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
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead So, I just got home from seeing Venom and I'm sat here typing, at my computer, desperately trying to think about how to approach this. The answer should be simple: I want to do a review of the new Venom movie starring Tom Hardy. The issue is that I feel to … Continue reading Regarding Venom: a movie review and character rant.
WARNING: This blog is a long one. Oops. The best experiences in D&D are the ones where afterwards both the DM and players sit back, relax and think 'wow, that was awesome'. It doesn't happen all that often, which is fair. A lot of things contribute to a session's mood and how people enjoy a … Continue reading From the DM’s Chair: Session 16, A Moth to a Flame
WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD The 'Freak of the Week' is a concept you see in almost every TV show. The premise is a simple one: a new enemy and an isolated plot-line arises to confront our heroes for a single episode. Its equal parts necessary filler and the sad result of having to write a … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 11, Episode 4: Arachnids in the UK review.