A blog about tabletop stuff

Plan for September

I’m going to try and do this every month.  Main reason is so that I can track my progress against those objectives I set. So gaming plans for September are as follows – Friday 6thThe second session of the D&D Next Playtest.  We’ll finish off the scenario I ran the...

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Gamers Guide to London?

I’m going to London in October for a week’s holiday with my family and it got me thinking about how there are travel guides for practically everything these days. That got me thinking.  Why isn’t there a “gamers guide to <insert city>” out there?  Not even a blog or series...

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J is for Jawa

Whilst it’s not likely to be kicking off for a few months due to D&D Next playtesting I am starting to plan what I want to do with Star Wars Edge Of The Empire. As I’ve said a number of times this game has been a contributing catalyst to this...

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Setting vs Context

One of the things that comes up when I’m working on a plot or setting for a game is source material. There’s a lot of inspiration out there within media in general not least of which is the Science Fiction and Fantasy section of your local bookshop or library.  If...

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My name is Inigo Montoya…

When creating a new character in a RPG whether that be one used by a player or as a key non-player character a lot has to be considered.Extending the storyboard approach I’ve talked about before you have to look for a hook that either connects the character to the ones...

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GenCon 2014

GenCon next year might be something extra special. In 1974 Dungeons & Dragons was published for the first time and I fully expect that in 2014 we’ll see the release of D&D Next / 5th Edition. With that in mind I’m contemplating going to GenCon in 2014. Now this isn’t...

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How do you decide?

When making your choices about what games to buy there are usually a few routes in. Community : This could be a friend or someone you know at your local games club or indeed anyone who’s opinion you value.People play a variety of games and so your immediate community is...

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