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Swashbuckling in the 13th Age!

There are two blog posts coming out of the first session of the Arabian 13th Age campaign, this was supposed to be the second one, but since I’m being hassled for them, and this one doesn’t involve a bit of image editing, it has hit the web first. One of …

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Great 13th Age of Arabia Campaign

It’s true to say I’ve been in a gaming funk due to a combination of factors. I’ve not felt fully engaged with a campaign as a player since the Promethean Institute campaign ended back August 2012. I was enjoying running Fate Fading Suns but that got cancelled back in May …

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Gumshoe Spy Thrillers

I got two things over Christmas (other than spending the holiday sunning myself in Fuertaventura): 13th Age and Night’s Black Agents. These games are what you would call my first serious ‘post-Fate love’ purchase. I still adore Fate, but finding other systems that might appeal to me is always good, …

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Holy Old School Crunch!

There are numerous things that where acceptable in the 80’s: mullets, stone washed jeans, mad perms, wearing odd-coloured fluorescent socks, loafers, skinny trousers a tad too short and numerous other fashion mistakes. In terms of RPGs, what was also acceptable in the 80’s, was ridiculous, epic crunch often with different, …

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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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The Gaming Twilight?

Indicators. Little signals that change is happening, no matter how temporary. The fact this blog gets updates less. The fact I’m putting what spare time I do have into video games. Yes, some of these things are products of being quite busy, not really having evenings to speak off (or …

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What Realities Will You Accept?

A number of weeks back, I changed up what I was listening to during my various travels from Radio 4 to some gaming podcasts. While the majority of these discussed old topics with traditional solutions that anyone of any experience has solved the world over, one of them did discuss …

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GM Burst Baby! Burst!

After the cancellation of Fate Fading Suns and some discussion of the types of ‘campaigns’ the group falls into and some of the practical problems that come out of that I’ve reached some conclusions about what this means for me running more games. Initially, there are two important things to …

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A Dungeon World Experience

Two weeks ago we played Dungeon World. I was looking forward to it, but more from a system experimentation point of view before I went into it. Having played the first session I’m liking my character and I’m really getting into it. There is a lot to be frustrated about …

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Marvel Heroic Role-Playing: No Go Area?

Over the years I’ve learned there are game systems I wouldn’t even contemplate running. In the main these tend to be systems that are complicated and have lots of things to remember. If they have both they should certainly be avoided. In the dim, distance past I may have been …

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