Facebook Prompt #2

31st January, 2015 Leave a comment

This one’s based on a prompt from Jon himself:

They returned to the car park just in time to see their car, laden with Christmas presents, speeding away down the street.

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Facebook Prompt #1

30th January, 2015 Leave a comment

Taking a leaf out of my friend Jon’s book (see his blog here), I requested some writing prompts from my Facebook friends to help me unlimber my imagination and write some no-strings-attached short fiction.

I asked people to give me prompts based on anything they like, but suggested three potential topics:

  1. Existential Crisis
  2. The Wrong Thing For the Right Reasons
  3. The Pursuit Of Happiness

The first prompt is from Andy Harsent:

The Model 4000 was the first to gain sentience, and he knew his pneumatic chainsaw was the only tool he was going to need to convince her to love him.

Here goes nothing!

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WWII Tank Warfare in Fate Core

29th October, 2014 Leave a comment

I saw Fury recently and really enjoyed it. I was impressed with the attempt to bring home some of the realities of war from the perspective of a tank crew – a sector that has not historically received much attention. That got me to thinking, how would I handle a game where the players are a WWII tank crew?

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Rabbits and Leporine Magic

4th September, 2014 3 comments

In his lovely review over at DieHard GameFAN Alex Lucard expressed an interest in rabbits and the magic that herbivores might have. So here are a few notes on rabbits in The Secrets of Cats and the form their magic takes…

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Running “The Secrets of Cats” in Fate Accelerated Edition

3rd September, 2014 4 comments

I chose to use Fate Core for this game because I like the granularity of skills and I knew that I was planning to deal with feline magic as a group of special skills. However, several people have asked for guidance on running the game in Fate Accelerated Edition so here are my thoughts on how you might do that.

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The Secrets of Cats – Playtest Characters

27th August, 2014 Leave a comment

Since The Secrets of Cats was released yesterday (buy it here), I’ve had a few requests for sample characters.

First of all, William McDuff has written up some excellent pregenerated characters based on the Black Silver adventure in the book, and you can find those here. You could easily pick these up and run with them if you wanted to.

I’ve managed to dig up most of the scraps of paper that my playtest group wrote their characters Tack, Black Paw, Swift and Nameless down on now and am pleased to present them as an alternative set of pregenerated characters for use with The Secrets of Cats.

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The Secrets of Cats – Feedback Responses

5th June, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi all,

I’ve had some useful feedback on “The Secrets of Cats” but I forgot to put an e-mail field in the response spreadsheet so that I could respond, oops. So I thought I’d list some of the feedback here with my responses, for what that’s worth.

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