Category: Grumbles

writing, gaming, creating


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

Bone Tired

I am really, genuinely, bone-numbingly tired today. I mean, I’m so tired every time I hit a key on this ‘board it feels like some has strapped a marshmallow to it. I can trace my skeletal structure through the dull sensation of not having any sensation. I feel like I could probably sleep for at…
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March 21, 2011 0

Mechanical Breakdown

I approach any new game with considerable caution, even the simplest ones. I have this habit of deconstructing mechanics without even taking the time to try them out. This might be a good thing. Given my desire for crunch, it might be bad as well. I do what I can to stop this, but given…
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February 28, 2011 0

Stupid House

I’ve been watching a lot of House. Both my wife and me have been working througgh some cheaply acquired box sets. Up to Season 3, we watched them without prior viewing; but now, we’ve started into the territory that overlaps the programmes on TV we’ve seen over the last couple of years. Sometimes, I’ve forgotten…
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January 26, 2011 0

Knowing It

I had grand plans for this weekend, but somewhere in the mix I have become side-tracked by some irritating minutiae. I have a To Do list on my laptop, constantly lingering in view, so I have no excuse to lose focus. I have managed to remove a couple of things from the list – like…
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July 11, 2010 0

One of those Days

I have had a slow Saturday where, despite having the time to do all the things on my To Do list, I have managed, largely, to do a whole load of things I hadn’t intended to do. I haven’t been wasting time, by any measure. However, in the greater schemes of things I have erred…
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May 8, 2010 0

Copier Fingers

Everyone has a talent. I don’t mean a skill or a qualification, I mean an innate talent. In many instances, people use that talent to help them in their work; in others, the talents is meaningless in any useful context. I think I may fall somewhere in between with mine. I can ‘Xerox’ something with…
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March 10, 2010 0

Just Ill

I suffer from a persistent cough. Some suggest I take up smoking just to make all the coughing worthwhile. I take such comments in good humour. In fact, I have only smoked a single packet of ciggies in my life, and that was some seventeen years ago. About nine years ago I had a lung…
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December 3, 2009 0


I have been getting up 5am every morning this week. I know I should be getting up at that time anyway to get in some writing, but it rarely happens. In this instance, it has been a matter of necessity rather than choice. Someone has ruined my already horrible commute. I travel about 75 miles…
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November 13, 2009 0

The Vurt

I have spent the last 8 or so years slowly filling up the web space I rent. At the moment I use a fairly basic business package, but I have hit a ceiling within the limits of the offer. Despite making no sense, my host restrict file numbers as well as file size. I’m sure…
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August 21, 2009 0