Designer Diaries and Game Development…

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!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 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/UPDATE: Oops! Has it all gone a bit Pete Tong?

Four months into 2019 and my resolve not to buy or back any new games this year is really starting to crack… But KS is keeping me honest. Yes, really!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Slipping by the wayside…?

March proved a rather packed month, and I got lots of KS goodies come through, too. You can read about them here… And has my resolve not to buy new stuff finally snapped?

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 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/UPDATE: 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…

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: More ‘August’ Gaming… see what I did there?

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

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: And July disappeared damn fast, too!

Another month goes whizzing by… Christmas will be here so soon at this rate!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Where did June, go?

Oh yes, disaster can indeed strike from anywhere, and seemingly out of nowhere, too… Oh dear!

CONVENTION DIARY: UKGE 2018, Birmingham, UK: 1st-3rd June 2018

UKGE has been and gone for another year, and as it gets bigger and bigger, is that necessarily better?

DESIGNER DIARY pt 5: AGENTS IN TIME — UK Game Expo 2017 and Clocks…

We took the original Agents in Time to the UK Games Expo 2017, and returned with great feedback and a game-changing concept for Scoring…

DESIGNER DIARY pt 4: AGENTS IN TIME — Rip It Up and Start Again…

Scrapping objects and the whole concept of a world map for Agents in Time took some doing…

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 3 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

In stark contrast to Saturday, Sunday felt like a lazy stroll through the woods…

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 2 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

The first official trading day at AireCon today, and it was a doozy!

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 1 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

Curious to know what happened on the first day of AireCon in Harrogate this weekend?

DESIGN: Solo Rules/Variant for Master of Orion: The Boardgame

As disappointing as Master of Orion: The Boardgame was, it can lend itself to solo play given a few tweaks…

DESIGNER DIARY pt 3: AGENTS IN TIME — Initial Concepts and Theme

The original plan for Agents in Time was certainly very different to the game we have today…


In those heady days of old, the ideas were wild, and the scale rather grand…

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