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No man is an Island, ………….

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, you’ll see that if you head a couple of posts back, about te dividing line between copying and inspiration. This crystalised for me this week when I started rereading a book. I … Continue reading

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Large Print and “Old Skool”

It might just be me, but for a while I have been aware that I do not like reading text which is printed on top of a picture or heavily coloured/patterned background. The reason t might just be me is … Continue reading

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Hiatus

The Arthur book is still plodding along, after a reformat to text so that Dropbox and various devices make working on it easier, but there is a hiatus on as I am trying to write a short horror story. The … Continue reading

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Going backwards to go forwards

A bit of a glitch this week. The main file, which hadn’t been backed up in a few days, developed a fault where each line had a page break after it. I suspect that is because I work on different … Continue reading

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Review – “Irrepressible!” by James Desborough of Postmortem Studios

Obtained from RPGNOW Price $3.99 PDF or $6.99 Print on Demand from lulu.com “In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order, but the phoenix can fly only when it’s feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again … Continue reading

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Reviews from the Past – 02 – Violence

Violence The Role-playing Game of egregious and repulsive bloodshed. By Designer X (Greg Costikyan) Published by Hogshead Publishing under their “New Style” Imprint First things first. This isn’t a game. It looks like one, it’s got rules and everything, and … Continue reading

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Something for nothing and your clicks for free

I understand the arguments on both sides of the piracy debate, even the one about “pirated copies” not necessarily being lost sales, because often the people getting them that way are doing no more than flipping through them and having … Continue reading

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Reviews from the Past – 01 – The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen” ISBN – 1-899749-18-7 UK£ 3.95 US$ 5.95 (at time of publishing) Copyright 1998 Hogshead Publishing Ltd. Authorship denoted as being by Baron Munchausen The scene The shadowed and dim studios of elijiah Hogg, scrivener … Continue reading

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It wasn’t a disappointment

Last week was the UK Games Expo. One of the things about that was C&S Essence was up for a “Best RPG” award. I didn’t get it (Airship Pirates did) but that was never a surprise. Goven other entrants like … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Progress

So. At present the second Apocrypha manuscript, which includes the Arthurian setting, has about 6,000 words in it, which means that it is, I think, more than the main Essence rules. There is more hand-written to add to the manuscript, … Continue reading

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