At time of writing I’m enjoying a brief respite between attending MCM London Comic Con and UK Games Expo on back to back weekends. This just three weeks after getting married, and two weeks after getting back from my honeymoon. And two days after the Succession finale. What a month!Continue reading
What to Pack for a Roleplaying Game
A couple of months ago, I turned up to run a game of Heart: the City Beneath, and realised I’d forgotten to bring dice. Not a problem – our host was able to provide what we needed – but a little annoying. I’d planned to bring fancy red and black and orange dice!
A few weeks later, in the midst of pretty severe burnout, I was packing to go run the next Heart game. This time I was determined not to forget something. So much so that I even when online to look for “How to pack for an RPG” guides, to make sure I had what I needed. I couldn’t find anything good; at least not on the first page of Google.
Long story short, I forgot the character sheets. That was a problem.
Anyway, here’s a list of everything you (might or might not) need when you attend an RPG session. It’s designed for you to start at the top and work down, with off-ramps when you hit something that doesn’t apply to you. I made this for me, but maybe you’ll find it useful too? I’ve no expectation this will reach the first page of Google, but at least I’ll know where it is.Continue reading
17 Great Things About Roleplaying in 2017
I think 2017 was a pretty good year, certainly compared to the one before. Here are my 17 highlights from a year with lots and lots of roleplaying games! Continue reading
Review of 2016
There are plenty of more socio-political aware blogs providing commentary on the atrocity that was 2016. I don’t have much to add to that, only to say that, even disregarding international events, personally this has been the worst year of my life.
I played some cool roleplaying games though 🙂 Continue reading
GenCon 2016: Day Four and Awards Conclusion
The dream is over, at least for a year. GenCon 2016 is concluded. I’m back in the UK now, readjusting to normal life, before I head off to Nine Worlds tomorrow. Sorry this is so late… Continue reading
Gotten a bit lax at blog updates recently – it’s been a busy summer – but now that the Ennies nominations have landed, it seems like a good time to glance at my predictions, mark my homework, and give a bit of an update on some of the weirdness I talked about last time. Continue reading
Not-So-Crystal Ball: Ennies Predictions and Weirdness
Following last year, when I reviewed the announced Ennies nominees to predict winners and generally snark, I thought it would be fun to make things more challenging for me this year and try and predict the nominees for the year’s most prestigious roleplaying awards show. Seemed like a fun/dumb enough idea for a blog post.
Putting this together led to some kind of weird places. Continue reading
UK Games Expo 2016
My debut visit to the UK Games Expo was a bittersweet occasion – a band-aid to ease the irritation of not being able to visit GenCon 2015. This year my attendance was much more celebratory. Since I am attending GenCon, and returning to Nine Worlds as well, the UKGE marks the start of my convention season, which I’ve been looking forward to all year! Continue reading
2015 in Review: My Hobby
Last time I wrote about the RPG campaigns I played in this year (with an unflattering spotlight on Dungeons and Dragons), along with the conventions I attended, the gaming brunches I ate at, and the blog I’m currently writing for.
Today I’m aiming for something a bit less egotistical, with a review of 2015 for the roleplaying hobby as a whole. Though it might just be the bits of the hobby that I find interesting. My ego can’t be contained. Continue reading
On the DriveThruRPG Offensive Content Controversy
I don’t think I really have anything to say on the DriveThruRPG “Tournament of Rapists” fiasco that hasn’t been better expressed by other commentators. But for the record, here is my position. Continue reading