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The Art of Conceding

One of the more controversial topics in the competitive 40k landscape is about whether or not conceding a game early is a sign of poor sportsmanship. On the one hand, Warhammer 40k is a game and as such is supposed to be fun. If you cease having fun, why should you be compelled to keep […]

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Applying Goal Orientation Theory to Warhammer

One thing that graduate students often share with five year olds is a burning desire to share what they are learning with others. As a member of the former category, I have recently found an interesting idea that I think applies to Warhammer or other competitive games. Now I am not an expert on Goal […]

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The Problematic Path to Redemption

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ― Sophocles, Antigone So it finally happened. Whether because of your own sloppiness, ignorance, tiredness, or malice someone has caught you cheating. There is no denying it, they have presented […]

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Fantasy Fisticuffs: Marvel Crisis Primer Pt 3 (Action Economy)

In skirmish games, every choice matters.  Let’s discuss action economy, and Marvel: Crisis Protocol. (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #46: Godtear Review

The MOBA genre of video-game hits the wargame scene in glorious fashion! (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #45: Marvel Crisis Primer (Building your Roster)

The meta-game BEFORE the game, Marvel: Crisis Protocol begins with creating your pre-game roster. (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #43: Mission Critical (Battle for the Pass)

For the impatient and bloodthirsty, Battle for the Pass throws out most of the subtly and rewards aggression.  Let’s talk about channeling that aggression best! (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #41: Mission Critical (Forcing the Hand)

A game of cat-and-mouse, by way of Age of Sigmar, Forcing the Hand poses some interesting tactical dilemmas for players. (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #40: Mission Critical (Total Conquest)

A tournament and general staple of Age of Sigmar, let’s discuss how to do well in Total Conquest. (more…)

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Fantasy Fisticuffs #39: Mission Critical (Blade’s Edge)

Blade’s Edge asks more of players than most missions.  Let’s see how we can get the most out of this scenario. (more…)

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