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Who Dares Roles: Zinequest Zine-Fest

It’s Zinequest 3! Zinequ3st? Either way, it’s the start of a month of fascinating, weird projects on Kickstarter. I’ve recorded a video about two projects I’ve backed, several active ones I’m interested in and some which have since come out. … Continue reading

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Who Dares Roles: Cyberpunks and Missing Teens

My second video for Who Dares Roles ran a little long, but covered a good amount of RPG content. My copy of Alice is Missing (which I’ve now had a chance to virtually play and will review after another playthrough) … Continue reading

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Who Dares Roles: I make videos now!

Hey, I’ve started doing something new for Who Dares Rolls. Yes, I’ve pivoted to video. I write reviews and general chatter about indie RPGS as well as the occasional board game. Until recently we had a podcast, but busy schedules … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Explosion High!

I’ve mentioned here before that I’m working on a comic called Explosion High. Well, it’s looking a lot more real now. The first issue’s script was written last year in a couple of sittings, the main one of which felt … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Four (Nice Marines to The Yellow King)

Okay, home stretch now. Here are the final games I played this year, covering us pretty much to the present moment. There might be one more session of play before the year’s end, in order to finish Warmer in the … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Three (Green Dawn Mall to Masks: A New Generation)

My list of RPGs I played or ran this year continues, with a few I’ve reviewed, a few I haven’t and some general fun experiences to share. Green Dawn Mall This was part of Zinequest, and I regret not backing … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part Two (Conan to Fuck! It’s Dracula!)

I’ve managed to play a healthy amount of different RPGs this year, and here’s a continuation of my list of experiences I’ve had. Some of these games I’ve reviewed already and some either will get one later or might not. … Continue reading

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The Top 36 RPGs I Played in 2020, in Alphabetical Order – Part One (Adventures in Middle Earth to Comrades)

I started the year with a weekly roleplaying group and a fortnightly community night I ran for the Dice Saloon in Brighton. I was doing pretty good as far as opportunities to try out roleplaying games and attended AireCon, possibly … Continue reading

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Cosy Horror and Explosions

This year’s been a bit of a weird one, hasn’t it? I feel like I’ve been incredibly productive and nowhere near productive enough, which will hopefully even out to make an averagely productive time as far as my writing goes. … Continue reading

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RPG a Day 2020, Part Thirty-One – Alternatives to Experience Points

When I ran Dungeons & Dragons, experience points were often a pain. Third Edition had too much maths in working out encounters, as you’d have to calculate challenge ratings, you were recommended a set amount of encounters and were encouraged … Continue reading

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