Thursday, 21 June 2018

Seasons versus weather versus climate versus change

Ah, the summer solstice, marked by the central heating only coming on for half an hour overnight.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Buffy: The Reckoning

Issue one of Buffy Season Twelve: The Reckoning is out now. It’s been a year in-universe since the previous comics season, and while it was apparently a quiet year, things have happened.

Delta Green

My Delta Green Kickstarter slipcase arrived about fifteen minutes ago. The PDFs are on Bundle of Holding.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

More Star Trek in development

Possibly a lot more Star Trek, with multiple ongoing and miniseries, including Starfleet Academy, an animated series, a miniseries about KHAAAAAN, and... the return of Picard?

Sitcom? Wraith chronicle? Why not both?

The BBC has a bunch of new comedy incoming, including Ghosts from writer Simon Farnaby about the spirits stuck in an old country house. (Due to a puffy shirt and waistcoat combo, the resemblance to What We Do In The Shadows may be stronger than intended.)

Monday, 18 June 2018

This weekend...

The Pride march was lovely, despite the rain.

The Film Festival open air cinema was rather more affected by the rain.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Take pride in your qualities.

Atlanta

Okay, I know I’m late on Donald Glover’s Atlanta, the BBC just started showing it, but nobody told me about the invisible car.

Describe, Decide, Roll: a workable explanation of RPGs

“The goal is to hang out with your friends and act like weirdos together.”

News site Vox explains D&D and the basic appeal of RPGs in ten efficient minutes.

Free RPG Day

Free RPG Day is upon us once more. May the odds be ever in your favour!

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Onyx Pathcast on Vampire: The Requiem

A particular focus for the Onyx Pathcast tonight (and one less self-serving for me to link to than the Ian Watson interview ;) ) - dissecting Vampire: The Requiem. The focus, the feel, the changes across editions and other games in the Vampire family.

BLADE

Tom Breihan at the AV Club reaches Blade in Age Of Heroes. As he notes, he already talked about Blade in A History Of Violence. Blade is worth talking about this much.

"Based On A True Story. We're Not Kidding."

Tag has, aptly, a great tagline.

“... the film follows a group of fortysomething friends who have been playing the same schoolyard game for 30 years, spending most of every May tagging or avoiding being tagged by each other...” for a reason I’m sure most gamers can relate to: “It keeps us in each other’s lives!”

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A Plague Tale: Innocence

At last! A proper Warhammer video game!

Okay, not really. But A Plague Tale: Innocence certainly has the dirt, disease, and ALL THE RATS.

As a former rat owner, I should also note that this is not a fair depiction.