• Educating Vitae In which choices are explored, people do things they know to be bad, blood is unhelpfully like sex, and there are altogether too many types of vampire.
  • Beasts in Crinoline Or, how Kim Newman sold the same story twice.
  • Wings of Love(craft) In which Shim enjoys about half an anthology, quibbles terminology, is predictably mean about stuff that appears suspiciously literary, and makes no song references whatsoever.
  • Going Underground In which Shim battles monsters in the shadow-haunted depths, frees the people from a hideous blight upon their fair town, and accessorises like anything.
  • GOGathon: I Just Wanna Leave While I'm Alive In which Shim is inconvenienced by Lovecraftian horrors, tormented by game designers, and impressed by early technical accomplishments in Alone in the Dark.
  • GOGathon: You Just Keep Me Hangin' On In which Shim is alternately enthralled, diverted and thwarted by Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
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playpen posts

  • at 14:21 on 06-11-2018

    The RPG blog is all I have - I don't consider it dead, but work commitments + repeated minor illness over the last year or so have comprehensively kicked my arse and not left me time for RPG m...

  • at 23:05 on 26-08-2017

    Not sure if people have run across this yet. In a slightly bizarre development, S.T. Joshi not only pulled out of the biannual Lovecratian con NecronomiCon, but posted up some <a href="http:/...

  • at 12:09 on 02-10-2016

    There definitely won't be any problems this year. We have our reunion meetup this October and everything, down in the lakeside Ferret Clubhouse. It's fine, because the path never gets...

  • at 22:59 on 25-07-2016

    "Like Innsmouth, but with more rape" seems to be a distressingly common approach. I just read one by Brian Stableford, there's that whole Alan Moore thing.  It feels so point-m...

  • at 21:49 on 29-06-2016

    @Robinson: I can't imagine Scotland leaving the UK and not rejoining the EU, it'd be really vulnerable. Also Scotland is heavily pro-EU, and I suspect the other EU countries would be happy to...

  • at 19:33 on 04-05-2016

    I always wondered how serious it was supposed to be. Lovecraft's section is verging on self-parody, though not outright there, and Howard's section is superlatively machismic. The writing ci...

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