Category: General

writing, gaming, creating

Losing Sight

When I turned 35, I weighed almost 16 stone. It hadn’t really occurred to me just how much I weighed. It seems to be I attained a steady state of 15 stone something about a decade before that and nothing changed. I guess that means that while I weighed a lot, I didn’t eat so…
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January 17, 2014 0

Getting It Write

I wish I could say that I had nothing to write about. In truth, I have a lot to talk about, however I seem to lack the inclination to write much about it. I have a lot of other things to write that I’m not spending enough time on, so I wouldn’t precisely say I’m…
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November 7, 2011 0

Review: Hollowpoint

Hollowpoint by Brad Murray My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hollowpoint seeks to recreate the ultra-capable, often-violent genre of action movies that proliferates in modern cinema. Action-driven, adrenaline-fuelled and peppered with bullet holes, the scenes characters can expect to pass through rely on their bringing their undoubted skills to bear and defeating an enemy that…
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September 10, 2011 1


I really have to stop doing this sort of crap. I get the urge to search for themes. I find one. I spend ages fiddling with it. I install it. And, all along, I really should have been doing something else. I can probably justify the time and effort on the basis that I wanted…
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August 13, 2011 0


July – mid way through the year – and a lot has happened. I have started regular role playing sessions, for one. The wonderful gang – formally known as STURP (the STockport Unorganised Role Players) – has provided me with something to do on a Wednesday evening, other than stay inside and watch ‘Fringe’ (though,…
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July 2, 2011 0

Celtic Wildness

Just played a session of Wild Talents with a Celtic Mythology background. All classic Celtic heroes, brimming with swords, confidence and the odd spasm. I think we might have a real problem with focus, as in the space of two plus hours we managed to get through a feast and a single combat. We got…
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June 9, 2011 0

Dreary Bank Holiday

Seems like a stereotypical Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, with weather varying from pleasant to piss poor (which sums it up right now). I have spent a lot of time preparing for the UK Games Expo in Birmingham next weekend. I still need to write something down, noteswise, for the adventure I’ll be running,…
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May 30, 2011 0


Another evening trying to role play. Another ‘oh-so-very-close’ affair. Met some new people. Nice people. Chatted about games and gaming for 80 minutes – then went home. Yes, we might have tried to play something, but with only four people, and the prospect of more next week, we would have been going for a VERY…
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March 10, 2011 0

Hurrah for IT

Short one today – basically, thanks IT. Yes, I know, they can be a pain sometimes. However, my first day at work yesterday found a friendly and effective IT team setting me up with a user account and email account in under an hour – and, in my books, that’s quite good. I would have…
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October 19, 2010 0

White Rabbit

What? White Rabbit, you wonder? Did he get another pet? No – he didn’t get another pet. That’s the provisional title of my Game Chef effort, which almost definitely won’t get completed by the 19/20th September deadline. While I enjoy reading games, and occasionally playing them too, I never seem to have enough time to…
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September 14, 2010 0