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  1. September 2015 - Frodo Will Never Get To Go To The Moon

    Frodo Will Never Get To Go To The Moon.

    World-building: noun. The process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe.

    Part One: In Which YorkNecromancer Meets His First Olympian.

    I was never one for sports until I left school. Blessed with the stamina of a potato and the physical might of a sea cucumber, I was not a natural athlete. Condemned to the bottom set in every PE class, I had to participate in no
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  2. August 2015 - Games Workshop Make Games For Kids.

    So I heard from everyone – everyone – that ‘Infinity’ is easily the most exciting skirmish game on the tabletop right now. And when I say ‘everyone’, I just want to be clear: I’m not talking about the kind of hipster gamers who think they gain cool points bragging about only playing eurogames centred on the cutthroat politics of sheep farming in preindustrial Norway. I’m talking about people whose opinion is actually worth listening to. People who play everything from 40K to even more obscure games ...

    Updated 08-02-2015 at 10:35 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  3. July 2015 - Why Does He Stay With Her?

    Or

    It’s Okay Baby, Khorne Loves You Really…


    Introduction: The Warp Will Protect Me Like A Shield Of Steel!

    Everyone loves the idea of being a bad@ss; that, given the right training and the right circumstances, we could – if only for a day – be powerful. So much of our art and culture is dedicated to allowing us the vicarious thrill of power, from superhero comics to Disney princess films, all of it allowing us imagined lives of dominion over a
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    Updated 08-02-2015 at 10:34 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  4. June 2015 - It's Like A Giant Miniature Golf Course



    I love this picture. It’s called ‘The Treachery of Images’, and the name tells you everything you need to know about it. In case you can’t read French, the line underneath says ‘This is not a pipe’.

    Great, isn’t it?

    The reason I’m starting with this picture, is because I think it summarises ninety percent of the problems the community has when it comes to the issues of what people
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    Updated 06-07-2015 at 01:29 PM by YorkNecromancer

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  5. May 2015 - Faintly Aggressive Society Claims It’s Supremely Trustworthy


    Or, Sometimes The Choice Isn’t Between Good And Evil, But Bad And Worse.

    When I was little – really little – I once had a friend tell me you could drown in a puddle. I don’t remember his name or his face, but I still remember that conversation, and the fact I didn’t believe him. We were discussing all sorts of things, and we got onto the subject of films we liked. I was at primary school, back in Stevenage, and if you’ve ever been unfortunate to live in Stevenage, you’ll know
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    Updated 08-02-2015 at 10:35 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  6. True Stories Of Roleplay: Crazy Vic and The Duel To The Death part 2

    As told by Edward Denton, Private Investigator:

    At this point, you could hear a pin drop; I don’t think Cutler’s Hall had ever been quite so quiet. I mean, sure, there had been arguments before, but nothing like this. Absolutely nothing.

    For a moment, I thought Nexus would forget the ‘no violence’ thing the Hall has, and just deck Vic then and there. But he didn’t.

    “I accept your challenge. What are your terms?”

    Now, Vic clearly wants to
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  7. True Stories Of Roleplay: Crazy Vic and The Duel To The Death part 1

    As told by Edward Denton, Private Investigator:

    The first thing you have to understand about Vic, is that he’s crazy. I don’t mean he’s got mental health issues; I don’t mean he suffers from mild depression or bipolar disorder, or anything so common as garden variety schizophrenia. No, Vic is a bag of one hundred per cent, tramp-stabbing madness wrapped up in a coat that perennially stinks of cheap vodka and old blood. How he came to work for the Lady Amelia is beyond me. I always
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    Updated 04-26-2015 at 01:37 PM by YorkNecromancer

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  8. April 2015 - Safe Sane and Consensual, Or The Arrogance of Playstyles.

    Safe Sane and Consensual
    Or, The Arrogance of Playstyles.

    WARNING: This is the longest article I’ve ever written, and I normally write long-a** articles. If you want the TL;DR version, skip to the bottom. I’ll understand.

    To Begin With, Coloured Hankies in San Fran.

    I’ve always been socially awkward.

    Actually scratch that. I was barely more than a nervous frown with the social grace of a rancid fart from the age of fifteen until
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    Updated 08-02-2015 at 10:36 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  9. A Day That Was Never Going To Come.

    1993 was a strange year. The Gladiators were on Saturday night ITV, Meat Loaf was promising us he’d do anything for love apart from that, and Games Workshop had announced the release of Warhammer 40,000 second edition.

    This was not small news.

    I can distinctly remember the cover of ‘White Dwarf’ when it was declared. This was back in the days when ‘White Dwarf’ was good… Although according to the people living then, ‘White Dwarf’ wasn’t any good, but it had been about
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  10. Conversion Companies: Anvil Industries



    Conversion Companies.
    This week: Anvil Industries



    Some of you may know me by my reputation as something of a hobbyist. Unlike the vast majority on BoLS, I’m not actually all that interested in gaming. I love to play casual games with friends, but honestly, the competitive
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    Updated 04-05-2015 at 05:44 PM by YorkNecromancer

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