As promised, I want to tell you a little something about a game you may not have heard about. It's called Brikwars
. It's played with those little plastic contsruction toys known as L**o. Players use the toys to build elaborate armies, buildings, etc. and then use dice and rulers to have them battle. Considering the fact that the warriors are little plastic guys with yellow heads and permanent smiles, many of the battles are waged with tongue firmly in cheek. But there's something exciting about playing a wargame with fighting units that you can hold in your hand in a landscape with three dimensions. It's even better that you can do this with resources that don't require painting and can be easily disassembled and reassembled at your whim (and cost a fraction of what components for those other miniatures wargames require). In fact, you may have the makings of a Brikwars
battle in your house at this very minute.
If the Brikwars rules appear a little daunting, there's also Quikwars
. Check it out!
My original thought was to provide weekly updates, to keep up with the comic
, but I'm wondering if I should provide them more often. I can't do more comics, but I can certainly do more posts like this one. What's your opinion? Let me know.
Welcome to the first official post of the new Gamecreature. If you like games and (more importantly) want to know about what makes them tick, then this is the place for you. Each week, I'll be sharing my thoughts about such topics as:
- Working in the "game biz"
- History - why are things done a certain way and can we do them better?
- Cool games you probably never heard of
Just to make things fun and to keep you folks coming back for more, I'll also have a new Gamecreature comic each and every week. Of course, this is a work in progress, so I gladly welcome all comments and suggestions.
So come and join the fun!