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Do Martians fear the Rebel Yell?

You are a Major in the army of the Confederate States of America. If you read the newspapers you’ll know that General Jackson is currently campaigning successfully in the Shenandoah Valley. Meanwhile you are detached with three companies of infantry to go on a ridiculous wild goose chase which is keeping you out of theContinue reading “Do Martians fear the Rebel Yell?”

Playtesting with Martians, or changing the rules as you go along.

After a while, there is only so much reading of other people’s playtest reports you can usefully do, and you have to get stuck into it yourself. I’d got myself a suitable discerning opponent and we would have several games over the course of a week. The first thing I wanted to do was toContinue reading “Playtesting with Martians, or changing the rules as you go along.”

They’re probably foreigners with ways different from our own. They may do some more… folk dancing.

New Year, new project. Or something like that. This venture rather crept up on me. I’d been pondering Martians and HG Wells; even doing a blog post about them. Then Ali Doğan Sayıner mentioned that he thought that it would be interesting if the Martians had landed earlier, and in a more martial country. AfterContinue reading “They’re probably foreigners with ways different from our own. They may do some more… folk dancing.”