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  • Guest post: Journeying with The Smalls

    Guest post: Journeying with The Smalls

    The following article by Aitch Nicol first appeared in Krill Journal. This was one of several, very diverse submissions which Aitch sent me (many of which ended up in Krill), and it really grabbed my interest. I had previously heard the term “microanimism” on the Rune Soup podcast and it grabbed my attention. Aitch’s practical…

  • King Arthur vs Devil Kitty – Kickstarter campaign now life

    King Arthur vs Devil Kitty – Kickstarter campaign now life

    The Kickstarter campaign for King Arthur vs Devil Kitty is now live, and if you back it before 6pm on 31st August (British Summer Time) then there are a number of rewards available at £4 off. That’s just under 48 hours away at the time of posting… What are you waiting for? Head to Kickstarter…

  • How to back a Kickstarter campaign

    How to back a Kickstarter campaign

    The Kickstarter website can be confusing. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to help you back the project you want without hassle.

  • Dregs at Rudestock, signed & doodled

    Dregs at Rudestock, signed & doodled

    Just back from Edinburgh Zine Fair, where Chris Barker has signed all the remaining copies of Dregs of Rudetown, both issues 1 and 2. Buy them now on our Etsy shop.

  • Sue Schofield [R.I.P.]

    Sue Schofield [R.I.P.]

    Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and stabs you in the back with the other. C.P. Snow – used as the epigraph to The UK Internet Book by Sue Schofield In 1994 The UK Internet Book, by Sue Schofield was published. It was the first British book about…

  • New Blog Again

    New Blog Again

    Due to user-error, I had to delete the new Peakrill blog and start again. This is the new new blog. In the process of deleting the old new blog, I accidentally deleted my personal blog. 23 years’ worth of posts, gone at the touch of a button. Oh well. At least it’s all still there…

  • The Subtle Art of Not Being a Cult [misprint]

    The Subtle Art of Not Being a Cult [misprint]

    Please stick on this song by my fucking mates Danny, Dave and Ian before reading this post.  Today my mobile phone kept correcting the word “comes” to “cunts”. Patrick Stuart remarked that “Yours must be the only phone I know of that not only recognises ‘cunts’ but actually adjusts towards it”. It’s true. I have trained…

  • Nobody Asked for This!

    I have a new email newsletter! The more observant of you may have noticed that I also have an old email newsletter (sign-up boxes to the right and to the bottom of this post). This new one is utterly different. It’s called Dan Sumption’s Mycoleum Mind, and each week I post a short idea. Sometimes…

  • Start Drawing Maps*

    My first isometric map It seems pretty much the norm these days to use map-making software or free/cheap pre-existing maps when running an adventure. I can see benefits to this, not least in time saved (at least, for pre-made maps: for me, trying to use map-making software can be a massive time-sink). But I suspect…

  • Interview with Patrick Stuart of False Machine

     I interviewed Patrick Stuart of False Machine. Patrick has a Kickstarter for his new project with Scrap Princess, Demon Bone Sarcophagus (ends Saturday 11th September – be quick) I also mentioned the Gelatinous Cube podcast. If you’re a masochist, read The Psychoanalysis of Fire by Gaston Bachelard