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, …

Roll For A Plan

Roll For A Plan Role playing games like D&D give us the opportunity to come up with a plan and then see what happens when it is implemented. But what about the factors (such as dice rolls) That you can’t control? I’m on a pretty strict diet and it has a number of calories. This is my battle plan. It …

Eugenius! Review

Big songs, big talent, big heart – Go Eugenius! Eugene, Janey, and Feris, Geeks in 1980s America. Running into bullies, attending school, Eugenius! Mashes together a comic book adventure with a teen love story, weaving 80s neon, cartoon and movie references throughout its musical glory. Life seems pretty standard for Eugene and his friends until Hollywood comes a calling and …

Nicole Arbour, YOU want to talk depression?

YOU want to talk about depression? OKAY….we’ll ‘TALK’…   Recently internet cheerleading YouTuber, Nicole Arbour posted a viral video about depression being ‘all in your head, oh no I’m holding you accountable for your own feelings’. (https://www.facebook.com/NicoleArbourfans/videos/10157110935707907/?hc_ref=ARTnkEL78VXO1IlTJVUrzOeg-in3yo2Tn-1VuFRO3KskJVy_I1qK-Y5s666j_V5GHzU) . …well, let’s have a look at that shall we?   1) Depression, in common societal reference, is not scaled Do we say …

Cosplay – you’re doing It wrong! Jeni Mew Cosplay Uncut

Cosplay – you’re doing It wrong! Have you ever seen ‘sexy cosplay’ and scoffed at it like a bad, untouchable smell? If so, you are doing cosplay wrong and here’s why… Jeni Mew Cosplay, who is perhaps more well known for her intense detailed craftsmanship than ‘sexy cosplay’ recently added ‘Alexstrasza’ a notoriously recognisable character for skin, to her costume repertoire. …

Five No BS Ways to Shed Fat

Five No Bullshit Ways to Shed Fat You’re Stuffed with Stuffing, you’ve turkeyed the turkey, you’ve drunk till you’ve sunk (you get the point.) Now it’s time to face those consequences, but do you have to? We’re got five No BS ways to shed the extra pounds after Christmas – why don’t you get a head start BEFORE the new …

Hyper Japan – Con Survival Guide

Right then – HYPER JAPAN CON SURVIVAL GUIDE – This is not a review (it is a little bit), it’s part of the Coaching for Geeks Convention Survival Guide, to help you get the most from any convention. Going to a con? Want to contribute? Email robin@https://www.coachingforgeeks.com             What is it? Hyper Japan is “the UK’s largest celebration of Japanese …

Con Survival Guide – MCM London Comic Con

  Right then – MCM London Comic Con Survival Guide – This is not a review (it is a little bit), it’s part of the Coaching for Geeks Convention Survival Guide, to help you get the most from any convention. Going to a con? Want to contribute? Email robincoachingforgeeks.com MCM London Comic Con – UPDATED FOR 2019   What is …

Luna Leporem the magical rabbit of Oliver's Brighton, the harry Potter shop, next to an orange carved pumpkin

Oliver’s Brighton – The Opening Party

Wizards of Brighton   OK, let’s address the Harry Potter shaped elephant in the room. Oliver’s Brighton is not associated, nor endorsed or connected with JK Rowling, Warner Brothers or the Harry Potter franchise. All Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products sold are official Warner Brothers licensed products.  But damn. If you fancy something a bit magical and happen to be …

Hannah Cowton, the London Geek, siits enjoying a mug of tea against a window frame in the summer

CfG featured on The London Geek

We’re famous baby! The London Geek is a brilliant blog by Hannah Cowton, you might recognise the name – I thought her blog was so great I got her on the podcast last week – go and have a listen (or on iTunes) to us geek out over all the awesome things you can do in London. It’s a beautifully …