Wednesday, 21 June 2017

We Don't Go Back #49: Walkabout

I confess, I'd never seen Walkabout until this week. I knew about it, sure; I remember my brother saw it at school (really) and the controversy that arose with that. I recorded it off the TV some years ago on a PVR that broke before I could watch it. Finally, a few months ago I bought the Blu Ray.

And it sat on the shelf and I've watched literally everything else I haven't watched before and a raft of things I have.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Shivering Circle: Beta Playtest, part 1

It's been a while since I had a think about RPG design. In fact, I'd more or less decided a few months ago that I'd given up on it forever, but you know how it is.

Before That Hasty Decision, I'd started writing a folk horror themed game, and years before that I'd gotten maybe 10% of the way into making a horror game where player characters were almost certain to die.

When I thought, I know, I'll resurrect that horror game, I looked for my notes.

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Stone Tapes: On Stories, Folklore and Stones

Kat Beem and Matt Peach.
As I mentioned yesterday when I reviewed the reissue of The Stone Tapes' Avebury album, Kat Beem and Matt Peach had kindly agreed to an interview.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

For Frank #5

It's time for some more music reviews. Including an apparent 70s pastiche but not, a new album by an old favourite, a discussion of something that I am not sure that I am young enough to be allowed to understand (the clue's in the opening picture), and a redux of aural psychodrama.
 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

M4 Death Trip, Episode 1: Wake Wood

M4 Death Trip, Episode 1: Wake Wood

This is the first of hopefully many podcasts in collaboration with Jon Dear of ViewsFromaHill.com. As a first go, there's some poor sound quality on my side of the line, which I did my best with, but apologies for that.

In episode 1, Jon and I talk about the 2009 film Wake Wood.  Theme music is by The Hare and the Moon.

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