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Hobby Games 100 A-Go-Go

 Images Product Grr4001 200James Lowder‘s Hobby Games: The 100 Best made it to Gen Con, and I picked up my contributor’s copy there. It’s a great book and belongs in the bathroom of every fan of tabletop games. As I’ve mentioned before, it contains 100 essays from 100 of the world’s top tabletop game designers. Each of these is about 1,000 words, just the right amount for a little light reading on the throne of your choice.

My essay in the book concerns my favorite tactical combat game ever: Space Hulk by Richard Halliwell, published by Games Workshop. The book also includes an essay by Dale Donovan about Silent Death: The Next Millennium, a game I developed for ICE, based on Kevin Barrett’s original edition.

Call them hobby games, tabletop games, adventure games, or whatever else you like. If you enjoy them, pick this book up. For the games you’ve yet to play, it will inspire you to track them down, and for your old favorites, it will remind you why you like them so much.

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  1. Matt! I freaking love Space Hulk too!!! Holy goodness, I am definately bringing it next time I am at the same con you are, to try and squeeze in a game.

    May never happena s you’re such a networker at these cons!

  2. Matt! I freaking love Space Hulk too!!! Holy goodness, I am definately bringing it next time I am at the same con you are, to try and squeeze in a game.

    May never happena s you’re such a networker at these cons!

  3. If someone tracks me down and sets up a game, I’ll play. I just don’t go hunting for them these days, although I often wind up in a pickup game or just learning how to play by watching over someone’s shoulder. It killed me to bail on my True Dungeon tickets this year, but between that and watching brand-new footage from the Brave New World film crew, my choice was clear.

    My Terminator-fu is rusty, but I’m always up for Space Hulk.

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    If someone tracks me down and sets up a game, I’ll play. I just don’t go hunting for them these days, although I often wind up in a pickup game or just learning how to play by watching over someone’s shoulder. It killed me to bail on my True Dungeon tickets this year, but between that and watching brand-new footage from the Brave New World film crew, my choice was clear.

    My Terminator-fu is rusty, but I’m always up for Space Hulk.

  5. By way of full disclosure, I worked on both of the first edition Space Hulk supplements: Deathwing and Genestealer. My only involvement with the original game, though, is as a huge fan.

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    By way of full disclosure, I worked on both of the first edition Space Hulk supplements: Deathwing and Genestealer. My only involvement with the original game, though, is as a huge fan.

  7. I remember the first time I saw a game of Space Hulk being played, I was at DundraCon in the Bay Area. It was the first of many steps into the dark world of Games Workshop. It also made me jump at the chance when I first saw a copy of the Mutant Chronicles Siege of the Citadel game, now that was good times.

  8. I remember the first time I saw a game of Space Hulk being played, I was at DundraCon in the Bay Area. It was the first of many steps into the dark world of Games Workshop. It also made me jump at the chance when I first saw a copy of the Mutant Chronicles Siege of the Citadel game, now that was good times.

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