Hivemind Restored: Welcome Adam Smith

Every new person gets a session with Horace.

It was a long, interesting process. When RPS put out the appeal for a new writer to plug into the hivemind™, we were never expecting not only the incredible volume of applicants, but the extraordinarily high standards. Over 300 people applied for the position, and in there were many absolutely fantastic candidates. It was not an easy decision by any means, which is partly why it’s taken us so very long. But one writer stood out, in terms of the specialisms we were hoping for combined with just really great writing. He, you may have guessed, is Adam Smith.

We’re delighted to welcome Adam into the dysfunctional, broken family of RPS. Even though he’s Mancunian. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying his writing over the last few weeks, as he’s faced the trial-by-fire route which any must take to work with us. We certainly have. He’s a fine asset to our team. He even plays hardcore strategy games.

So we’re back to a core team of four again, aided by our wonderful freelancers. It’s as it should be, indeed as the Infinite Instruction Booklet of Horace instructs it must be.

A huge thanks goes out to Lewie P as well, without whom we’d have been in a right pickle over the last few weeks of being a threesome. You will continue to see him on the site lots too, we hope.

So, welcome the new-boy in.


  1. FunkyBadger3 says:

    Even though he’s Mancunian.

    Down with this sort of thing.

  2. TheApologist says:

    Congrats Adam!

    Always remember to resist the corrupting forces of Chaos, or we will kill you for the Emperor. And Horace.

  3. Grey_Ghost says:

    Welcome to Thunderdome!

  4. sinister agent says:

    No no no RPS, it’s too soon! You should have picked Peter Minuit first, then Jan De Witt. You don’t need Smith until you start to hit production capacity and are overburdened with crops.


    Oh well. Congratulations and welcome, A Damn Smith! I’ve much enjoyed your noise-code transmissions, and look forward to seeing more of your strange combinations of letters. They entertain my many lobes.

  5. Renfield says:

    A superb addition – plugin? – to the Hivemind. Congrats!

  6. matte_k says:

    Congratulations are in order- now get to work!
    Seriously though, well done sir, looking forward to more of your wordthinks on the RPS-o-tron

  7. sinister agent says:

    My post revealing THE TRUTH about A Damn Smith has been eaten. You cannot silence us, RPS! We will continute to congratulate and welcome people FOREVER.

  8. The Army of None says:

    Horace approves.

  9. svge says:

    Nice Sambas mate.

  10. Levanon says:

    Adam, congratulations! I’ve really been enjoying your writing thus far, and am excited to see what you’ll have for us in the coming hours/days!

  11. thebigJ_A says:

    The new kid smells funny. Mummy, I don’t want to play with him!

  12. Navagon says:

    I look forward to more of your articles, Mr Smith. We share a first name, so that makes you Mr Smith, or Adam2 if you’d rather.

  13. negativedge says:

    Hopefully this means we will have more comprehensive coverage of strategy titles?

  14. Surgeon says:

    The hivemind must have built some sort of conditioning device, and processed Adam before his first words of RPS-dom appeared on the site, as he has fitted in perfectly.

    Congrats Adam, you evidently deserve it.

  15. Wulf says:

    You’ve written some pretty interesting things thus far, Adam. Looking forward to seeing what you write in the future.

  16. Brian Rubin says:

    Congrats, Adam! :)

  17. CheesyMamba says:

    I just hope hes as good as the previous Smith

  18. cannedpeaches says:

    How are you going to write quality posts with invisible hands, Adam Smith?

    Congrats, though. Us Americanadians are as surprised as ever that you have the Internets on the Isle of Man.

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  20. ShaunCG says:

    Congratulations, Adam. A winner is you!

  21. Gabe McGrath says:

    Congrats Adam!

    @RPS: Hey, how about a Bio on the bloke? Would be nice to know something about him.
    (Sure, I could go googling for it….but actually hearing ‘what he’s done and why he’s ace’ *from RPS themselves* would be much more illuminating.)

  22. Arathain says:

    I’m liking what I’m seeing so far. Good to have you on board, Mr Smith.

  23. Danny says:


    Now excuse me while I go and weep about it not being me. Oh well maybe in…THE FUTURE.

  24. bill says:

    Notes for future attempts at getting a job at RPS:

    1 – Write a gaming diary about a big strategy game or sandbox rpg
    2 – Don’t mention being mancunian
    3 – Change name to smith.

  25. BathroomCitizen says:

    I’m a bit late to the party, but welcome!

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    mickiscoole says:

    So you went with The Mancunian Candidate?

  27. shoptroll says:

    A bit late to the party, but welcome to the group. Glad to have you here!