Virtual chits don’t blow away when someone opens the garage door

Via Slashdot Games, an intriguing editorial on the state of independent, digital wargaming. Produced by small development shops and sold almost exclusively online, these games are near-duplicates of old-school SPI hex-map cardboard-counter throwdowns, sometimes souped up with online play or even (gasp!) 3D graphics. Party like it’s 1977. (For those unfamiliar, here’s some opinionated history on the hobby that gave rise to D&D, and its major players.)