The Realms Codex

The Realms Codex is a new place to share Covenant cities, factions and weird apocrypha. It's there to provide ideas if you're unsure what to use as conventions and motifs, or how you might approach a particular city or cell.

It's a Wiki, so anybody can contribute their own angles on the game. So go ahead and add some details from your games.

UK Games Expo

2nd and 3rd of June 2007 is the first UK Games Expo in Birmingham. I'll be there along with my colleagues from the Collective Endeavour, chatting and running 15 minutes demos.

Afterwards we plan to have a brief meetup in the pub across the road (The Garden House). If you're lucky I might be convinced to mention my secret new project...

Conpulsion and Praise

Thanks to everybody I met at Conpulsion for being amazing! I had great fun chatting with folk about Game Chef and my plans for the future. I also played Iain McAllister's Reel Adventures, an action movie RPG in playtest I strongly recommend you check out.

I ran a very well recieved game of Covenant. Don't take my word for it, read what one of the players, Graham Walmsley, said in this Story Games thread about the game:

"Covenant has a superb setting. It's post-millennial: it's set in a world where everyone expected the apocalypse, but it didn't happen. And now they're wondering what they do with the beliefs they had before. And that's just...something new...that I haven't seen before."

Concrete Cow Thanks and Conpulsion Details

Thanks to everybody who made Concrete Cow such a great Convention. I played an excellent game of Primetime Adventures (if you like good TV and like RPGs, this game is a must). I also got to run Covenent. The game has generated some interesting discussion of the rules over at the Collective Endeavour forum and I'd recommend that thread for an understanding of how the rules all interlink.

On the 24th and 25th of March, I'll be in Edinburgh for Conpulsion - Scotland's largest multi-format gaming convention. I'll be there with other CE folks, and we plan to have an informal game design roundtable on the Saturday where people bring their current ideas and we help out. It's right in the middle of Game Chef, so should be really useful for those of us who're entering! We've also got an Indie Games Track, lots of short 1 or 2 hour taster demos of cool games.

Concrete Cow

I'll be at Concrete Cow in Milton Keynes on March 10th, hopefully running a short convention game of Covenant, and some 15 minute demos too. Other members of The Collective Endeavour will also be there, so come along, say hi, and play some great games.