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Meta-game The Hell Out of It

A few weeks back, we played the fourth session of our Dresden Files Accelerated campaign and it was excellent. In my view it was the tabletop role-playing game equivalent of an Emmy winning episode. Yeah, a bit of hyperbole, but it was really great and I really loved it. As …

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Playbooks v Mantles

We’re currently playing Dresden Files Accelerated, which is a brilliant game and we’re really enjoying it. It has got me thinking about a few things in relation to systems and characters and how the two things intersect. What I’m learning from playing Dresden Files Accelerated is how I don’t like …

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A Board Game of Gibbering Madness

Note: This blog is a bit late, it seemed to get a bit lost in the workflow. I played two board games over the Christmas holidays, one was Star Wars Rebellion and I wrote about it on a previous blog post. The the second game was Mansions of Madness. It’s …

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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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