RPGs, Tabletop Games

My Top 5 RPG Publishers

There are so many great publishers out there, putting out a huge number of RPGs and RPG supplements.  The wealth of creativity within the industry is inspiring and today I'm going to pay tribute to my 5 favourite publishers. These rankings are completely subjective and based on my own experience of the products put out… Continue reading My Top 5 RPG Publishers

Reviews, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Reflections on Tabletop Scotland 2019

This weekend I made the long journey south to Tabletop Scotland.  This is the second year that the show has run, but it's the first time I've attended.  A few people from our local club went along last year and loved it, so I was keen to visit this time.  All in all, from my… Continue reading Reflections on Tabletop Scotland 2019

Blogging, Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Pop Culture, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Holiday Hobbying: Part 2

We spent the last few days in London. We came down for a family wedding but decided to stay on and explore a bit. We also had a couple of nice things booked. Oh, and I am the worst at taking photos, so lots of images from Google in this post... On the night we… Continue reading Holiday Hobbying: Part 2

Blogging, Board Games, Card Games, Miniature Games, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Top 50 Games of 2018 (10-1)

Welcome to our top 50 games list for 2018, in which I list my personal top 50 games at this point in time.  My choices are not limited to games from this calendar year, but instead, represent my current thoughts on the top 50 games to me.  Next year, some of the games featured may… Continue reading Top 50 Games of 2018 (10-1)

Pop Culture, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Best System for a Rick and Morty RPG

It's nice when companies release licensed RPGs.  The books are not only games in themselves, but are usually full of cool art and background information on the franchises you love.  Put simply, they are often celebrations of the subject matter.   The thing is, you often don't need a whole new RPG system to run games… Continue reading Best System for a Rick and Morty RPG

Rant, RPGs, Tabletop Games

There’s Something to be said for Unsullied Plans

I'm working away on some notes, NPCs, locations and the like for my upcoming Dresden Files RPG campaign.  I love this part of being a GM.  I really enjoy plotting out what I want to happen and how to bring each of my players into the fold.  I like sitting down at the table, knowing… Continue reading There’s Something to be said for Unsullied Plans

RPGs, Tabletop Games

My RPG Collection

Today, I thought I'd take you through my collection of RPG books.  That is, my physical collection.  As you can probably surmise from my frequent links to Bundles of Holding, I have a lot of digital copies of RPG books, too.  Those folders are vast, but also unimpressive and ultimately less satisfying from a collector's… Continue reading My RPG Collection

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

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Choosing an RPG for a New Group

I've got a lovely opportunity coming up.  Some old friends are interested in trying out a roleplaying game and I'm delighted to be their GM.  I love GMing.  I like playing RPGs, but GMing is where my heart is.  I like telling stories and working with the players to really create something special. Thing is,… Continue reading Choosing an RPG for a New Group

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