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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…


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,…



Judging a Game by Its Cover

Just a short pictorial post today.  Having recently spent some time looking through the work of the late Wayne England, I’m struck by how much artistic talent exists within our fantastic little hobby and the…


Harper Puts Out Cool Discworld Reading Guide

Publishing house, Harper, has put out this really cool reading guide for the Discworld series, written by the late, great Terry Pratchett.  There have been reading guides around for the Discworld series for years, as it less a single…


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,…