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A Fool’s Errand: Over the Hill (Part Three)

We’re in the final quarter of the year now, and my quest to play every board game in my collection has had some highs and lows. Some games have needed to be ditched due to quality or the realisation that … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: The Midyear Review (Part Two)

Previously I published a list of some of the games I’ve played in April and May. Now we’re closing out my mid year games. The Last of May Carcassonne Carcassonne was possibly the third ‘golden age of board games’ game … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: The Midyear Review (Part One)

It’s now halfway through the year and I’ve been keeping pace roughly between board games played in my collection and the year’s progress. With lockdown it’s been tricky, especially for three player games when there are few times everyone in … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: First Quarter Report

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I do love a good challenge. Just as 2020 was ending, my partner, Emma, asked whether it would be possible to play every game in my collection in a year. I … Continue reading

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Explosion High is now on Kickstarter!

I’ve been busy yelling all over social media about Explosion High being on Kickstarter that I’ve forgotten to make a post on my own blog about it. To be honest, this poor blog’s been so neglected that I only remembered … Continue reading

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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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