Category Archives: Tabletop RPG Ramblings

Podcast Episode 48 – Hannah talks about Star Trek & Behind the Walls

By | 3rd December 2018

In this podcast episode my wife Hannah and I talk about my upcoming adventure Behind the Walls Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Podcast Episode 36 – Combat in RPGs

By | 13th September 2018

In this episode, Johannes Paavola, Lloyd Gyan and myself talk about combat in RPGs, it’s role, the dynamics of combat and the dreaded topic of dice-fudging. Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ You can find the live & uncut version of this recording on Twitch: Watch Podcast Live & Uncut from… Read More »

Writer’s Block

By | 8th February 2018

Okay, so I’m sat at work at the moment on my dinner break, still suffering from lack of sleep/sleep apnea (hospital appointment soon) and thinking about some particularly non-exciting work I have to do this afternoon, I’ve also got the first game for a 5E Ravenloft (not Curse of Strahd) game I’m running tomorrow and… Read More »

A few things I’ve learnt about LOTFP low-level dungeon crawling

By | 17th January 2018

As you may or may not be aware, I’m currently running a Lamentations of the Flame Princess campaign called Rose of Westhaven, the aim of the campaign was to get me some more experience at running OSR and also to do a game where old-school dungeon-crawling was a big part of it. Currently we’ve had… Read More »

More one-shots for 2018

By | 11th January 2018

I generally don’t go in for New Year’s resolutions very much, in my opinion most of them get broken shortly afterwards so I’ve never really seen the point in enshrining them as a resolution, if you’re going to do something then just do it. That said there are a few things–gaming wise–that I would like… Read More »

Reflections on the UK Games Expo

By | 22nd June 2017

It’s been a few weeks since I was at the UK Games Expo, a yearly gaming convention that takes over the Birmingham Hilton hotel and a signficant amount of the Birmingham NEC, I’ve been a few times and always look forward to seeing a lot of the UK people I game with online “in the flesh,” this… Read More »

Engage Smug Mode

By | 17th April 2017

Or “why are so many people unwilling to play anything but D&D”?   I’ve just been reading a post on one of the online Facebook roleplaying groups that I’m a part of, where someone asked what seems like a fairly simple question: “What are the reasons that so many people are unwilling to play anything… Read More »

What should you do when a session feels a bit flat?

By | 7th March 2017

We’ve all been in that position from time to time when you run a game session that you don’t feel is up to your best standards, this could be for any number of reasons, you might be tired or have other things going on that serve to distract you from running the game.

RP Rambles: What I love about roleplaying

By | 28th July 2016

Telling Stories I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to my future and what I would like to be doing with my life, and however I look at it I keep returning to the idea of writing–and in particular storytelling–as something that I find both very gratifying and extremely important to me. Storytelling is… Read More »