Category Archives: Gaming Aid

Speed Painting Runewars Miniatures Game

Speed Painting Runewars Miniatures Game

So I missed a pair of posts this month. The 1st I had actually prepped but I was busy painting up these models and I forgot to post it!. The 2nd I was going to miss anyway as it was on Holy Thursday. Happy Easter everyone! So anyway, a little over 2 weeks ago I received a box of Runewars the Miniatures Game to paint up for a store demo copy. I was supposed to have 3 weeks to do it but due to some shipping issues I ended up with just shy of 2 weeks. On top of that I already had plans that I could not break, and I fell ill, so essentially I had under 7 days…

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Getting started with Solo Games

Getting started with solo board games

I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy solo games. There’s just something about a tactile, mentally challenging experience which video games or TV cannot provide. I’ve always felt like I alone in SA but recently I’ve been finding more and more solo players; the local stock of Friday sold out before I could even get a copy!. So I thought I’d put together a bit of a guide for solo gamers.

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Painting miniatures quickly and to a decent table top standard.

#StuffOnMyDesk 2016/11/10

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has a few hundred models that need paint slapped on them. It’s also safe to say that there are others like me who have a few hundred models on order too. It’s especially easy to have that happen with so many Kickstarter projects that just churn out the models. This year I’m expecting Massmorra, Dark Souls, Mythic Battles, Kingdom Death, among others. So with time at a premium I need to find a way to get the bulk (rank and file) models painted up to a decent table top standard fairly quickly or I’ll never get anything done.

Enter Army Painter…

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I made my first custom insert! I also painted Lost Patrol

#StuffOnMyDesk 19/01/2017

So I’ve had this piece of foam core sitting in my study for almost a year. I bought it with the intention on making custom inserts for the games I have that really need them. I’m looking at you FFG. However most of the foam core ended up being used on school projects for the kids. It is very easy to work with and you can make some really cool stuff with it.

Then I got Food Chain Magnate. It cost me R 2,250. There are over 300 cards in the box and it has no insert at all….

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Gaming Aid: Twilight Imperium Guide

Twilight Imperium

Twilight Imperium is a HUGE game. It takes a while to setup, it can take a whole day to play and it takes a while to pack away too. However there is something about it that has allowed it to survive 3 iterations and a spin off. People just seem to keep coming back for more.

It does have it’s flaws though. The greatest of which is finding people willing to invest that amount of time into a game. I hope this can help…

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