Friday, 19 April 2013


I think it’s unlikely that there will be any more activity on this blog. The advent of Google+ seems to have taken the wind out of the sails of the OSR blogs and left a lot of good stuff trapped behind walled gardens where one needs a Google+ account to read or participate. I’ve no interest in doing that so my interest has waned.

I also, as the result of a change of lifestyle intended to try and combat my insomnia, switch the PC off a good hour before retiring for the night and that is quite dramatically cutting the time I spend online. I’m also becoming less interested in online communities as I get older and have to admit that much of my participating in such is only as a result of downtime in the office giving me the opportunity to browse threads and forums.

I’m not deleting the blog so stuff will remain here as long as Blogger does (and I’m not sure these days how long that will be…). You can contact me at I am on FaceBook but only accept friend requests from people I know personally.

I will still be running the Rogue Trader game at Oldhammer Day this Summer and will probably be posting on the B.L.O.O.D. forum and Oldhammer FaceBook group about that.



Anyway let's sign out with Sabbat - Blood for the Blood God flexi-disc version from WD95 November 1987.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

New Arrivals, Dropzone Commander also Little Mans

New arrivals, printed on the finest low quality toilet paper known to Lulu.

I picked up Tales of the Space Princess really as a curiosity, but it has reminded me of my long held conviction that E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman saga is what Star Wars would be like if the costumes were based upon 40s sci-fi.

Mystery Men! is more interesting, I particularly like the chargen system which is the sort of thing that makes me wonder why this hasn't been done before in other OD&D-derived systems - based upon a pre-agreed "power" level (Heroic, Superhuman, Epic or Cosmic) each PC starts with a huge chunk of XP. From this XP, powers are bought and whatever is left over determines the PC's starting level. This would be perfect for allowing high level D&D play straight from the off.

Also, been asked to read and review this for the forthcoming UK Games Expo.

Hostilities brewed up once more on Friday night at Stourbridge. Matthew Brady sends the following photographs from within the lines of the Army of the Pakamac. Toys are 15mm, rules are Black Powder (by Priestly and Johnson) and the result, erm, doesn't seem to have filtered through to the Northern press yet.