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LOCS C&S Geek code circa 2000

Andy Staples commented on C&S 5 abbreviations. In the days of steam internet, even being a fan could involve abbreviations… ADV = Adventurer GM = Gamesmaster GMA = GM/ADV M/C = Mix/Custom Supplements SB= Sourcebook LoTRS = Land of the … Continue reading

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My first Chivalry and Sorcery campaign

I first obtained the Chivalry and Sorcery 1st edition in 1980, a second hand copy with a red cover that no other copy I have ever seen had. Certainly it mystified Ed and Wilf when they saw it. I quickly … Continue reading

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Seeking Sanctuary in RPGs

On the way to work this morning, I listened to the podcast by “Dirk the Dice” ( @thegrognardfiles ) and friends on Cities in RPGs and on the “Thieves’ World” multi-system RPG supplement. That podcast is here . In case … Continue reading

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To a more realistic medieval RPG

The new Chivalry and Sorcery will include, for the first time, rules for characters of the Jewish and Islamic religions. These will be enough for character generation and more in-depth supplements may be produced later. Now, there was a question … Continue reading

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Rosalie Smith

This was first written on a Psion 3a during commutes between cities to work and was published in “Alarums and Excursions” and later in the C&S “Armourer’s Companion” This form is the one from the Armourer’s Companion and was edited … Continue reading

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That is not dead which can eternal lie…

No one would have believed in the last years of the twentieth century That internet arguments fuelled by alcohol could lead one to do silly things…. Actually, all too believable The year 2000 was, actually, the last year of the … Continue reading

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Being Merry is not logical!

West End Games, best known for its Star Wars licence, also produced some Star Trek games, including three solitaire games in a box as a tie-in licence to Star Trek III – Search for Spock. It has to be said … Continue reading

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Travel Battle – The figures, the first battle and overall impressions

The figures (updated 02/01/2019) My eyesight is so bad these days, that looking at the 8mm figures is better through the camera than with the naked eye. They have enough detail that, if painted, they should be enough for table … Continue reading

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Travel Battle – First impressions

My first impressions on unboxing “Travel Battle” from Perry Miniatures¬†¬£50 though you might find it cheaper. In the summer I had an idea of playing (and kind of reviewing) three Napoleonic board wargames. Well, I got one done. A few … Continue reading

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Waterloo Three – 1 – SPI’s “Napoleon at Waterloo”

Introduction For some reason I have been inspired¬† to re fight the battle of Waterloo\La Belle Alliance three years after all the cool kids were doing it. I will be using board wargames to do this and will follow the … Continue reading

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