Painting Tutorials Online (YouTube Links)

In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their preconceived goal. People who love to paint, and will do anything to get their hands on a hairs-glued-to-a-wooden-stick that is dipped in emulsified pigment. People who …

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Casual Vs. Competitive Miniature Gamer? Target Audience Matters

Are you a casual tabletop or miniature game player, or are you competitive?

This is a great article that examines the ups and downs of the marketing strategy of a huge game company (i.e., Wizards’ of the Coast, maker of the Magic The Gathering collectable card game), as it relates to the two types of players out there: casual and competitive players.

I highly-recommend this read (link here or below) to anyone who enjoys a bit of perspective into the mechanics of game design, marketing, and sales.

Popularity Contest? Warmachine MK3 versus 40k 8th Edition

A recurrent topic that I hear locally and through the social media grapevine, is the inverted success and struggle between these two game systems: Privateer Press’ Warmachine (3rd edition, aka MK3 or Mark 3) and Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 8th edition (aka 40k 8th edition).  I enjoy looking at data and finding trends or patterns …

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Emergence – Winter Gaming

Apologies to my loyal readers! I’ve been very busy and pre-occupied with non-gaming life; with the year ending, I’ve been catching up on many work and home-related things. Since I still have things to do today, including an incoming family gathering, I’ll summarize. On December 22nd, on a blustery winter day, at Clockwork Comics, Orange, …

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