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Dungeons & Dragons

How to Start Playing D&D for the Total Noob (aka: Me) || Final Push

Sorry for the major delay. I thought I should focus on actually writing our D&D campaign rather than just talking about it, which consumed my every free moment (our first weekend went really well!). And then I wanted to enjoy playing video games and reading books and not looking at words at all, then work got… Continue reading How to Start Playing D&D for the Total Noob (aka: Me) || Final Push

Dungeons & Dragons

Get Amazing, Unlimited D&D Maps and Miniatures for as Little as $1 a Month

Despite only participating in two D&D sessions (one where I was DM), I already want fancy maps for our campaign settings. I want pretty pictures and grids and things that look way better than anything I could personally create. As a new DM, I've already learnt from our first session that players also prefer to have some… Continue reading Get Amazing, Unlimited D&D Maps and Miniatures for as Little as $1 a Month

Dungeons & Dragons

Create Tabletop Miniatures with Zero Art Skillz

I found a way to create basic miniatures that require no skill in drawing, painting, or folding fiddly bits of paper. These took me about 8 minutes to make and they work perfectly for people starting out or who are super low on cash.

Dungeons & Dragons, Writing

How to Start Playing D&D for the Total Noob (aka: Me) || Part 2

So, based on the last post I did, you've got your setting, you've got some friends, you've got a map, you've watched some Critical Role, and you've maybe got the D&D Starter Set. What next? The ProtagonistsYour friends. It's time to ask them to create their characters. From what I've seen and read, a good DM… Continue reading How to Start Playing D&D for the Total Noob (aka: Me) || Part 2

Dungeons & Dragons, Writing

How to Start Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the Total Noob (aka: ME) || Part 1

So You Want to Start Playing Dungeons and Dragons, Aye? I've only played D&D once before, long ago, on someone's laminate floor with a tiny print-out dungeon and no idea what any of the numbers meant. Five years later, my friends want to Play It For Real. Yippee! Let's get nerdy! AND THEN. YOU (me)… Continue reading How to Start Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the Total Noob (aka: ME) || Part 1

Feminism, Space, video games, Writing

Mass Effect: What Would A Matriarchy Look Like? 

Mass Effect is a great game series but it failed to create a non-gendered alien race, let alone a matriarchal one. To be honest, I struggle to realistically imagine the full depth of what a matriarchal society would look like. In the context of Mass Effect, it means looking at the evolution of humanity without men, let alone… Continue reading Mass Effect: What Would A Matriarchy Look Like? 

video games

Hidden Agenda – The Future of Gaming

The gameplay is super intuitive. Anyone who knows how to touch a smart screen will figure out how to play this game. Despite its themes of murder and mystery, I’m actually going to suggest it as a Christmas group game to my family to spice up our actives.

Exercises, Writing

Make a Private Wikia for Your Novel!

Many writers have a large notebook or digital file affectionately called their "Writing Bible". It contains everything they need to remember—details about their characters, plotting, locations, fictional races, ancient history, research—you get the idea. I've always been one of those writers who puts it down by hand in an A4 notebook with a rainbow of… Continue reading Make a Private Wikia for Your Novel!

NaNoWriMo, Reading, Writing

We Need More Lesbian Knights

In the wake of being made redundant, hopefully scoring a new job with greater prospects, and forever waiting to hear back from my agent (I've bought Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 because I'm beginning to worry he doesn't have time to take me on - I also need to brush up on knowledge of publishing contracts), I am desperate… Continue reading We Need More Lesbian Knights

The Blog, Writing

Getting Published: part…six?

Don't agree to everything your agent says. Soooooo... Last time I updated, my agent Suresh and I were talking about THE ENDING of my novel. And we talked for nearly two months about the bloody ending. For the first time, I just couldn't accept the changes he wanted me to make, full stop. Originally, I'd… Continue reading Getting Published: part…six?

Politics, The Blog

A World Where Our Family Must Die

The purpose of the Thai commercial embedded below is for a communication technology that is hoped to improve living conditions across Thailand. However, when I watched it, as a UK citizen who only has to pay about £11 tax for unlimited health care, this ad made me appreciate the NHS even more. Watch the commercial… Continue reading A World Where Our Family Must Die

Politics

Remember the EU Referendum and What it Means for the General Election

For many young people and immigrants in particular they were heartbroken when the UK voted to leave the EU. 49% of the population who bothered  to vote  chose to remain. What's more, many were shocked the leave vote actually won. Don't trust the polls. There was an air of complacency. "We'll never vote to leave, besides,… Continue reading Remember the EU Referendum and What it Means for the General Election

Cooking, The Blog

The Week in Recipes: oh hiya

I'm back from Turkey by about a week and, wow, food wise, last week was a shambles. To be fair, we were mostly too tired and immediately too busy to even care about shopping for the week. Two days back from Turkey, I went for an appointment with an adorable nutritionist. As someone with fibromyalgia that… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: oh hiya

Cooking, The Blog

The Week in Recipes: no money

We're heading to Turkey today, but while I've got five minutes spare I thought I'd whap up the food post I didn't do yesterday, I know you're dying to see what this week's millennial diet consisted of. Also, don't worry about the cat, she's going to be loved and looked after by my siblings, yaay! Tuesday Mushroom… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: no money