Monday, 23 December 2013

Opening Post; The remit

Why another gaming blog? There are hundreds if not thousands of them and some of them are very good, so why another?

Firstly a wide spectrum, but many niches is my answer. There are many blogs that cover the latest Fantasy Flight or Rio Grande board game, and there are plenty that will review Pazio's latest Pathfinder tome. In this blog I will over old school rpgs,, indie rpgs, retro clones, hex and counter war games, board games from Avalon Hill or SPI's  heydays, and anything else weird or interesting I find. I will cover some newer items but I will try to create a left field emphasis.
Secondly analysis. I like writing analytical pieces and will attempt to draw out why a game does or doesn't work for me, or how it compares to similar items in the genre.

How often will I post?

Depends, I will try to maintain once per month, I might manage twice weekly at some points.

Whats with the name?

I cycle through a fair few handles on internet forums, The Great Lestrade (of Sherlock Holmes fame) is one I've recently started using and seemed suitable for this blog ( i will incompetently investigate old or less known games).

Will you discuss anything other games?

I will probably do what most people do with their blogs and occasionally mention films or books I've read or even mini review them, but this definitely isn't the main purpose of the blog. I will keep the blog free of political or social commentary.

What about video games?

Loads of people already cover them far better than i can, even in their more niche areas, i might occasionally comment on a video game but it will probably be Dwarf Fortress or a Roguelike.

You say old school rpgs, will you post any original content?

I intend to. I write most of my own material so i will post maps, tables, plot hooks etc from time to time.

Why does your grammar suck?
I am dyslexic so sometimes my spelling or grammatical abilities might fail.

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