5150: Science Fiction

Getting Ready for Texicon: More Aliens

Texicon is 21 days away.  I'm confident that I'll be ready. (Now watch everything go wrong!) There's only a handful of minis left to paint & half a dozen paper/cardstock buildings to assemble. Here's what came off of the painting table this week & a few pictures of some Foundry Street Violence Packs.  "Street Violence"… Continue reading Getting Ready for Texicon: More Aliens

5150: Science Fiction

WargamePrint Sci-Fi Style Buildings – A Review

With Texicon looming on the horizon, it is time to start pulling together the resources needed to run a game. This year I'm running a 5150: New Hope City PI game. So that means I need tabletop scenery to represent a run-down neighborhood in "Little Hsia." I ran across these inexpensive paper buildings from WargamePrint… Continue reading WargamePrint Sci-Fi Style Buildings – A Review

Colonial Era / Pulp

In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

It is time to shift into high gear and prepare for this year's Texicon. Once again, it is time to return to the land of Nobelongga. Last year's game was a mash-up of two games from Two Hour Wargames: Adventures in the Lost Lands and Colonial Adventures. A few months ago, Two Hour Wargames released… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 4

Texicon is one month away! It is hard to believe that I started this project in December & still have more terrain to build & a few more figures to paint. I received 2 new distractions since my last post. One of them fits into my Texicon game. Hinterland released female Askaris. Now the players… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 4

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 3

Texicon is now 70 days away. Miniature painting is well under way & will have more than enough miniatures for the game. I've completed the native village of 4 huts & have started building the jungle terrain. The one part of the hobby that I absolutely hate is assembly work. Whether miniatures with small fiddly… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 2

Texicon is now 83 days away. I'm well into painting the figures needed for the game and have all of the necessary material for the terrain. The plan is to complete the figures & all of the terrain by May 16th. I'll start play testing around April 24th. I'm afraid that I won't be able… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 2

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 1

Texicon is 105 days away. I'm confident that I will be able to put together a good game in that time. I will run the game once a day each of the three days of the con. Each gaming session will last 4 hours. As I assemble the cast and scenery for the scenario, I… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 1