Tag: science fiction

June 10, 2020

Some Kind of…

Some Kind of… is a miscellany of pithy prompts, nudges, and vague ideas for when you just don’t want to describe something with absolute precision. Following in the footsteps of From Unknown Realms and Brace For Impact!, it’s a GM tool for those moments in a game when you just need something to hang your space helmet off of. You might use it to quickly […]

February 24, 2019

Science Fiction?

This weekend sees the release of a new investigation, Valkyrie-9. After a bunch of playtesting sessions, the time seemed at hand to set the adventure loose on the unsuspecting public. I had a lot of fun running the adventure across several events, each time with a completely different experience and outcome. Valkyrie-9 finds the players taking on the roles of support drones on a Moon […]

July 25, 2017

Brace For Impact

For those moments when your players hit the JUMP button too soon or warp right out of the path the adventure has set for their rendezvous with doom, Brace For Impact! takes a leaf out of the random table book established by From Unformed Realms. Brace For Impact! offers 18-pages packed with tables presenting high sci-fi encounter seeds based at the point of arrival for your unsuspecting characters, […]

April 28, 2013

Cover Story

With thoughts pressing ahead to the end of May and the whole business of UK Games Expo, I have been busy preparing the papery versions of my three main supplements at the moment. Consult Appendix Z, both CAZ No 1 and CAZ No 2, and The Blessing of St Agnes will all be available in physical saddle-stapled format, with glossy covers. In the case of […]

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 […]