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Wade Dyer on the latest Fragged Kickstarter

Fragged Empire has quietly been carving out a niche for itself on the fringes of the roleplay scene. The straight forward mechanics and interesting sci-fi setting has made it popular amongst players looking for a unique experience. The original Fragged Empire hit Kickstarter in 2014, with additional books and miniatures being crowdfunded mid-2016. This month […]

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Matthew looks at models in Mecha Strike Arena

Mecha Strike Arena came out about a month ago. In this new video Matthew discusses an aspect of the game which he is particularly impressed with.  Presented by Matthew Lee Additional photos by Bradley Visser In Full Effect by Johnny Cashpoint Satellites by Sherlock Homo As some of you may know, I used to be really […]

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Khairul Hamdan talks Reign

At PAXAus 2016 Khairul Hamdan, game designer from Garage Games, was giving attendees a taste of Reign at the TGDA booth. Part combat card game, part political negotiation simulator, Reign gives players the chance to use all their wiles to claim the Kingdom for themselves. I talked with Khairul about the game, his forays into […]

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Terry Masson talks Mecha Strike Arena

Competitive wargames are not a new thing. Warmachine and Hordes has been offering a relatively successful tournament experience for a few years now. Other games like Warhammer 40,000 have also had a place in the tournament scene, though usually with quite hefty changes to fit the demands of the format. Either way, any tournament system […]

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Amongst the masses of OzComicCon

The weekend just passed saw OzComicCon arrive in Adelaide. Two days of comics, movies, tabletop games and much more. Matthew was there both days, and had a small realisation about the convention and the experience it provides. I’m sure you know about ComicCon. Who doesn’t at this point? You don’t have to be a comic, […]

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A new age of Warhammer

Warhammer has been one of the most prominent tabletop wargames for quite a while now. Anyone who pays even passing attention to it would know that last year Games Workshop introduced their End Times series. It culminated in the destruction of the Warhammer world, with the property getting a rebirth this month as Warhammer: Age […]

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Switzerland’s Festival Fantasy Basel 2015

A host of mystical creatures unleash their creative spirit on Basel city at Switzerland’s first fantasy festival. At the entrance to Basel expo centre Pokémon character Magnemite is grappling with the shoelace that holds her eyeball together. A little teamwork sees the bipedal peeper skip away with a day of joyous ogling before her. And […]

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They took my blood, they took my car

It was an agonising wait, but the other night I finally saw Mad Max: Fury Road. I have been looking forward to this movie, ever since I read that 80% of it is done in practical effects. Anyone who knows the kinds of movies I love knows that I am a hopeless sucker for practical […]

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OzComicCon on board

Anyone who follows The Campaigner Facebook page would have seen the OzComicCon photo gallery earlier this week. OzComicCon came to my home town, Adelaide, last weekend, and I spent the two days wandering about and meeting people. I have been to OzComicCon a number of times before, but this time I noticed a new addition […]

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Games for beginners

As you probably know, International TableTop Day is fast approaching. Geek & Sundry have a great list of ten games for tabletop beginners. But obviously, there are many more. Here are five additional entries that I often use as introductions to modern tabletop games. Sushi Go! This game is great for large groups of beginners. […]