Spectral Rails by Z-Man Games is a railroad game in which the players send their ghost trains around the old west in search of souls. Instead of building the tracks ahead of you to travel on, your trains leave a spectral wake that other players can ride, but blocks your own train. It’s an interesting [...]
The true story, slightly abridged, of my long weekend at Origins.
So, I ended up getting quite sick (I suspect food poisoning of some kind) Saturday night at Origins, missed all of Sunday at the con and had to stay an extra day in my hotel because I was in no shape to drive the five hours home. I still have a lot of cool stuff [...]
The Spoils is a CCG that’s been around for a few years, but the original publisher floundered. New publisher Arcane Tinmen is making a big push to rebuild the community for a CCG that is a bit risque in terms of content, with some great deals here at Origins.
We’re here at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH checking out all the hot games, new expansions to old games, rereleases of really old games, massive piles of dice, acres of gaming tables and more.
A few years ago, we started a Halloween tradition with our gaming group. Every Halloween, we get together and play an appropriately themed game for a few hours, often with some kind of house rule that lets the players earn the right to eat candy. If we can manage it, we play on Halloween night, [...]
You’re probably familiar with Michael Stackpole due to his many BattleTech novels and the popular X-Wing series of Star Wars novels. He’s the rare writer who made the jump from working on role-playing games to a career as a successful novelist. He had some interesting things to say about the new role digital publishing will [...]
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to take control of a 100-ton walking armored weapons platform (and who hasn’t?), you may want to make some summer travel plans. These simulator pods are probably the closest you can come to real BattleTech combat.
Here we are at Origins, Day Three. Wait, Day Four? I have no idea how long I’ve been here. I do know that I played about a half dozen different games today, plus an entire Magic tournament. If we each get our own personal Heaven, mine includes a perpetual game con.
Well, here I am at Origins. There are lots of games. I am going to play as many of them as humanly possible in the next three days.
This week’s Miniature of the Week is a truly stunning piece of large-scale terrain work. If a Wild West miniatures game never seemed like your cup of tea, check out the full-size version of this photo and maybe you’ll change your mind.
It’s the first ever Robot Viking Miniature of the Week! Click through to see the rest of the image, a stunning Battletech tableau from the Origins Game Fair in 2005. Plus, find out how your miniatures could be featured here.