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The Old School has more than one classroom

A missed opportunity in the Golden Age of RPGs The fault is @BigJackBrass’s For a few years now, thanks to dedicated writers and easier routes to publishing, there have been nostalgic attempts to recapture the *feel* of older role-playing games, … Continue reading

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A bump in the hero’s road

Pawr-ambrith looked around the campsite at the wagon guards that were now his comrades. He was the only elf here, possibly the only elf in the Eastern Kingdom, and he knew that elfs were feared as sorcerors and bringers of … Continue reading

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A night or two of play – Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerors of Hyperborea

Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerors of Hyberborea (ASSH) is a fantasy and horror role-playing game set in a world combining the feel of Robert E. Howard’s Hyborean Age with the pulp horror of HP Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, which is … Continue reading

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Cthulu writeup – episode two

Warning. This is a write up of “Uncle Timothy’s Will” in Blood Brothers. If playing that then stop reading. I have made changes to details. In episode one we met cousins Joan Hildyson and Sigismund Krankenhofer and detective turned novelist … Continue reading

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Review – Airfix Battles from Modiphius

Better known to modellers and gamers from the British Isles, Airfix have produced military model kits, terrain and figures since the 1950s, being an integral part of the childhood for many British children and their first introduction to playing with … Continue reading

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Cthulhu write up – episode one

Warning. This is a write up of “Uncle Timothy’s Will” in Blood Brothers. If playing that then stop reading. I have made changes to details Timothy Hildyson, last of his line, had died. One more death in a harsh and … Continue reading

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The cult of the new and multi-player solitaire

I have been thinking a fair bit about what I want from games, This appllies mainly to RPG, wargames and boardgames, which intersect in my thoughts and what I perceive as why me and current trends don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Kings of War 2nd edition – end of the first run through

To recap the first post of this battle, a group of Northmen under Jarl Sven of Bjarnulfholm are fighting the ancient evil known as the Cursed Legion, raised from centuries in death by the Nameless Necromancer (basically because I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Kings of War 2nd edition – thoughts and a run through the game – Turns 1 & 2

Mantic Games first came to my attention in 2009 as a producer of plastic wargames figures for massed ranked battles. They produced spindly Elves and solid, chunky late armoured dwarves and lots of undead. The next year, the veteran rules-write … Continue reading

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Age of Sigmar – thoughts after a run through the game

Games Workshop, recently killed off their long running “Old World” and mass battle game of Warhammer (*), just as they changed the name of the shops to that, and unveiled the new skirmish game, “Age of Sigmar”. This game has … Continue reading

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