7th Sea

7th Sea is set to return gloriously thanks to the massively successful Kickstarter!

A New 7-Sentence NPC

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 […]


Abduction! is a simple, small press, skirmish miniatures game from Gomi Designs set in near future America where alien forces fight America’s finest, civilians and the FBI. Discovering references and inspiration from the X-Files won’t tax Mulder or Scully for any length of time. The miniatures are available from Ground Zero Games. The entire game […]


Unofficial additions for Wessex Games’ Aeronef including War Kites and Flying Batteries

Cardboard Buildings

Simple cardboard buildings for Miniature Gaming, Role Players and Wargamers

Fairy Meat

Fairy Meat is a tabletop wargame game played at 1 to 1 scale published by Kenzer & Company, written and designed by Scott Leaton. A Short Back and Sides A short scenario for “Fairy Meat”. Can your fairies survive as the grass gets cut around them. From Ragnarok issue 33.

Gaming the Movies

A few ideas about turning films in to RPG adventures, settings or just borrowing from them.


Various odds and ends for Pelgrane Press RPGs using Gumshoe.

Miniature Posters

Authentic period posters scaled to fit on to sheets of mini address labels suitable for use by Wargamers and Miniature Gamers.

Open the Door

A light hearted look at how characters go through doors in different role playing games. Originally part of an article in issue 25 of Valkyrie


A selection of words for Panzerfäuste: Mechanised Warfare in a Mythical Realm by Wessex Games (1st Edition) / Hysterical Games (2nd Edition)

Pocket Junk

I first came across pocket litter a long time ago watching The Man Who Never Was (1956) based on the World War 2 deception Operation Mincemeat (1943).  If you’ve not seen it a small team from British military intelligence create a fictional Royal Marine Major William Martin, then allow a body dressed as the Major with […]


By far my favourite AD&D / D&D campaign setting is Ravenloft.

SLA Industries

Nightfall Games published SLA Industries, a science fiction role-playing game, in 1993. I bought my first copy pretty much as soon as it was published. SLA was a breath of fresh air (or maybe that should be rank but fast-moving air) with a definite British sensibility.

Tabletop Games

The games you can find here are an odd mixed bag of rules for tabletop games I’ve collected over several years. These are write ups of traditional games. This isn’t a systematic collection more a junk shop miscellany of games I’ve come to have the rules for written out in electronic form already. Over time […]

Under Stairs Over Stairs

A free table top role playing game (RPG) of Edwardian life that fits onto just two sides of paper. At Home with the Gordons A supplement for Under Stairs Over Stairs describing the architecture and folk of a grand house on the outskirts of London.

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