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Ben Stroud
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An unconditionally free Saturday at home with two friends and a hankering for some high fantasy gaming; it was the perfect opportunity to play this game all the way through. Six hours, I was warned. Six and a half wasn't too bad. Was it worth it? Would I pl...

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Review: 7 Wonders: The official game of the number
By popular opinion, 7 wonders is a great game. It's been recognised as both a game for beginners and a favourite for the veterans. Swonder's lack of dice rolling, smooth component management and gorgeous iconography makes it one of the most mechanically int...

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MCM: The Otaku Dream
WEEKS. We'd spent weeks prepping our costumes - ahem, cosplays - and all of a sudden the day was upon us! We'd explored the darkest streets of Soho's haberdashers and delved the deepest corners of the Matalan sale bin to craft ourselves into a favourite pop...

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LARP II: The unexpected value of ignorance
In my previous post I had written about how my first ever LARP event was a storming success. I’d left feeling empowered and energised.  But, like a die-hard fan of ‘the original’, I was secretly concerned by the idea of a sequel. Either way, I was back for ...

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Off-Topic: My First LARP
As the flaming torches were ceremoniously fed into the heart of the funeral pyre I knew this was the coolest thing I had been a part of in a long while. The body that rested on the wooden structure was quickly swamped in flames as someone important, holding...

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Video Review: Libertalia
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Game: Cyberchickens
Think Foghorn Leghorn with a laser gun, jet pack and visor You're an elite soldier on one side of a galactic war. You have the highest clearance to the most advanced and destructive equipment ever designed. You fight for the survival of your home-world and ...

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Board Games - At the end of Innovation?
It's not just the videogame market that has become saturated with carbon copies of the same old stuff for a different day; RPGs and, to some extent board games, have caught that bug too.  Are they nearing their end in terms of innovation and popularity? It'...

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