Life is like a grapefruit

A fantastic reinterpretation of Little Red Riding Hood. Slagsmålsklubben – Sponsored by destiny on Vimeo (via Vimeo)

Posted on 2009/03/26 in personal | Tagged reblog | Leave a comment

The cliché

Fantasy gaming is rife with clichés from the bumbling human wizard and the gruff dwarf fighter to the kid with a birthmark who turns out to be the rightful heir to the kingdom. Searching the web for clichés in fantasy, it’s easy to find plenty of articles on how to avoid them. However, is that […]

Posted on 2009/03/24 in the written word | Tagged Writing | 3 Comments

Let’s get physical

Burpees. The other day, I saw this followed shortly after by this. I felt inspired: here is an exercise routine that I can do without gadgets, without a gym, without memorising weights and rep counts. So I started two days ago to just do a few every day and see what happens. Day 1: Two […]

Posted on 2009/03/20 in personal | Tagged burpee, exercise | Leave a comment

The written word

Through all fantasy games, single- and multi-player, virtual or table-top, runs a common thread: The writing. It has been argued many times, and reasonably successfully, that the history of fantasy gaming was born of the ground-breaking work of Tolkien, however it is more correct to say that he was the great populariser of a genre […]

Posted on 2009/03/16 in the written word | Tagged dnd, MMO, MUD, Writing | 2 Comments

Player vs Character

The separation between player and character is at the core of the role-playing experience which is what separates DnD, MUDs and MMOs from other multiplayer games. By definition, when you’re playing a role it’s assumed that the role is not that of “person playing a role-playing game”. Aside from the physical and sociological differences between […]

Posted on 2009/03/10 in at the table, character development | Tagged Character, D&D, MMO, MUD, Player, role-playing | Leave a comment

Homeward bound part 2

[A continuation of Homeward bound] We pick Eddie up tomorrow morning.

Posted on 2009/03/08 in personal | Tagged pooch | 1 Comment

Homeward bound

After a late night with the Watchmen last night (I won’t bore you with another review, but it was everything I hoped it would be) we woke late in a mad panic to get to the vet appointment we’d booked foolishly early. Oliver’s all good, but has an ear infection that needs to be monitored. […]

Posted on 2009/03/07 in personal | Tagged pooch | Leave a comment

Saturday Morning Watchmen

Link: Saturday Morning Watchmen I’m having flashbacks to my youth…

Posted on 2009/03/05 in personal | Leave a comment

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