Gaming and selling cards

Over the Easter weekend I held a card stall at a gaming convention, an alternative to running a game as I had been unwell and didn’t have time to write it.  I didn’t do my usual range of cards, instead focusing on a range that reflected the themes of the games – fantasy, horror, historical, […]

Roleplaying Game review: Trail of Cthulhu

Originally posted on December 5 2008 About a month ago, a friend ran  a one-off session of Pelgrane Press’  Trail of Cthulhu (by Kenneth Hite), which is an alternate system to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu game.  Bearing in mind the fact that it was a playtest written by a third party, and we gave a […]

Reflections on ‘Wild Cards’

Originally posted September 29 2008 I’m rereading the  Wild Cards series, a shared world anthology edited by George RR Martin.  Inspired by a superhero roleplaying campaign that was gamemastered by Martin, and included Roger Zelazny, Melinda M Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner and Walter Jon Williams, amongst other luminaries who would become writers in their own right.  […]