The Delivery

The gamer has plenty of places to buy his stuff from, including the option to buy something that he's never seen from someone he's never met who works in a place that he's never going to visit....
.. and then he possibly never even plays with it! I'm lucky, I have a pretty good and reasonably local games shop so I'm not dependent on the internet. One of the few shopping experiences that really is fun! I still smuggle my booty indoors though so that I don't have to explain that I've bought even more stuff.


The gamer can take inspiration from plenty of different places, including subjects studied at school...

Richard the Third and Macbeth were the two Shakespeare plays I have had the pleasure of studying. Both of these offer ideas and atmosphere for gamers, including "What If" scenarios. The inspiration behind today's strip is of course William Shakespeare's 450th birthday- can you imagine the scale of cake needed for 450 candles? Probably the size equivalent of his second best bed, famously left by Will to his wife Anne Hathaway. Would she have prefered a bed size cake instead?

I have a couple of recommendations at this point;

a) If you've not seen it, look out for the film version of Richard the Third starring Magneto Ian McKellen set in an alternative 1930s fascist England. The plot is unchanged, but the film has a great look, McKellen is terrific..

b) If you enjoy alternative history fiction, try Ruled Brittania by Harry Turtledove. Here William Shakespeare writes for the theatre in an England conquered by the Spanish Armada. 

Happy Shakespeare's birthday.

Happy Easter!

Sometimes a big imagination can be a distraction..

Aaah, the joy of setting up an easter egg hunt for young children to enjoy. In our house when the kids were young, the hunt sometimes came with maps and clues to follow. Fun for the whole family.

Have a great day.

Gaming with Dad

The dedicated gamer will find ways to involve and interest his children in his hobby....

..whether they want it or not!

The Joy of Shopping!

One of the joys in being a gamer is finding something he never realised he needed on a trip he never really wanted to go on....

.. a possible downside however is buying plenty of things that he's never going to play with!

Mothering Sunday

Sometimes a partner shares the gamer's hobby...

.. and sometimes not!

There's so much out there!

There are so many great blogs and websites on the internet for the gamer to explore and draw inspiration from. Its also very easy to get sucked in and lose track of time....

I'm often going to bed much later than planned, but not fallen asleep in front of the screen.............. yet!