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Spellcaster University: Bullet points

Bullet points for rooms etc in Spellcaster University This is more of a supplementary index page, a quick answer to “How do I get this?” See the expanded pages in our Spellcaster University Guide for more detailed information. Classes and utility rooms and how to draw them { Drawing cards....

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Spellcaster University Guide

Introduction to Spellcaster University This is the long version, for the quick answers, I have added a bullet point guide to Spellcaster University cards. This is more of a guide than a review, but I found the perfect game review on GOG, so, take it away, Igasho: Hours of Fun...

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Welcoming Afghans and other immigrants – without question

This post: circa 5,500 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 28 minutes. Not a lot of immigrants This post began as a reply to one on Facebook, after the announcement that GB News North East of England reporter Rachel Sweeney believes her region will welcome Afghan refugees‘ ‘I would argue...

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Genealogy: The past is a foreign place

Genealogy and pondering your ancestry Intro This post is something of a ramble, one more likely to interest friends and family than folk looking for more authoritative articles on the subject. It’s one of those “I was pondering this while doing the dishes” sort of things. While the focus is...

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Steam game time as a problem

Dev quitting Steam over the two-hour refund policy This post is in reply to an article on Eurogamer: Steam’s two-hour refund policy leads to indie developer quitting game development, adding ‘This is why we can’t have nice things’. It sets the story up nicely, but Gamersutras explanation is better: Steam...

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Blizzardgate: Blizzard lawsuit reforged

Retelling the Activision Blizzard lawsuit The story so far This is a parody of the news so far, from the initial news that the government have a lawsuit again the company, to disturbing stories from staff, to shareholders suing the company for securities fraud to the latest revelation that Blizzard...

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The rise and fall and fall of Activision Blizzard and WoW

This post: circa 4,500 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 22 minutes. When and how the fall of Blizzard began For me, the fall of Blizzard didn’t start with the revelations of endemic bullying, racism, and misogynistic sexism. It didn’t start with Bobby Kotick’s salary rising to over $2m a...

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Baldur’s Gate 3: Defeating the Hag and saving Mayrina

Baldur’s Gate 3: Hag fight: Defeating Auntie Ethel and saving Mayrina This is as at patch 5, early access. Not a hard fight, and they are ways to one-shot the Hag, but I know I struggled at first, hence this simple strategy. No cheese, no expensive potions, just straight play....

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Finding Rat #42, alleged Harvard asshole

Uncovering Harvard’s Rat #42 A poorly copied, blurry version of this parody lab story popped up in my Facebook stream early today. I squinted (it really was a poor copy!), smiled and possibly even laughed as I remembered this from a few years back, found while studying psychology. Funny as...