Being the splendid people we are here at Wargames Illustrated we don’t mind giving a heads up to another, new, wargaming magazine (especially when it’s so different to our own).
Blaster is a collaboration between five bright young(ish) games designers who have come together to produce what they are calling a “wargaming anthology”. Joseph McCullough (Rangers of Shadow Deep), Ash Barker (Last Days), Mike Hutchinson (Gaslands), Sean Sutter (Relicblade) and Joseph McGuire (This Is Not A Test) are all riding the wave of a new generation of wargaming that merge fantasy and sci-fi tabletop figure action with elements of Role Playing games. Blaster is an impressive collection of articles written about their respective games which add new scenarios, rules and other additional material.
Weighing in at 82 pages, Blaster provides you with a lot of reading material, with each contributor supplying one article for his respective system. When I say “weighing in”, I should say “downloading in” because Blaster is ostensibly a PDF publication, downloadable from DriveThruRPG at a price of $19.99. Although DriveThruRPG do actually offer a Print-on-Demand service with a “softcover, premium color book” costing $24.99.
With plenty to get your teeth into for fans of all the games mentioned above, Blaster offers quality, well written content with a stylish modern look. Good luck to um I say (… the young upstarts!)