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The Tabletop Retailer’s View of 2017

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon February 6, 2018
In the world of tabletop journalism, it’s easy to focus too much on the games themselves and the designers. Something I’ve been wondering about lately has been the retailers. They tend not to grasp a massive amount of the headlines unless it’s something like Tom Vasel’s massive rant against bricks and mortar retailers, which was […]

Battle of the Austen: Matchmaker Vs Marrying Mr Darcy

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon January 21, 2018
So apparently Jane Austen is a genre of tabletop game… Who knew? Actually I did. I’m a fan of Jane Austen, I’m dating a much bigger fan of Jane Austen. When people started talking about these two games I knew buying Marrying Mr Darcy and backing Matchmaker would be an inevitability. The thing is, these […]

The Best Components to Stack Up While You’re Playing a Board Game

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon January 9, 2018
Board games can be marvellous things, with cardboard, plastic and wood replicating vineyards, wars, civilisations and more. They are a wonderful experience and something I always heartily recommend to people as a social experience to have with friends (or sometimes solo, if you’ve read any of my ‘playing with ourselves’ articles . There’s one aspect of […]

7th Sea Session Six – Castille Prison Break!

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon December 5, 2017
Starring: Jacob as the GM Charlie as Effy Varrow, an Avalon soon-to-be famous explorer Lee as Finn Hopkins, the vengeful son of an Avalon privateer Vinnie as Vanya Steiglig, a grizzled Eisen monster hunter Ash as Remy, a drunken ex-musketeer with a lot of fancy hats Josh as Janina “Nina” Kohrs, a Samartian union leader […]

7th Sea Session Five – Castille – Finn’s Crew is Rubbish

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon November 21, 2017
Starring: Jacob as the GM Charlie as Effy Varrow, an Avalon soon-to-be famous explorer Lee as Finn Hopkins, the vengeful son of an Avalon privateer Vinnie as Vanya Steiglig, a grizzled Eisen monster hunter Josh as Janina “Nina” Kohrs, a Samartian union leader who makes pacts with honestly-not-devils Amy as Galina Rurick Olgovna V’novgorov, an […]

7th Sea Session Four – Avalon – Literally Herding Cats

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon November 18, 2017
Starring: Jacob as the GM Charlie as Effy Varrow, an Avalon soon-to-be famous explorer Lee as Finn Hopkins, the vengeful son of an Avalon privateer Vinnie as Vanya Steiglig, a grizzled Eisen monster hunter facing trial Ash as Remy, a drunken ex-musketeer with a lot of fancy hats Josh as Janina “Nina” Kohrs, a Samartian […]

Honey Heist

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon November 1, 2017
The H.I.V.E. agents were slumming it, really. They stood at the gates waving in cars, handing out lanyards to retailers, entertainers and convention-goers. A car pulled up with a honey badger lying on the roof, one paw doing its best to keep a top hat in place. “Show me your pass,” one of the agents […]

Spire Preview: Blood and Dust

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon November 1, 2017
Lozlyn runs through the streets of Redrow, in a mad panic. The guards are knocking on doors, getting closer to his squat in a crappy tenement building. Across the road a man who built his religion around a firearm shouts obscenities at people for assumed wrongs. His armour belches out smog and his daughters threaten […]

Catch the Moon

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon September 16, 2017
Catch the Moon is a… Damn.   Catch the  Moon is an interesting little dexterity game which… Catch the Moon is a dexterity game. And sometimes I wonder why I do these things. I am dyspraxic. Quick comparisons are to having lag between my brain and my body. My spatial coordination is horrendous, as are […]

Robot Wars

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon July 23, 2017
This is my life now. I reviewed Lost, 24 and really should get round to writing a review of Ground Force. My ‘friends’ have seen this and decided that I’m the bad charity shop licensed game reviewer, so I was sent Robot Wars: The Game, to review. Thanks, Glen. At first, I thought what most […]