death animated series on Warhammer+. This post is a review of the series, from the perspective of someone who's mainly read Horus Heresy books, along with the odd rulebook here and there. There are minor spoilers here.

6. Against the horde

The previous series...

Interested in playing Warhammer 40,000? Don't make the mistakes I did! Whether you're playing Warhammer or something else, wargaming requires preparation before you can actually play the game. This is different than what you're probably used to, if you play other tabletop games. You don't just go...

Interested in playing a wargame that isn't Warhammer 40,000? Wargaming is a complex landscape of gaming possibility, and it can be a little confusing to navigate at first, especially if you venture too far away from firmly established franchises. I do think that Games Workshop, the creator of Warh...

I'm reading the Stardrifter series by David Collins-Rivera, and reviewing each book as I finish it. The short story Cherchez la Femme, is an ode to spaceships and what they come to mean and represent in the Future. This review contains spoilers.

In this story, Ejoq winds up in jail over a holi...

Have you ever tried documenting a Lego model you've invented? I've tried to track how I constructed My Own Creation (or "MOC", in the lingo of Internet brick builders) using graph paper, but getting the angles right can be really hard. Lacking freehand illustration skills, I recently decided to use...

I've been watching the Hammer and Bolter animated series on Warhammer+, and I'm reviewing each episode as I watch it. There may be very minor spoilers, but ideally no more than you'd get from the episode description.

Cadia stands

In this episode, the comms are down in the Astra Militarum tre...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review contains spoilers.

First of all, I'll say that I get it. Looking at a "season" of The Man from UNCLE compared to modern TV shows, it's amazing to see how much got produced. There are thirty episodes in...

I'm reading the Stardrifter series by David Collins-Rivera, and reviewing each book as I finish it. The short story Robot Overlords, is a story about a troublesome AI (which I know sounds like the very tropiest of science fiction tropes but it's not like that, I promise). This review contains sp...

Last year, shortly after the 10th edition of the game was released, I played my first game of Warhammer 40,000 and recorded my process, the battle, and my thoughts. I have no fancy White Dwarf style photos to go with this post, but I think it's interesting to see a game through a new player's ey...

I haven't been painting miniatures for long. In the past, I've purchased pre-painted miniatures because I didn't have the time, money, or bravery required to paint miniatures myself. Recently, I've felt comfortable enough with my personal budget to spend a little money on a paint kit, and I buy a mi...

I'm reading through the published adventures available for Cubicle 7's Wrath and Glory Warhammer RPG. Litanies of the Lost is a book containing four adventures that can be run independently or as a continuous campaign. The framework requires the IMPERIUM keyword, and the first adventure is for T...

I've been watching the Hammer and Bolter animated series on Warhammer+, and I'm reviewing each episode as I watch it. There may be very minor spoilers, but ideally no more than you'd get from the episode description.

Kill Protocol

I work in IT in real life, and it's possibly because of my af...

I'm reading the Stardrifter series by David Collins-Rivera, and reviewing each book as I finish it. The third book, called Risk Analysis, is a proper spy novel that manages to hit all the good tropes, while deftly avoiding the tedious ones. This review contains spoilers.

Every chapter starts w...

I've been watching the Angels of Death animated series on Warhammer+. I thought the series was over, but there have been releases of prequel episodes lately, the latest of which is Patience of iron. This review contains spoilers.

In the first series, Tech Priest Magos Domina Castia Theta 9 i...

Here's the thing about traps. They're the ONLY encounter in an RPG that players cannot opt out of. Once you encounter a trap, whether your character is physically trapped or you're just being blocked from progressing the story by a really hard puzzle, you basically have no choice but to deal with th...