Designer Diaries and Game Development…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (June 2020): Sad news, and Veni Vidi Vici this ain’t…

“It never rains, it pours,” is feeling like an appropriate description of things at the moment…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (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…

A Game A Day In May — Week 4

If I thought Week 2 of #AGADIM was a bit of a slog, I had no idea how this solo challenge would make me feel after 4 weeks of it… Jeez, how do I escape this particular slice of hell?

A Game A Day in May — Week 3

Week 3 of #AGameADayInMay saw a couple of very pretty games getting to the table, but some of them were more taxing than others…

A Game A Day in May — Week 2

Week 2 of my #AGameADayInMay adventure felt like a bit of a slog in places, which is to say I was probably tired and a tad knackered for most of it…

A Game A Day in May — Week 1

7 Days in, and here’s what I’ve been up to as part of my #AGameADayInMay solo marathon…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (April 2020): 30 days of Lockdown. How was it for you?

It’s been a quiet month (as expected, probably), but there are plans afoot, and wheels within wheels that’ll start rolling TOMORROW…!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (March 2020): A Month of Two Halves… LOCKDOWN!

March was the month we had AireCon to help celebrate some Yorkshire gaming goodness, but already feels a lifetime away in the wake of COVID-19… Damn!

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…

AireCon 2020 – Friday 13th March

Day 1 at AireCon — Friday 13th March, 2020…

The first day of AireCon was relatively quiet, but that didn’t stop an awful lot of people from turning up and doing what they love…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (Feb 2020): A devastated wasteland of few games, many headaches, and the weirdest dream…

Not much gaming action happened in February, I’m afraid, but that didn’t stop it being a most bizarre and very weird month. ‘Twas damn busy, too…

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

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE (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/UPDATE: Full-throttle November…

With MidCon and the first ever UK Protospiel both taking place in November, all else got pushed aside (well, almost…)

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 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?

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: A busy ol’ month, September…

September flew by, but I did manage to compile, collate, and do all the layout and graphics for a magazine this month!

PERSONAL DIARY/ UPDATE: 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…

Photo courtesy of Henk Rolleman

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: No KS stuff. Resolve shattered. WTF!?

Oh dear, what a horrible month July proved to be — with my personal resolve broken, are the purse strings back open? Nope, but it’s all looking a bit shaky…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 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!

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