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Burgers And Board Games

I went out on a trip to Newcastle this weekend with my nephew Jack. It’s part of a new strategy to get out and about a bit. We already have the Nature’s Theme Park walks and now we have a solidifying strategy of visiting restaurants. The target today was Fat …

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Board Gaming The Galactic Civil War

The last board game I purchased was Star Wars: Rebellion. It’s a pretty amazing game, the only real disadvantage it has is it’s only a two-player game and it takes about 4-5 hours to player, or even longer if you’re not familiar with the rules yet. Despite all this, if …

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Martial Arts, Bullets, Melodrama And 100 Mooks

In many ways, it seems tabletop gaming, of the role-playing sort, has temporarily died. Well, that is to say, what was the ‘regular’ Sunday gaming has died. One alternative to fill this gap are gaming days, an attempt to deliver something different to a one-shot, in that it’s longer (it …

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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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Binging..RPG Campaigns

I’m always on the look out for different formats for delivering role-playing games. We already have the staples of long-running, mini-campaign and on-shot. Yes, these definitions can be debated until the ends of the Earth but you’re generally going to be involved for multiple of tens of sessions (long-running), somewhere …

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Long Campaigns Attenuate Story

I’ve been gorging on web shows lately. I got into Titan’s Grave, which I really enjoyed and I took a few things away from it. This naturally lead to Critical Role, which I dived into, enjoyed, realised each episode was at least 3 hours long and I decided I’d watch …

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The Strange Allure of Critical Role

I’ve talked about how much I’ve enjoyed Titan’s Grave and some of the ways it’s got me thinking about my potential future gaming. It also meant I discovered Critical Role, something else I’d never heard of before. Critical Role is quite different to Titan’s Grave. The former is very much …

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