Tag Archives: historical gaming

Sagas of the Sea Peoples: Introduction Preview

This post was original presented at My Patreon on 16 Aug 2019. While the research for Sagas of the Sea Peoples continues, I have begun writing the game itself. I wanted to share the introduction with you, in which I … Continue reading

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It Came From The Sea! Crunching the Numbers

This post was original presented at my Patreon on 6 Aug 2019. I’ve embarked on writing for Saga of the Sea Peoples, (which you can follow at my Patreon) and in doing so, I’ve started to consider the costs that … Continue reading

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It Came From The Sea! . . . or maybe the pool

This article was first posted to Patreon on 18 May 2019 Today was the first day this year that I skimmed the pool. Bear with me! Skimming allows me to zone out, to kind of enter a Zen space where … Continue reading

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Six Stood Alone

One village fears the return of a group of border reivers. They have very little to offer, but the heroes take them up on their offer. Learning about the enemies they will face, do the heroes risk their lives for … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Great Big Wall

So I’m giving another listen to Dr. Kenneth Harl’s Barbarian Empire of the Steppes series from the Great Courses. This is maybe my fourth listen-through. Especially with Dr. Harl, I can listen to these series over and over again. In … Continue reading

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Angling Away from Saxon Britain

So, D&D happened last night (as I write this). We took up a lot of time getting characters ready. D&D is at its most complex with character choices, especially if you come at the game as a complete novice. Without … Continue reading

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Centurion Ruminations

A discussion elsewhere has led me to consider choices made in designing Centurion – one of my games that was not inspired by other systems but was wholly independently designed. Centurion: Legionaries of Rome, as its title implies, is a … Continue reading

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Karimala – Queen of Kush?

As part of my research into a cultural and historical primer for Nefertiti Overdrive, I’m reading Robert G. Morkot’s The Black Pharaohs. It’s a bit rough going because it’s a very technical book and not a popular history. My readings … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Anglo-Saxon Migration

When I consume media of any sort, I get inspired and think about how I could apply it to either my fiction or my gaming. Since my gaming is the creative endeavour on which I spend most of my time … Continue reading

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Sword’s Edge in the North West

I have been posting examples of different genres using the Sword’s Edge rules both here and on the Kickstarter. You have backed the Kickstarter, right? Right? So far, I’ve done a Roman alternate history and a fantasy example. This time, … Continue reading

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