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The Grey Film Poster

Role Playing the Movies

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Obviously there are RPGs that are licenced from movies.  Others often borrow (and sometimes outright steal) from movies, TVs and books then file off the serial numbers.  I’ve a couple of posts on borrowing inspiration from particular movies in the past and I always intend to write more so to chivvy myself along I’ve decided […]

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015 Window 3

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 Gallery

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

I took far too many photographs of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by selgascano. This one seems a lot more fragile than previous pavilions and it was being repaired at least twice on the three times I visited.  But these Pavilions are temporary so its more appropriate in a way than some of the heavyweight, […]

Frank Atkinson

1930s Film Star Portraits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I had an email asking about where I found the illustrations I used on the Bookhounds of MI5 so I’ve pulled them all together into a collection and added it to my Trail of Cthulhu resources page. And in case you’ve missed it the poll on how I should post RPG resources like this is […]

124-126 Cromwell Road, London. Headquarters of MI5 until 1937

Bookhounds + MI5

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Posted a new page last night of ideas for adding MI5 to a Bookhounds of London campaign which I inventivelly called Bookhounds of MI5.  All the stats are for Trail of Cthulhu.

Late evening sunlight through the Serpentine Gallery Pavillion July 2015

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015 Teaser (Almost Wordless Wednesday 41)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

I’m still working through the pictures I took of this years Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (down to 62 pictures so far). But I like this one so I thought I’d post it today.

Mayan Mask

Mayas: revelation of an endless time

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

I went to the excellent, free exhibition Mayas: revelation of an endless time at the World Museum in Liverpool today for a second visit.  There are 385 Mayan artefacts covering the period from 250 to 1250AD.   I needed a second visit having nipped in on a lunch break the week it opened not knowing what […]

A Swordsman

A New 7-Sentence NPC

Friday, July 17th, 2015

CM Cline in Dragon Magazine 184 (August 1992) presented The 7-Sentence NPC. Back then most of my NPCs either got a full page biography or a stat block. Over time I found moving to the middle ground the 7-Sentence NPC represents a handy tool. They have the advantage of being quick to read as a […]

Panorama from Tate Modern July 2014 and 2015

Two London Panoramas (Almost Wordless Wednesday 40)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

These two panoramas were taken from Tate Modern’s Members Room balcony overlooking the river Thames. The first (top one) was taken 5th July 2014 and the bottom one on 4th July 2015.

1920s Mugshot

1920s Images for RPG Referees

Monday, July 13th, 2015

I’ve uploaded the first of four sets of images for 1920s RPG referees (good for games like Call of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu).  You can still vote on my poll on how I should compile them in future.  

Terminator Genisys Poster

Terminator Genisys

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Sometimes bad reviews can be a good thing.  Pleased to say I enjoyed this more than I expected based on the critics.  Nice mix of twists, spills and thrills following the chase format of the previous movies.  If forced I’d say this is probably the third best outing of the series but a lot […]

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