The choice to self-destruct a heavy weapon

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 21, 2018

As the Marine player, it's a double edged sword. It's an option you want to have at your disposal and one you hope you'll never need at the very same time. The choice to self-destruct a heavy weapon is often an indicator that the Marines have come to a critical point in the mission with no other viable options remaining.

The real power of Underworld Dreams

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 20, 2018

I recently played a match where my opponent expertly put two copies of this monster into play in the opening turns. I will tell you it's a big game changer when that happens. No matter how fast or powerful you think your deck may be, you're on the clock from that moment on and every turn is going to cost you dearly.

Maze of Ith = Vigilance?

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 19, 2018

If you do not have Maze of Ith on your deck, you need to read this carefully and seriously reconsider finding a home for it in your deck no matter what you need to drop to fit it in.

Is Old School Magic really that exciting?

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 17, 2018

I hadn't actually thought about this subject until I sat down to reply to a reader's comment on a article I'd posted last week. That's when I found myself sitting in front of my computer having an existential crisis trying to reply to an online comment.

Altered Space Hulk core rules PDF

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 15, 2018

Some folks refuse to stray from the beaten path, some cut their own path. I'm one of those that'll cut my own. I have no problem modifying an existing game's rules to make it more enjoyable to play. Fortunately, my friend feels the same way.

Is Black Vise really that powerful?

Written by Ron Saikowski, January 13, 2018

Getting online yesterday morning, I found this question posed to the Old School community... "How likely is it that Black Vise will be restricted?" In context, the person was looking for opinions on its power level and wanted some input before making a purchase. In my mind, the real question is, "Is Black Vise even that powerful that it needs to be considered for restriction in the first place?"