All posts by Dave McAlister

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at
  • Cakebread and Walton
    [Cakebread & Walton] Massive Renaissance D100 PDF Sale and Bundle Discount

    Until the end of May, at Cakebread & Walton are selling their core Renaissance d100 range at 25% off for individual titles! This includes the award winning Clockwork and Chivalry 2nd Edition Core Rulebook and the brand...

    • Posted May 22, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] Spell Options 5: Acid Arrow
    [Ennead Games] Spell Options 5: Acid Arrow

    For many a seasoned adventurer and explorer, magic can become, whilst still a useful tool, boring. You know what a certain spell is effective for, or how potent you need to be to use the spell found...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • [Shades of Vengeance] Era: Survival Kickstarter
    [Shades of Vengeance] Era: Survival Kickstarter

    Shades of Vengeance have just released their latest Kickstarter for Era: Survival, called “Expansions into the Unknown”. You can get the basic game, in the form of the Rulebook Primer, for just £1. They’re also offering all...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] Quick Generator - Cybernetics & Implant Names
    [Ennead Games] Quick Generator – Cybernetics & Implant Names

    Sometimes you don’t need an insane amount of tables and charts. You may just need something quick and simple to help flesh out basic details without going overboard on the details. This is where the Quick Generator...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • [Mongoose Publishing] Spinward Marches 2: The Lunion Shield Worlds
    [Mongoose Publishing] Spinward Marches 2: The Lunion Shield Worlds

    Continue your exploration of the Spinward Marches with this new guide, written by M J Dougherty, covering the Lunion Shield Worlds. The ‘Lunion Shield Worlds’ is an unofficial term referring to a group of star systems on...

    • Posted May 6, 2017
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  • [DramaScape] Abandoned Pump Station
    [DramaScape] Fifth Anniversary Sale

    It’s DramaScape’s fifth anniversary, so to celebrate they are offering their Modern Floor Plans at 75% off. Instead of paying the full price of about $240 you can have it for just under $60. 60 +...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • [Cakebread & Walton] OneDice Hauntaway
    [Cakebread & Walton] OneDice Hauntaway

    Ghosties and ghoulies And long-legged beasties And things that go bump in the night When they started manifesting again, it was the big franchises that moved in first. Ghostbursters, with their slick marketing and sing-along tunes. G6S,...

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] Plane Maker
    [Ennead Games] Plane Maker

    There may come a point when you have explored the entire world, or someone has done it for you. You crave to see new horizons, to travel to places other can only dream about and to experience...

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] A Chunk of Sci-Fi: Volume 1
    [Ennead Games] A Chunk of Sci-Fi: Volume 1

    When the Ennead Games blog started, one of the regular features was a weekly post for various genres for games and stores. The base format got tweaked over the years, with regular updates and re-launches to keep...

    • Posted April 24, 2017
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  • [[Mongoose Publishing] Traveller Starter Set
    [Mongoose Publishing] Traveller Starter Set

    Valeria One to Valeria Two, increase thrust… Nail Beowulf before he leaves the gravity well and jumps… Good shot! Target’s main drive is hit, acceleration has ceased… Prepare boarding party. Tell them to watch out for any...

    • Posted April 23, 2017
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