Monthly Archives: November 2013

I like everything about Doctor Who – I’ve just never watched it

No, seriously.

It’s a guy in tweed pants holding a robot head. What’s not to like?

I like Doctor Who. For those who know me, it probably comes as little surprise. I know all about Davros, both types of Cybermen, Bad Wolf, the Time War, celery that turns purple, jelly babies, and Gallifrey,

But ¬†here’s the thing…I can probably count on my fingers the number of Doctor Who episodes I’ve actually watched all the way through. I might even be able to count the number of episodes I’ve watched even partly if I count with my toes.

I don’t know why I haven’t seen a significant number of episodes, I just haven’t. It’s on the telly often enough, but I just don’t find myself compelled to stop when I’m channel surfing.

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A recap of my first Dark Heresy Game

Just a quick summary of what this post is going to be about, before I get started on what will undoubtedly be a terrible piece of fiction.

Dark Heresy is a pen-and-paper role playing game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Last week we played our first game and finished up what you’d call “Scene One” last night.

If you’re not familiar with the Warhammer 40,000 setting, I’ll try and write it in a manner that makes enough sense to you. If you are familiar with 40K, I’ll probably have to apologise for butchering it.

This has been something my friend and I have been working on for quite some time but have never really got around to doing. We used to play pen-and-paper games – D&D, Warhammer 40,000, Inquisitor, D20 etc – ¬†back in high-school, but never really found the right group. Now that we’re older, however, we reckon we can find a couple of people who will dedicate the time to see this adventure through to the end.

My friend and I are both storytellers and performers and want to create some kind of sprawling narrative that we both have input in. It might sound a bit wanky to some, but to me it’s actually feels like I’m building a world and a character.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy mission one of our Dark Heresy campaign:

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