Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Office Gaming

What do you do when you have time to kill at work, a new game to learn and no minis with you?

You make your own pieces and play at your desk, right?

Well maybe not everyone does, but I did. I have had my copy of Land Ironclads forever now and have never had a chance to play yet. I've made minis for it and even read the rules once through, but still not played it and I really wanted to get a feel for the rules.

With this in mind, I created some pieces (shown below) out of simple scrap card and markers and went on my happy dice-rolling way throughout the day. The funny thing is that after a game or two I wanted terrain, and so started making sections of woods and hills out of more card.

Desktop Gaming

By the end of the day I had a small greeting card envelope stuffed with an entire collection of counters that could be used to play Land Ironclads or even other games. All I would need is a copy of the rules and my handy dandy travel dice and I would be ready to play during any lull in the activity at work. That is, assuming I am not painting figs.

Give it a try, you might like it.

Take care,



  1. This is an awesome idea! What happens if you get caught though? :(

  2. I would not do this unless I knew it was okay. At my work I have periods of much idleness and there isn't much expected of me when that occurs. Also, I am known for bringing my hobbies into the office.


  3. Hey Eli, interesting stuff there, can't help thinking though, that this is exactly where those 2mm miniatures would come in handy; Waterloo in a matchbox type of thing, but then I'm biased!

  4. Oh, don't get me wrong. I am working on my 2mm. I have some based up for Land Ironclads, but I can never settle on a basing style. Land Ironclads was easy because I was basing for the rules.

    I have often considered pulling together a wide collection of 2mm and packing it into a tackle box with terrain and such so I could have a number of possible wargames to go.


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