What does it mean to escape? If you are to break free from your confines only to find yourself lost and alone in a strange world, have you really escaped? Within the broken walls of Zemlya, new alliances are formed as others are shattered. The rules are simple; those in power live. Those that fall … More The Zemlya Confederacy – Launched!
As a kid, I loved Transformers. When it comes to how much time and money I spent on playing, it would be a close tie between Lego and Transformers. In the 80’s and 90’s, every time you bought a Transformer you got this little red see-through card, and you could use that to look on … More Strength vs Leadership
A tale about how Gandalf remained true to character – even after incapacitating himself. … More Tales from Backstage – Gandalf the High
Ok, so I was planning to do a continuation of The Hobbit tour, because it was a beautiful train wreck, but I was watching this video and about to go to bed, and it reminded me of this story. The video is from Fact Fiend, talking about the Queen’s Guard. It ends with the statement … More Tales from Backstage: “W”
Surprisingly, I remember a lot from my days as a theatre technician. It’s a lot of very late nights leading into mornings, lots of poor sleep patterns, poorly advised drinking, and living in the dark. One of the clearest memories I have was wiring up the intercom for the spotlights with my mate Juan (he … More Tales from Backstage: The Fan
I’ve been fired three times, although I guess only one of those really counts; two were from freelance or casual work so I guess that was more of a “reduction of hours” rather than being officially let go. The first time was from a sandwich shop when I was 16 or so. I was so … More A Tale of Two CEOs
When I was a kid, our house used to be the main gathering ground for larger family gatherings. My mum was an only child and none of dad’s brothers (at the time) had their own kids, plus we had a large backyard that backed onto an even bigger state reserve, so it made sense (at … More Failings of a non-“ish” culture
I know that feeling. The adrenaline is pumping. You’re totally committed. You are going to make this, and it will be awesome. Fame and fortune will follow. You’re going to transport your audience to another world, make them weep with happiness and foam at the mouth with rabid angry. You’re going to take them on … More You can’t make KS2.
I believe that I’ve mentioned here that I’m a bit of a Cold War history enthusiast. One of the most interesting parts of this history is the spy game; how nations would gather more information on each other and actively play a way in shaping the course of the Cold War. There’s guys like Kim … More The Historia Blog Puzzle
Before we start, I’d like to note that I’ve deliberately set this post to some time in the future. I’m not talking about these things for cheap internet karma… I learnt first aid when I was in High School. There were a couple of refreshers here and there, but I think even the most recent … More Learn First Aid
https://lucid-a96.itch.io/historia-act-1-doug Given that the world seems to be full of bad news right now, we’ve decided to switch Historia to Name Your Price (which includes free). I have a longer blog post in mind that discusses my thoughts on charging for content, but I wanted to spread the word on this now. Have a great … More Historia – Name your price