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Blocks, Cookies and the King of Spain

For me, attending UK Games Expo in the past has meant preparing and running five or six games – and probably misjudging that prep until the last moment. This year I chose to run only three games and opted to focus on adventures – or, at least, set-ups – that I have run before. For…
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June 10, 2016 0

Don’t Pity Him

I suspect B.A. would pity me for my shoddy respect of his fighting skills. You can only really appreciate that you’ve done something wrong when you test it in anger – and I can see after a couple of sessions that I haven’t figured B.A. Baracus out right. It isn’t a problem – indeed, I…
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October 19, 2015 0

Quick Doctor Who Characters

I’m running one or more convention games of Doctor Who (from Cubicle 7) over the next few months, starting with this coming weekend. This past weekend, I finished creating a set of “pre-generated” character cards for the game. Essentially, they’re not complete characters by any measure – just enough to get through a session. While I could…
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October 12, 2015 0

The Importance of Being Urgent

I’d say we have about two weeks before UK Games Expo. By that estimate, I have a mere 336 hours or so to spend panicking. It shouldn’t be that way. I mean, I have seen this coming for some time now. I have no excuse. The adventures were submitted a long time ago. All five of…
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May 13, 2015 0

Of Corby and Cows

I spent the weekend away, Friday/Saturday in Milton Keynes, and Sunday in Corby, Northants. I managed to combine both a visit to family with some fun time away with friends and playing games – which is rather nice! Of the latter, I had Mother Day and my dad’s birthday to attend to. We visited them…
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March 16, 2015 0

UK Games Expo 2015 – Running Games

UK Games Expo event booking has opened up, so I’ve been drawing up my proposed games for the event and picked four so far – with the provision that I might consider a fifth. I have given some consideration to systems based as much on the date and time as anything. So, for example, I’d…
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January 13, 2015 0

Planning and Passing

I have been tackling my editing duties with a determination of purpose rarely seen round my way. As I planned to have writing done by the end of December, I now have editing targeted for the close of play this weekend. Assuming all goes well with the publishers, we might have a green light for…
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January 18, 2011 1

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