Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Star Wars trailer

An animation and VFX school project brings Ralph McQuarrie’s concept paintings to life. Lovely.

A New Hope

This time tomorrow I will be watching The Last Jedi. (Or maybe the adverts before it.)

My hope is that I’ll like it.

My gaming hope is that it opens up the Resistance era to be something different and game-friendly. The Force Awakens introduced new characters but a familiar toy box, scruffy heroes in the Millennium Falcon and X-Wings fighting Stormtroopers and black-clad villains in TIE Fighters and Star Destroyers.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Miskatonic Repository

A DMs Guild for Call of Cthulhu. Which is nice, if surprising as Chaosium already had community content in the form of chapbooks.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sunday, 10 December 2017

And sometimes your gear rolls a 1

Ah, nothing like a Windows update preventing me going online to brighten up an evening.

Whenever something like this happens I’m glad I’m not a cyborg. (Having just watched Chappie, which touches on this too.)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

We now have two Star Trek TOS miniatures lines...

HeroClix is bringing one out too. Wait around ages and then two come along at once.

As is traditional with Clix, there are a number of nice sculpts hidden by paint, especially these days with the trend towards 3D modelling making very detailed and realistic miniatures. A few too many repeated bodies let the side down somewhat though.

I got their Kelvin Timeline set and they’re fine, likely softer sculpts than these. (Comparison shots in this review.)

And I think the first time we’ve gotten a figure for the unstoppable Lieutenant Leslie.

Yes, another update

Christmas shopping achieved. (Quite a lot of comics and books stuff, nothing directly RPG-related.)

Not to achieve Christmas writing and publishing.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Welcome to Night Vale TV?

Try not to look at the dog park.

Wondering how this will work. Do you follow the big plots in the style of the novels, or go monster-of-the-week and change it from local radio to local TV, going out and reporting on strange phenomena in that same matter-of-fact tone?

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Star Trek Adventures black on white

Star Trek Adventures has a white-on-black design in the style of TNG-era information screens, but they’ve also made a black-on-white version available via DriveThruRPG for those who have trouble reading it as well as making the PDF a lot more printer-friendly. I approve.

USS Callister

Based on the brief trailer, I’ve got a theory about the Star Trek pastiche episode of Black Mirror...

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Non-frontline superpowers

Thinking about superhero settings again, spurred by this thread. I rather like the idea of including power types that none of the PCs have but making them less than ideal for “frontline” heroes and villains, like magic being ritual-based and slow.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Perilous Adventure!

WFRP 1 is baaaaaack. In corrected, cleaned up but basically unaltered PDF.

Tis the season

Christmas must be close. The Radio Times is coming out early.

Sunday, 3 December 2017


I have returned from That London. Most Christmas shopping achieved. (Also got Pugmire signed by Eddy Webb both for me and for Jamie Prentice.)