The Core Worlds
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Gaming
  • June 29, 2021

    I was initially dubious when I heard that Good Omens was getting a second season. I’d loved the book, season one covered the whole story, it had a beginning, a middle & an end. More importantly, the late, great Terry Pratchett isn’t around to write half of the story. Neil’s blog has alleviated most of my worries. It’s a nice entry and I encourage you to read…

  • June 24, 2021

    Phil asks: What are the must-own RPGs for a true collector? Go quality, not quantity. Not just #DnD. Not just #OSR. Trad. Indie. GMless. What should every “proper” collection include? And while I made my response on Twitter, I thought this worthy of an answer in a longer form. Different games are good at different things. They focus on different elements of…

  • March 21, 2020

    COVID-19 is causing all sorts of problems and disruption to social lives is one of the more minor of them. VoIP and some other technologies let us carry on gaming though. I’m likely to do more gaming than usual since my other social activities are curtailed. Here are a few tips to get you up and running with online gaming with a few barriers to entry as…

  • January 16, 2019

    Well, it’s official. We’re getting a show about Section 31. I’m not optimistic. Michelle Yeoh is great, but I’d rather see a show about Prime Georgiou than Mirror Georgiou. Shame they killed her off. Section 31 has provided some of my favourite Star Trek episodes. Plot arcs about how far a beloved character will go “for the greater good” and those about…

  • January 14, 2019

    The UKLTA LARP events page has been updated for 2019. We’ve got all sorts of good stuff coming up, including Star Wars, Red Dwarf, our new Time Agency setting, and lots of High Frontier (featuring all that is good about 80s action sci-fi including Aliens and Blade Runner). It would be great to see some new faces there!

  • January 07, 2019

    The playtest for Swords of the Serpentine is open, so I’ve dropped an application in with the intention of playing it with my regular group of Story Gamers. I loved what Kevin Kulp did with Timewatch and the blurb for this new game is ticking a lot of boxes for me. With a bit of luck, this will even allow me to attack my enemies with clever insults like…