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 dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.
  • The Dark Times Issue 1
    The Dark Times ‘zine Now Available

    The first issue of Dark Times is now available. Spanning the horror-conspiracy-weirdness gaming genres, this premiere issue contains material forDelta Green, Dark Conspiracy, Trail of Cthulhu, Silent Legions and even a dash of Call of Cthulhu. Get...

    • Posted September 19, 2017
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  • The Mug and Meeple
    The Mug and Meeple

    The Mug and Meeple is a shop in Gravesend that also hosts RPG evenings on Mondays and Thursday: £3 or £1.50 concessions. GMs play for free. Game organisation tends to take place on the Facebook group above. Opening Times...

    • Posted September 16, 2017
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  • [Mongoose Publishing] Traveller: Pirates of Drinax: The Cordan Conflict
    [Mongoose Publishing] Traveller: Pirates of Drinax: The Cordan Conflict

    Cordan in Borderlands subsector is potentially a rich world, and a real prize for whoever controls it. Baroness Lux intends it to be her, but she has powerful rivals who must be eliminated or sufficiently reduced in...

    • Posted September 14, 2017
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  • [Mongoose Publishing] Paranoia: New Expansion Decks - Mutants & [REDACTED]
    [Mongoose Publishing] Paranoia: New Expansion Decks – Mutants & [REDACTED]

    Good news, loyal Troubleshooters! The Computer, in its infinite wisdom, has seen fit to all you to add two new expansion decks to your games, giving you all the tools you need to defeat traitors, terrorists, and...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] Dungeon Feature Volume 6: Fountains
    [Ennead Games] Dungeon Feature Volume 6: Fountains

    Whilst exploring a dungeon or other building, such as a castle complex or mansion, you can find many things, such as doors, artwork, furniture and much more. The dungeon feature series covers what you would find as...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • [Burning Games] Dragons Conquer America: The Coatli Stone Quickstart
    [Burning Games] Dragons Conquer America: The Coatli Stone Quickstart

    “A map, tattooed on a piece of old skin, has been found by your group’s leader. It points towards the Coatli Stone, a mysterious artifact that is said to procure incommensurable power to whoever owns it. You have seen the map with your own...

    • Posted September 10, 2017
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  • [DramaScape] Mayan Temple
    [DramaScape] Mayan Temple

    This Product is a 40 x 40 inch, full color battlemap of a Mayan Temple. The Product comes with Square, Hex and No Overlay and the Virtual Tabletop Map (VTT). “Kinich Ahau demands a sacrifice. We offer...

    • Posted September 10, 2017
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  • [Mongoose Publishing] Traveller: Pirates of Drinax: Friends in Dry Places
    [Mongoose Publishing] Traveller: Pirates of Drinax: Friends in Dry Places

    The world of Kteiroa is the largest ihatei camp in the subsector, located just two parsecs form Drinax. Since eradicating this potential threat is not a viable option, the only course of action is to foster friendly relations. The...

    • Posted September 7, 2017
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  • Human 2.0: Tabletop Roleplaying in a Biopunk Dystopia
    Human 2.0: Tabletop Roleplaying in a Biopunk Dystopia

    ‘The only limit to our potential is not found in nature. Rather, it is found in how willing we are to change’ Proverb of the Gozu District, 2347 Human 2.0 is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game set in...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • [Ennead Games] Spell Options 7: Blade Barrier
    [Ennead Games] Spell Options 7: Blade Barrier

    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 September 4, 2017
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