Posts from 10th September 2007

Sep 07


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#336, 25th August 1973

Once a teen idol has reached the peak phase of his career, the question becomes – how to stay there? Building a profile is no longer so important – any given single release has a good chance of topping the charts, or close to it, so it’s a matter of selecting songs that either confirm or extend a singer’s image. Both have their risks.


I WAS A GOBLIN: Small Worlds

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As the eighties progressed, one-size-fits-all patchwork “campaign worlds” fell from fashion in the RPG world. They didn’t initially lose their market dominance – most Dungeons and Dragons products, for instance, were set in its smorgasbord Forgotten Realms setting – but a minimalist approach to world-building, concentrating on helping a gamesmaster evoke particular moods or playing styles, became more common.