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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

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Hobby Update 29/07/18: One Construct and His Blade

We're back up north, having spent a couple of weeks visiting family, buying a new car, seeing friends and generally chilling in the Central Belt.  It's always nice to go off somewhere, but I like coming home. On Wednesday, I headed down to Lybster for one of my D&D groups.  We've been using the Portland… Continue reading Hobby Update 29/07/18: One Construct and His Blade

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle of Holding: Mutant: Year Zero

We've made it clear before just how much we love Modiphius.  They just consistently put out quality and, given the sheer range of great games they offer, it's hard to believe that the company is only six years old.  Anyway, that's enough gushing for now.  There's a bundle up just now on Bundle of Holding… Continue reading Bundle of Holding: Mutant: Year Zero

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle(s) of Holding: Ars Magica 5th Ed.

Bundle of holding have a couple of offers up just now for Ars Magica, the magical fantasy RPG from Atlas Games.  It was originally published by Lion Rampant and then by my beloved White Wolf.  Indeed, it was created by Mark Rein-Hagen, who also created Vampire: The Masquerade and, with it, the World of Darkness. … Continue reading Bundle(s) of Holding: Ars Magica 5th Ed.

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Hobby Update 08/07/18: Prepping Paranoia

The week began with a bit of a craft project.  I printed up a deck of cards to use in my Wednesday game of Paranoia.  In addition to the printed cards, I used some other supplies.  These were a selection of sleeves and some old Magic lands to put behind the prints to give them… Continue reading Hobby Update 08/07/18: Prepping Paranoia

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

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Hobby Update 01/07/18: Onward to Strahd

A little late this week, but then I've not really done all that much, hobby-wise, apart from a bit of D&D. The first of these sessions was my Lybster group.  We stormed a bandit outpost that we really had no business storming.  It didn't help that several members of the group did not follow the… Continue reading Hobby Update 01/07/18: Onward to Strahd

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Hobby Update 17/06/18: All the Dungeons, All the Dragons

It's been a roleplay-heavy week, this one.  Rest assured, that is most definitely not a complaint!  Specifically, I've been to two games of Dungeons & Dragons with two different groups. First up was a group that has only recently formed.  Indeed, this was only our second meeting, but we're starting to along very well.  I've made… Continue reading Hobby Update 17/06/18: All the Dungeons, All the Dragons

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