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Chess: A "Gateway Drug" into Miniature Wargaming?

Is chess a wargaming gateway drug? - Chess addiction - Reasons to play chess

Chess is an ancient game of tactical strategy. It is one of the oldest and most revered board games you can play. Even in this modern, digital age of video games, chess remains as popular and relevant as ever. I’ve been trying to teach my daughter how to play chess. As a result several questions …

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5 Ways to Discover Your Miniature Painting Style

5 ways to discover your miniature painting style - improve your miniature painting - how to paint miniatures with better style

“You’re unique, just like everyone else.” This oxymoron is a principle for why you will always be different than your neighbor. This includes painting miniatures and other art forms. But, what is fascinating is that you don’t actually know the particulars of your “uniqueness” until you express it. And, perhaps this is why discovering your …

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Behold, a Guide to Attending a Tabletop Gaming Convention

Starter guide to attending a tabletop gaming convention - PAX unplugged events

Are you going to your first tabletop gaming convention? Intimidated? Tabletop gaming conventions are huge events and can be overwhelming for first-time attendees. You never know what to expect! Tabletop gaming conventions pull you from reality, surrounding you with exciting gaming events, cosplay, celebrities, artists, and designers. Many vendors from big and small companies attend …

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3D Printing Can Replace These 10 Games Workshop Products

3D printing can replace 10 Games Workshop products

3D printing is a legal morass, according to WIRED magazine. If you’re wondering where 3D printing technology will take us in the future, look no further than the miniature gaming industry. 3D printers are getting less expensive, and easier to use. The printers will soon fill every household, becoming commonplace as computers did back in …

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3D Printing Games Workshop Models: Piracy or Not?

3D Printing Games Workshop and Other Gaming Models: Piracy or Not?

3-D printing has reached a pinnacle. It is easy to learn, reliable, and for a savvy consumer, affordable. For Games Workshop and other tabletop game companies, 3D printing represents a potential shift in how consumers acquire miniatures. Game companies and digital sculptors will need to adapt to the emergence of mainstream 3D printing technology or …

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Tabletop Standard vs. Display Level Painting [Criteria]

Miniature painting standards: tabletop versus display quality painting - criteria for judging

This article is a descriptive overview of the differences between tabletop quality and display level miniature painting standards. What do the terms “tabletop standard”, “display level”, or collector quality” mean in regards to miniature painting? This seems to be a recurring question in the miniature painting community. And, it is an especially relevant topic for …

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