Characterising NPCs: D&D Tips with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters… Perhaps more than any other part of the game, Non-Playable Clones (NPC)s are especially challenging to bring to life: Testing your skills in improvisation, voices, characterization and acting. Often, it’s difficult to create memorable ones and they seem to all bleed into one generic …

DegustaBox Review & Voucher Code – Degusta & Chill

It’s a box full of tasty treats with February’s Degusta Box – Degusta & ChillAre they asking me to do rude things with the plantain bites? BY ROBIN BATES​ Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Degusta BoxProduct Type: Subscription Food BoxPrice: £12.99 including delivery. £5 off with our code taking it down to £7.99 for your first box.Summary: A much better effort …

Gaming News Roundup 4 March 2019 – Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon

It’s an all-new feature! Matt’s Gaming Roundup.   Let’s take a look at some of the week’s big stories, new releases and exciting announcements in the world of gaming!   Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon   Massive news on the latest Nintendo Direct video for Pokémon Day, with a trailer for the next entries in the Pokemon series – Pokémon Sword, …

Loot Gaming Box Review – ‘Apocalypse’

Get your gamer gear with Loot Gaming BoxAnd get 50% off until 1st March 1019 with our link and code LOVEMORE BY ROBIN BATES​ Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Loot Gaming BoxProduct Type: Subscription BoxPrice:  £28 + postage (but check out our link and use code AFF35 before 28th Feb to get 35% off)Summary: A surprisingly generous crate with a selection …

Bring Them Home – an immersive game review

Immersive gaming space race action with Bring Them HomeGround control to Major Bates. Sending scrawled notes about what’s in space. BY ROBIN BATES​ Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Bring Them Home – An Immersive Game Experience Product Type: Immersive GamePrice: £22Summary: Bring Them Home is a fantastic and fast paced gaming experience, suitable for newcomers to the world of immersive gaming, and …

Textorcist: Renegade Priest Is The Right Type

Textorcist: The Basics You might think that you’re not into typing games – but you might feel differently when you’re typing Latin prayers to exorcise a common criminal of demons. Ray Bibbia is a renegade priest – the bad cop of Vatican City. He and the church have separated thanks to “artistic differences”, but this Private Exorcist still works around …

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Degusta Box Review – ‘Recovery’ Subscription Box

Is it delight or disappointment with the first Degusta Box of 2019?Tasty treats that can’t be beat or nasty surprises before your very eyeses? BY ROBIN BATES Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Degusta BoxProduct Type: Subscription Food BoxPrice: £12.99 – or use our link for £5 off with the coupon – DEGUSTA5Summary: Lots of potential with Degusta Box but squandered on a …

Beat Wheat – a guide to Coeliac disease

Welcome back fellow geeks. Today’s Health Bar is going to take a deep dive into the world of Coeliac disease. We will look at the history, the treatments, the science and the pseudoscience surrounding this fascinating and misrepresented disease.   Coeliac Disease: What’s in a name? Pretty straight forward this one, coeliac comes from the Greek Koiliakos, meaning abdominal. Coeliac …

Sunless Skies – The Review

Story-rich, rogue-like role-playing in Sunless Skies Across a dark abyss I spotted a lone ship, engines firing towards me. I braced for another standard battle when I noticed the tentacles protruding from its rear. This was a terror I had not faced before. BY MATT TIERNAN, FEB 13 Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Game: Sunless SkiesPublisher: Failbetter GamesPrice: £18.99 – SteamSummary: Sunless Skies is a …

Convention Survival Guide: Glasgow Games Festival

Glasgow Games Festival: What is it? A day of open board gaming in city centre Glasgow with demos, traders and a games library, with just under 400 attendees. It has been operating for a couple of years, and has a website: http://www.glasgowgamesfestival.com/   Glasgow Games Festival: When is it? The 2019 dates haven’t been announced yet. The last one was Saturday 17th …

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My Geek Box Review – February 2019 – Plastic tat

Guess what Robin thinks from the page title with a review of February’s My Geek BoxI said ‘plastic tat’ and I meant it! BY ROBIN BATES Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: My Geek BoxProduct Type: Subscription BoxPrice: £19.99 plus about £3 postageSummary: Old unwanted crap and customer service to match. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Rating:  Get It Now Last …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 4)

Welcome to Week  of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at the final 2 pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

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Suicide Guy Review (Steam)

Puzzle your way to death with Suicide GuyContent warning: suicide, described in tasteless, humorous terms. BY MATT TIERNAN Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Game: Suicide Guy Publisher: Chubby PixelPrice: Steam – £3.99  Playstation – 4.49 euros Nintendo Switch – 7.99 euros ​Summary: Suicide Guy is that wonderful experience transformed into a puzzle platformer, split into just over 24 levels of varying difficulty. Each one has the same …