Bad Boys: Ride or Die has a troubling case of franchise cancer

Photo: Frank Masi/Columbia Pictures They’re Bad Boys for life, not Bad Boys for lore Cancer is often described in layman’s terms as the body’s cells performing their function, just without any of the biological checks and balances that keep them from interfering with or overtaking one another. I’ve found it a useful metaphor for franchise …

Mutant Year Zero: Zone Wars is the year’s goofiest tabletop skirmish game

Photo: Charlie Hall/Polygon With rock-solid rules written by a veteran of the Necromundan hive wars Skirmish wargaming — traditional miniatures wargaming with a smaller footprint and fewer minis — is having a moment. Used to be there were just a few flavors available, but a new crop of games is suddenly giving all kinds of …