Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Today the hot blog is Fire Broadside!, which also has a pulp exclamation mark. These exclamation marks could be big again.

Where to start with this one? I've got it listed in the fuller spectrum blogroll, meaning it spans game types or approaches. In this case it's a bridge between what we call roleplaying and what we call wargaming, but also takes in board games.

And it does all of this stunningly well. Visit the blog and look at the list of games recently played at the bottom of the right-hand column. How many of us can match that? More to the point, how many of us have shared thoughts on even half that number?

Matching the eloquence on display would be a challenge even if we had. See the last post but one, Earth Reborn - Buzzsaw Wielding Zombies!, for a taste of this. The eloquence is on display too in the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay session write-ups, the atmosphere-rich Investigations in Stromdorf for example.

The blog also has a love of space and space exploration, and posts with this theme pop up every now and again, like yesterday's wonderful The Pale Blue Dot.

As if that were not enough, the site is a pleasure to browse - clean, well arranged and with a strong, attractive design.

Want to know more? For a review of 2010 and plans for 2011 there's this post.

That's Fire Broadside!

If you haven't read the first in this series yet, check out Blighty Waaagh Boys.


Horuss said...

thanks for the read

Porky said...

No trouble at all, but it's really Fire Broadside! that deserves the thanks. I'm just lensing his light by means of my own gravity.

Cronickain said...

Very cool! I love exclamation marks in a game! They mean action!

KickenChickenz said...

liking the direction of this blog, a differnt variety from what ive seen so far

Martin said...

Wow! Thanks for your kind words Porky!

I'm mostly noodling, writing about stuff I think is interesting and fun and I'm glad other people find it enjoyable as well.

This little Protostars series is a great initiative. I spent quite some time checking out orks the other day. Haha!

Porky said...

@ ArmChairGeneral - I agree, and as a title Conflict on Mars! does it for me.

@ KickenChickenz - Thanks. I'm doing my best to span the same spaces that Martin does with Fire Broadside! and would be happy to manage even half as well.

@ Martin - Noodling is where it's at. For me the blog is all of those things - interesting, fun and enjoyable - and definitely deserving of the widest possible audience. And there's plenty more to come in PROTOSTARS!