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Posts tagged “Rab Florence”

Classic web series Consolevania returning

Consolevania, the strange and delightful video game webseries which spawned BBC Scotland show VideoGaiden, is returning. Rab Florence (who wrote our Cardboard Children column) and Ryan Macleod have launched a Patreon to crowdfund new episodes and mercy me it looks like they're doing well so far. Consolevania's something I missed at the time, only finding it later and out-of-context, but I still laugh remembering some…

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Pre-Cardboard Children: Consolevania

Rab Florence isn't just an increasingly renowned TV comedian/writer who also writes an amazing boardgame column for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, you know. From 2004 to 2009, he also used to co-present his own online telly show about videogames, Consolevania. It's excellent, acerbic, weird and affectionately angry stuff (including to our own Kieron Gillen, aka Kevin Leddins), and it's just been de-archived to arrive in its…

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Downtime Town On: Horus Heresy

For those who've been following Alec, my and Mr Florence's twitter, we've been rambling about the latest product of Fantasy Flight Games' Games Workshop-licenced games. Specifically, a reimagining of the old Horus Heresy boardgame called - er - Horus Heresy. For those who don't follow the 40k mythos, the Heresy isn't one of those boring medieval ones where you get burned alive for suggesting hessian…

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Overwatch, Baby: Scottish Space Hulk Ranting

As anyone who listened to the last podcast I did will know, my last couple of weeks have been based around rushing to the door at the slightest sound of postman. Perpetual disappointment which was made unperpetual yesterday when the ridiculously beautiful Space Hulk 3rd edition turned up. Geeking out even more than me was Ex-Consolevania Now-Downtimetown Rab Florence, who has recorded 10 of the…

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