Books, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Box of Books

We've skipped our usual 5 on Friday and Hobby Update posts this week as I'm currently without a computer.  This is a particular pain for the 5 on Friday posts as the format is tricky to replicate on the mobile WordPress app.   I have an order in for my new machine, but until it arrives,… Continue reading Box of Books

Board Games, Books, Learning, RPGs, Tabletop Games, Video Games

Humble Bundle: Game Design & Puzzlecraft Bundle

Most of the bundles we link to come from the fine folk at Bundle of Holding, which are almost always RPG-focused bundles.  Today, we have something a little bit different in the form of a bundle themed around game design.  Unlike previous game design bundles, this one focuses firmly on tabletop game design. There are… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Game Design & Puzzlecraft Bundle

Books, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle of Holding: Lots of Gumshoe

Mystery is a crucial part of many RPG campaigns, but there are some fundamental issues with the structures of some of these campaigns.  It's great when players find, identify and interpret clues, but they don't always find them, and a couple such misses can leave a mystery unsolvable.  I mean, this can be overcome by… Continue reading Bundle of Holding: Lots of Gumshoe

Books, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle of Holding: Mindjammer

I'm still looking for the sci-fi RPG that fits me just right, giving me a good system that can be really flexible and gives an interesting setting that both gives a good jumping-off point for stories, but doesn't constrict with an existing and expansive IP.  This latter point, on not being bogged down with a… Continue reading Bundle of Holding: Mindjammer

Books, Miniature Games, Video Games

Worlds of Warhammer: Black Library Bundle on Humble Bundle

There's a really cool book bundle up just now on Humble Bundle, featuring lots of books from Games Workshop's Black Library.  This includes titles about Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, the old Warhammer Fantasy, Necromunda and a book from the Horus Heresy series.  There are also a bunch of discount codes for various video games.… Continue reading Worlds of Warhammer: Black Library Bundle on Humble Bundle

Board Games, Books, RPGs

A World Unexplored: The Discworld

I am a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of novels.  It was introduced to me by a friend in secondary school. And my first book was Hogfather.  I have since read every book in the series, seen all of the TV adaptions, read the graphic novels, listened to the audiobooks, perused the maps,… Continue reading A World Unexplored: The Discworld

Books, Miniature Games, Pop Culture

The Black Library on Audible

At the tail end of last year, Games Workshop struck a partnership with Audible, adding titles from their Black Library imprint onto the popular audiobook platform.  Now, I'm not going to claim that BL produces great works of literature, but they do produce decent sci-fi with a great, familiar setting.  I've found that they have… Continue reading The Black Library on Audible

Books

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War Currently Free as eBook at Tor.com

As a big fan of John Scalzi, I'm very keen to share this one with you.  Tor Books - publishers of fine sci-fi - are currently offering classic Scalzi novel, Old Man's War as their eBook Club pick for June. Old Man's War and the subsequent series of sequels are not my favourite Scalzi books, but they're… Continue reading John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War Currently Free as eBook at Tor.com

Books, Miniature Games

Malifaux @ Bundle of Holding

Not dead, just busy, busy, busy!  Today though, I am taking the opportunity to share a bundle over at Bundle of Holding. One of the current offerings from this fantastic site is a bundle of Malifaux books.  Malifaux is one of my favourite games, so this grabbed my interest. Not only does it include all current 2nd Edition books,… Continue reading Malifaux @ Bundle of Holding

Books

The Horus Heresy @ Humble Bundle

I have an on-again-off-again relationship with Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000.  There are plenty of reasons that anyone might have such a relationship, but something I do like, and which I keep coming back to, is the fiction put out by GW's publishing arm, The Black Library.  One series that garnered BL particular acclaim is the Horus Heresy… Continue reading The Horus Heresy @ Humble Bundle