Author Archives: Barwickian

E-Z Dungeon: construction review

I’ve been papercrafting for a week or two And I’ve spent all me money on craft knives and glue… I’ve become increasingly involved with miniature-based roleplaying games, largely down to the amount of time I’ve been spending playing Pathfinder. It … Continue reading

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Review: Realm Works and Hero Lab

After a year of running Pathfinder Society games almost exclusively, I needed to scratch the itch for a longer campaign with a regular group. With several regular PFS players feeling the same, I offered to run the Rise of the … Continue reading

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RIP, Dave Trampier

I learnt through Facebook that former TSR artist Dave “Tramp” Trampier died earlier this week. There’s a very brief obituary here. Tramp’s art was a major part of my AD&D experience. Not only did he have the cover of the … Continue reading

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FASA Star Trek: to boldly go

West of these out to seas colder than the Hebrides I must go Where the fleet of stars is anchored, and the young star-captains glow James Elroy Flecker I’m not so much a games collector as a games hoarder. The … Continue reading

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Medieval charters from Salford Hundred

Stuart Mendelsohn runs a superb blog examining the medieval documents of Salford Hundred in Lancashire – an area he rightly points out is among the least explored in England, at least as far as medieval history is concerned. He’s just uploaded … Continue reading

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My Pathfinder set-up

I’m a rather old-school gamer, more used to descriptive combat, judgement calls and hand-wavery than a strict adherence to the rules. Even when I ran the tactically intense D&D3.5 I kicked it into submission with my gaming style. With Pathfinder, … Continue reading

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Star Trek TOS characters for Hero System

I’ve just updated my Hero System page with the Enterprise bridge crew statted out for Hero System 6th Edition. You can find them here. They’re intended for a minicon where I’m running Trek Hero tomorrow. I’ll also be running the … Continue reading

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Hârn: Back in the saddle

It’s been a long time since I ran a Hârn game, but at last the drought is ended. Hârn is a setting I adore. I named this website after it (which may not be apparent to those who just read … Continue reading

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Dangerous Journeys: Mythus

Note: Since writing this piece I’ve had the opportunity of playing in a Mythus campaign. You can read about those experiences here. Back in 1992 I was on the lookout for a new set of game rules. I’d spent my … Continue reading

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We were munchkins once, and young

Note: some of this was previously published on James Maliszewski’s Grognardia blog, where he called it Memories of the British Old School. I’m allowing myself more time to ramble now; you have been warned. I played my first roleplaying game … Continue reading

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