I can still remember that day in 2012. It was a Tuesday and I was playing Dungeon & Dragons with my then regular group when my phone started pinging. News alerts, Facebook notifications, text messages and emails all proclaimed the same news. Disney had bought Lucasfilm. In those early days, there was a lot of […]
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Image is from Lock Hill, located in Athens, Greece. Probably my first horror-themed room was Lethal Decision in Athens (only my 13th ever game!). You start the game hooded and chained up with an actor standing over you wreathed in smoke, a strobe going off behind him and also holding a revving petrol-powered chainsaw (without […]
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This is slightly tweaked version of the original post I put on Facebook on Sunday July 21st 2019, regarding my thoughts on the recent Finnish LARP, Odysseus that ran over July 4-6 2019 in Helsinki. “It’s not enough to survive, one has to be worthy of survival.” Commander Adama, Battlestar Galactica* * I’d already decided […]
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I’ve been wrestling with a touch writers block just recently in terms of my next couple of LRP events. It doesn’t matter the subject matter but there’s been a couple of plot points that I’ve been trying to rationalise with myself as I know my players would pick up on it. It took a couple […]
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TV is a funny old business, you get engaged with a tv show only to be robbed as it fails to be renewed after a single series, sometimes by design, sometimes deservedly so, other times not. This post is about 5 of my favourite tv series that you probably haven’t even heard of let alone […]
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So #fourrpgs was a popular topic a while ago and, like most people, it was a great nostalgia trip seeing so many old systems referenced so fondly. Someone just posted their own list and I realised I hadn’t done the same, so here we go. The four tabletop RPG systems that have influenced me the […]
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