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Title: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: al_infierno on January 02, 2021, 06:39:41 PM
https://tallyhocorner.com/

Thought people here would like to know that Tim Stone (formerly of The Flare Path on RPS) has started his own website after being fired by RPS.  I started a thread on R&P if people want to discuss the nature of Tim's firing.  Please limit this thread to discussion of the new website.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Father Ted on January 03, 2021, 03:46:47 PM
Thanks for the heads-up chap, I do miss those Friday Flarepaths
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: spelk on January 04, 2021, 12:36:23 AM
Thanks for the info, Tim has been a real strategy/wargaming beacon over at RPS and its cool to see him rustle up his own place to be. Will be following the Tally Ho Corner for sure.
Title: New blog site promises visits down the computer wargaming memory lane..
Post by: Oche on January 04, 2021, 06:18:25 AM
https://tallyhocorner.com/about/
Title: Re: New blog site promises visits down the computer wargaming memory lane..
Post by: Yskonyn on January 04, 2021, 06:56:29 AM
<deleted link to avoid confusion>
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: RyanE on January 04, 2021, 07:48:14 AM
I think that link is a circular reference.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 04, 2021, 07:50:49 AM
I think that link is a circular reference.

It is now. It wasn't when he posted it. I merged the threads.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: solops on January 04, 2021, 09:48:04 AM
Never read RPS regularly. Will be SURE to read Tim Stones new site daily.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Toonces on January 04, 2021, 06:58:48 PM
Why is there so much hate for RPS?

I don't frequent RPS often, but I've never found anything to dislike there.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Ubercat on January 04, 2021, 07:09:19 PM
Why is there so much hate for RPS?

I don't frequent RPS often, but I've never found anything to dislike there.

Because they can't just stick to gaming. They're WOKE AF and want everyone to know how virtuous they are. Just like BoardGameGeek.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 04, 2021, 07:15:17 PM
Why is there so much hate for RPS?

I don't frequent RPS often, but I've never found anything to dislike there.

Because they can't just stick to gaming. They're WOKE AF and want everyone to know how virtuous they are. Just like BoardGameGeek.

 Not only do they shove their social virtue down everyoneís throat, but Iíve never liked their reviews. Most of their writers think they are far more clever than they actually are and they canít  just write a succinct and clear piece. I often find myself wondering what exactly it is that the writer is trying to say and I canít count the times I read a review and couldnít figure out for the life of me what the author thought of the game.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: al_infierno on January 04, 2021, 07:56:00 PM
I liked Jim Rossignol's reviews before he left, but I agree with JH.  Their other writers always felt like they were trying too hard to be quirky and cute with their reviews and inject their personality into everything instead of just reviewing the damn game.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Michael Dorosh on January 05, 2021, 08:04:13 AM
Because they can't just stick to gaming. They're WOKE AF and want everyone to know how virtuous they are. Just like BoardGameGeek.

BGG never really catered to wargamers anyway.  The site's game listings are good, but the forums are hidden away in their "subdomain" and the moderators there actively dislike the wargame crowd, or at least did when I was frequenting the forums there.

If grogheads were able to replicate their cataloguing system there would be no need at all to go to boardgamegeek.
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Michael Dorosh on January 05, 2021, 08:07:27 AM
Incidentally, is Tim planning on actually talking about games in his new blog?
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: airboy on January 05, 2021, 11:31:50 AM
Not only do they shove their social virtue down everyoneís throat, but Iíve never liked their reviews. Most of their writers think they are far more clever than they actually are and they canít  just write a succinct and clear piece. I often find myself wondering what exactly it is that the writer is trying to say and I canít count the times I read a review and couldnít figure out for the life of me what the author thought of the game.

I had the same experience.  I hate reviews that don't clearly specify what the game is, how it works and only then what the author's impression of the game is.  Someone with enough knowledge to compare the game to other, similar games is an added plus. 

Aside from The Flare Path, I've never bought a game based on a Rock-Paper-Shotgun review.  In contrast, I've bought many games based on other reviewers and even game descriptions done off-hand by people here.
Title: Re: Tim Stone's new column
Post by: hellfish6 on January 05, 2021, 01:08:05 PM
Not only do they shove their social virtue down everyoneís throat, but Iíve never liked their reviews. Most of their writers think they are far more clever than they actually are and they canít  just write a succinct and clear piece. I often find myself wondering what exactly it is that the writer is trying to say and I canít count the times I read a review and couldnít figure out for the life of me what the author thought of the game.

This. It's empty cheekiness most of the time.
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Toonces on January 05, 2021, 05:59:22 PM
Interesting.  I'll keep my eye out for that next time I'm over there.

I liked the Wot I Think articles, I think...it's been a while.
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: salazarus on January 06, 2021, 02:58:25 AM
The Flare Path was the only column I've read on RPS. I don't find their reviews helpful. They are usually bloated and not very informative. They lack details about game mechanics, comparisons to similar games, gameplay details, etc. I find posts here more informative than their reviews. I'm also not interested in their political views. Game journalists should focus on games. I don't need politics in my entertainment. There is enough politics everywhere else.
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: The_Admiral on January 06, 2021, 06:27:31 AM
Incidentally, is Tim planning on actually talking about games in his new blog?

Good old Friday piece is incoming, well, this Friday, but shhh I told you nothing  ^-^
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Michael Dorosh on January 06, 2021, 07:31:16 AM
Incidentally, is Tim planning on actually talking about games in his new blog?

Good old Friday piece is incoming, well, this Friday, but shhh I told you nothing  ^-^

Sweet. I'm grateful to whoever told me that. ;-)
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Gusington on January 06, 2021, 08:06:59 AM
I will make sure to visit Tally Ho every Friday in a web of anonymity. Don't tell anyone :)
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: Sir Slash on January 06, 2021, 08:29:11 AM
Your secret's safe with this bunch. I mean, your secret's safe with THIS bunch?  :o
Title: Re: Tally Ho Corner - Tim Stone's new column
Post by: fran on January 06, 2021, 02:16:10 PM
Incidentally, is Tim planning on actually talking about games in his new blog?

Good old Friday piece is incoming, well, this Friday, but shhh I told you nothing  ^-^

Looking forward to it  O0