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Why I Often Say “Use this Existing Stat”

Damage Slash Pierce Bludgeon 1d4 Sickle, Whip Dagger Club, Light Hammer 1d6 Handaxe, Scimitar Javelin, Spear, Shortsword, Trident Mace, Quarterstaff 1d8 Battleaxe, Longsword Morningstar, Rapier, War Pick Greatclub, Quarterstaff, Flail 1d10 Glaive, Halberd, Longsword Pike 1d12 Greataxe Lance

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The Messer

Malicious Compliance “Messer” means “knife” in German. The sword it describes looks like a knife, for good reason (which we’ll get to later). It’s a one-handed sword, with a single edge. The straight blade is a bit wide compared to … Continue reading

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Other Japanese Swords

Or, “clearing my notes.” Japanese scholars talk about three sword-making periods: the Shintō (“new sword”), the era of the daishō, which corresponds closely (but not exactly) to the Edo period (a.k.a. the shogunate); the Kotō (“old sword”), the period preceding … Continue reading

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The Daishō

Legality, Practicality, and Gentility Daishō literally means “big-little,” and refers to the pair of swords worn during the shogunate. “Big” in this pair is the famous sword, the katana, and “little” is the wakizashi, or “companion sword.” In swordfighting, it’s … Continue reading

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State of the Blog

I live! Which isn’t really that different from before. What is different is that I’m back to having a live gaming group, and that’s having a positive effect on my creative juices. As a result, I’ve got some ideas stacked … Continue reading

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Final Playtest Fleet Lists: All

So here they all are, in alphabetical order. Keep in mind there are two BFG Imperial lists, because I had so many different ships of theirs laying around. These are all PDFs for download: I don’t think I’ve posted the … Continue reading

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Playtest Fleet List: Chaos

The Chaos list, in PDF form. More to come.

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Playtest Fleet List: Eldar

As promised, here’s the first fleet list from our final playtest in PDF format. It’s the one for the Eldar fleet, and you should be able to match up the ships to models, as I didn’t change the class names … Continue reading

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Boy, did that COVID sure, uh, stink!

I’m alive, and actually reading the reviews folks are leaving on Wargame Vault. Thanks for the nice words, and I hear your desire for more ship examples. Amazingly enough, I still have the fleet lists that I used for the … Continue reading

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You’re not going nuts, if you remember this site having a bunch of Amazon links. Well, I went and got distracted, didn’t update for a while, and Jeff Bezos’s daemons got cranky. (My own fault, really.) So I’ve pulled out … Continue reading

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