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Posted in Review, The Witterings of Mawdrigen with tags , , , , on 25 April 2017 by Mawdrigen

Hi there guys!

Just a bit of information for you all, I’ve recently been doing some writing for a project which has now gone live! So I thought I’d let you know so if you fancied taking a look you could.

The project in question is a set of Adventure Seed card decks (available Here) for when your inspiration has run a little dry, or even if your players take a hard left rather than engage with the adventure hooks you have placed for them! These cards contain an adventure premise, a couple of ways to get the players involved, a few encounter ideas and even a couple of ways you can extend the adventure out into a longer narrative.

So if you want a stack of quick adventure ideas give them a look, you may even end up playing one of the ones I wrote!

Thirsty Meeples, combining Games and Tea (plus cookies, cake, sandwiches and coffee!)

Posted in Review, The Witterings of Mawdrigen with tags , , , on 1 February 2014 by Mawdrigen

Over in Oxford (which is surprisingly close to Goatswood), something new and awesome has opened.
Thirsty Meeples, which is a Gaming Cafe (Website).

Now other game shops (including the excellent Eclectic Games Website Here) have both games nights, where you can play the games from their library, and usually either allow food or have vending machines and snacks. However at Thirsty Meeples you have a fully functioning Cafe right there next to where you are gaming. The food and drink selection is very fine, and I was certainly pleased with the selection of Teas on offer. From Green tea, to Darjeeling first blush, to the rather nice Winter Brew (which was similar to Space Imperial) they seem to have a tea for everyone.

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The Cult Talks about Larp and Computer games

Posted in First 100, Podcasts with tags , on 28 June 2013 by Mawdrigen

Episode 4 – NB: This Pod cast includes Swearing and also themes of an adult nature, like gaming and roleplaying, as Such it is “Explicit”

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The Fourth episode in which the Cult discusses Larp (Contrasting CP and Empire) and numerous computer games (Planetside 2 and Bioshock Infinite amongst others) and I attempt somewhat unsuccessfully to keep my lungs in my chest. Please do feel free to send us comments! We also discuss our upcoming Game of Thrones Actual Play campaign briefly.

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Posted in First 100, Podcasts with tags , , on 17 May 2013 by Mawdrigen

Pod Cast Episode 1 NB: This Pod cast includes Swearing and also themes of an adult nature, like gaming and roleplaying, as Such it is “Explicit”

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Here we are finally! The initial pod cast wherein I and Bloodied review some very nice tea from Whittards, and also a very fine game with very fiddly to put together miniatures from McVey studios in the form of Battle for Alabaster. I might also let slip that I experienced Homicidal tendencies while trying to glue the miniatures together, but fear not I got over it!

You will note that I haven’t put any music in… You will also note the creaky chairs of doom! This was the first recording we did so please excuse us if we sound a little shaky!

Also in this Episode we discuss why we decided to start a blog/pod cast and list some of our Favourites including (in no particular order): The Minions of the Monster Master: Actual plays of many, many, many different games. Presented in an irreverent style that occasionally shades to the anarchic. The Aethervox: An Excellent if occasional Malifaux Podcast The Fandible: Purveyors of frankly excellent Actual play pod casts on a vast number of different systems and settings. Their Rogue Trader and Unhallowed Metropolis campaigns in particular are brilliant! NerdPoker Dungeons and Dragons with Brian Posehn and Friends (and possibly if they pull it off Vin Deisel???) a very old school D&D campaign that has just hit it’s quarter century. Well worth a listen. The Gamers Lounge, now sadly on Hiatus but an excellent Malifaux podcast.

Please feel free to leave comments of other Pod Casts you think that I might enjoy! I’m willing to give most a go!