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Gaming Nostalgia – Time Tripper

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A multi-genre RPG?  Quantum Leap meets GURPS?  SPI went a little nuts here, huh?


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Gaming Nostalgia – Stand & Die

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Borodino, 1941…  here comes the big shootout.  How many of the First Battles series did you play?


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Pavlov’s House – First Look!

Pavlov 1st SPLASH

Cracking open DVG’s new Stalingrad game ~

Michael Eckenfels, 11 July 2018

The Battle of Stalingrad is a good time for wargamers – at least, for me it is. I do enjoy some Eastern Front WWII battlin’, but the campaign in 1942 is of special interest to me, considering its scope and objectives. Stalingrad isn’t just a well-represented source for games, but could fill a library with all the books written just on that battle itself, let alone all of Case Blue.

ed note: we also had pre-release proof copies of this one on the table at Origins.  See what you miss when you’re not there!?

Pavlov’s House from DVG isn’t a grand-scale representation of Case Blue, though; it’s more of a microscopic view of one slice of that campaign, which makes it extremely intriguing. All I know is it not only represents the tactical battles over the apartment complex that was famously known as “Pavlov’s House,” but also the general area of that battle, as well as the Soviet Army sector in which it took place.

For reference purposes, I found a good map on the Trip Wire Interactive forums

From what I’ve seen online, it looks like a lot of folks mistake the Steam Mill (#6 in the pic above) as Pavlov’s House.

Anyway, you’re not here to read history…you want to make it, through this game. Let’s take a look at what Pavlov’s House has under the hood.

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Just look at the cover of this game. It just reeks of Soviet strength and determination.

Gaming Nostalgia – TWERPS Magic

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One of TWERPS more famous supplements was their wacky-but-fun magical game to bring wizards to your tabletop.


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Gaming Nostalgia – The Eagle and the Sun

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Fleet actions in WWII across the Pacific, again from FGA.  $70 was a lot back then.


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