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by OBollocks
Wed May 18, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: COunter-INsurgency (COIN)
Replies: 10
Views: 15093

Re: COunter-INsurgency (COIN)

https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2963551/falling-sky-gallic-revolt-against-caesar - Cries of "Heresy!" abound over Falling Sky's box art. Couldn't care less, my copy is ordered. http://analoggamestudies.org/2016/05/affective-networks-at-play-catan-coin-and-the-quiet-year/ - A great article from Cole ...
by OBollocks
Tue May 17, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Books
Replies: 54
Views: 108662

Re: Books

The Fireman, Joe Hill. When an incendiary fungus begins infecting people, it begins the end of the world. Hill's The Stand, or perhaps Cell.
by OBollocks
Tue May 17, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Film
Replies: 24
Views: 57306

Re: Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_HHnXe ... e=youtu.be - Primer. Excellent time travel film.
by OBollocks
Sun May 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: Board Game Almanac
Replies: 8
Views: 12334

Re: Board Game Almanac

Bit of a KS round-up. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/this-war-of-mine-the-board-game?ref=nav_search - This War of Mine. Looks great, random events, real scarcity of resources, decisions! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438141406/anachrony/?ref=kicktraq - Anachrony, time-trave...
by OBollocks
Sat May 14, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Books
Replies: 54
Views: 108662

Re: Books

Watts gives you sharp edges where another writer gives you cotton wool. I can't think of another writer who presents the universe in quite so inimical a fashion. Even Gibson isn't so merciless.
by OBollocks
Fri May 13, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Firaxis announces Civilization VI
Replies: 5
Views: 6130

Re: Firaxis announces Civilization VI

Yes, I assume his work on G&K/BNW is what got him lead designer for VI. I knew he worked on the expansions for V, I didn't know he was the lead designer for them.
by OBollocks
Thu May 12, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Books
Replies: 54
Views: 108662

Re: Books

Zones of Control, by various authors. An amazing volume collecting work from an incredible list of wargaming luminaries. And it's a lovely edition too.
by OBollocks
Thu May 12, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Wargamer Front Page Discussion
Topic: Firaxis announces Civilization VI
Replies: 5
Views: 6130

Re: Firaxis announces Civilization VI

They've brought Ed Beach on board, designer of Here I Stand and Virgin Queen, which are incredible board games.
by OBollocks
Mon May 09, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: COunter-INsurgency (COIN)
Replies: 10
Views: 15093

The Sky is Falling.

by OBollocks
Sun May 08, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Books
Replies: 54
Views: 108662

Re: Books

Napoleon the Great, Andrew Roberts. Quite impressed with his work on WWII, and needing to familiarise myself a little more with Napoleon as I am woefully ignorant of the Continental side of things. Seems a rather thorough work so far. Revisiting quite a lot of WWI scholarship, starting with the emin...

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