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Personal Diary (Oct/Nov 2020): Getting Into The Party Spirit?

It’s Not Party-Time Yet… Another few months seem to have shot by, and ironically, another issue of Tabletop SPIRIT Magazine is also nigh-on finished. It’s not supposed to be bi-monthly, so am guessing we might be a little ahead of the game this time…

Tabletop SPIRIT Magazine Issue #10

PERSONAL DIARY (Aug/Sept 2020): It’s Been All About SPIRIT This Month…

During most of August and September 2020, I was pretty much consumed with revamping and creating a completely new-look for The SPIRIT of Games & Gamers Magazine. The result? Tabletop SPIRIT Magazine will hopefully feel like a breath of fresh air for those stifled by face covering…

UNBOXING: The Rise of Red Skull

Well, it arrived this morning, and frankly I just couldn’t resist the urge to witness this in all its gorgeous… ermm… well, glory isn’t the right word, actually…

PERSONAL DIARY (July 2020): Do We Need To Have A Conversation?

July has seen the first inklings of a Lockdown easing, but the damage has probably already been done to your wallet. I talk about conversation and feedback, too, and it got deep real quick… Ooops!

PERSONAL DIARY (May 2020): A bit of a busy month, then…

Somewhat later than originally planned, and not even much in the way of fun and enthusiasm. Oh dear…

AireCon 2020 – Saturday 14th March

Day 2 at AireCon — Saturday 14th March, 2020…

Saturday was always going to be a busy day, and this year proved no exception. I did at least get to playtest a couple of other designer’s games, which was nice…

Yup, 'tis that crazy at the moment...

PERSONAL DIARY (Jan 2020): A chaotic start to the next decade…

A haphazard start to the new year thus far. Arguably, things can only get better, but they could always be a lot worse, too, in truth. #GlassHalfEmpty

OPINION: Top 5 Games I Played in 2019…

By all accounts this annual ritual has become de rigueur, and by heck I’m not planning to let the side down. At least one pleasant surprise in here, I hope, too…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 2020 – The Year Ahead…

A short summary of 2019 in terms of personal gaming and other games-related stuff, and a look at some personal KS highs and lows, too…

PERSONAL DIARY (Oct 2019): Back to gaming, and Birthdays…

Lots of games were played in October, ‘twould seem, and there might have been a birthday treat or two, too! See what I did, there?

OPINION: Essen 2019 Preview – My Personal Picks…

Yup, it’s that time of year again. What forthcoming titles are tugging at me this time round…?

PERSONAL DIARY (Aug 2019): A few new games and toys, and some other stuff…

In stark contrast to July, August saw a relative bonanza of games arriving at the ManGo doorstep… at least two of which are going to zap away many hours of the rest of the year by the looks of things. Awesome games, though…

PERSONAL DIARY (June 2019): Another month, a Kickstarter update, and no temptations at all? Wow!

Another month goes by, another Kickstarter-backed project arrives, and my Temptation List is completely empty. Really? Yes, indeedy!

PERSONAL DIARY (May 2019): Jeez! This year is flying by…

Another month whizzes by, and my rather remarkable 2019 record of having at least one KS project land on my doorstep every single month of the year so far was maintained on the very last day of May…

PERSONAL DIARY (Feb 2019): Two down, ten more to go, but with AireCon around the corner, it’s going to get harder…!

Yay! Two months down and ten more to go! No new game purchases and no KS backing from me so far this year…

PERSONAL DIARY (Jan 2019): One month down, eleven to go… Eek!

Wow! One month into 2019, and I’ve stuck to my plan of not buying or backing any new games… But I did spend money on painting stuff… Oops!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 2019 – The Year Ahead, etc…

Looking back, 2018 proved a mixed bag despite a promising start and a few excellent Cons… I have me a very bold aim for 2019, though…

OPINION/UPDATE: Top 5 Games I Played in 2018 (and other stuff)…

What games did I enjoy the most in 2018? — A list that might surprise you, but I’d be just as surprised if any of these games would disappoint…

OPINION: Essen 2018 Preview — My personal picks…

Some pre-Essen ’18 picks from me, this time from an even shorter list than last year…

PERSONAL DIARY (Aug 2018): More ‘August’ Gaming… see what I did there?

Another little snippet of life without any such thing as a fast lane… lol