Archive > August 2008

For further discussion…

I’m in Swindon, in the halls (or bowels) of Mongoose Publishing. The wall opposite me is about half full of my books. It’s a strange sight. * * * I’ve been reading James Maliszewski’s Grognardia blog about old-school gaming with great interest. I’m trying to find the time to run an old-school campaign as modified [...]

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A tentative manifesto as regards roleplaying games

I’ve been moving both physically and metaphorically all week. The books are (mostly) stacked in bookcases, the floor is no longer entirely eclipsed by boxes, and the new blog looks presentable. So, welcome to that’s not my squid. This, for example, is a blog, and not your squid. You will not find your squid or [...]

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Demos

Mongoose have asked me to write two demo games for GenCon, one for Traveller and the other for Babylon 5. The B5 one also has to be capable of including Claudia Christian (she played Susan Ivanova) on the off-chance that she makes it to the con. So, I’ve written up a pair of two-three hour [...]

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At Least It’s Not Butlins

Next tuesday, I’m off to England for three weeks, two of which will be spent communing with the Mongoose mothership in sunny delightful fascinating singular Swindon. For much of the rest of the time, though, I’ll be at GenCon UK. I’ll admit to being rather apprehensive about it – in my past experience, GenCon UK’s [...]

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In which I review where I am

As I write this entry, I am thirty years and six months old. I am sitting on the couch in a small rented house, surrounded by books and boxes (the boxes, for the most part, contain more books). I am living with my girlfriend, who I have known for slightly more than six months or [...]

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No? Good. Then we’ll begin.

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