Scott Pilgrim Levelling Up

Get your stat circle here!

It’s time. Grab the stat circle ready for a 7 Day Level Up Challenge! Stat Circle Worksheet   HOW DOES IT WORK? You choose one stat to work on for 30 minutes a day for 7 days. You check in every day in the Facebook group. Every time you check in you build the group’s power level to take down …

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Gaming Beneath a Steel Sky – Insomnia62 Preview!

LAN Parties. Insomnia Festival has brought LAN parties back in a BIG, exhibition centre spanning way. Plus all the esports, cosplay, tabletop gaming,  YouTube and Twitchers you could ask for. Insomnia62 Preview Time!   We haven’t tidied up after MCM Birmingham Comic Con and yet we’ll be back at the NEC in less than 10 days’ time for Insomnia62, the …

Gameblast18, an Awesome Event Helping an Amazing Charity!

Gameblast18 Came and went and many of the CfG community are feeling bereft after an amazing weekend of playing, streaming and raising money for SpecialEffect. Daniel Auty gathered his thoughts on GameBlast18.   The weekend was the most fun I’ve had streaming in a long time. I think most of our streaming group would agree with me.   It was …

Distilling The Internet Into Discord: We Join Markiplier’s Public Server

  As part of what Markiplier has dubbed a ‘social experiment’ he opened up a publicly joinable Discord for a mere few hours. Catching this at bang on the right moment, SOMEHOW we managed to get through these sacred doors, and we’ve been snooping about for the past few weeks! When the server occasionally decides to become operable… upon entering …

PC Gamer Weekender – Kingdom Come and Rend impressions

Stepping into the hall at Olympia where PC Gamer (sponsored by Omen by HP) had set out their stall for the weekend was an education in organised chaos; teams were unboxing monitors, booting PCs, going through buckets of coffee and generally fortifying themselves for the deluge of gamers due in the days ahead. Ranks of high, white stands, housing the …

Progress Not Perfection in the Dating Game

Time to drink to another Valentines day, but what can we do to take steps to progress, not perfection when it comes to dating? Let’s have a chat with resident dating coach Rami; I’ve been teaching geeks to date for 7 years. 7 YEARS. And in that time, I can tell you there’s one thing that’s been very consistent with the people I’ve taught.   …

Fold a Beholder – Q&A with Plus4Charisma

Behold YouTube! A land of much D&D greatness. As I was tumbling ever further down the rabbit hole a video stood out – How to fold a beholder by Plus4Charisma. I haven’t made it yet (BUT I WILL) but was hugely impressed, so I asked Plus4Charisma if we could feature the video and if she’d answer a few questions. Here’s the …

Snitches get Stitches – Catching up with the Quidditch Premier League

Quidditch! Turns out it’s quite an aggressive and inclusive team sport. 2017 saw the launch of the Quidditch Premier League. I first met with the director, Jack Lennard, plus some of the key players for our podcast last year. I caught up with Jack to find out what’s been going on in the world of Quidditch, and do snitches, in …

Oliver Dall of Oliver's Brighton in a portrait pose, holding his magical rabbit Luna Leporum

How to Start a Wizarding Emporium – Podcast 45

Magical Items! Whilst the precious things of Oliver’s Brighton may not actually give off a glow if you were to cast ‘detect magic’ upon them, they are very fancy indeed. Oliver Dall had an idea to open a Wizarding Shop, and not just to open a shop, but to make it an experience. His strong belief that life should be …

Making Treasure Valuable – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Making Treasure Valuable “You find 40 gold pieces. Two level 1 scrolls and a dagger.” A collective yawn ensues. Sound familiar? Making treasure sound ‘valuable’ can be tricky, but there are ways to make it catch your player’s eye without simply throwing more gold or more magic into the pile. Name your items. Treat key objects and weapons like NPCs, …

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire review

  The all-too-familiar sound of the Stormtroopers’  laser blasts ringing in our ears (someone’s been training these guys too, they know how to hit). Each blast keenly felt in the haptic rumble of our weighty body armour, we return fire feeling the heat of Mustafar’s lavascape in front of, and around us. To the left of me, two fellow rebels …