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Ashes to Ashes or Dempsey and Drakepeace?

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Really enjoyed the first episode of Ashes to Ashes on BBC 1 tonight. I’ll avoid saying much more because far too easy to drop a spoiler if I do. I did enjoy the switch from Life on Mars’ take on the Sweeney to something more akin to Dempsey and Makepeace or, maybe, The Professionals. Fingers […]

Paper House for Gamers Updated

Monday, September 24th, 2007

A month ago I posted a beta version of a simple models house for wargamers and role players. I’ve had some feedback on it: a request for chimney stacks, variations of the ends and an extension for the ends. I’ve also added some assembly instructions too. I’ve posted the first of the PDFs this morning […]

Paper House Beta 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I started work on a set of simple, cardboard building models using pepakura originally for Serious and Organised but which, like Serious and Organised, I’ve yet to finish. A discussion on the SFSFW mailing list kicked me into finishing a simple one of a house. It can either be used as a single, semi-detached house […]

Cop Night #4

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Not a huge amount of cop (or other stuff done) today. Spent the morning at the eye clinic and the rest of the day in a darkened room recovering. What I can’t figure out is why every time I go there I come away with a bad back. Did do a little bit of polishing […]

Cop Night #3

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

More robbers than Cops tonight really. Just finished watching The League of Gentlemen which arrived from Amazon today. Not the situation comedy but the film from 1960 that the series took its name from in which Jack Hawkins and a hand picked crew of ex soldiers stage a bank robbery. The focus is on the […]

Cop Night #2

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

So tonight wasn’t quit as good a cop show night as expected. My VCR tried to eat the tape I’d put in for Life on Mars. Did get to see CSI which continues to be enjoyable fluff. Got one with the equipment section of Serious and Orgainsed and also made notes for descriptions of British […]

Cop Night #1

Monday, February 19th, 2007

I feel a Cop Show theme coming on this week… So Waking the Dead’s run ended with a romantic twist for Boyd. Slightly subtler than CSI’s Sarah/Grisham matching dressing gown crime scene and foreshadowed a little more in the plot too. I’ve also been working on Serious and Organised. Boring equipment list creation. I’m torn […]

Serious and Organised Art

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

I was thinking about the artwork for Serious and Organised tonight. Cars play a pretty big part in a lot of crime shows so I knew I was going to need some suitable models. Fortunately a thread on Renderosity reminded me of Design Modélisation Image that has some very nice free models of vehicles. The […]

Serious and Organised not Forgotten

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Did some work on polishing the system for Serious and Organised tonight. The basic game is now there it’s just a case of deciding what extra rules and other bits and pieces it needs. Then I can stat up the characters in the background up and the core game will be done.

One year of Too Many Ideas

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Just noticed this blog was a whole year old last week. So here’s a round up of projects started and progress so far. Serious and Organised / Men of Action / The ABC System: system written needs play testing. Arædan: Originally called Untitled Fantasy #1. In need of editing. The Seer: About 50% written and […]

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