Twin Outriders

As I couldn’t get (and still haven’t got) any Falcon’s I thought I would try out the new YT-2400s. I had pre-ordered one from Beanie Games in Stockton so I knew I had that one waiting for me, but on the day of the release there was a great deal and I was able to…

A-Wing disaster

Well I got in my first games of Star Wars: X-Wing… That could have gone better, I decided to join the clubs league as I thought that this would be the quickest way to learn how to play 🙂 We had to choose 36 points worth of ship, pilot and upgrades. I chose an A-Wing…

Star Wars X-Wing

After a bit of deliberation (people at the club are also playing the Game of Thrones card game) I purchased the starter box for Star Wars X-Wing. When I opened the cellophane I could tell it was a good quality product from the care that had been taken in the packaging; everything fitted snugly, but…

Ruric Thar EDH decklist

called out to my inner Timmy, and hates all those control decks out there, if it gets onto the table 🙂 The deck is based around using a lot of mana ramp to power out big creatures or creatures with abilities, bounce them back to my hand and play more come into play abilities. and…

Mirko Vosk EDH decklist

This was developed from the previous Vampire EDH deck, where I saw the potential of and to produce masses of vampires, throw in to finish quickly and a costly but fun combo. The Commander I chose to get the colours I needed is , there where a few others but I liked his ability. Vampires,…

Thoughts on latest Space Wolves books

After a lot of anticipation I purchased both of the latest Space Wolves books; Codex: Space Wolves and Champions of Fenris and I went for Digital from Black Library once again as I like the portability of digital products. This weekend gone I’ve spent most of my spare time reading both of them (and still…

Friendly M15 draft

Alistair at the Darlington’s Dogs of War games club had organised a friendly M15 draft and was really looking forward to it, had even practiced a little for it 🙂 So went into the night looking to pick a Convoke deck with as many of the enablers as possible; , , and any other small…

Playlist for writing

This is the music I’m doing most of my work to at the moment, none of that relaxing stuff, really need a bit of energy right now. Though there is another Southern Gothic playlist that is creeping up the favourites at the moment. This has helped get me through the selection process for another issue…

Brilliant Strike booster box

originally published on CCG Project 29th July 2014 As I was getting a quote for a pile of cards to sell to Magic Madhouse to get cards for my Vampire Commander deck I noticed that they also seem to have regular competitions to win cards and such. So on the off-chance I entered and have…

M15 Pre-release in Durham

originally published on CCG Project 13th July 2014 After yesterday’s success I was all fired up for another go at this, I got there to find all the black seeded boxes gone… Luckily though I had been using Magic Drafting‘s M15 Sealed Pool Generator for some practice and had really liked most of the outcomes…

M15 Pre-release in Stockton

originally published on CCG Project 12th July 2014 This morning as I was getting ready I noticed on my Facebook feed that Beanie Games in Stockton-on-Tees was running a pre-release at 10 a.m. which I could make. This would be my first tournament in about 7 years, since the Time Spiral pre-release and I was…

Power Hungry Magic

originally published on CCG Project 4th July 2014 The boys at the school I work at have started playing Commander. I liked the idea of this so have gone and purchased a pre-built Commander deck called Power Hungry, based around token making and graveyard fiddling. I’m starting to play MTG again which is very strange…

Munchkin

originally published on CCG Project 4th July 2014 Just bought Munchkin today, not sure what to class it as. I don’t think it’s a C.C.G. as the cards in the decks are pre-determined but it isn’t a board game (even though I bought the deluxe version which has a little board in it). So I’ve…

Win a copy of Dungeon Saga!

Mantic Games are having a raffle to give away a set amount of Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King’s Quest, their latest Kickstarter project. You can try and win one Kickstarter copy (per competition) with all of the pledge additions that $100 would get you, plus, five copies when we issue at retail to be shared among…

Bolt Action and X-Wing

As a treat to myself at the end of the month I’m going to buy the starter boxes for these two games. Bolt Action by Warlord Games and Star Wars: X-Wing by Fantasy Flight Games, even though I still really enjoy WH40K and Fantasy I want to branch out a bit and these two starter…

Mantic Games Kickstarter

Hi – it’s Kai from Mantic Games here. Your blog host has kindly allowed me to come on over and say hello and tell you about our new Kickstarter. If you have any questions, please head on over to Launched Kickstarter… and ask away! I’ll do what I can to answer them. So….That was some…

Possible North East residential wargaming tournament

Michael Botterill is looking to set up a North East Residential Wargaming Tournament and was asking for thoughts on this at Survey Monkey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QTJXDLR. Let him know ASAP as this could be fun. There are already close links between Darlington’s Dogs of War and the Sunderland Games Club, it would be great to see…

Space Wolves flyers

The rumours for Space Wolves are really flying now… The latest that I’ve taken a bit to think about is the announcement of unique flyers for Space Wolves; the Stormwolf and the Stormfang Gunship. Both come in reasonably costed for what they do: Stormwolf – Fast Attack – Points = Land Raider minus 35 BS4…

A long awaited return

I’ve just finished writing the last assignment for my last Open University course, this course really sucked up all my spare time due to the rigours of study and writing coherent words. I now seem to have hours free every day to work on other things, such as my blog projects. I’m going to review…