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The Big-Pile-Of-Skills problem

I’ve been struggling with a roleplaying-gaming design issue. It’s probably just my own pet-hate. It’s something I call the “Big Pile of Skills” problem. When creating a roleplaying character, there is nearly always a section on “Skills”. Most of the time you can choose any Skill you like and invest points into them. Some systems have some concept of grouping Skills like D&D’s Class system and Riddle of Steel’s Skill Packets. But most of the modern day systems I’ve played just […]

So Vampire High is over and the Dresden Files suck…

Well, lets get specific. What I mean is, I discovered that Vampire High was canned after one season and there is little or no chance of it being started up again. (see my previous post here!) (But it’s not all bad on the vampire front…) And the Dresden Files TV show sucks. I haven’t read […]

I’ve found a replacement for Forever Knight!

(dubnordie will like this!) Since moving into our new house, we’ve got ourselves one of those Sky+ boxes and a Sky subscription to, well, way too many channels. Most of them are utter rubbish. However… there is a channel called “Zone Horror” and they show a Vampire series called “Vampire High” and thanks to the […]

Is it worth getting back into World of Darkness 2.0? Part 2 (of 2): A Review of the Vampire: Requiem book!

I’ve looked at the World of Darkness 2.0 Core Book already, now I have a look at the first “full” game based on the new World of Darkness, Vampire: Requiem and offer an opinion to the question: Is it worth getting back into World of Darkness 2.0? Okay, to quickly summarize: If you like Vampire: […]

Is it worth getting back into World of Darkness 2.0? Part 1 (of 2): A Review of the WOD 2.0 Core book!

Well, lets start by the summary first. (I know most people will scroll to the bottom, read the conclusion and bugger off, so might as well make it easy for you! They (i.e. White Wolf) have improved the Storyteller(tm) system. Most of the changes I really like. The dice mechanic is even easier and botches […]


From 1996, I wrote this scene while in first year in University. For some unknowable angst-ridden-still-acting-like-a-teenager reason, I emailed this to a lot of people. I’ve preserved the original ASCII text format. Related Posts:The End of the WorldParadoxThe Story of the PigDrunken AngelSeraph

The Vampire David

This is a very early story of mine that I wrote while in Secondary School (that is circa 1997!) , so you will have to excuse the grammar and readability a bit. Saying it’s raw is an understatement, but I have fond memories of sharing it with friends. It is about an encounter with a vampire. […]