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Not The End

The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. — Professor Stephen Hawking Hawking has put forward a new theory around information surviving in a black hole. The Information Paradox results from a conflict between quantum mechanics and general relativity. One posits permanent destruction of all matter while the…
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August 26, 2015 0

Into the Ninth World

The weird thing about Numenera (if you’ll pardon the vague pun) is that if you have been playing it at all, there’s every chance you’ve already ventured into one of the realms covered by the current, already highly successful, Kickstarter. Into the Ninth World proposes three sourcebooks considering outer space, under the sea and venturing…
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August 6, 2015 0

Kit for Adventure

So, I ran the second session of the adventure Ice from the Eighth Doctor Sourcebook. The key to the game seemed to be having the right equipment at the table to facilitate the fun. I’m familiar with the rules – so, there’s no need to have my Limited Edition War Doctor-sporting rulebook on display. The…
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June 29, 2015 0

The A-Team do The Harker Intrusion

In actuality, I didn’t have the opportunity to participate directly other than getting a copy of the fine Quick Start material Pelgrane Press has on offer. That’s a shame. I have always enjoyed the chance to run a game this time of year – although, oddly enough, it always seems to attract the same players. I’m…
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June 22, 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

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

Outliving the Dead

With Halloween fast approaching, thoughts might well turn to running a horror game for your friends or family. And with the recent return of The Walking Dead, my mind has turned to zombies (though I’m starting to get really bothered about this ‘The Road‘-like fascination with Long Pig Appreciators). I have to draw attention to…
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October 21, 2014 0

Conventional Diplomacy

I had a great weekend in Sheffield, as the gaming-focussed Furnace event. A little poor health aside, I had a lot of fun and All Rolled Up has the chance to show off some product to old and new customers alike. We clashed with Spiel this weekend. That meant my wife had to make up…
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October 20, 2014 0