A new start

Well here it is, the inaugural post in my new blog all about gaming. Here you the reader can expect to find a lot of information on new games and some of my personal favorite games. Including brief how to play guides, and rants about each. Please feel free to email me suggestions for games to feature here in the blog or leave suggestions in the comments section.

Well now that that is covered I should introduce myself. My name is Michael Matteson and I have been playing games and working with them my entire adult life. Hopefully you will find games here which you enjoy and start playing. Now when I say games I do not (for the most part) mean video games, they have their place but there are few that hold my attention for very long. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to one of my all time favorite games.

One heck of a game! 
Dark Age is a gritty, D20 driven, post-apocalyptic skirmish miniatures game. The game is illustrated by a number of top artists including the inimitable Brom. The rules are quite simple, each model is worth a certain amount of points which you total up to find how big of a game you will play. For example both players will want 500 points worth of models each so the game is even. From there it is all in comparing relevant statistics and rolling a 20-sided dice beneath that number to succeed (ex. I have a combat rating of 4, you have a defense value of 5. 4+5 is 9 so I need to roll a 9 or less on a D20 to succeed!). In this game rolling low is good!

Dark Age did not start as one of my favorite games I will admit, but quickly arose to gold status through sheer fun factor. You will find a plethora of great units and vicious tactics to help you achieve victory weather you are playing as the; Forsaken, Brood, Outcasts, Dragyri, Skarrd, or the Core. Each of these factions have their own history and play style. You can check them out in the link at the bottom of the article.

Dark Age is produced by the great gaming company Cool Mini or Not. These fine people excel at making quality products and making games that stay fun and exciting to both collect and play. CMoN is also a great place to get miniatures for numerous games and lines besides their own. So get used to seeing them pop up from time to time in my writings. Check them out in the link below.

Well that's all I have for now, with input from you I will be glad to extrapolate on any games. I hope to update at least twice a week. Thank you for reading, I look forward to hearing from you all.

Happy gaming!

Relevent links:
www.dark-age.com

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