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Thursday 5 July 2018
by Wulf
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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball

Philip Ball’s Bright Earth is a confluence of science, history and art. It explores what colours have been available to artists at different points in history and how their choices have been influenced by availability but also culture mores. The … Continue reading

Thursday 31 May 2018
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New Worlds, Year One by Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan’s New Worlds, Year One: A Writer’s Guide to the Art of Worldbuilding has an accurate title. It comes from a series of posts hosted on the Book CafĂ© blog, where Brennan writes about the topic of world building. … Continue reading

Saturday 5 May 2018
by Wulf
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Photosynthesis

Another recent addition to my board game collection is Photosynthesis. This is a gorgeous looking game in which species of tree compete to develop from seeds to towering giants and then finally to decompose back to the earth – at … Continue reading

Monday 30 April 2018
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Kodama

Kodama are mythological tree spirits from Japan… and Kodama is a card-based game that I played last week at the monthly boardgames club at work. You place cards that form a gnarly tree decorated with features such as clouds, mushrooms … Continue reading

Tuesday 6 February 2018
by Wulf
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… and the Cursed Child

Recently I spotted Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the library and couldn’t resist picking it up. It revisits the characters from the Harry Potter series, with the titular hero and his friends now responsible adults (and his friend, … Continue reading