Category: Gaming

In our previous instalment, the party (and me) had gone through the Unknown Armies universe generation process, and come out of it with characters and a world, but not really a direction. Without an Objective, I decided the first session…

One of the reasons for the slowdown in blogging stuff has been the number of things I’m doing that I don’t really blog about. One of those things is that I’m getting more into Tabletop RPG, especially running games. Recently…

I went into my first Nineworlds with few expectations. Primarily it was an expensive way to see a lot of people I generally only see in fields and scout camps up and down the country while LARPing, secondarily it was…

A crowd of people dressed in fantasy costumes line a procession led by a woman in venician-style robes wearing a crown of flowers.

The biggest LARP that I attend is Profound Decisions‘ Empire campaign. Empire is a massive system, not only in terms of the size of the events – well over a thousand people – but also in that the background literature…

Work First weeks at work are generally a bit chaotic, new accounts, new processes, new people. This combined with a few other complexities (We had a Virgin Engineer around to fix the fact that every so often my ping times…

One of the benefits of having had this website up for 17 years is being able to trace things through history. So in 2006 I gave World of Warcraft a heavy go. Nobody in my local circle was really playing…

I’ve been trying to write this post for a week. I wrote part of everything as a frothy public facebook post, but I wanted to line up my thoughts and put them down in a proper post for this. A…

So Steam, by default, when asked to take a screenshot will merrily scatter them hither and yon across your hard-drive with unwarranted abandon. Specifically, it’ll put them in the app’s home directory. This isn’t great, because what with cloud-saves and…

I am a fan of the Myst series. I like their aesthetic – the desolate, long abandoned feel, the giant mechanics, the multivarious worlds – I like the sparse storytelling. I like the way the puzzles build on each other…

In 9 weeks, 79 hours, it will all be over. In 79 hours, this one will be over. But in 34 hours, Odyssey 12 – The Golden Ram – will begin. There are over 150 plot threads going out this event. That doesn’t include…