The Core Worlds
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Gaming
  • 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…

  • 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…