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PC Gamer Weekender Part 2 – The Indie Games Cometh

PC Gamer Weekender Part 2 – The Indie Games Cometh

In part 1 I covered my big hitters, so let’s bring on the indies! Squeezed in around the multi-machine runs of the big boys it might have been easy to miss the smaller set-ups where the indie developers were raising profiles, demonstrating and chatting about their...

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Gameblast18, an Awesome Event Helping an Amazing Charity!

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...

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PC Gamer Weekender – Kingdom Come and Rend impressions

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...

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Animal Ailments – The Road to Kickstarter

Animal Ailments – The Road to Kickstarter

Alex, it's been less than a year since we chatted for the Coaching for Geeks podcast (Have a listen!) what's been going on?  It’s been an exceptionally busy 8 months for me! When we last spoke, I had just finished up at the UK Games Expo, the largest games fair in the...

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Are you an Imposter (or are you a unicorn?)

Are you an Imposter (or are you a unicorn?)

Do you ever get that weird feeling that no matter what you do or how much you learn there is someone lurking around the corner waiting to call you out as a fraud? Or maybe, you always have a strange feeling that you are only successful because of your well developed...

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Reach Your Goals Effectively With Time-Block Journaling

Reach Your Goals Effectively With Time-Block Journaling

Writing down your goals greatly increases your chance of achieving them. But what happens next? Now that they’re in the physical world, do they magically accomplish themselves? Of course not. If you want to reach your goals faster, with more purpose and focus, then...

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GameBlast18 – Gamers Unite! Streaming for Charity

GameBlast18 – Gamers Unite! Streaming for Charity

Gaming is great! Did you come here to donate? YOU'RE AMAZING - click right here to visit our Just Giving page. What would you do if you lost the ability to play games? SpecialEffect creates bespoke solutions through clever engineering to empower gamers with...

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Progress Not Perfection in the Dating Game

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...

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Fold a Beholder – Q&A with Plus4Charisma

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...

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How to Start a Wizarding Emporium – Podcast 45

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...

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Making Treasure Valuable – D&D Tips with James Gifford

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...

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Stuck with these fuckwits – doing a job you’re stuck in

Stuck with these fuckwits – doing a job you’re stuck in

Stuck with these fuckwits – doing a job you’re stuck in All day with people you hate, doing things you hate, for not much money…  you might feel stuck. You are not stuck. Believe me, I’ve been there - the only reason Coaching for Geeks exists is because I ended...

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Business Failure in 5 Easy Steps

Business Failure in 5 Easy Steps

My Business Failed From Failure to Phoenix We’ve all heard the old saying, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” It seems like the ultimate dream to turn your passion into a business. Grow your hobby into a successful venture that provides for you and your...

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Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire review

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...

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Roll For A Plan

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...

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