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Cardano Grille RPG Plot Generator

Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Had an idea for a plot generator for table top role-playing games last night. Probably best suited to an espionage or conspiracy theory game or a game set during the Renaissance. I was originally thinking of The Dee Sanction but Project Cassandra, Spy Master, Conspiracy X, Night’s Black Agents, 7th Sea and All for One: […]

Happy Christmas 2023

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Pilf ’81 Day 25: The Éclat, 1 Fyrenordan Road

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Built on land exchanged by the Pifl family to the Auk, Pickling and Pifl Railway for the construction of railway lines to the town in 1839 The Éclat has over one hundred rooms. In a cost cutting measure all the cliff top hotels and grand houses on Fyrenordan Road were built in a similar style […]

Pifl ’81 Day 24: The Babylon (Part 2)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

The first spa was built by the de Pifl family in the 1750s to encourage the aristocracy to visit the town to take the airs. It was designed in the gothic revival style. Within ten years they had decided it was too small and lacked many features they wanted to incorporate so they had it […]

Pifl ’81 Day 23: The Babylon

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The Babylon is a purpose built spa and hotel complex on Fyrenordan Road at the furthest end of the road from Pifl Harbour. The first spa was built by the de Pifl family in the 1750s to encourage the aristocracy to visit the town to take the airs. It is a fine example of 1920s […]

Pifl ’81 Day 22: The Sea View Hotel and Restaurant

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Licensed Hotel & Restaurant Fyrenordan Road, Pifl, Aukshire Tel. Pifl 4111 Resident Proprietors Mr and Mrs CA Rice OPEN ALL THE YEAR All Main Bedrooms with Sea Views Central Heating Throughout Hot & Cold in all Bedrooms Television Lounge Residents Bar Lounge “A Free House” Parties (up to 100) arranged and catered for on Ground […]

Pifl ’81 Day 21: Barren Coast

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

To the south of Pifl cliffs rise straight from the sea. Lost smugglers caves can be found here, some maybe not so forgotten. Inland the land merges into the lonely moor. Smugglers caves Coterel Bay Caravan Park Camp grounds

Pifl ’81 Day 20: Sommervin

Friday, January 20th, 2023

To the north of Pifl on the way up into the hills is a cluster of villages broadly known as Sommervin but which can be divided into three distinct groups. Former mining villages include Sallis-Clegg, Foggy Wilde and Compowen are properly the Sommervin villages. The lost and largely forgotten village of Blamyire can be found […]

Pifl ’81 Day 19: Hibernal

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

A group of charming villages with a murder rate higher than Baltimore sit along the river valley west of Pifl. Abandoned Workhouse Camp Sites Caravan Parks Churches Cricket grounds Priory Ruin Heritage Railway

Pifl ’81 Day 18: Manor Reservoir

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Surrounded by a wooded park near Nordan is the reservoir, built in the 1890s, that supplies the town’s water. The boat club and rowing club use the res. The town’s sports centre and athletics fields are in the park.

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