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The ardent space gamer will tear into this game and crunch through all the scenarios like it’s nothing. But how does it work with the average gamer that’s only just now testing the wargame waters…? Well I’ll tell you, the opening scenario which starts in media res tells you everything you need to know about […]

This was the big one. After ten or so scenarios of all sizes that get you up to speed on all the ships, weapons, and tactics of the game… the developers finally throw you into the biggest monster space battle in the box with the highest stakes imaginable: the fate of Earth hangs in the […]

What would you do if you had a space game that could play out small engagements in an hour and larger fleet battles in two…? Why, you’d play bigger, more monsterific scenarios that you’d never dreamed you would actually try, of course. And this is the big one. Fortunately, every scenario leading up to this […]

Two hours. TWO HOURS. This one’s a giant fleet battle. Okay, not a monster fleet battle. But bigger than what I would tend to spontaneously set up for Star Fleet Battles or even Federation Commander. The Terrans have four ships and the Talon have five. Nobody is running anything smaller than a light cruiser. No […]

This is another of those standard space wargame scenarios that I always dreamed of playing back when I was a high school aged kid with a brand new copy of Star Fleet Battles. To tell you the truth, the vast majority of games would have been either starship duels or else over the top “battle […]

This is the big one. There’s five ships to a side in this one. The Terrans have a total of seven hard hitting anti-matter torpedoes on their ships. The Talon have not only five seeking weapons on their ships and countless disruptors, but also the awesome “space shotgun” that is the fusion canon. Now… if every […]

This is our seventh scenario with the game and it’s still the #1 game on our shelves. (So many awesome games gathering dust… because of Talon!) This is the first one that I didn’t really care for and I’ll get to why in a second. First, though… I’ve got to say, this game gets so […]

This is the game that delivers on what no other tabletop space game has ever done in the history of space games: it’s gives you full featured fleet battles with almost no tedium. Set up is painless. The action is furious. A great deal seems to happen moment to moment. The game rewards planning but […]

This game is not what you think it is. You’re going to sit down to play this one and you’re just  going to be shocked when it doesn’t play like Star Fleet Battles or Federation Commander or Car Wars. The sequence of play is just brutal. I mean you’d think this should be like Federation […]

I’ve been looking forward to this game for some time and I’m not the only one; the guy at GMT games table at PrezCon was surprised the week before last when the six copies they’d brought sold out in fifteen minutes. You don’t normally see the “fighty” space games on the table there, but people were playing […]

Gaming tie-in fiction is something I had actively avoided for years. I read the anthology Realms of Valor (1993) set in the Forgotten Realms universe which I thought was overall bad. I thought the R. A. Salvatore story much better than the other fiction. As a result, I just avoided gaming tie-in fiction. I never […]

Conan (Venture Beat): Funcom has acquired control of Conan the Barbarian and other popular culture intellectual properties with its acquisition of Cabinet Group. The Oslo, Norway-based Funcom will merge the properties into its IP studio Heroic Signatures. In addition to Conan, it is acquiring IPs such as Mutant Year Zero and Solomon Kane. The purchase […]