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Time Commanders

2 years ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: Gameshow For A LARP

This week saw the return of one my all-time favourite TV programmes, Channel 4's The Crystal Maze - the knockabout silliness of a team, thankfully not usually including Louie Spence, bopping around four time-zones (Industrial, Aztec, Medieval and Futuristic) in a quest to recover magic time crystals, win distinctly underwhelming prizes, and ideally not look like a complete arse. It's a wonderful show. But, sadly,…

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3 years ago

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The Flare Path: No Discernible Theme

This week I've mostly been... Sulkily watching other people play the Train Sim World beta. Scampering around The Kingdom of Spiderwebs clutching a map and compass. Skirmishing with handsome 25mm samurai. And improving Time Commanders in my head. For further details inspect the words milling about below the break like truculent prisoners of war at an early morning roll call.

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Time Commanders brings Total War back to TV tonight

Time Commanders, the BBC game show where contestants order around someone playing Total War, returns to British screens tonight. Imagine a blind Let's Play of Rome: Total War directed by teams who didn't know what Total War was but did between them share a Desmond in classics, a Duke of Edinburgh's Award, experience leading their university rugger society, and four awful haircuts. After eleven years…

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