Living the Dream
My very first board game at the old age of 13 was Avalon Hill’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich which I had purchased at Toys R Us of all places. It’s still one of my favoriate board games to this day. I can’t truly remember my first computer game but I think it was East Front on my Atari 800 computer.

Some of my favoriate game designers are Mark Herman and Eric Lee Smith on the table top and Gary Grigsby, Norm Koger on a digital platform. There are many other games I enjoy a lot but these designers never seem to fail me.

I’ve been playing games in some form another for most of my life. They are and have always been a large part of who I am. I knew since high school I wanted to design, developed and play games and if I could make a living at it even better.

I have more games than I will likely ever play but that does not stop me from trying something new or picking up that game that catches my eye.

God blessed me with great parents that put up with my friends gaming all night at my house. If that was not enough I was blessed with a wonderful wife who has never minded my gaming hobby. Some of my best meals have been cooked by her for my gaming sessions with my friends.

Now a little older I have three sons who all love playing games. Table top, computer and of course Xbox. They love attending conventions with me and and now have many of their friends playing with us. So I feel I done a little something to help carry on the hobby going forward.
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We have been working on some new products in the Lock 'n Load Tactical series. These products are a series of short stories based on units and leaders from our games. Howard Jones is a well-known author and our lead in this new project. We wanted to have a place where fans can also post their fan-based fiction.
LnLP NEW INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS Customers shipping an order outside of the United States may be able to receive an additional shipping discount. The customer must have at least $20.00 - $25.00 in shipping costs. The discount will show up only at Checkout and will be titled "International Shipping Discount". This discount is based on top of any other discounts available to you such as our LnLP Loyalty discount. All shipments will have tracking. To aid our...
"Currahee" (We Stand Alone) We Stand Alone – Battles of Easy Company is an expansion module for Lock 'n Load Tactical: Heroes of Normandy. Formed in 1942, and after almost two years of rigorous training, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, dropped into Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. By the end of the war, Easy Company was known as one of...
Hey, or should I say Boo! LnLP is having a Halloween Sale and it ends this Thursday, November 1st. https://store.lnlpublishing.com/#carousel-1885159398-1
We have added some new images for our Point Blank - LnLT Card Game. You can find more at https://goo.gl/Q4bN8J
Battles that Tell More than Just a Story Heroes of Normandy – The Untold Stories Vol. 1 is an expansion module for Lock 'n Load Tactical's Heroes of Normandy. It contains eight new scenarios, plus a bonus scenario in which two scenarios are combined to form a larger one. The idea for this expansion started from a long desire to tell these stories as well as enjoying hearing them. One of the many wonderful things with books, comics...
Immerse Your Gameplay with 4K X-Maps 4K X-Maps are actually two products in one. X-Maps bring the Lock ‘n Load Tactical series games to a grander scale, with a substantially larger playing surface and hexes that are nearly double those of the standard maps. In comparison, X-Maps are 11” x 17” as opposed to the 8.25” x 12.75” standard maps. What Does the 4K Element Add? The 4K element brings an enhanced...
Lock 'n Load Publishing will be attending PACIFICON 40 - http://pacificongameexpo.com/website/ Santa Clara Marriott August 31 – September 3, 2018 Yep, This Weekend!
Lock 'n Load Tactical Sale is on and up to 30% off for a limited time. http://store.lnlpublishing.com
Lock 'n Load Tactical: Core Rules v5.0 Download PDF Edition is now available at https://goo.gl/k3tvj8 There are also few new LnLT Resources you can download at There are also a lot of other new LnLT Resources you can find at https://goo.gl/jswcsN...
Enhance Your Gaming with Gravity Dice Are you tired of getting bad rolls? Are you looking for something that would be better at randomized dice rolling? If you have multiple board games that require a d6 dice, the Lock ‘n Load Gravity Dice Bullet Pack are an excellent way to enhance your gaming experience. Gravity Dice are CNC Machined dice that have been calculated to have a perfect center of gravity. This is done utilizing the most advanced 3D modeling and simulation to...
Lock 'n Load Tactical is a great system but it does have some scenarios that say pretend such and such terrain is not there or pretend that this terrain is now different. We are working on a special map pack that will add maps that show the proper terrain for those scenarios. These new style maps add a lot of new building and terrain and make the maps much more unique. Here are a few samples let us know what you think. LnLT HON-Board18-redone sample.jpg Screen Shot 2018-06-09 at 20.00.04 copy_1.jpg
Here is a sample of our Audiobook Editon of the Lock 'n Load Tactical v5.0 Rules. This like our Video Bootcamp are meant to be used as a player aid and not instead of reading the game manual. Let us know what you think. To Here the sample click the link below. https://clyp.it/40yrza1j
Here are some questions asked about the new LnLT v5.0 rule set and my answers. Q1:-All-encompassing game system consolidating rules from both WW2 - Modern A: YES Q2: -clarifications and improvements to the game system A: YES, had a lot of new playtesters review the rules during the process. We added an index, a detailed walkthrough and many more examples of play. Q3:-Video Bootcamp: Nate has already uploaded dozens of short tutorial videos to his channel. A:...
For over 15 years the Lock ’n Load Tactical (LnLT) system has set a new standard in squad-level gaming. Its innovative gameplay mechanics, unparalleled artwork, historical scope, and accessibility have entertained veteran and new gamers alike. Over that time, our rules have grown, too, introducing new unit capabilities and concepts; they have also matured in their presentation. The LnLT version 5.0 (v5.0) rules manual contains the latest set of guidelines... LnLT v5.0 Edition Rules in the Works...
Lock 'n Load Publishing is excited to announce a compilation of short stories using characters found in our Lock 'n Load Tactical Heroes of Normandy game. We have brought together four excellent writers to tell these exciting stories. These stories will be provided as an audiobook, in paperback and, as a hardcover book. Here is a quick five-minute format of the first story in audiobook form. Hear a sample here. Something New To Add to Your Gaming...
We will be attending Lock 'n Load World 2018 in Seattle, WA and look forward to seeing all of you there. For more information check out their Facebook page here.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lock 'n Load Publishing is closing out 2017 and once again thank you for making this year our best. We will be closed for the Holidays from December 23rd, until January 3rd, 2018. The LnLP support team will be on limited duty during this time so our response time may be longer than normal. January 2018 we have some great announcements to start off the new year. We thank you for your business and pray God richly blessing...
If you live in the Dallas area come and see us at BGG Con next week November 15 through 19. We will be running playtest games of Space Infantry Resurgence and The Red Line. Find out more at https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/BGGCON
We have set up a Discord server for all of you to use. To access it please use the link below or the menu in the forum. Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/RAeAyJs
After France fell in 1940, Germany escalated its attacks on merchant convoys that carried war goods across the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to Great Britain and Russia. Hitler sent U-boats, bombers, and warships against these supply lines hoping to strangle the Allies at sea. However, by the end of 1943 Allied navies had defeated Hitler’s fleet, and his U-boat “wolf packs” were the hunted instead of the hunters. Atlantic Storm: Admiral’s Edition is the revised version of Ben...
John Prados' Third Reich: The Card Game is a historical game of World War II that uses cards and can be played by two to four players. Each player controls a side or a Front in this multifaceted game, seeking to defeat the opponent by winning the most Battlefield cards before the end of play. There are no dice, tokens, counters or anything but cards in this game. Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 20.29.35.png
Hello, For the last couple of days, we had reports of users not being able to post new posts. After spending days trying to track this down, we have found that it is the TapTalk module. We have disabled this module until the developer can correct this issue. David
Moe's Game Table After Action Report On A Day of Heroes found here.
US Orders - All LnLP shipped orders have had their tracking numbers and have been updated in your order history. If you do not have a tracking number for an order it has not shipped yet and we expect all orders to be completed this coming Monday - Tuesday. International Orders - All LnLP international orders will be completed on this coming Monday - Tuesday. Please remember that we use a private carrier for most international orders it will take...
The games have started shipping. There are a lot of orders so it will take up to a week for all the orders to be filled. If you have any questions please open a support ticket and let us know. So get your dice ready. David
When Do The Games Ship - We expect them to start leaving the warehouse this Tuesday or Wednesday. We are giving anyone with a pre-orders a chance to review their orders and have us correct any issues. The games are being boxed and labeled currently so there should be no delays. Our Euro customers orders will take a little bit longer with us sending them to Second Chance Games first. We like you to post pictures of you and your games when they arrive and the one...
Lock 'n Load Publishing will be attending WBC 2017 and we look forward to seeing you there. Keith Tracton will be demoing the World At War 85 Storming the Gap for anyone that wants to try it. Tony Costa will be showing one of our latest releases A Wing and a Pray. Sean Druelinger will also be attending and with our newly released Stalin's Triumph game from our Nations At War series. Sean may also be willing to take a few players in a round or two of our...
Hello Everyone It's a been a long time coming and we are not done yet but we have finally sighted our convoy. Our printer was late and then broke our order up onto three different boats. Our first boat will hit the port Tuesday or Wednesday with the second boat reaching port about July 16 or 17. We do not have a date yet on the third boat. It will take a few days for the containers to be unloaded and to pass through customs. I will let everyone know...
Here is a new video showing some updated gameplay of the latest testing edition of our Nations At War. This video edition shows off the White Starr Rising module and the core engine. Get out our video here.
Lock 'n Load Publishing talking about some if its latest games with Board Game Geek. Check it out here.
It Started Here LZ X-Ray is a simulation of the air assault by the 1-7 Air Cavalry Battalion into the La Drang Valley in mid-November of 1965. This platoon level game tells the story of the Air Cav's desperate fight for survival against the overwhelming strength of three North Vietnamese Army (NVA) regiments. This newly revised edition comes complete with new maps, counters and updated rules. Test your strategies and outthink your opponent, using infantry...