Many war gamers know Twitter is far more useful than learning about the latest celebrity split-up and what LeBron and Beyonce are up to. Follow the right accounts, and you can find yourself privy to latest releases and what is worth spending your valuable game purchase dollars on. You might even find a diamond in the rough.
Here are 10 must-follow Twitter accounts for war gamers.
- GMT Games
Tweets about GMT Games, the monthly GMT Games Newsletter, and the GMT Blog. Retweets include information on GMT Games and GMT associated designers and products. A must follow!
- The Players’ Aid
The Players’ Aid is a blog about all things Board Games and War Games, with a smattering of RPGs as well. Lots of good interview output of the designers you know and love.
Conflict simulation boardgaming news, discussion and much more! Managed by John Krantz who also manages the wargaming social media site http://www.consimworld.com and host of the epic wargame convention Consimworld Expo in Tempe in June!
- RBM Studio
Home of the great Rodger MacGowan, Publisher of C3i Magazine, President RBM Studio, Vice President & Art Director GMT Games. He has been an art icon in the wargame world for over 40 years! Lots here and you’ll even get notice of the next C3i when published – I find myself counting the days!
From Moscow, Russia with love! Co-owner of proWargames. Wargames and Military History. Lots of great pics and commentary.
- Mark Herman
The most prolific and thoughtful wargame designer of our time. Mark is still designing and sharing his thoughts on the industry through his tweets.
- Brooklyn Wargaming
Kimber VanRy is a prolific wargaming and history blogger, and President of Metropolitan Wargamers in Park Slope. A great mix of board wargaming, minis and history.
- Space Rumsfeld
Home of a great almost monthly podcast on war gaming with plenty of news, interviews and commentary. Lot of good wargaming tweets sprinkled on top.
- Katie’s Game Corner
Katie is a fresh new face in a hobby with a lot of stale old faces! She talks openly about mental health with great bravery. She also loves to play wargames and takes great pictures. Her blog is worth the read.
- Volko Ruhnke
Volko is the creator of the smoking hot COIN series. He has a big brain and he is not afraid to use it. A very thoughtful spokesman whose structured approach to gaming and simulation always makes me think. Very serious picture on his profile.
by Harold Buchanan @hbuchanan2
And a few more…..
11. Flying Pig Games
12. Joel Toppen
13. Joel Eddy-Drive Thru
14. Big Board
15. Rally in the Valley
17. Bobby Factor
18. Travis Hill
20. Mark Johnson