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I'm reading the Stardrifter series by David Collins-Rivera, and reviewing each book as I finish it. The short story The Proposal is a story about a special-ops mission performed for a mysterious client. That's the same elevator pitch I used for the previous story but, believe me, the two are not...

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

In this episode, we get a break from THRUSH, with the main villain being a British mob keen to monopolize the global supply of diamonds. To ensure their success, they team up with Delga...

I'm reading the Stardrifter series by David Collins-Rivera, and reviewing each book as I finish it. The short story Hunter's Moon is a story about a special-ops mission performed for a mysterious client. This review contains spoilers.

Here's a question. How do you make paperwork exciting? One...

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.

Plague Song

It's an episode about the Death Guard sorcerer Ephisis and his...

I'm a fan of the Fallout New Vegas and Fallout New Vegas, as well as the Wasteland series. When I found out there was a Fallout board game called, appropriately, Fallout the Board Game, I bought the last copy available in New Zealand (or at least at Mighty Ape, but I couldn't find it anywhere...

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.

Artefacts

A group of Chaos Terminator space marines are busy fighting som...

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...