Tag: Role-playing game

April 14, 2015

The Hills Have It

While I had the intention to complete a new list every day – or at least every other day – based on the random draw of a Storey card, the Seven Hills gaming festival has grabbed priority. The event will mean running two games, one of TimeWatch (soon to be released by Pelgrane Press, written by Kevin Kulp) and the other of The Dee Sanction. […]

July 5, 2013

Pay What You Want – by the Sea

I enjoy writing stuff. I wouldn’t spend time creating the games and supplements that I do if I didn’t get a kick out of doing it. Therefore – you can now get Stench of the Sea on Pay What You Want. If you want to know why, read on – or go grab a copy and then come back. At the same time, I buy […]

March 9, 2013

What’s Really Going On?

In a fit of tinkering, I have added additional content to the existing text of ‘The Blessing of St Agnes’. Consigned to the appendix, the extra content covers a couple of additional angles you might take with the adventure. Almost as if I can’t stop myself, I offer up a little extra history about the site and the bloody past of the inner chapel… You […]

February 11, 2013

What Lies Beneath

While the weekend proved to be packed to the brim with anything but gaming, I did get a chance last thing on Sunday (while watching an episode of ‘Selfridge’) to get to work on a One-Page Adventure. I’m not 100% certain whether watching the TV at the same time as writing necessarily assisted in my progress, but I don’t think it did any major harm! […]

February 2, 2013

Twenty Years On

I ran a lot of play-by-mail games in the 1980s and 90s. I also wrote a fair amount about them in a column for Role Player Independent, one of the UKs many transistory role playing magazines. My first PBM, Darklands, ran for more than ten years. It probably doesn’t warrant the term epic to describe it, but the fantasy story telling game must have resulted […]

August 9, 2012

Stench of the Sea

Our first adventure module presents an adventure site for you to introduce into your own world, a jumping in point for a whole new campaign, or simply a one-off adventure to fill a few sessions. Set against a generic fantasy backdrop, the small settlement of Brinwan seems, at face value, to offer little more than a vacation in the woods, off the beaten track. The […]

July 20, 2012

Much, Too Much or Much Less

I believe that different game-masters and storytellers seek varied levels of detail from the supplements, adventures and modules that they buy. I think some will appreciate layers of atmosphere and flavour, while others prefer sparse, concise descriptions that get the point across without labouring it. I know that I prefer something with a solid sentence or three of flavour, followed with reasonable detail on features and pertinent encounters.

July 17, 2012

Welcome to the Crunch

Just Crunch Games is a small UK-based role playing game outfit set up by Paul Baldowski. Having spent the last 30 years playing role playing games, the last 20 writing about them, and the last 10 writing for them – I have decided it might well be about time to occasionally write a new supplement or book on my own terms.