6 Tips for People Who Want to Try Live Action Role Playing for the First Time

Every year, thousands of like-minded individuals gather for LARP (Live Action Role Play) festivals, complete with their swords, shields, armor, and a warrior-like dedication to their fandom. And their numbers continue to rise. For a newbie, embarking on the first LARP can be intimidating if not prepared for. Here are some useful tips for first-time LARPers: 1. Research the Event …

Review: She Sees Red

She Sees Red Review by Matt Salmon A game that feels more like a budget cinematic interactive story rather than a challenger for the next big FMV game. Update 29/01/20 – Matt did a video review over on his channel WiseFish Gaming. Check it out below. Every choice matters? When a game starts with the phrase, every choice matters you …

Adventure is Served – Role Play Gourmet

Immersive ‘dinner, show and adventure’ crosses culinary skills with role playing games. Tickets for Role Play Gourmet are available now The innovative ‘dinner, show and adventure’ styled on a fantasy role playing game Role Play Gourmet is served at Vault Festival 2020. This interactive, gaming and dining experience all rolled into one is written and directed by Vault Festival favourite …

Hey introvert! How to take a compliment you smart, sexy, beast.

You’ve gone out, maybe to a show, convention, party, or perhaps to work. Danger could even be lurking in your own home with friends, family, partners, or guests. The worst has just happened – someone has GASP praised you, your work, something you’ve done. They have given you a genuine, heartfelt, compliment. How dare they? Now you feel awkward and …

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How to Take Your Career in Retail to the Next Level

Is advancing in the retail industry your one and only professional goal? If you’re serious about achieving this aspiration of yours, then you need to be constantly looking for ways to take your career to the next level. The more proactive you are in when it comes to finding and taking opportunities, the quicker you will advance in your field …

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How to Write Compelling Content for Your Website

It’s 2020. Long gone are the days where you could stuff an article with keywords, stick it on the Internet, and see your website shoot up those Google search results. If you want to make a mark, you need to produce quality content people want to read. Understanding is easy. Implementing is a whole different story. If you are struggling …

Setting yourself up for a week of win

Sunday! The day of rest. Of existential angst. Of hangovers and comedowns. Sunday roasts. Walks in the park. Work. Car boot sales. Play. Videogames. So much time for videogames. And ironing. Often overlooked, you can get a lot done on a Sunday, including getting your head prepared for the week ahead. 1 – LOOK Check what’s coming up for the …

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Skytear – The Tabletop Review

Tearing a new era in competitive boardgaming Post Launch Update – 22 January 2020 Skytear is now in the process of fulfilment and finally I have had my copy delivered. After everyone’s favourite moment of unboxing and smelling that new board game smell (don’t even pretend you don’t) I went about checking I’d received what was promised and it was …

Variant 31 Review & Interview

UPDATE 15 January 2020 Variant 31 appears to have closed its doors forever, with production company Zombie Shows London Ltd going into administration. Chapter 2 was due to open in March 2020, supposedly dealing with the technical issues and implementation of the promised effects, however, having attended I’d have been very surprised if they ever had the space or technology …

‘Showing up Daily’ as an introvert

If you’re growing a business, Twitch/YouTube channel, or following of any kind, you’ve probably been told the importance of Showing Up Daily. After all “80% of success is just showing up. ”Turning up and engaging with your people. Sharing content. Responding to comments. Leading. Selling. Promoting. Showing off your products, your services, your channel, your show, your wins, and your …

Gaming and Self Care

Video games! They’re great. They allow us to explore far off worlds, conquer wild beasts, and enjoy the unlikeliest of scenarios such as owning a property and having a stable relationship, thank you The Sims! Gaming can be an undeniable force for good, with friendships forged across the globe, achieving common goals, beating the forces of evil, and raising money …

Stamper Bros? Royal Mail Release Commemorative UK Gaming Stamps

Whoever could have foreseen the day when Dizzy of the Yolk Folk would end up on a stamp? And yet here we are, with the Royal Mail releasing a set of stamps celebrating UK Gaming from the 1980s and 1990s. The stamps have been made in conjunction with trade body UKIE who helped select the influential games of the era, …

Networking for Nerds and Introverts

NETWORKING FOR NERDS – IN PERSON Cast your mind back to around 2003. Beyonce had gone solo and Crazy in Love was being played everywhere. Outkast’s Hey Ya was released and to this day refuses to die. The Bride awoke in Kill Bill Part One. Finding Nemo is a massive hit, Daredevil less so. The Human Genome Project is declared …