Tag: history

  • Mind’s Eye Theatre – History

    Mind’s Eye Theatre – History

    A brief history of White Wolf’s Mind’s Eye Theatre.

  • SLA Industries – History

    SLA Industries – History

    In 1993, I found my first “proper” job, as a waiter no less.  Actually – I say “found”, but the job actually found me, in the form of my mother thrusting a copy of the Evening Times in my direction, jabbing at a classified ad, and suggesting it might be nice for me to earn […]

  • Legends of the Five Rings – History

    Legends of the Five Rings – History

    Back in my university days, I had a lot going on RPG wise. During Fresher’s week, I discovered the University’s roleplaying society and the Star Wars RPG’s joys.  A trip into one of Glasgow’s Virgin megastores – a hallowed metropolis of roleplaying goodness! It led to me discover a locally produced game called “SLA Industries” […]

  • Latest Episode – Legend of the Five Rings; history

    Latest Episode – Legend of the Five Rings; history

    Join us as we explore the Emerald Empire of Rokugan! L5R is a fantastic fantasy setting that actually began life as a collectible card game of all things.

  • At your service, citizen…

    At your service, citizen…

    If George Orwell ever wrote an RPG, it would be Paranoia.  Indeed,  when you consider that the game’s premise is a futuristic dystopia, ruled over by an omnipresent, all-seeing ruler; where anyone could turn on you at a moment’s notice, where facts that are patently true are denied in favour of the party line and […]

  • Fangs For the Memories – A History of Vampire: The Masquerade

    Fangs For the Memories – A History of Vampire: The Masquerade

    When you look at the roleplaying games released at the beginning of the 1990s, a common trend emerges; fantasy was out and dark sci-fi was very much in.   “Corps” dealt with high tech conspiracies fuelled by super-science and magic, duelling with each other, whilst “Morpheus” covered a world where characters linked minds in a […]

  • Five Fingered Bookmark

    Five Fingered Bookmark

    I can still remember that day in the school playground (that’s “recess yard” or something similar for my American readers…) back in 1985 when Greig McKinnon rushed over to me in an excited frenzy and thrust a book into my hands. “You have GOT to read this. It’s like a story, but you’re the hero […]

  • Star Wars (WEG) – History

    Star Wars (WEG) – History

    Mention Star Wars and Ghostbusters in the same sentence, and most people will assume that you are indulging in some geek-culture comparison.  Both were enormously successful films, both have rabidly devoted fan bases, and both spawned a host of franchise off-shots like action figures, cartoon series and fiction.  Amongst those spin-offs were role-playing games.   […]

  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay – History

    Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay – History

    Back in the mid 1980s, White Dwarf was a very different magazine to the glorified catalogue it has become today.  Issue 82 – released in October of 1986 – still bore the strap-line of “The Role-Playing Games Monthly”.   The contents very much reflected that; this issue saw reviews for the AD&D “Dungeoneer’s Survival Guide”, […]