Long time since I wrote anything substantial here. Other than promotional posts, I haven’t blogged since 2018. But it’s for the best possible reason really – I haven’t been writing about roleplaying games on my blog, because I’ve been too busy doing paid design gigs for roleplaying games instead. Continue reading
Just a short update this time. I’ve not been blogging too regularly since the start of the year, but I’ve tasked myself with posting at least once a month – even if it ends up being literally the last day of month, like today. I think some discipline is good, to keep things going and justify continuing to pay for the site. Happily I’ve got enough of a back catalogue now that I’m still getting a fair amount of hits, and it’s gratifying to know there is content here people are still finding useful. Continue reading
I’m delighted to report I have now published 100 posts on this blog! 100 posts of game reviews, rules hacks, convention reports, award show coverage, playtest feedback, actual plays… and, as is the case with this post, self-congratulation. Continue reading
Just a short update. I’ve done some tidying up on the site, which has included updating my review policy, for people who wonder where I derive the justification to pass judgement on other people’s games (nowhere, really). If you want a neater list of the reviews I’ve done so far, or are interested in submitting your games for me to review, you can check out that review policy here.
Hope to have something more substantial next week!
Nearly one whole month without a blog post! That’s the festive season for you. First everything stops for Christmas and New Year, then all the usual obligations that got postponed over the holidays all hit at once in January. Continue reading
Regular readers (or rather, my regular reader) have noticed that the blog looks different than it used to. I’ve been meaning to tinker around with the themes for some time, and with the help of a more artistically minded friend, I finally got around to doing it. Continue reading
Well, GenCon is over and I’m back in London. Though the convention ended 48 hours ago, I’ve only had one sleep since then, so I’m pretty much running on fumes. Even so, my last trip to the exhibit hall feels distant indeed. Maybe it’s the speed at which Indianapolis transformed back-to-normal on Monday morning, but GenCon’s already starting to recede into memory. Continue reading
I finally added the character sheets for the War of Ashes beta-test! You can download them here. I might add NPCs later, but as I mentioned in my Adventure Creation, I wrote up an awful lot of them. I might also add a bit of flavour text for each character, but that sounds like effort, and is therefore undesirable. Continue reading
Hi. I’m Michael and this is my blog about tabletop RPGs.
I’m a twenty-something British London-based roleplayer, with about five years in the hobby depending on how you measure the boundaries. I like to play when I can, but usually I prefer to GM. I’m blessed with a wide circle of geeky gamer friends, many of whom I met at university, and at any given time I’m in three or four (or more) regular campaigns with them. Most of us aren’t students any more though – jobs and life stuff cut into our gaming time, and increasingly we struggle to get together as much as we’d like. We all know how that goes. Continue reading