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Pocket Junk and a little Light Reorganising

Friday, August 14th, 2015

I’ve been moving some of my pages round over the last few days to try and make some of them a little less buried away. So all the pages that used to be under other peoples’ games are now just under games. I’ve also merged two blog posts about pocket junk into one and made […]

Gaming the Heist Movies

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’re Only Supposed to Blow the Bloody Doors Off appeared in Valkyrie Quarterly issue 25.  I’m posting the original article online but I plan on adding to it and expanding it.

The Grey Film Poster

Role Playing the Movies

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Obviously there are RPGs that are licenced from movies.  Others often borrow (and sometimes outright steal) from movies, TVs and books then file off the serial numbers.  I’ve a couple of posts on borrowing inspiration from particular movies in the past and I always intend to write more so to chivvy myself along I’ve decided […]

Frank Atkinson

1930s Film Star Portraits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I had an email asking about where I found the illustrations I used on the Bookhounds of MI5 so I’ve pulled them all together into a collection and added it to my Trail of Cthulhu resources page. And in case you’ve missed it the poll on how I should post RPG resources like this is […]

124-126 Cromwell Road, London. Headquarters of MI5 until 1937

Bookhounds + MI5

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Posted a new page last night of ideas for adding MI5 to a Bookhounds of London campaign which I inventivelly called Bookhounds of MI5.  All the stats are for Trail of Cthulhu.

A New 7-Sentence NPC

Friday, July 17th, 2015

CM Cline in Dragon Magazine 184 (August 1992) presented The 7-Sentence NPC. Back then most of my NPCs either got a full page biography or a stat block. Over time I found moving to the middle ground the 7-Sentence NPC represents a handy tool. They have the advantage of being quick to read as a […]

Yarn RPG 0.1

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Yarn is pretty simple mash up of WaRP System and DramaSystem.  This is a pretty early draft and at the moment I’ve not really done a lot more than trying to pull the two SRDs together and try to iron out some of the join marks.  There are no series pitches in version 0.1 I hope […]

Bronze Age Pocket Junk

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I’ve incorporated this blog post into a new page on Pocket Junk.

The Raid Notes for Role Players

Friday, May 25th, 2012

With some films I find the fun is trying to pick a game that would best fit gaming the film.  The Raid isn’t one of those films.  With the raid the question I find myself asking is how many games can it be fitted into as a scenario? At the most obvious level it’s a […]

Building Maps for Role Playing with Vue

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I quite often make maps and other diagrams for games I’m running using Vue and other computer graphic software.  Over the weekend I was messing around with GeoControl2 and it randomly produced a landscape I quite liked the look of but I don’t have a game it fits with at the moment.   So I thought […]

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