Being a Girl Gamer

I’m a gamer. I love all kinds of games; I’m addicted to puzzle games on my phone, I love gathering around a good board game with friends, I adore tabletop RPGs and Live Action Roleplay, and I’m a huge fan of the Fallout series and Elder Scrolls Online (to name only a couple) on my PC (I never really got … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 3)

We now reach the final part of Tracey’s article looking at the Lovecraftian influences in the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon. For those of you intrepid enough to still be with us, let us waste no more time, but delve back into the mysteries of the Mythos … But remember, spoilers lie ahead! 8– Ancient and Forgotten Cultures … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 2)

Join us again for an exploration of the Lovecraftian inspirations and themes inside the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon: 5 – Mutation and the Unnatural “… there was no remnant of any natural life, let alone the beauty and majesty of an angel, in the form of this creature. Its existence defied the natural order of things, violated … Continue reading

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The Games Master!

Inspired (probably) by his current role as Games Master of a Call of Cthulhu campaign, our own Simon Bailey has waxed philosophical about the art of running a tabletop roleplay game. Take a read and see if you can pick up any tips for your own games – or maybe you’ve got some tips to add in the comments section … Continue reading

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We Play: Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting (Part 3)

After a second – and even more disastrous – visit to the house, our party strikes out from the hospital to see what they can find out from a safe distance! The answers start to come out of the woodwork, a picture forms, and vital information is uncovered – but is it too late? Warning: this is a horror game, … Continue reading

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We Play: Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting (Part 2)

We rejoin the party, trapped inside a haunted house with a ghoulish figure outside, trying to break in. Will they escape the creature? Will they defeat it? Is it even real? Warning: This is a horror game, aimed at adults, and should be read with that in mind. If you’re squeamish, nervous, or very young, don’t read! (TL:DR – It’s … Continue reading

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We Play: Call of Cthuhlu: The Haunting (Part 1)

Ever wondered what tabletop RPG is like? How the stories turn out? Just how much control your character can have over what happens? Or just how much fun it can possibly be? This is a transcript from our Call of Cthulhu game. The rules questions, rolls, and out of character comments have been removed, but all descriptions are as the … Continue reading

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MTG: Three Reasons Why I Love Commander

Now, I haven’t been playing Magic very long by most players’ standards: my partner started playing in his teens and most of the people I know who play it are much the same, nearly all of them having ‘given it up’ at some point, only to return to it later. So my two years of playing seems pretty paltry in … Continue reading

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