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    A few thoughts on the survival game genre

    July 3rd, 2020

    I’ve been Goldilocksing my way through survival games and I think perhaps the genre is not for me. Subnautica is about the only one I enjoyed. I think my main problem with the genre is a problem with the central drive of the games, the survival.

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    Disco Elysium – My Brief Thoughts

    December 5th, 2019

    I finished Disco Elysium yesterday and wanted to have a bit of a think about it before putting my pen to paper as it were. I’ve tried to keep it brief but in the interest of even further brevity. It’s very good but has some big flaws. I’d very much recommend checking it out.


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    Devil May Cry 5 – My Brief Thoughts

    November 23rd, 2019

    Well its been nearly a year to the day since I posted anything on my blog. I don’t really have anything to say but I might as well get some use out of it and my brief thoughts upon completing Devil May Cry 5 are a bit long for twitter. So here we are.


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    Resonance and resurrection Or The things I’ll do for fifty quid

    November 18th, 2018

    So if you’ve been following me on social media, which shouldn’t be hard as I’m consciously trying to reign in my use of it, you may have seen me waxing lyrical on my urge to buy Resonance of Fate HD. Basically the crux of my issue being that I don’t want to pay full price for a remaster of a game I’ve already played and which I think will hit deep discount in a month or two. Last Thursday the irresistible voice of my inner child finally broke me and I have in to “I want it now!” Setting the game to download I went to bed.
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    My thoughts on How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

    September 25th, 2018

    I was originally going to preface this with a lead in explaining the context and so on but I want to write something longer on that context so I’m not going to repeat myself. So, over the last few days I read a series of light novels, seven of an ongoing series, and I want to lay out my thoughts on them. Continue reading…

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    Hexcrawl High: Adventurus Interrptus

    February 21st, 2018

    Only the strongest of campaigns can weather the storm of Christmas and New Year breaks and sadly mine ran aground on the jagged rocks of too long a break and D&D fatigue. Which is a pity as I think the lost city the PC’s were about to reach would have been pretty fun. Continue reading…

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    Hexcrawl High: I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky

    December 21st, 2017

    Well it seems that the campaign will stagger on for a bit longer yet. Which is good as the plan for this weeks session didn’t really coalesce as planned. But what can one do when a random dragon shows up? Continue reading…

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    Hexcrawl High: It don’t last for long

    December 14th, 2017

    Tomorrow’s session will almost certainly be the last one we manage to get in before Christmas and may be the last one full stop as one of the players is moving to Dublin. If it is the end I imagine its going to be anticlimactic. Continue reading…

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    Hexcrawl High: Lost a friend but kept his memory

    November 27th, 2017

    Well its been three weeks or so since my last post and we’ve managed to run two more sessions during that time. As it turned out I didn’t really need to worry about the kingdom building rules as the players have yet to properly engage with them. That should hopefully take place during this weeks session which barring misfortune will be on Thursday night. Continue reading…

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    Hexcrawl High: John Denver didn’t sing any songs about kingdom building mechanics

    November 8th, 2017

    So we started the current campaign back in the first week of September. In the nine weeks since we’ve had six sessions. Which is probably pretty good considering the general scheduling complications endemic to adult roleplaying i.e. roleplaying games played by adults not sexy times pretending you’re a broken down car and your girlfriend is pervasive rust. Anyhow, in the last session the players hit level five and thus entered what D&D 5th edition loosely considers “Tier 2”. Continue reading…

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