Monthly Archives: February 2016

POKEMON VS … POKEMON BATTLE ROYALE: THE FINAL!!!

So here we are once more, folks, to see the final showdown between two of the most beloved Pokemon! The Planeswalkers have been beaten down, but who will take the credit for the victory: Pikachu or Bulbasaur? Let’s join them and find out! Pikachu vs Bulbasaur … FIGHT! The arena is littered with debris and stray mana … the air … Continue reading

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Tournaments: A Beginner’s Guide.

About to go to your first Tournament Event? X Wing TO Harrison Sharp gives us some (what by now must be) expert advice for the Organised Play scene! ********* Greetings, new pilots! Your friendly Recon Specialist returns with news of your next mission, that big new world called Tournament Play. It can be quite intimidating to get started down this … Continue reading

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We Play: Call of Cthuhlu: The Haunting (Part 1)

Ever wondered what tabletop RPG is like? How the stories turn out? Just how much control your character can have over what happens? Or just how much fun it can possibly be? This is a transcript from our Call of Cthulhu game. The rules questions, rolls, and out of character comments have been removed, but all descriptions are as the … Continue reading

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Star Wars Armada Store Championship: The ‘Three Cheese’ List (Part 1)

Simon Bailey has taken a break from making crazy-nasty decks for The Spoils to make … er … crazy-nasty decks for Star Wars Armada … Read on and you’ll see what I mean! ******** Greetings and salutations, this is Lt. Bailey submitting his after-action report for a recently fought Store Championship, held by our good friends at The Twisted Cauldron! … Continue reading

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Magic vs Pokemon Battle Royale: Round 3!

Here we are at the semi-final of our Magic vs Pokemon Battle Royale! For round one, we are going directly to star Facebooker Max Cummins for his account of the first round: Jace vs Pikachu … FIGHT! The plane of Zendikar is a dangerous place, Jace has stepped back from the fight with the Eldrazi, as the other Planeswalkers move … Continue reading

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Board in the City – A New Gaming Venue for Southampton – Opening Date Announced!

Late last year we reported on a Kickstarter for a gaming cafe in Southampton. Things have gone well for them, because in a matter of weeks the Board in the City CIC Gaming Cafe will open its doors for the first time! Yes, from Saturday the 5th of March, they’ll be open for you to pop down and play some … Continue reading

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X Wing: Better the Meta You Know

TO Harrison Sharp is feeling optimistic about the imminent arrival of Wave 8 of X Wing! He’s sharing his enthusiasm with us. Be warned – it’s infectious!!! ******** With the imminent arrival of Wave 8 to the tabletop, we will once again see a shift in the Meta of the game. I’m not sure about you guys, but I am … Continue reading

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Pokemon vs Magic Battle Royale: Round 2!

Welcome to Round 2 of our Battle Royale, ladies and gents! After the carnage of Round 1, the winners are gathered and ready to fight once more, now seasoned in battle and ready for what will come! So without further ado, let’s join the first match! Jace Beleren vs Rapidash … FIGHT! They’re facing off … Rapidash looks ready to … Continue reading

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RIP Christopher Rush, Artist for MTG

The Magic: the Gathering community has suffered another loss – Christopher Rush passed away on February 10th. Rush was the artist behind the legendary Black Lotus card – possibly the most valuable and famous MTG card out there – along with well over a hundred other card illustrations. Rush was reportedly also the one who had the idea for full … Continue reading

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The Best in Collectable Trading Cards: Match Attax

Sports trading cards have been around for many years and are more popular today than ever before. Match Attax cards are more than simply football trading cards – they can also add a tactical game to card collecting. In addition to collecting your favourite stars, you can build your own teams and play head to head against your friends, learning … Continue reading

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