Today is a special day for me. It’s the day we launch a project that I’ve been kicking around for some time: my own independent, online, gaming magazine.
Its name is The Boardgaming Way and I want it to develop into something special. To further this goal it will have the following characteristics:
First, The Boardgaming Way will cover all types of non-electronic games: Euros, traditional and family games and, of course, wargames. In fact, if it’s made of cardboard and is a game, we’ll be interested in discussing its finer points.
Second, The Boardgaming Way will be a place where gamers can obtain the latest information on our hobby, no matter what their specific interests. (In order to further this objective The Boardgaming Way will, therefore, publish reviews, previews, press releases, newspaper articles, analytic studies and players aids.) But, as I realize not everyone is interested in the same things, The Boardgaming Way will divide these subjects into categories and sub-categories. So, for example, wargamers will not have to scroll through article after article on Euro-games (or vice versa) to find something of interest to them.
Third, as is obvious, The Boardgaming Way’s focus will be on wargaming and history, so we will always have room for good historical articles. In particular, articles on both World Wars, the American Civil War, and ancient/medieval history are especially welcomed.
Fourth, The Boardgaming Way will always endeavor to tell the truth, as we have the ability to see it. Now, I’m not perfect, so if someone disagrees with the opinions voiced in The Boardgaming Way, that’s fine. Therefore, opposing views, stated in a civil manner, are more than welcomed.
Fifth, everyone is welcomed to submit an article to The Boardgaming Way. They will even control its copyright and, although I’d hope to have exclusive use of the article, this will remain up to the author.
Sixth, as is obvious, The Boardgaming Way site is not complete. And it may never be complete. But I do hope to fill out its various categories with significant amounts of content within months. So come back often and watch us grow.
Seventh, The Boardgaming Way will edit articles only for grammar, typos and style. Any opinions stated are solely those of the article’s author.
Eighth, The Boardgaming Way will not have paywalls or tip jars.
Ninth, The Boardgaming Way will stand for excellence in all things.
Thanks for coming by.
Fred Manzo Long Island, New York, April 2014