Street Fighter V: Competitive Design Review

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A quick reminder of how we review competitive gaming design. It's all about the 1, 2, 3: 1. A level playing field. 2. Effective skill-based matchmaking. 3. Accurate and fair skill & result-based ranking. Street Fighter V seems to do a very good job at all of these on the surface. In fact, despite everything … Continue reading Street Fighter V: Competitive Design Review

Musings on current fantasy battle miniature wargame systems

Something a bit different from our usual video-game related stuff. But if you've ever read our 'About' page you'll know why this isn't off topic at all for Agoners! I've played a lot of miniatures wargames over the years since I was a pre-teen even. The one I enjoyed the most (at least, enjoyed AND … Continue reading Musings on current fantasy battle miniature wargame systems

European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #2: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 29th 2018

After the last event was successful I'm going to run another online event for European players of Fantasy Strike on Thursday 29th November at 7pm UTC (so 7pm UK time, 8pm CET). It is only open to European players to keep everyone to decent ping times and connections. Please ensure you're able to play Fantasy … Continue reading European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #2: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 29th 2018

European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #1: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 8th 2018

Enough folks seemed interested to make this work, so here we go. I'm going to run the first online event for European players of Fantasy Strike on Thursday 8th November at 7pm UTC (so 7pm UK time once we move back to UTC next week). It is only open to European players to keep everyone … Continue reading European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #1: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 8th 2018

Running European Fantasy Strike Casual Online Tournaments?

Ok I just posted a bit in the Fantasy Strike discord about this, but here's a post to discuss here as well. I'm considering running some Europe-only online tournaments for Fantasy Strike. Long time followers of Agoners will know I used to do this for SF2 HDR. It wouldn't be anything serious or with prizes … Continue reading Running European Fantasy Strike Casual Online Tournaments?