The nature of a blog means that as more articles are posted, older offerings are pushed down into obscurity. On this page, I will list some of the articles for which I have a particular fondness. Articles are organised into categories.
‘What Alec Bourbon Said’, or Why Fluff Matters – An article on why a game’s background ‘fluff’ matters, particularly in relation to roleplaying games. The first article on this site that I was really happy with.
World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness and Christianity – An examination of the role of Christianity in the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness settings.
RPG Books: Paper or Digital? – A discussion on the pros and cons of digital version of roleplaying game books.
One World of Darkness – My reaction to the news of Paradox purchasing White Wolf from CCP.
Board Gaming Articles
Dismantling a Monopoly – A look at some great games to replace Monopoly. I do believe that if more people were aware of the alternatives, they would choose these over this ‘classic’.
Getting a Clue – A look at some deduction games that would replace Cluedo.
Droll and Move – A look at a selection of games that use dice effectively, building randomness into a game, rather than just creating a game entirely based on randomness.
The Beauty of Asymmetry – An article on asymmetry in games and why it makes play more interesting.
Dungeon Crawls Part 1: In Your Dungeon, Killin’ Your Dudes – A look at the dungeon crawl genre of board games.
Dungeon Crawls Part 2: In Your SPACE Dungeon, Killin’ Your SPACE Dudes – Another look at the dungeon crawl genre of board games, but this time with a sci-fi theme.
Are Card Game Reskins the Shovelware of the Tabletop Hobby? – An examination of frequently reskinned games, posing the question of whether this constitute ‘shovelware’.
Twilight Struggle: Factions and Regions – A critical look at the different geographical regions in the game, Twilight Struggle, and how they are used in the game.
The Resistance: Adventure Time (Print and Play Design) – My home-made Adventure Time edition of The Resistance. Lots of images of the set I made.
Mini Gaming Articles
Characterful Cross-Faction Crew Construction – An article on thematic army construction in miniatures games. There is a particular focus on Malifaux and Warmachine.
Video Gaming Articles
Classifying Video Games in the News: Tech or Entertainment? – A short examination of how video games are classified in the mainstream media.