Jumanji – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

There are very few things I actually missed when I was talking about Jumanji.

There is one thing that I think that is important that actually needs to be said.

A link to the original video is HERE, be advised that I didn’t research any names of actors (I should have believe me).

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One Shot – The Best Video Game Movie

Just found the best video game movie…

Just not what you expect… I will have to do a Sunday Write.

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31st October – #Halloween

An early release BUT … HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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Cry Havoc – Soldier Placement

This will not be a Sunday Set Up as when you get a game with a mechanic as elegant as this… I am talking about, as mentioned, Cry Havoc.

Cry Havoc is a 2 to 4 player (BUT 4 is best) game about three factions invading a planet or the indigenous race trying to kick them off.  I’m focusing on one concept and it’s combat and it’s closeness to another classic concept.

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Dark Souls – The House Rules!!!

So part 1 I talked about the rulebook that I believed was not up to scratch


For part 2 I’m looking at something else, when a player intentionally removes a rule or reads a rule wrongly (both can happen and I have experience on both).  However I do not see misreading a rule as a bad thing… especially if it means that something comes out of it.

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Dark Souls – Two in One

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I was having a hard time deciding what to do… however I found that I struggled to decide exactly what I wanted to write.  There were too many ideas…


However I recently played Dark Souls the Board Game and it actually gave me two topics and I think that they are the most interesting; rules and rulebooks.  So we’ll start with Rulebooks.

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The Jena Campaign (Part 2) -Structures and Chaos

There is no I in team; however there are issues with teams without a leader.  The structure of the Prussian Team may have had a king but during the battle the king just let his captains do their job effectively missing a leader for the full team.

For those that haven’t read part 1, please read it here.


I played the Jena Campaign as the French which was the most structured of the two teams to prepare for battle… the question is; what it is like for the other side.

This is actually a great exercise as I didn’t play the opposite side.  However, I can look at the French structure and guess what occurs on the other side.

DISCLAIMER: this exercise could result in a wrong answer and I may be wrong… if someone does challenge it then I will inform you.  Also some of the statements may be coming from the DoBO (Department of the B******* Obvious).

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The Jena Campaign (Part 1) – A Pivotal Point

Firstly two quick links to primers for megagames for non-megagamers as really they are better examples than anything I can explain:

Shut Up and Sit Down – Watch the Skies

Pennine Megagames


When writing something about mistakes, it is very difficult thing to avoid making someone feel bad.  Its also very difficult, at the same time, to avoid sounding like a big head when you or a member of your team does something that is a masterstroke (or even yourself).

I’m going to try to do this without doing either but advanced warning, this may not work.


Actually, I think that isn’t as difficult as you think… the pivotal moment I wish to talk about came about from three people talking together and the scenario had been set up so that it could happen.

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