Monthly Archives: May 2010

Echo Bazaar: character and story

I have recently been playing a lot of Echo Bazaar. The genre’s Victorian dark-fantasy — a few steampunky elements, but really it’s more interested in the criminal-horror aspect, plus a fair bit of cosmic horror. As far as game design goes, it’s … Continue reading

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my uncle Toby

I wrote ages ago about Little Wars, the first published wargame, authored by H.G. Wells. Since then, I’ve come across a considerably earlier ancestor. In Laurence Sterne’s serial novel Tristram Shandy, Tristram’s uncle Toby is a captain in the British army; … Continue reading

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