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The homepage of games designer, writer and musician Andrew Thornway. You'll find the latest news on The Dragon Tongue book series, occasionally a murmur or two regarding The Crystal Suite and maybe some talk of mayhem!

Jun 01

New menu – Gallery

I’ve added a new menu link: Gallery, up at the top ^^ there. Ronnie Renton from Mantic Games kindly gave me a copy of the fantastic DreadBall. It seemed rude not to have a go at painting Mantic’s wonderful minis, even though I’ve not painted any for 15 years or so. (There’s nothing like a …

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Aug 16

Life can be full of mayhem sometimes…

For example, who would want to be stuck on the KEMBALT-39? Take a look here for more details!

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Apr 24

More funnel web spiders in the UK

I took these near Glossop (in the NW of England). I thought funnel webs were only supposed to live in the SE of the country?    

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Feb 20

Welcome back!

Sometimes life tries to throw as much as it can at you – during such days getting time to update the site / muck about online can be a struggle to say the least. So what’s been happening while I’ve been off air? (I won’t bother you with the dull, stressful stuff – I’m sure …

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Dec 04

Want to buy stuff?

I’ve added a new tab up at the top bar, helpfully called: ‘Buy stuff’ which links to Amazon. What does this entail? You can look at / buy some stuff selected by me / look at / buy stuff that’s recommended by Amazon. Disclaimer: buying products from that page doesn’t cost you any more, however …

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Nov 20

You need to watch this right now…

Stephen Fry (@stephenfry – which I’m sure knew already) posted this message on twitter…  “Lawks! These @bare_mettle fellows have the most amazing physics I’ve ever seen in a game engine. Truly awe-inspiring! http://kck.st/PkmGrE” He isn’t wrong. Please click on the link below and watch the world of Sui Generis come alive. It’s incredible work. Many congratulations to the …

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Oct 31

George Lucas sells the farm to Disney

Well, I didn’t see this one coming! George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4bn. For that they get Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Willow, ILM,  Howard the Duck, the lot. Wow. Disney have announced that they’ll be releasing Star Wars Episode 7 3D (which will be the start of a new trilogy) in 2015. Wow …

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Oct 23

Retro thoughts

With working and running around I don’t seem to have played any computer / console games for a while – until the Play Expo in Manchester the other week, of course. That place seems to have given me the bug again. To correct my mistake, I’ve fired up Tekken 4 on the recently dusted PS2 …

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Oct 13

Wii U, Halo 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, ZombiU and… Phoenix

I had a good go with Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U this afternoon at the Play Expo in Manchester – I’m sorry to say I didn’t think too much of it. The main problem the Wii U has is its new ‘tablet’ controller. Demonstrators cheerfully called out, asking if anyone wanted to play a …

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Oct 12

The Kindle Paperwhite is almost here

So long Kindle Touch – my favourite Kindle device is no more. Amazon have decided to no longer sell that wonderful eReader, as their new flagship device, the Kindle Paperwhite, is taking over. What’s different about the Kindle Paperwhite? Well, you’ll no longer have to clip that annoying, cheap little light which you received last Christmas on …

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