Cow sighted

Categories: My Games, Roleplaying Games

Been quiet here and on the podcast for various reasons; the main one is I’ve been pouring my creative energies into getting ready for Concrete Cow 18.5 on the 15th September. I’m offering 2 games: in the morning I’ll be running StormHack (that’s Stormbringer meets Whitehack) with the classic Chaosium scenario “Stolen Moments” from the … Read More

There’s The Nub

Categories: Stationery

I love my fountain pens, but recently I started using my stash of Field Notes for individual RPG projects and since Field Notes have (mostly) terrible paper, a pencil was the way to go. I’ve really liked the results — the little notebook gets creased and scuffed, the pencil gets worn down. It feels like … Read More

New Journal!

Categories: General, Ink, Life, Stationery

Among other chores this weekend I’m rolling over to a new bullet journal. I’ve been using this approach for a few years but in 2018 I tried something different: rather than just use the BuJo for tasks, I’d use it for everything, including work meeting minutes, creative RPG ideas, daily tasks and so forth. This … Read More

Eurgh

Categories: Ink

This is what happened when I opened my new bottle of Montblanc Lavender Purple: You could be forgiven for thinking that’s just dried ink inside the cap, but look at around 8 o’clock and you can see a big fuzzy growth, as well as some stringy stuff in the middle which could be slime or … Read More

Inky Flush

Categories: Ink

This is a bit of fun using the straw technique as used by Ian Hedley on his ink reviews e.g. Diamine Red Dragon. I was cleaning out four pens: Lamy Safari with Cult Pens’ Deep Dark Purple Parker 51 with Diamine Graphite Noodler’s Ahab with Cult Pens’ Deep Dark Orange Another Ahab with Diamine Evergreen … Read More