Monday, 27 October 2008

Tentacles 2009 to be the last

Tentacles is such a fantastic RPG convention held every in a beautiful castle above the Rhine. Dedicated to Chaosium and Issaries publications it has been running for over ten years and goes from strength to strength each time.

Unfortunately it looks like the 2009 event will be the last.

"Hey Everybody,

if you attended the Rune Quest society on Essen's toy trade show you will already know. I just talked to a guy who is on the board. Next year's Tentacles will be the last as Fabian doesn't want to run anymore. He didn't like that too many people were just meeting up and drinking instead of really playing. Also, less and less Germans attended the con.
There will probably be some kind of follow-up in a different place in a different style, but the details are still unclear. He said they wanted to keep the guests of honour, but when I asked about Simon's English freeforms, among other things, the person I asked didn't know how that would work out.
What a shame and let's hope next year is going to rock like hell! "

There is a detailed discussion over at the Tavern here.

More photos on my Flickr site.

RPG Bloggers

One of the nicer things that has happened recently is I have joined RPG

It seems to be quite a good site, a one stop shop for RPG blogs and postings. Hopefully it will increase the popularity of One Man and His

Some blurb from their site:

"What is this?

I’m glad you asked.


This is the RPG Bloggers network, a coalition of people who blog about Tabletop Role Playing Games. 

Specifically, this site takes posts from its members and publishes an excerpt of them here, so instead of following a bunch of feeds, you only have to follow one. Plus you may find great posts by blogs you didn’t even know existed.

However, all our members would like you to read their posts (that’s why they blog.) So each excerpt sends you back to the original site to read it, comment on it, etc. That way, the network doesn’t take anything away from the individual members.

Do you blog about RPGs and want to join us? Check out our membership page. is curated by Dave Chalker of Technical assistance is provided by Graham Poole and Justin Worrell. The site uses the FeedWordPress plugin byCharles Johnson and the Hamasaki 1.1 theme by Nurudin Jauhari. Extra Graphics assistance provided by Danny Rupp of

All post content is owned by the original poster."

Sunday, 26 October 2008

One Man and His Dice NOT RPG enough for RPG!

So I tried to get my podcast listed on RPG Podcacts
I have just had a reply saying my podcasts are not RPG enough to suit their site.

I am just confused.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

One Man and His Dice Update

 I have posted up a new podcast from Continuum 2008 called Rune Magic.
This is a seminar by the authors and developers of the new Gloranthan HeroQuest 2.0 line and covers the magic system of Glorantha. They do go into some detail of how this magic system works with a return to using the Core Runes.

One Man and His

This is the seventh in a series of special recordings from Continuum 2008.
This was recorded at Continuum 2008 at John Foster Hall, University of Leicester, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, UK on Sunday 3rd August 2008 at 14:00 in the Oakham Seminar Room.
A discussion on the new Gloranthan Magic system for HeroQuest 2.0, a return to using the Runes as the core part of the system.
Panellists were Jeff Richard, Ian Cooper and Lawrence Whitaker. Additional discussion points by David Scott, Mike Gibb, Alex Ferguson, Ed McDonald, and Nick Brooke.

Running Time: 01:06:47.

More details here