What’s New on the Blogroll

In recent months I’ve been adding links to the ol’ sidebar, but haven’t had the opportunity to mention most of them. Here are a few of the newest additions to the Roll, Blog(roll): Fireblossom’s APBA Baseball Blog: Though there are a few prominent female tabletop-sports gamers in the blogosphere (Diane Firstman of Value over Replacement Grit and Laurie Berry of somworld.com may be the two most widely known), as far as I know, Fireblossom’s APBA Baseball Blog is the only tabletop-sports-specific blog wholly written and operated by a woman. Is seeing the hobby from a “Goddess” (as she calls herself) … Continue reading

Top 10 (Relatively) Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Tabletop – Sports Gamer

3D Stadium Puzzle: Wrigley Field– from Amazon.com $14.99 I was browsing a ridiculously over-priced snack shop in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport when I came across this 12″ x 12″ model Wrigley Field. It was the perfect souvenir. It only took about an hour to assemble (it’s not really a “puzzle” – all pieces are numbered and it comes with detailed instructions), and with its level of attention to detail, and quality of construction, this model was worth every penny of the $25 I paid for it. I’m rolling all my baseball games in it now. APBA Baseball Coffee Mug – From … Continue reading

Iron Horse Park

Here is one of the finest examples of a “Tabletop Cathedral” dedicated to Strat-O-Matic that I’ve seen in a while. Behold, Iron Horse Park by Mike Patterson: @StratOMatic his opening day was rained out, we played two anyways pic.twitter.com/YEyDHtLWQ9 — Mike Patterson (@368tothegaps) April 25, 2015 “Iron Horse Park” is a classy and monolithic title, but personally, I might have gone with “Buster Field.” Patterson has a burgeoning tabletop-sports blog called 368tothegaps that I hope he continues to develop. This great hobby needs more talented guys like you publishing on the interwebs, Mike.

Tabletop Cathedrals

I made this out of balsa wood and play most of my C&D games on it

In his post this morning over at The Boys of Summer (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs), APBA Baseball gamer and blogger Shawn Baier posted a few photos of exquisitely crafted “APBA Cathedrals”. My favorite of those he posted has to be the field he labeled as “Usinger’s Park.” No other details are given about it, so I’m not sure who the creator of it is, but I love it. Here’s the photo, if anyone knows who made this, please let us know in the comments so we can give him proper attribution: Some of you may … Continue reading

Tampa Tarpons Stadium by Kenn Tomasch

Tarpon Stadium was designed and built by Kenn Tomasch of kenn.com.  It's a recreation of Al Lopez Field in Tampa, FL.

There aren’t nearly enough blogs on the topic of tabletop-sports, so when a dedicated gamer creates one that regularly publishes quality writing on interesting subjects, it’s a travesty if it isn’t getting read. Kenn Tomasch’s “Kenn.com Blog” is a gem in the tiny rockpile that is the tabletop-sports blogosphere. I hope you’ll add it to your regular stops on the web. On Tuesday, Kenn published a post on the design and building of his most recent tabletop-baseball stadium, a miniature recreation of Al Lopez Field in Kenn’s hometown of Tampa, FL. Kenn took great care in documenting the entire process, … Continue reading