Archives for December 2017

The Last Jedi

Warning! Spoilers follow for The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens if you haven’t seen it yet. I have mixed feelings about the Last Jedi. The acting is very good, the special effects are astonishing, and there are many, many stunning set-pieces. And yet the movie seems less than the sum of its parts. The […]

The Black Hack Review

Among the several anniversaries I somehow neglected to celebrate on the blog this year was the fortieth of my first encounter with Dungeons and Dragons, back when it came in three tiny booklets in a white box. I bring it up now because reading The Black Hack takes me right back to my student days […]

Trudvang Chronicles First Look

Just over a year ago I pledged 600 Swedish Kroner (about $70) to fund the Kickstarter for Trudvang Chronicles. I did it for the art. Riot Minds used a lot of glorious Paul Bonner artwork in their advertising and I have been a fan of Paul’s since before I worked alongside him at Games Workshop […]

Nanowrimo Diary

As I do with every book these days, I kept a journal while I was writing my imaginatively titled Nanowrimo 17. Here, as promised last week, are some extracts from it along with my commentary. Before I go into details, it might be worth giving some background. This year, I decided to depart from my […]