Counting Sheep – Vaults 2019 Review

Prepare for a revolution with Counting Sheep at the Vault Festival 2019 Do you revolve or evolve? BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Counting Sheep Product Type: Immersive Theatre Price: £19.50-£31.50 Rating: Entering the Vaults beneath Waterloo Station, we are transported to Kiev. Sat either side of a long table, with the cheap seats on benches either side, and the …

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Episode 68: A beginning in game dev and life with bipolar: Interview with Oliver William Walker

  Oliver William Walker designs games at Just Add Water. He mets Robin to talk about his career, from college, through university, experiments with games, networking, and moving into the real world of work. Robin met Oliver at EGX, where he was participating in a ‘disabilities in the gaming industry panel’ as Oliver has bipolar disorder. The two touch on …

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How to stop min-maxing and be happy with ‘enough’

I used to be terrible at playing video games. But not in the way you might be thinking. When I played video games, I often felt that I needed to maximize myself before I can begin to have fun. For example, Pokémon HeartGold came with an accessory called a Pokéwalker, a pedometer that granted experience points for your Pokémon and …

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Role Play Gourmet: Perfect Puttanesca Seduces Gamers

SEE ROLE PLAY GOURMET LIVE! The live D&D comedy cooking adventure – one week at the Vault Festival London, 2020. Adventure is Served. Also food, food is served too. Role Play Gourmet – Tickets available now.     Puttanesca – your simple games night recipe, with bonus XP Hello, I’m Paul Flannery. I’m most well-known for bringing the cult TV …

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Nerds Jolly Boating: Live Entertainment at UK Games Expo – Part 2

Helen Pain continues her review of the Live Entertainment at the UK Games Expo 2018. Go back and read her Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo Part 1 if you haven’t already!    …3 down, 3 more to go – would the events at UK Games Expo just keep getting better? *Spoiler alert – err, yeah!*   You Can’t …

The Unexpected Benefits of Being a Theatre Geek

When geeks and drama combine – it’s the rise of the theatre geek!   I doubt many people have ever thought to put the words ‘theatre’ and ‘geek’ together, let alone become one, but please bear with me. Being a theatre geek is not just about what you see or how often you see it, it’s about what you can …

MagicCats Builder (Crazy Dreamz) Review

Cats! Magic! Building! And Dreamz (crazy of course)! It’s a MagiCats Builder Review   MagiCats Builder; A game of randomness, player creativity and best of all, cats! It is a free to play game that’s available on PC via Steam and it is also available on mobile via the Apple Store and Google Play.   Little Big Catnip? <   ...

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Werewolf: Live! Review

Werewolves of London, Edinburgh, and Beyond: Live (The Review) Dawn breaks at the quiet little village (which the audience just named, and used something related to the heat rather than a dick joke) and all is peaceful… At least until the latest victim of the werewolf attacks is discovered, torn to pieces, blood and viscera all over the walls. Someone …

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Who Am I? My Hero’s Journey With RPG Tabletop Gaming

Who Am I To Be Writing About Turning Geeks Into Superheroes Through Tabletop RPGs?   When I started writing articles for Coaching for Geeks, I decided I wanted to continue with an article about helping folks bring out their own gaming superheroes. But I think it’s worth talking about me and where I’m at, so that you get a better …