“If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.”

Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation “Q Who?”

Recent Ramblings

Combo Breaker

I’ll start with the proviso that I’ve been pretty goddamn rough this weekend. I had so much planned/to do but my body had other ideas. We’ve been helping our support bubble mother in law move house and so we had more furniture to build alongside general moving activities. Since I was running D&D on the Saturday we decided to try and get a chunk done on Friday evening after work. The furniture build took alot longer than expected and we didn’t even finish. Lets just say I’m never going to begrudge ikea their fancy instruction booklets again after experiencing…More

Anger

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. -Aristotle I came across the above quote earlier this week and it resonated with me. Personally, I’ve spent alot of time over the past couple of years “angry” at one thing or another. In truth, most days there is likely something that winds me up. The reason why the quote resonated with…More

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Respect

I have a little bit of a bugbear at the moment and as the title suggests it’s around that little thing called respect. Let’s get the first bit straight, I dont do things for a pat on the head or a well done.In truth those things make me uncomfortable, however when I give up my…More

Defining Success

Hey team, this ones gonna be a bit of a ramble so just bear with me… I’ve had a number of thoughts rattling around my head regarding the word ‘success’ How do we define success? Against what should we measure our successes? How do people react to others successes? My first realisation is that actually…More

The Kobayashi Maru

For non Star Trek fans the title of this post has likely raised a WTF? reaction. The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation which cannot be won. It is designed to test how a person reacts in the face of such adversity. In Star Trek canon James Kirk “cheats” by reprogramming the test refusing to accept…More

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The Lost Mines – Session 10/11 – The Finale

The continuing adventures of the murderhobo group, Droop Troop. Droop drawing by Roland  Sessions 8-9 can be viewed here Possible spoilers for the Starter Kit….but we’ve gone Waaaaaayy off book at this point.. Session 10 – Escape from Tressandor Manor Our intrepid…More

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The Laws of Work

With my recent job changes, I thought it poignant to actually finish this post. I wanted to share some guidelines that I’ve realised I tend to live my working life by. It’s true we are formed by those around us and I’ve…More

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The Biscuit Gamer

Trying to define what is a gamer is a long and arduous task and something that has been done to death. I consider gaming to be an inclusive hobby ranging through PC gamers, consoles and mobile. In my opinion if you play…More

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The Lost Mines – Session 5-7

The continuing adventures of the murderhobo group, Droop Troop. Session 4 was here Spoilers for the starter kit ahead as our Party search for leads to Cragmaw Castle and the Kidnapped Rockseeker Brothers. We rejoin our party as they leave Tressander Manor…More

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