The Core Worlds
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Gaming
  • January 06, 2019

    John Finnemore’s latest blog post has given me a hankering to play Seventh Sea or some other game in which I can play a character who can pen polite but devastating letters to his political enemies. I also felt the urge to pick up a copy of the book that the quote by Richard Savage appears to be taken from.

  • June 07, 2018

    I’ve been quite critical of D&D 4 in the past, but as time has gone by I’ve grown to rather like it. (In part this is because I’ve mellowed and in part it is because WotC improved the game over time). For the last few months I’ve had a bit of a hankering to run some. This has come to a peak thanks to Games Workshop and Fat Dragon Games. A few weeks ago I…

  • December 03, 2017

    I could have done with a couple more days of annual leave from work, but had to cut short the purely social time and just attend the main portion of the event. After a day fighting an unpleasant technical problem at work, I arrived home, transferred my luggage to the car and set off for the coast. A couple of hours of motorway night driving later and I was…

  • February 02, 2016

    My experiences with Conception have been slightly odd. I first went last year, and managed to spent the con suffering from a cold (which rather spoiled my ability to enjoy the event). This year, the con was split across two sites. The usual areas we used for gaming in were being renovated during the week that we were supposed to be using the site. Luckily…

  • November 19, 2015

    About a year ago I took part in the filming of some pre-recorded video segments for a freeform live roleplay game called 12Light30. The players are responsible for guiding a group of mercenaries who are trying to capture a terrorist (naturally, things are complicated by the player characters have their own agendas). I helped run it at UK Games Expo earlier…

  • February 26, 2015

    Last year I ran Heroes of the City more-or-less every day for a week in a campaign that spawned a 6000+ word actual play write up. Later this year, the group is getting back together to run Season 2 of that campaign. Suffice to say, I really like this system. The Bundle of Holding is currently selling the core game and a bunch of PDFs very cheaply (with 1…