Archive for October, 2008

The Coming of the English

October 30, 2008

This is part of my sporadic (proposed) series of articles on the Anglo-Saxon period of England’s history for role players. Again, there will be nothing geared to specific systems nor will there be any scenarios. My intention is to do exactly what it says on the tin (all right, in the title) and give a short history of the early period of English settlement in order that GMs have a flavour of the period and give them ideas for their own scenarios and campaigns. (more…)

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Sanctuary

October 28, 2008

I have watched the first few episodes of the fantasy series Sanctuary on ITV4. Regretably, I won’t be watching any more. (more…)

ROLE-PLAYING IN THE ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD

October 24, 2008

From the mid eighties to early nineties I ran a role playing campaign set in fifth century CE Britain and seen from the viewpoint of the Celts and Romano-Britons. Those of you who have seen the recent “King Arthur” will have an idea of the flavour of the campaign but as my system was RuneQuest(TM) there was more magic around than in the film and indeed more than I would use myself if I was starting the campaign now. (more…)

Hello world!

October 23, 2008

This blog will cover my interests in science fiction, fantasy and role-playing games (Old Skool table-top for the most part) – including articles on science and history for role-playing backgrounds. I normally blog under another name but I thought I’d keep the really geeky stuff separate. A fabulous* prize for the first person to guess my real identity.

 

 

*I mean the original dictionary definition of “fabulous” of course.