Category Archives: Actual Play

Roleplaying the Other

There are a number of players who prefer to play only their own gender, and the argument against that has always been “what, you’ll play a half-Orc barbarian, but not a woman?” Because the problem, you see, is the unbridgeable … Continue reading

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KapCon 2012

Generally this year was an improvement over last year, but realistically that’s really because of the writing process for the LARP, which could not have been improved on. KapCon itself benefited hugely from the spill-over of the LARP writing. Nick … Continue reading

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Dirtier Secrets

In my dreamier moments, I’m contemplating doing an MA on Dashiell Hammett and as preparation I’ve been re-reading his novels and short stories, trying to figure out what it is that interests me about them rather than necessarily interrogating those … Continue reading

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Microscope

You have vast power to create… and to destroy. Build beautiful, tranquil jewels of civilization and then consume them with nuclear fire. Zoom out to watch the majestic tide of history wash across empires, then zoom in and explore the … Continue reading

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Dresden Files (RIP)

Cross-posted from Gametime, please put any comments there”

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World Creation in the Dresden Files RPG

The Dresden Files RPG is an evolution of Spirit of the Century, one of my favourite RPGs, and the best pulp game on the market. A large part of the design philosophy for the game is that character creation is … Continue reading

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The King Is Dead

The two games are both broadly speaking Urban Fantasy ™. For the coastal group, I ran 5 sessions of Werewolf: The Forsaken, while for the town group, tog42 has run 5 sessions of the new-hotness Dresden Files RPG. For my … Continue reading

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