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

  • 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…