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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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January 10, 2017 2

Running Games at UK Games Expo

Mindful of needing to help out elsewhere in NEC Hall 1, I slotted my games into each morning of UK Games Expo‘s three days – and had full signs up for Fri/Sat and 5 of 6 for Sunday. I don’t especially enjoy 6-player games anymore, preferring 4 – 5, but for Expo and the burgeoning…
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June 7, 2016 0

Symbaroum at Conception 2016

I ran two games of Symbaroum at Conception (at Hoburne Park holiday resort, a short distance from Christchurch, Dorset) this weekend based on adventures of my own devising. I referenced existing adventures to get me in the right frame of mind in the week before the event, but the adventures proper I ran based on nothing…
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February 2, 2016 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

Unsavaged

I have spent time over the last couple of days reading Savage Worlds. Specifically, the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition. Now, very much on the positive side, I love a game that you can pick up for next to nothing. Yes, I know… You can find a lot of PDF games and supplements available on…
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January 17, 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

Descriptors in Numenera

I have Numenera Descriptors on my mind at the moment. Time for a boring Numenera post, largely intended for personal reference – if that’s OK with the two other people who read this blog. The basic Numenera character has a sort of concept defined in a single sentence made from a few selective components. I…
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February 21, 2014 0

The One Index

Last night I ran a game of The One Ring. I recently reviewed The One Ring core set on RPG Geek, as part of the Iron Reviewer Challenge for 2013. What I found in reading the game for the first time was a system that seemed to be great, but failed big time in organisation. The core…
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January 21, 2014 0

TimeWatch: Paradox Induced Migraines

This Saturday past, I ran a session of the Gumshoe time traveller TimeWatch, by Kevin Kulp, at the Dragonmeet convention in Kensington. Not yet finished, funded or available (my understanding is it’ll be Kickstarted some time soon), I ran it from a playtest copy of the rules and a very brief outline for an adventure. I hope to…
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December 9, 2013 0