March 2016

Trialling a Schedule

Originally, I was posting every day on here, until that became unsustainable.  Then, there was a lengthy period of radio silence.  Now, I’m managing a couple of posts per week. For the coming month (starting…


Getting a Clue

As I suggested in a previous post, we really are in a Golden Age of board games just now, and it pains me to see so many people sticking to old-fashioned, creaky games when there…


RPG Books: Paper or Digital?

I have mixed feelings about digital books. On the one hand, I really like the idea of them and I definitely like the convenience of being able to pop online and get pretty much whatever…


Dismantling a Monopoly

The big problem when discussing modern board gaming with the uninitiated observer is that the subject is just so firmly associated with a handful of really dry, old games that have come to be labelled…


Worldhopping.net Closes

A site that I used to occasionally write for is closing.  Worldhopping.net was created by Dave, an old friend of mine.  It covered a wide range of niche topics, including reviews or games and books,…



The Dresden Files RPG: Session 3

The third session of our The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game campaign deviated slightly from my expectations.  We continue to follow the rough events of the first novel, Storm Front: This Thursday’s session started off where the last one…


The Dresden Files RPG: Session 2

Last Thursday, my RPG group had our second session with The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game.  Whereas the first session (described in this post) consisted mainly of character creation, the second session had a lot more gameplay….






The Dresden Files RPG: Session 1

Last night, my group started their first session of The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game.  This was my, and their, first time using the Fate system, and I think it went reasonably well. In this session, we created…