Silkworm Inn catches fire [D&D 5e]

SIlkworm eating a Mulberry Leaf

Fire in the Silkworm Inn is the next part of the Yojimbo D&D campaign following on from Taking Yoichiro Home. Having been bailed out of the local jail, and recruited Kohei to help find Nui the group assemble in the town square to discuss their next moves. The local constabulary keep a close eye on…

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Taking Yoichiro Home [D&D 5e]

This is a write up of a D&D 5e session titled Taking Yoichiro Home which is part of a mini-campaign being run for Alexander and his friends. Taking Yoichiro Home So last time round you found Yoichiro, the son of Seibei, and persuaded him to go home with you to see his dad before he…

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Destructive & Formidable by David Blackmore [Book Review]

Destructive and Formidable by David Blackmore is a quantitative look at British infantry doctrine using period sources from the British Civil Wars of the seventeenth century up to just before the Napoleonic wars. If anything you can see the constancy, which drove the success in battle of British forces, even when outnumbered. Development of British…

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Washington Conference Megagame Newspaper Reports

For his 70th birthday Dave Boundy decided to run his Washington Conference Megagame again. It’s at least the fourth time Washington Conference has been run as a Megagame. I’ve previously played as a Japanese Admiral, although this time I was one of the press team. Also, unlike recent megagames the entire cast list were veteran…

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Blood and Thunder 4 – a Megagame of Pirates

Briefing for Blood and Thunder 4 megagame and a wooden treasure chest filled with gold coins

Alexander and I played arms merchants in the Blood and Thunder 4 pirate megagame on Saturday. It was mostly a fun game, although there were a couple of sticky points for us as merchants. I was cast as Theophilus Blodwell, a Glaswegian on the run from the British Authorities. As well as being an arms…

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Divided Land – Being a Terrorist in a Megagame

I played the leader of a terrorist organisation in the Divided Land megagame. Divided Land was about the situation in Palestine in 1947, we played from March through to an agreement on partition in August 1947. We then made plans on what would happen when the agreement came into force at 00:01 on 1st January…

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Undeniable Victory – offside report [Megagame]

Undeniable Victory - Ayatollah and his chosen successor

Today I played in Undeniable Victory, Ben Moore’s megagame of the Iran Iraq War. I was an Iranian Radical and a member of the Council, starting off as the Procurement Minister responsible for buying military kit. Undeniable Victory I was a late entrant to Undeniable Victory, getting a place because someone else couldn’t make it….

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UNSOC Playtest After Action Report

UNSOC = Urban Nightmare: State of Chaos. UNSOC is Jim Wallman’s latest evolution of the megagame. After the 300 player Watch the Skies the next step was multiple simultaneous and linked megagames. I blogged about Urban Nightmare during its first run. I played as the emergency services with a friend. UNSOC is multiple cities in…

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Logistics of Megagames

Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics Continuing the theme of advice for new megagamers I’m going to talk about the logistics of playing in Megagame Makers┬ástyle megagame (like Watch the Skies). This is player logistics though, not in game logistics (see the military player advice for that). Logistics of Megagames Megagames are juggernauts. Once they…

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New Megagamer Advice

Advice for a new megagamer on how to get the best experience from a Megagame Makers megagame. Also handy for the experienced megagamer

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