Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Couple of Swashbuckling Blogs to Check Out

A Danish gamer named Christian, who goes by the handle Battle_Mad_Ronin at Big Purple, started a Tumblr of actual play reports for his The Queen's Cavaliers campaign, The First of Their Names. There are five "sessions" described so far, in abundant detail; I'd like to see more about how the rules work, a 'behind the scenes' view of the actual play reports. I think this is really helpful for a new game with novel mechanics.

Tom, who goes by the handle BluSponge at Big Purple, blogs at . . . and a Brace of Pistols, a blog "dedicated to swashbuckling, fantasy, and horror gaming." Tom plays Witch Hunter: The Invisible World, and includes some great game-specific materials for that game, but he also writes about gaming and refereeing; his post, "The Art of Letting Go," is a good read.

Please show these guys some love and some clicks.

11 comments:

  1. Some fonts are not a friend to the word 'clicks'...

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  2. Wow! Thanks BV! Your blog (and current hiatus) was a big reason I started up mine. So this is high praise.

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    1. My pleasure. Looking forward to your future posts.

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    2. Dammit! I'm gonna need to up my game now. ;)

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    3. From what I read, just keep on keepin' on.

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  3. A post! A palpable post! :D
    I'll have to check these out. I've not made the time to do any Flashing Blades in too long. And I miss your play reports and musings. But I understand LIFE. :D

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    1. I'm managing two youth baseball teams this spring and head coach of the travel team a friend and I started last fall, which means I have practice and/or games five days a week.I'm also on the board for the league this year, and hopefully I'll either mange or coach an All Star team starting in a couple of months.

      If that wasn't enough to keep me busy, I'm also the science coordinator for the PTA and I'm smack in the middle of running the elementary school science fair right now.

      So yes, LIFE, all in caps.

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    2. Glad you're keeping busy with the important stuff. :D

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  4. Two nice finds. Thank you for sharing.

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