Strange Food.

It seems that every two years or so, I'm unable to resist the need to do something ridiculous in the line of catering, and the last couple of times it's been for lrp events. In 2015, Rupert Redington, Pru Greenwood and I did a 50s themed Christmas for Crooked House, and this year Megan Lloyd... Continue Reading →

Odyssey “retrospective”

In my professional life, we try and have a meeting after every chunk of every project to work out what happened, so next time we can improve what we can improve, and revel in what went well. There's been a flattering number of paeans of praise for Odyssey - not all of them written by me - and... Continue Reading →

Odyssey stories: a guest post by many hands A while back I collected some stories about Odyssey, in a format I thought I'd find useful for thinking about the kinds of stories people tell about their characters. I promised at the time I'd redact the personal information, and publish in the Public Domain. Here, then... Continue Reading →

The Game of Roses 4: Levers

"But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation." Wisdom 4: 3-5 (King James version.) Last night, we had a meeting covering our progress with crew recruitment, and a little more work on the skeleton of the event. We're looking at the... Continue Reading →

The Game of Roses 1: early blogging

"I'll drown you in the malmsey-butt within." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.3) I promised myself I'd blog the process of developing the game; a promise that didn't last as long as it might have done. However, I do have some drafts - these are verbatim from earlier this year, and mainly... Continue Reading →

The Game Of Roses 3: People and goals

"I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.1) Below are some very early thoughts on victory conditions for the different factions and which historical characters we might use - I think this is from Mid-March or thereabouts. Factions and... Continue Reading →

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