Magical Loopholes – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Magical Loopholes – the Dungeon Master’s Dilemma Magic, by its very definition, is mysterious. And yet in many fantasy tabletop games (including Dungeons & Dragons), it is defined quite clearly in the rulebook – spell duration, components, targets, spell resistance, saving rolls…  Game designer gods do this for our own character safety, for every foolish apprentice and player will, WILL, …

Anybody can speak in public

…and moreover in our opinion everybody shall speak in public. William Roy, creator of Pitchcards, a game to improve your public speaking skills which successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2017, shares his thoughts on what makes a great presentation or pitch.   Check out pitch cards – Whether you are socially awkward or shy or introverted, whether you are outgoing …

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 …

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 …

Cosplayers gather at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham UK

UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

1-3 June 2018 Cor that seems a long way off yet. But with Christmas fast approaching (and PAX Unplugged taking place right now) many of our minds turn to games. Beautiful boardgames with their meeples, cards, dice, tokens, cooperation, deceit, strategizing, funtimes. We’ll do a roundup of best games to introduce non-gamers to very soon, for now let’s look forward …

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

Geeky London with Hannah Cowton – The London Geek

Geeky London London! City of fish & chips, Big Ben, The Queen, ESports stadia, immersive experiences, and conventions of all kinds. Hannah Cowton, The London Geek, joins Robin as they share their Top 5 Geeky things to do in That London. Hannah is an up-and-coming blogger, with her site The London Geek growing crazyfast as she takes in everything geek …