Author Archives: Mike Page

About Mike Page

I’m a Christian, a father, a husband, a biochemist (PhD), a photographer, a gardener, a lover of good rock music, food wine and beer, an ex-pat, a lousy pianist and a patent examiner.

Encounter Inspiration

Normally as a GM I avoid random encounters like the plague – I’m too much of a control freak with regard to my adventures, meaning that I’m also a veteran rail-roader (though I’m trying hard not to be). Today though … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Get Back to the Table

So our summer hiatus is nearly over and I’m getting our group ready to get back to the table, back to the story. I’ve reminded the party members where they’d got to (after I reminded myself). It sounds as though … Continue reading

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Dorkness Rising

I have just finished watching The Gamers II courtesy of a friend. Actually kind of cool in a geeky sort of way. I learned two things: Firstly Joanna’s comments to Lodge about controlling the game and letting the players play … Continue reading

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Roleplaying on the BBC

Well actually it’s wargaming, but Warhammer got a mention on the BBC website today.

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To Sleep: Perchance to Dream

I tried something new today. Actually I tried several new things; NPC face cards, item cards, putting on a Welsh accent that kept drifting off into Pakistani and prepping three of my players with independent dreams with a view to … Continue reading

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An Icy Day in Bavaria – A Peek Over the Edge

I tend to compartmentalise my life quite a bit and don’t allow much crossover. Here’s a quick peek over the edge of the Game Geek compartment into the Photographer compartment: The rest of Saturday’s photos can be seen here. Enjoy!

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Thanks to all my Readers

Just passed the 1,000th visitor to the blog. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

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An Homage to Gelert, the Hound

It’s not going to win any prizes, but here’s a little something I penned in honour of Gelert the hound, hero of a traditional Welsh tale. The hound give name to the picturesque village of Beddgelert (Gelert’s grave) in Snowdonia. … Continue reading

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What Is The Right Way To Play The Game?

Since I’ve got back into the RPG hobby (a little over two years ago), I’ve found that the game has changed considerably since my AD&D days in the mid 80s. For a start the number of game systems has exploded … Continue reading

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GM Questionnaire

Ok, here’s me jumping on the dangerously overladen bandwagon. Original post from Zak here (interesting site by the way!). 1. If you had to pick a single invention in a game you were most proud of what would it be? In … Continue reading

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