Tag: role playing games

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Stranger Tales

Tales from the Loops provides an odd playing experience in our group. We had our second session this week and it felt weird – not in-game weird, but play experience weird. We have made slow progress on the plot line, but at the same time the role playing experience has been fuller and richer than…
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July 19, 2017 0

G is for Games

It would be remiss of me not to mention Games for today’s letter. Games have become my life. I have no recollection of when I played my first game, but I still have the Snakes and Ladders board my sister and I played on as kids at my Gran’s house. The board has an orange…
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April 8, 2016 0

Transition: A Brief Review

Transition by Iain M. Banks My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Concern engage in philanthropic activities spanning the whole of the multiverse, or so they would claim to their own people, using the powers of those capable of Transitioning between the many worlds to bring order out of chaos. Like some sort of dimensional…
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August 27, 2011 0

Conan the Statisticator

Played Conan for the first time yesterday. As we run on fairly tight timelines (we only really have 150 minutes on a Wednesday to play in), we tend towards short adventures (two or three sessions) and pregen characters. On this occasion, I might have communicated a bit late in saying I wanted to play a…
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May 12, 2011 0

Beggars – Day Eight

I gritted my teeth for much of the weekend, as despite the best of plans I failed to write a single letter for my game supplement. Of course, I didn’t waste the time either. I did a lot of family-related stuff, like helping with the Christmas Tree (hefting the box from the attic and unpacking/hanging…
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December 13, 2010 0

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

An adventure ‘snippet’ for Maelstrom RPG. Synopsis: Beggars find something of value, but need to get back to civilisation to make anything from it. Adventure Outline: The characters go scavenging in the fields around the city, wandering the paths and lanes in search of anything valuable. In tough times, you have to be prepared to…
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February 7, 2010 0


The house is quiet, except for the scuffling of various small animals in the dining room and the vague nattering of the boys in their bedroom. New Year was 40 minutes ago, and I’ve done most of the washing up. We spent the evening with friends nibbling on a buffet of snacks, and played a…
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January 1, 2009 0

The Sward and the Stone

In 1446, Wales perched on the precipice, faced with the prospect of a new rebellion by restless natives. Complacent English nobles, entrusted with expansive domains, stretch themselves all too thin, leaving stewards to run much of their lands and properties. In many instances, these stewards come from the local population, swayed by misplaced loyalties and…
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October 13, 2008 0

The Impact of Gaming

E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson made a difference to my childhood and adult life alike. Without the popularity of Dungeons and Dragons in the 70s and the surge of games that spawned around the role playing phenomena in the ensuing decades, I would never have led the double life I have. Yes, I would…
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March 5, 2008 0