Triumph & Tragedy Strategy Tips from ElusiveMeeple

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As many of you know, we are beginning to expand the types of articles that you’ll see in InsideGMT, as we work on broadening our reach to include much more coverage for already-released games. Don’t worry; you’ll still get plenty of articles from our design teams giving you peeks under the hood of a bunch of P500 titles. But we also want to help you all get more enjoyment out of the games you already own. So we’re working with various content creators to bring you more articles that will increase your enjoyment of and skill at the GMT games on your gaming shelf or table. 

Today’s Triumph & Tragedy Strategy Tips article is from Robert Crowter-Jones, the writer behind ElusiveMeeple, a wonderful and very useful site that provides both reviews and strategy tips for a wide variety of boardgames. Robert has reviewed Triumph & Tragedy (as well as our 1960: The Making of the President) in some depth and written Strategy Tips for both (see the ElusiveMeeple site). I want to welcome Robert to our InsideGMT team, and thank him for taking the time to create articles that help us choose and better enjoy our games.

Please note that this Strategy Tips article assumes some knowledge of Triumph & Tragedy. If you want more information on how the game plays, see Robert’s Review of Triumph & Tragedy in ElusiveMeeple, or check out our online Living Rules and Playbook (with an Extended Example of Play).

I hope you enjoy the article! – Gene

Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Celt-Iberians

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Below is the fourth in a series of articles from Mark McLaughlin showcasing the ten civilizations in Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. The first three articles can be found here, here, and here. Enjoy!

Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Egyptians

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Below is the third in a series of articles from Mark McLaughlin showcasing the ten civilizations in Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. The first and second articles can be found here and here. Enjoy!

GMT Weekend at the Warehouse
April 26-29, 2018

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We had a great time with about 100 gamers at our most recent GMT Weekend at the Warehouse on October 5-8. Thanks to all of you who attended and made the event so much fun!

We do now have dates for our Spring Weekend, so come join us on April 26-29, 2018, for our 35th (!) GMT Weekend at the Warehouse! We’ll spend the better part of 3 1/2 days, often long into the night, playing your favorite GMT (and non-GMT, if you’d prefer) games. This is mostly an open gaming event, although we do have tournaments from time to time.

Gaming starts around 8 each morning and goes until Mike Lam and the Down in Flames Aces event players collapse from exhaustion in the wee hours of the morning.

Quite a few GMT Designers and Developers usually attend these weekends, but we don’t know yet for certain who’ll be here in the Spring. We’ll be updating this list often between now and the event as we know exactly who’s attending this time.

  • Gene Billingsley will run a Friday demo and test Mr. President.
  • John Zrimc will be back (missed you in the Fall, John!) hosting his bi-annual game of Sword of Rome on Friday.
  • As usual, Mike Lam will be running the Down in Flames Aces Event – which.is.awesome! Come join Mike and a friendly group of air enthusiasts in this fast-action card game of aerial mayhem!

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Date: April 26, 2018—April 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m to late night, ending around noon Sunday
Event: GMT Weekend at the Warehouse - April 26-29, 2018
Sponsor: Gene Billingsley
Venue: GMT Games Offices and Warehouse
800-523-6111
Location: 13704 Hanford-Armona Rd, Suite B-1
Hanford, CA 93230
Public: Public

Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea: Meet the Gauls

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Below is the second in a series of articles from Mark McLaughlin showcasing the ten civilizations in Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea. The first article can be found here. Enjoy!


The Pendragon Chronicles – Vol. 11 – The Historical Material

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We looked in the previous entry of these Pendragon Chronicles to some elements of the Arthurian Legend that can be found in Pendragon – The Fall of Roman Britain. The game is also drawing from what little historical material came down to us through the centuries, i.e. mostly De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (“On the destruction and conquest of the Britains”, a pamphlet by a British monk, Gildas, circa 510), the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (“Ecclesiastical history of the English People” by the English monk Bede, c. 730), the Historia Brittonum (“History of the Britons”, compiled by the chronicler Nennius c. 830), the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (late 9th century), the Annales Cambriae (“Annals of Wales”, 12th century?), and, for flavor at least, the epic Welsh poem Y Gododdin by Aneirin (c. 600).