WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD. If there was one thing I really didn't expect in the latest series of Doctor Who, it was to extraordinary degree that I would love the historical episodes. Doctor Who has been no stranger to historical episodes in its now fifty five year tenure, but as with the overall lapse in … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 8: The Witchfinders.
Roleplaying games are as much an exercise of luck as they are of skill or drama and it's in this element of luck that a beautiful little quirk can be found. An optional rule for Dungeons and Dragons is to consider this luck by involving a 'critical'. A 'critical' is when a player rolls the … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session 19, Contradiction and conflict.
With a name like Kerblam!, I expected the seventh episode of the new series of Doctor Who to be very different. Considering the childish implications of the word, I was expecting a more lighthearted romp in a Amazon-esque company in space. Instead, what we got was quite different really. Enjoyable but definitely a little different. … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 7: Kerblam!
Antagonists are interesting forces in stories because they exist as a counter-point to our heroes, looking at the world in a different way to our heroes or even standing as a contradiction to all that a hero believes. A big issue with this, though, is that you can rarely have any discussions between heroes and … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session 18: Where the Heart is
If there is one subject I enjoy learning about, it is history. Science and politics all have their elements of interest but history is something that means a lot to me. There are so many interesting stories held in the past and lessons from them feed into our future. In a series of Doctor Who … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 6: Demons of the Punjab Review.
WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD As you might be able to guess from the lateness of this review, I was a little preoccupied this weekend to write this review. Despite an exciting and overall pleasant weekend, though, I still found the time to watch Doctor Who (with some excellent company too) and after a good week … Continue reading Doctor Who, Series 11, Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum
The antagonistic force in many books, films and games are usually embodied by a singular entity. Darth Vader is the face of the Empire, as much as Lex Luthor stands as a symbol of the Legion of Doom. However, an antagonist does not simply have to be just one individual. Whilst singular villains can be … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session 17, Every Rose has its’ thorn