Category Archive: Activity

May 08

A Tale of Many Gamers

FINALLY… and a good long while after I said I’d be posting more Hobby-related things; I’m going to be doing something worthy of note! At my local gaming establishment and emporium of geekery, Gamerz Nexus, I’ll be taking part in a Tale of Many Gamers campaign for Warhammer Fantasy, as popularized by White Dwarf magazine. …

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Apr 17

Review: The Great Betrayal

The Great Betrayal by Nick Kyme My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that Nick Kyme is singularly gifted at writing from the dour a dutiful perspective of the dawi. This is yet another example of a gripping read that not only provides a metric bucketload of fluff for …

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Oct 16

Review: Raven: Blood Eye

Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been feeling in a pretty historical mood for a while now, thinking about my family’s lineage which stretches back to the Norsemen of Denmark (specifically a place called Nyland); so when I saw this on the shelf in Waterstone’s, I thought it …

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Oct 08

Are “Casual” and “Competitive” Gaming Styles Mutually Exclusive?

We’ve all come across them: the people who take their games to a serious level, and for whom losing is never an option. This can be incredibly annoying to those who play against them and aren’t of like mind, but can also make a game more challenging (and ultimately more enjoyable….?) This post mainly concerns players of …

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Aug 03

Review: A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Put simply: wow. This was by far one of the most eventful books I can recall reading EVER. In my book reviews I usually describe a little of what the book is about and then say how I …

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Jun 24

Review: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Even though this book has been around for nearly two decades, I first heard of the story when it was made into a (breathtakingly brilliant) HBO TV series in 2011. I was immediately caught up in the world George R.R. Martin …

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Jun 14

Review: Broken Honour

Broken Honour by Robert Earl My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really enjoyed the rough-and-ready, anti-heroic nature of this story. It’s always refreshing to read a story from the perspective of flawed characters who don’t want to be in the positions they put themselves in. I enjoyed the book, because I enjoy pretty much …

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Jun 05

Review: Nocturnal

Nocturnal: A Novel by Scott Sigler My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ll be honest, I wasn’t planning on giving this book a 4-star rating; I was going to give it a firm 3-star, but changed my mind for reasons I’ll explain. The character development in this book was brilliant. The reader is given enough …

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May 28

Review: The Magicians

The Magicians by Lev Grossman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was initially pointed in the direction of this book by the Sword and Laser show on Geek and Sundry; it was their Book of the Month for April. I was already reading another book at the time, so I pencilled this in as …

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May 08

Review: Iron Company

Iron Company by Chris Wraight My rating: 4 of 5 stars After reading Reiksguard, the first in the Empire Army series, I was dead-set on continuing on to the second book (whatever it may be). When I found out that it followed the story of an engineer of Nuln on campaign, I knew immediately that …

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