Author: Paul B

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minimal Explosion

For me, creating minimald6 versions of things seems to be a fine way of de-stressing and getting some creative juices running. I think it has something to do with the simplicity of the starting point and the challenge of emulation. There’s little point creating something that doesn’t feel right. Davokar came out of a desire…
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March 29, 2018 0

Year of Bookmarking Dangerously

I have a problem with reading: I cannot stick to just one book. The other night, reading in bed, my wife asked, “What are you reading? Did you finish the other book?” No, I think to myself. No, I haven’t, damn my weak will. “Oh, I’m just sort of dipping in and out,” I responded.…
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January 8, 2018 0

Lonely Road: Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

The story of Electric State – written by Simon Stålenhag and released by Free League Publishing – tells a tale of a teenage girl and a bulbous headed yellow robot travelling across America, toward the coast. Split across chapters that chart part of this journey, the landscapes are littered with ominous towers trailing webs of cables, statue-like…
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January 5, 2018 0

Gameable Discovery

I know for a fact that my voice will be one of many – too many for me to comfortably even guess a number – giving judgment upon the pilot for Star Trek: Discovery. Whether long term fans, occasional viewers or total newcomers, CBS and Netflix have done a thing, letting loose a new Trek…
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September 26, 2017 0

Maelstrom

The elevator pitch: Adventure and intrigue in the time of the Tudors, with MAGIC! In the mid-1980s the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon kicked off and caught the attention of gamers and newcomers alike. The concept meant that you could enjoy fantasy and science fiction adventures with more interaction than simply reading a book, but you didn’t…
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September 25, 2017 0

Stranger Tales

Tales from the Loops provides an odd playing experience in our group. We had our second session this week and it felt weird – not in-game weird, but play experience weird. We have made slow progress on the plot line, but at the same time the role playing experience has been fuller and richer than…
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July 19, 2017 0

Diverse Bloggery

In the past I looked to focus the content of multiple blogs under the banner of boreders. Now, I have decided that it might be better to stick with the original format. In truth, I think the idea probably stemmed from the fallow state of multiple blogs. If I have many blogs with occasional postings,…
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April 26, 2017 0

The Crown and The Anchor

I’m almost done with reading Johnstone Metzger’s entertaining Old School The Nightmares Underneath; I’m working through the section on creating the Nightmares themselves. People’s nightmares literally fuel the creation of Incursions from the outer realms into the real world, the Kingdoms of Dreams. Chaos seeps into the land of Law, nibbling away with insidious intent. Negative emotions…
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January 20, 2017 0

Numenera: Starter Set

I don’t know how I missed it, but Monte Cook Games released a Numenera: Starter Set recently. I guess it must have been very late 2016 – December even? I only recently noticed it at Gameslore – and then on Facebook. Given that I just started running Numenera again earlier in the week, I thought…
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January 12, 2017 0

Numenera: Live from Norwich

Numenera: Strand proved a useful touchstone yesterday for kicking off an adventure in the Ninth World. I always answer any questions the players have about the situation that their characters find and the world around them, but Numenera: Strand was a neat way of setting the scene and the tone. A 10-minute video with just enough…
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