Tag Archives: French Revolution

Poacher come with his Poacher’s gun

He waits. Breath measured, regular, inaudible. Expression tense, taut, concentrated, but muscles relaxed, waiting to be called upon. Body still, blending into the undergrowth. Eyes scanning the treeline, anticipating telltale movements. Any minute now. It is sound that provides the … Continue reading

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Think it through

“…and that, my brothers, my sisters, my comrades, that is why we must rise up, take the reigns of our destiny, and lead eachother into the bright new future of freedom and independence!” The assembled jumble of shopkeepers, street-sweepers, binmen … Continue reading

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Setting with potential: Ireland 1795-1870

Following up on the spitballing I did for a videogame in the style of Assassin’s Creed set during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, there are a few more details and revisions to make to the general outline. The historical setting … Continue reading

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Crimson Emerald: 1798 Volunteer

I have been a gamer all my life, and have noticed some settings & perspectives which have been neglected over the years. As popular as World War II is as a basis for a game, for example, it rarely sees … Continue reading

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Disconnect

As I scanned the friendly faces at the table, I wondered yet again what on Earth I was doing in their company. To be in their presence was, to be, an utterly unedifying experience. Their personalities, their attitudes, their conversations, … Continue reading

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Abandon hope, all ye who expect too much…

10 minutes to write something on the theme of ‘expectation’… Of all the forces raging against them, of all the heights that were impossible to scale, of all the barriers they simply could not pass, the worst and most dispiriting … Continue reading

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Economonster

What follows is what came to mind when we were told, “Write about something that frightens you that other people might find ridiculous.” It is a monster. An all-consuming beast. No matter how much it eats, it is never satisfied. … Continue reading

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