Tag: Arion Games

writing, gaming, creating

What’s to Like? – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Why will they like this game? What game? Weird question… If it’s the introductory game — which in my case was Advanced Fighting Fantasy — then I think they’ll appreciate a simple game that’s easy to grasp and lets you throw a lot of dice with purpose. Throw to swing. Throw to soak…
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August 5, 2022 0

Maelstrom Beggars Companion Appears

A year ago, I set about writing a Beggars Companion supplement for Maelstrom. Having struggled to write PARANOIA: The Underplex, a process that seemed to span a whole year and still turned out a product that felt a little wayward, I wanted to set myself a clear goal. At a minimum of 1,500 words a…
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November 28, 2011 0

Beggars – Day Fifteen

If I consider my working velocity as 1,400 words a day, it might work. In 10 days time, I’ll have 17,800 words done – and I’m thinking that’ll hit the mark as a ‘shitty’ first draft. I had high hopes two weeks ago. Two weeks later, my velocity has slipped from a less than ideal…
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December 20, 2010 0

Beggars – Day Eight

I gritted my teeth for much of the weekend, as despite the best of plans I failed to write a single letter for my game supplement. Of course, I didn’t waste the time either. I did a lot of family-related stuff, like helping with the Christmas Tree (hefting the box from the attic and unpacking/hanging…
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December 13, 2010 0

Conventionally Done

I attended the Kensington-based Dragonmeet convention at the weekend. I’m verging on being a regular, having attended for the last four years, but never been before as the guest of anyone. On this occasion, I attended as a guest of Arion Games owner Graham Bottley. Mind, I would not get to sit around and freeload……
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November 29, 2010 0

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

An adventure ‘snippet’ for Maelstrom RPG. Synopsis: Beggars find something of value, but need to get back to civilisation to make anything from it. Adventure Outline: The characters go scavenging in the fields around the city, wandering the paths and lanes in search of anything valuable. In tough times, you have to be prepared to…
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February 7, 2010 0

The Sward and the Stone

In 1446, Wales perched on the precipice, faced with the prospect of a new rebellion by restless natives. Complacent English nobles, entrusted with expansive domains, stretch themselves all too thin, leaving stewards to run much of their lands and properties. In many instances, these stewards come from the local population, swayed by misplaced loyalties and…
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October 13, 2008 0

Which Will You Be?

When I was 12 years old, I had already played ‘Warlock of Firetop Mountain‘ and the other first half dozen Fighting Fantasy books. A year later I would be clutching the purplish box of ‘Middle Earth Role Playing‘ having thoroughly enjoyed several months of D&Ding at school. In that moment, in 1984, I discovered something…
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August 5, 2008 0