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Future Comic Con Experiences

We went to MCM Comic Con Manchester at the end of July, suffice to say it was a different and yet eerily expected experience at the same time. It has caused us to consider how we approach our Comic Con visits in the future. The Content Problem The main problem …

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Cosplay and Currencies

A long time ago, twenty years give or take a few, I started doing the whole fancy dress thing at conventions. I can’t say I was involved in cosplay because it wasn’t called that back then. It was just fancy dress. It was basically just like Halloween, but not on …

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The PLAY Expo Experience

So, I went to PLAY Expo last weekend. It was meant to be my next big vlogging thing after the Disney World trip. Suffice to say it didn’t work out as expected and I learned some things from it in terms of vlogging in the future and the types of …

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A Sort of RPG Scenario Re-Boot

I’ve done some prep work today for my Cottage Con 2015 endeavour. It wasn’t a vast amount. Figuring out some issue titles. Creating some A5 character sheets, they still need a bit of fiddling. Thinking out some loose scene ideas to pull out of the hat. A bit of imagery, …

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The CottageCon 2015 Challenge

In November we go off to a ‘sort of remote’ Cottage and play games for a couple of days. We started this tradition way back in 2007. That’s another date that makes me feel old as that’s eight years ago. That’s just ludicrous. I’d like to think we haven’t done …

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A Cottage And Some Games

Cottage Con. A simple idea. A group of friends get together to play games of various sorts in a remote, to varying degrees, cottage. It also involves lots of food. Initially this was the gaming group but has subsequently expanded to involve a wider group of friends. Surprisingly, I’ve lost …

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Spirit of Exalted (Quickstart)

I suspect it’s true of everyone who went to CottageCon II that they like Exatled. They want to play Exalted. The trouble is I’m also pretty sure it’s true they want to play the concept of Exalted, but not the actual Exalted game. This is because the Exalted game is …

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Strange Events At Ravenswood Manor

A testament to the varied menu of games at CottageCon II is the Ravenswood Manor, Call of Cthuhlu adventure. A group of player characters consisting of society types, con men, politicians, artists and war veterans descended on Ravenswood Manor and dark events unfold. What was fascinating about the session was …

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Scenes, Conflicts and Blasters

Pulsars and Privateers. Primetime Adventures. A campaign that was really liked by everyone who played, and the experimental slot of CottageCon II colliding: did it soar or crash and burn? Well, I don’t think it’s too inaccurate to say that the experimental part of the equation possibly acted as a …

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Back From The Gaming Wildlands

I’m not a person to look back at times gone by and insists they were better. I don’t do this because the truth is it’s often that they were just different. I also get tired of conversations with old relatives that paint the past as some grand, rosy, Enid Blyton …

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