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RIP Wayne England

Sad news today, with the announcement of the passing of Wayne England.  England was a prolific artist who worked extensively with gaming companies to produce a lot of stunning sci-fi and fantasy artwork. Work for…


Hobby Resolutions 2016

It’s been another great year, hobby-wise. I’ve run a couple of RPGs and played in others, done a small amount of painting, played plenty of board games and generally had a good time. Before looking…


The World of Darkness Paradox

Last week it was announced that White Wolf Publishing, the company behind the World of Darkness line of RPGs was sold by their owners, CCP (famous for Eve Online and the mismanagement of White Wolf’s properties) to Paradox…


Riddle Me This

I am going to start this post with a quote.  This is Warren Zevon paraphrasing Schopenhauer in the VH1 Inside Out documentary: We buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them….


Busy Times, Busy Times!

I have been on holiday for the past 2 weeks and my, it has been a busy time.  The first week, my mother came to stay with us in our remote little corner of the world….


Alphabet of Entertainment: J is for Jam

This week, J! Board Games: Jungle Speed Broadly speaking, I am not a fan of reflex games, but I am willing to make an exception for Jungle Speed.  It plays a lot like snap, with with…


Oh, Look… More Munchkin… Super…

I’ve posted at length about it before, and more briefly in the past week, but even if I do sound like a broken record I would like to just have one more quick word about…


Alphabet of Entertainment: I is for Iron Man

Do we still need these preambles? Let’s not bother today. On to I: Movies: Iron Man I’m sorry, but if you don’t like Iron Man then you can talk to the repulsor, ‘cos the faceplate ain’t listenin’!…


New Contributor at Triple Triad Cards

I’m enjoying recent developments over at TripleTriadCards.com, where I have just added a new contributor who approached me recently to ask if he could join. Jay’s focus thus far seems to be on printable card,…



Alphabet of Entertainment: G is for Grandia

This week, the original G! Video Games: Grandia Whilst the Final Fantasy series introduced me to Japanese RPGs, Grandia represents my favourite entry in the genre. The story is really good, with each character being explored in…


Alphabet of Entertainment: F is for Forbidden Desert

Yo, yo, yo, we are on to F! Today we are taking a look at some fantastic media beginning with that particular letter. Let’s go! Board Games: Forbidden Desert Forbidden Desert, like Forbidden Island before it, is a…



Local Flavour: The Thurso Cyder Cup (Part 2)

Further to my previous post about the promotional video for a local inter-pub golfing event, The Cyder Cup, the second of the spaghetti-western themed videos is now up: Again, pretty cool and well put together.