I’ve enjoyed a bit of a hobby renaissance these last few months. Unemployment is not all bad. But the real world has reasserted itself and despite my best efforts, a job found me. Expect posts to slow down a bit, as for the next little while I practice my hobby vicariously by reading your posts instead of creating my own. Keep that great material flowing.

As if that isn’t enough, this arrived on my door step:


Like many wargamers, I am also a role player, and I enjoy Call of Cthulhu very much.

So many choices.



‘ere be treasure

I’m not role playing at the moment, but if I was I think FATE could well be the system that I would be playing. It is a sweet little system that really challenges the whole group to build a narrative together, still with a GM but giving they players a bigger voice in the plot.

One of the mechanisms for this is trading good results for bad to gain fate points that can be used later to modify future bad results. It sounds weird but there are better explanations than mine.  One can be found in a short video at this really cool Kickstarter for FATE tokens by Campaign Coins

While you’re there I recommend subscribing – this project is going to go off, and the tokens are really nice (I’ve already jumped in).