All posts by Baz King

About Baz King

Baz was introduced to RPGs in 1979, due to a misunderstanding on his part of what Wargaming actually meant. More than 30 years on, and he's coming round to the idea that he might well have been right first time after all. Baz has been GMing for almost all that time, and has never tired of telling people that they are facing 6 goblins, scattered around a 30' chamber. Not afraid to move with the times, he has been known to not use a screen on occasion. Baz looks forward to levelling up so he can get that next feat and spend it on the rest of his name. Until then, lets face it, it's great being king. Baz lives the high life in darkest Essex, surrounded by things he doesn't really need and couldn't really afford. Still, game on eh? He blogs at rpgtreehouse.wordpress.com.
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    This Gaming Life: Hooks in You

    I’ve been thinking about how best to explain role playing games to people since the night I got home from my first session in 1979. Still not quite got it figured out. Luckily for me, it’s not...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    Unfinished Sympathy

    I have reviewed loads of stuff in the past. Check out the archives of RPGnet, a few things on UKRPers, and if you have the notion, dig into your Valkyrie back issues. As a reputable and rascally...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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    This Gaming Life: Party of Smartness

    The Smart Party started life as the remnants of three, maybe four gaming groups. We had all met through University and the years immediately following that sent us all scurrying back to the provinces to find work...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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    This Gaming Life: Sleeping in the Bath

    I came to Cons quite late in my hobby career to be honest. No real reason for that, just a bit of an introvert I guess. University got me out of that mind-set in short order. I...

    • Posted December 1, 2014
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    This Gaming Life: On the Rack

    When I grew up I never really had a friendly local game store. All those enticing ads in White Dwarf were for exotic locales like Newcastle and Leeds, not my sleepy little dormitory town in Essex. I...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Conventional Wisdom

    “A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest.” Wikipedia Gaming conventions are brilliant. They...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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    This Gaming Life: Toy Soldiers Part Two – Retail Detail

    Working at Games Workshop in the nineties seemed entirely normal at the time. It’s only later, having worked in what we jokingly referred to at the time as “the real world”, that I can see just how...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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    This Gaming Life: Toy Soldiers Part One

    I’m standing on a stage in a dwarven tavern in the bowels of Lenton, Notts. I work for Games Workshop. I’m an area manager for the retail stores in London. The crowd are chanting my name back...

    • Posted December 8, 2013
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    This Gaming Life: What I did on my holidays, by Baz King, aged 45 and 1/4

    You never quite know what you’re going to get with a summer. Well actually you do, usually it’s tipping down, cold and miserable which is ideal weather for all things gaming. This year the sun gods smiled...

    • Posted September 2, 2013
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  • A First Survey: Science Fiction Hobby Games

    by Neal Tringham 337pp £15.99 Pseudonymz This book is going to cost me a small fortune…. Neal Tringham is responsible for the RPG entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. It was always going to be impossible...

    • Posted August 3, 2013
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