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Review: Dave Gross, Lord of Runes (Pathfinder Tales)

Lord of Runes is without question the best piece of tie-in fiction I’ve read. It’s an excellent fantasy novel in its own right. Before I further explore why I think this, let me first address this: if I consider it … Continue reading

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Review: Robin of Sherwood

 Note: this is a minor reworking of a review I originally published on rpg.net in August 2003. Robin of Sherwood is, for many people, the definitive modern version of the Robin Hood legend. Moody, atmospheric, superbly written and acted, with … Continue reading

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Traveller 5 review: second impressions

As I keep reading the new Traveller 5 rules, I am becoming more and more impressed with them. The underlying mechanics – roll under a target number (often Characteristic + Skill) on a number of 6-sided dice representing difficulty – … Continue reading

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Traveller 5 review: corrected character generation

Mistakes I made in the archaeologist character. 1)      I missed a trade classification for Natoko; it’s a pre-rich world, so the archaeologist gets a craftsman skill as well (pop 9 as pre-rich? Maybe that will get errata.) 2)      What I … Continue reading

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Traveller 5 review: First impressions

As I’ve had the T5 rules for less than a day, this is not, at this stage, going to be an in-depth review at all. My aim here is to provide a brief overview, then attempt to generate a character … Continue reading

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Review: Glasshouse, by Charles Stross

I picked up Glasshouse in my local Borders a couple of days ago (yes, we still have Borders here). It was the only Stross they had, but I was overjoyed to find any — I’ve been on the lookout for … Continue reading

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Review: Robin Hood – The Role Playing Campaign

As part of an effort to assemble my various scribblings in one place, this is a review I originally posted to rpg.net in August 2003. Graham Staplehurst’s Robin Hood: The Role Playing Campaign (ICE, 1987) is a true gem among … Continue reading

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Review: Lionheart – Living History in England 1190AD

As part of an effort to assemble my various scribblings in one place, this is a review I originally posted to RPG.net in August 2003. Edwin King’s Lionheart: Living History in England 1190AD (Columbia Games Inc, 1987) is neither history … Continue reading

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Review: Hero System 5ER

As part of an effort to assemble my various scribblings in one place, this is a review of the Hero System 5th Edition (Revised), which I originally posted to RPG.net in March 2005. Over the past 18 months I’ve become … Continue reading

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Review: Fantasy Hero Grimoire

As part of an effort to assemble my various scribblings in one place, this is a review of the Fantasy Hero Grimoire for Hero System 5th edition which I originally posted to RPG.net in January 2004. I find myself in … Continue reading

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