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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GameSpot: Atlas Games

Atlas Games is an American publisher of award-winning card games, board games, and RPG books. Since 1990, they’ve delivered some of the most fun and well respected games in the tabletop gaming industry. While they’ve produced loads of original and inventive games, their big two are Gloom and Once Upon a Time: In Gloom your goal is sad, but simple: … Continue reading

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Essential Accessories for Tabletop Gaming

Accessories – they’re just money-spinners, right? Add-on sales designed to part you with your hard earned cash, nothing more. You don’t need them; the games would be just as much fun without them, right? Well, yes and no. The games will still be fun, of course, but many accessories actually do provide a level of comfort or convenience that makes … Continue reading

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How to Create a Great RPG Character

If you’re not an experienced tabletop roleplayer, or if you’re jumping into a system that is new for you, it can be a pretty daunting experience. Just looking at a fresh, empty character sheet can be enough to give you a headache, never mind playing the actual game! All those numbers, all those different boxes – it’s like some secret … 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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Tabletop RPGs & The Demise of the Rulebook – Is It Real?

Any GM (Games Master) can tell you how awkward it can be to use RPG rulebooks; like most rulebooks for anything that requires rules, they never seem to be laid out in an intuitive order and, even with the help of contents and index pages, you’ll still be flicking backwards and forward through the pages trying to find that one … Continue reading

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Dungeon Saga – Hero Quest Resurrected?

Today we have a wonderful review of the newly released Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest, released by Mantic Games. Martin Almand took a copy home recently and was very impressed by it – here’s why: ******* Before we begin our little trek today, let us first go back to Christmas 1989. Lots of presents under the tree, the smell … Continue reading

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