First things first- remember last week and the review of X-Wing: The Miniatures Game? Remember when I described how to play the game? That’s how you play this game. Pretty much, word for word. There are some differences in terms of game play (ships can “cloak” (Star Trek invisibility) and they can do some other things), but it’s mechanically pretty much the same. The devil, however, is in the details, and Star Trek: Attack Wing has a lot of problems. Continue reading “Star Trek: Attack Wing: A review”
It has become a nerd cliche that every nerd has to be madly in love with Star Wars. It has permeated our culture to such a degree that whenever a television show or movie wants you to really appreciate the awkward nerdiness of a character they will inevitably make a Star Wars reference that is meant to highlight the years that they have spent in the basement, watching and re watching the films, obsessing over the books and generally being a super fan. These references are generally grating, and ultimately hollow. Continue reading “X-Wing Miniatures Game: A Review”
Chris’ Number 7: 6 Month Long Star Trek: Attack Wing Tournament
In the early part of the year, I started playing Star Trek: Attack Wing. If you don’t know, it’s a miniatures game based in the Star Trek universe that uses the same rules as X-Wing: Miniatures Game. I haven’t put up a review of either game yet, but suffice it to say that it inspired me to seek out new tournaments and hobby locations and boldly go where I hadn’t gone before.
When I learned how to play Magic, the only place I could meet other Magic players was at school or the Flea Market.
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