TaKtiX: Gamer blogging

CCG Strategy and tactics articles; links, resources and ideas.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Warlord: Temple of Lore preview


Also, Chris and Laurence have written a bit since our last frontpage update, Todd, in his new role as Legend of the Five Rings brand manager, has given us some new artwork, and Jeremiah has written his GenCon report.

Laura has now taken on the role of Story LEad for Warlord, so, given that I'm busy, I'll need a new assistant editor. Knowledge of Warlord, AEG generally a must, PHP useful, styling Wordpress themes would be very very cool. (Yes, I'll be switching CMS to make running the site easier at some point this autumn).

Also? I manged to get to a tournament last weekend. I borrowed a deck made by Chris. 12 players, which is a great turnout for Barnstable (small town on the coast of North Devon), Chris took first, as usual, Laurence 4th, and I took 3rd. Very impressed with the Epic environment, and loving the tricks the Dwarves can play with items.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Looking for Contributors

Just a quick note - if anyone has recommendations for L5R (CCG or RPG) contributors or CoH contributors please let me know.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Jeremiah: The Plans of Crazy Men: Part I

This requires special mention. I'm not sure which is worse, he's doing KublaCon (San Francisco, California) on one day and Kotei Florida (that's, y'know, the other side of the continent) the next, or that he's doing it with Chris "motormouth" Aven. I shared a room with this guy; he wasn't as bad as Harrington but still. So, we expect a full report when you get back from both events my friend. You're allowed to sleep first though ;-)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

So far, so good - a round up

So, a week since we went live with the beta version of the site, and so far we have some excellent content. Laura and I have done three round-up posts in the Warlord area linking to the Warlord related articles. Of more general interest however, Jeremiah has written three articles on tournament attendence and Pete has written about the importance of the human element in a game.

For those interested in wargames, I wrote an article yesterday evening about the lessons I learned from, well, having my backside handed to me in a game of AK-47 Republic. I regularly find that it's not winning games that helps you improve, it's losing - same applies in tournaments, when I've won big, I've not learnt much. The person I fear most when I hit the cut is the person I beat in the Swiss, if they're good enough to still cut, then they're good enough to figure out where they've gone wrong.


I've been a bit busy, and am suffering from a cold as well, so progress is slow, but steady. I'm planning a "dead games" section or two, for Doomtown, and possibly Spycraft as well. I'd like an L5R section, and am thinking of a board games section. Many people have contacted about being either guests or columnists, including a few notable names. I'll get through everyone as and when I can. I'm tweaking templates and appearances, and working on a proper visual identity for the site (logos, etc), I'm quite happy with the way the Warlord section is now looking, but will continue to apply tweaks.

I'll also probably add an 'admin' column somewhere, to put this sort of remark, alongside a few "how-to"s and similar. Probably. Lots to do, but no real rush, the site can build up gradually, right?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Off and running - faster than we can keep up!

So Mat brought TaKtiX back, what like 2 days ago? There's already so much going on that it's hard not to get lost.

I'll link the Roleplay section to Navigation as soon as I can. Also if anyone readying would like to start an L5R CCG section or would like an L5R RPG column, sent me an email.

-Laura (Azraela)