On Sean's Table

Resin Runs Through It: Building a Wargames River

Envirotex Lite Build Terrain Wargame River

Terrain plays a dual role in wargaming. It creates a battlefield with realistic obstacles and tactical challenges while also making the playing surface look good. Terrain is what distinguishes a 3D historical battlefield from a board game played on a uniform flat surface. Buildings, trees, and fences are easy to create in 3D because they stick up above the board surface. This tutorial will focus on making a wargames river that looks 3D without having to dig a river bed into your gaming table.

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CanGames Ottawa Convention 2017


Every year on the Victoria Day long weekend in May gamers from Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, and beyond gather for three days of gaming at the CanGames convention. At 40 years old this ‘con’ caters primarily to RPG, miniatures, and wargamers; however, there’s plenty on offer for kids and board gamers as well. Come take a look for yourself.

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Ottawa ComicCon 2017: Worth the Price of Admission?

Ottawa Comiccon Costumes Comics Merch

Ottawa ComicCon was good fun. The costumes, swag, and celebration of all things geeky was a unique experience. Come and have a look for yourself and decide: Was it worth the price of admission?

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International Spy Museum: Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum Washington DC

Blackmail, treachery, and espionage have been staples of war since combatants had secrets worth keeping.  Ephialtes of Trachis, Giacomo Casanova, Benedict Arnold, Mata Hari, The Rosenbergs, Aldrich Ames, The Cambridge Five, and the SAS are just a few of many that practiced the subversive arts. The fascination with spies, their gear, and their craft creates constant demand for figures like James Bond and Jason Bourne. Authors Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum saw Bond and Bourne serialized into major box office hits spanning decades and generations. Board and miniature gaming too is not immune to the charm of spies, both real and imagined. Let’s have a peek at what the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. has to offer fans of the spy genre.

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The Chicago Way Scenarios: Double Shot

Chicago Way Scenarios Great Escape Games

Seth Wilson taught us how to play The Chicago Way from Great Escape Games back in March. In early April, my birthday fell on a regular Thursday game night and he cooked up some new terrain and ran a four player scenario. Prohibition Agents and Police Vs. Moonshiners and Gangsters. It looked great and was a lot of fun – so much so that we had another run at it recently.  Here’s a recap and a new double shot of The Chicago Way. Read More

Roll Call: Kemet, Kessel Run Games and Mansions of Madness: What Lies Within

Roll Call Kemet Mansions of Madness Kessel Run Games

Roll Call summarizes recent gaming exploits, and who was doing the exploiting. Kessel Run gaming store, Kemet, and Mansions of Madness: What Lies Within all hit the table in this special “Was it worth it?” edition of Roll Call.

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How to Build a Successful Games Club: High School Edition, Part 4

Tardis Fit Games in a Lunch Hour

From humble beginnings our Chess and Games Club is firmly established and we’re now into maintain and improve mode. One major improvement is finding a way to include all those great games that can take hours to play. Lucky for us you don’t need a Tardis to fit a 3 hour game into the 40 minute lunch break format.

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The Canadian War Museum Highlights

Canadian War Museum Vehicle Gallery

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa is spoiled for choice when it comes to museums. Recently, a friend visited from out-of-town and wanted to visit one of our best, The Canadian War Museum. Who am I to say no? As an amateur historian and avid wargamer I discover something new every time I go. Here’s a quick tour and a sample of what’s in the museum with a focus on the WWII and vehicle collection.

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Meeplemart: Best Gaming Store Ever?

Best game store Meeplemart

Toronto’s Meeplemart has it all: a deep and wide selection of board, card, and miniatures games and accessories from all major gaming companies, and a great many small ones. They offer everything in their bricks and mortar store and through an equally well-organized website, all at the same almost unbeatable price. They ship for less than 9 bucks Canadian flat rate and your stuff arrives in three days flat, with real-time tracking. Gamer heaven!  Or something pretty close to it.  But is it the best gaming store ever?

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One of about 20 aisles and a quarter of the front desk area.

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The Clarion Call of Cthulhu: How I Learned to Love the Beast, Part 2

Clarion Call of Cthulhu On Sean's Table Blog

Part 1 put Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos in a class by itself: far different in scope and function than its contemporary worlds of Tarzan or Conan. Through the role of investigators we peeled back the familiar layers of our world to get a glimpse of other dimensions, all the while peeking at otherworldly creatures through our fingers. This time we dig into why the Cthulhu mythos is the most fertile of soils for gamers of all kinds.

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