One of the reasons I wanted to get a this weeks theme up and running is because with rare exception, all it seems people are willing to talk about in our little orb of the blogosphere are Warhammer and Warmahordes. It's not that I have anything against those games or even the publishers, it's just that there such a wide variety of games out there and, more importantly, ways to enjoy gaming as a hobby. Day ina nd day out, it's kinda frustrating when the two biggest companies with the two biggest advertizing budgets get all the free publicity that nerd rage can generate.
Huh... this may have been a good thing to mention at the BEGINNING of the week.
So in an our week-long effort to explore the nooks and crannies of an incredibly diverse hobby, think of this week's Top X as a kind of capstone to the whole endeavor. Different games and different ways of looking at things.
1) Mik's Minis - The Games of CabinCon V
Brent: One of the locals is a huge Board Game Geek, which is, of course, one of the sub sects of Geek in the same way Wargamer is... interestingly enough, I wonder if Historical Wargamer is a peer of Wargamer or an offshoot. It came first, right? But it seems like a niche these days...
Lauby: Maybe a niche within a niche. And don't you dare make an Inception joke. Have you ever considered exactly how few people there are that push little mans around the table as a whole?
Lauby: Well think of it this way, Brent. We're already involved in a niche hobby. A much smaller percentage of the population plays these kinds of games than I think is commonly understood. Which kinda makes all those imaginary divisions kinda self destructive.
Lauby: Right, so this is the part of the story where you tell me what you've learned. Get to the point, man!
Brent: So I have to get to the point? I enjoyed this article because it gave me a look into the madness that is board games. I can now actually say, “It sounds like fun!” with a straight face.
Lauby: I've played a few of the selections myself and there was a ton more that grabbed me in this post. If someone invited me to CabinCon, I'm positive that I'd Joseph Gordon-Love it.
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