GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME

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Sep 112014
 
GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME

Star Wars Dark Empire is an intriguing graphic novel that expands on the Holy Trilogy.  Discover 5 reasons you need to read this graphic novel trilogy. 5) It continues the saga with a focus on the future by paying homage to the past 4) It shows the cyclical nature of the Force 3) It shows the realistic impact of destroying the 2nd Death Star.  The story does NOT end there. 2) The Emperor is even more badass this time around. 1) The TECH is incredible! About […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

If a Martyr I should Be – my new short story now available on Amazon.com as a Kindle book

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Jun 252014
 
If a Martyr I should Be - my new short story now available on Amazon.com as a Kindle book

I’ve been working on this little project for a while now. Last night I finished and I submitted it to Amazon to be available via Kindle. Now it’s available for you to purchase! It’s only $1, or if you know someone who’s purchased it, you can borrow it for free if they’re a Prime member.  Here’s the introduction from the text:It’s not often that one expects to make such an interesting, humanizing find in an old manuscript, written in Old French, while sitting amongst the white […]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Kick The Box Andrew Harman, Creator of Frankenstein’s Bodies Interview

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May 252014
 
Kick The Box Andrew Harman, Creator of Frankenstein's Bodies Interview

Kick The Box Kick The Box: Interview with Andrew Harman, Creator of Frankenstein’s Bodies Do I ever have a treat for all my readers! I was blessed with the pleasure of picking apart the brain of a musician, author, game designer, and cook, Andrew Harman. See what he has to say about Monty Python, The Beatles, drinks, and, of course, his newest game on Kickstarter called Frankenstein’s Bodies.   KTB: Hey Andrew. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule for the interview. Let’s start off […]

About Jason Hancock

Ever since my early childhood I've had a love for card and board games.I am now married with two children that have moved out of the house and on to their own lives. This new phase of life has rekindled the old passion of tabletop gaming and lucky enough to have a wife who enjoys it also.

Hail Caesar Reading List

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Aug 082013
 
Hail Caesar Reading List

Previously I discussed my desire to wargame Ancient Rome.  Every wargamer knows that part of the fun is research.  Just like RPGers enjoy reading sci-fi/fantasy to learn more of their setting, and to get ideas for storylines, wargamers read of their desired conflict. My gaming buddy, and Troll in the Corner author, Adam created an 18th century reading list.  What’s that Shakespeare said about stealing great ideas?  My Hail Caesar reading list isn’t necessarily the best of the best.  That’s not to say the material […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

May 042013
 
Free Comic Book Day 2013

I just came back from Free Comic Book Day 2013. You may have heard me discuss this on GE37: 5 Reasons Free Comic Book Day is Awesome. Down the street from my house is a New England Comics.  As a child and teen my parents, and those of my friends, would bring my friends and I to NEC to gape and buy the latest issues that our meager allowances could afford. We loved titles by Image with our emphasis being on Spawn.  Al Simmons made a […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

May 022013
 
GE37: 5 Reasons Free Comic Book Day is Awesome

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4, 2013. Learn why Free Comic Book Day is Awesome!   About Jonathan J. ReinhartJonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He’s played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

Wargaming Recon #89: More Secrets of Wargame Design

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Apr 012013
 
Wargaming Recon #89: More Secrets of Wargame Design

Wally Simon’s More Secrets of Wargame Design Volume 2. Imagine a booklet answering your questions on game design. It inspires you to modify your favorite game rules to suit your needs. That’s what this booklet does. Editor Russ Lockwood is back to discuss the 2nd installment of the Wally Simon series of Secrets of Wargame Design. Pick up your copy of Wally Simon’s More Secrets of Wargame Design Volume 2 from On Military Matters in the US/Worldwide or Caliver Books in the United Kingdom. We […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.

Wargaming Recon #88: Save the Higgins Armory

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Mar 182013
 
Wargaming Recon #88: Save the Higgins Armory

Save the Higgins Armory Museum. Imagine a place where you get first hand experience with military history. A place more incredible than anything you could imagine. That place is the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and it is closing for good on December 31, 2013.. We share the news about the closing and why the museum needs to be saved. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has an interesting article on the closing. The article covers the reasons behind the closure. A Save the Higgins […]

About Jonathan J. Reinhart

Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age. He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games. Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.