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I’ve joined twitter. My user name thing is @AndrewThornway (huge shock there!).

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Mantic’s open day = 10/10

Many thanks Ronnie, Chris and co for a great day.

Brilliant, friendly atmosphere (everyone was very approachable), loads of finely painted miniatures, interesting seminars and there were plenty of gaming tables. Mrs. Thornway and myself got to have a play with Warpath, then DreadBall (which Mrs. Thornway won the trophy for first and only kill of the day (one of my human strikers. Pah!)).

Many thanks as well to the experts who kindly guided us gently through the rules – these games seem far more approachable / playable than others I’ve struggled with in the past. I was never really into gaming (unless it was on a Spectrum or console) way back when – I was far more taken with painting / converting the figures. I think it shows why Mantic are so loved as a company as their games are so player friendly and most importantly, fun.

If you didn’t go this year, make sure you get to the next one, you won’t regret it.

Cover update / behind the scenes part 2

Here’s the new and improved cover for Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue…

Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue cover

Behind the scenes part 2

As a bonus, here’s a version that was close to being used…

Alternative cover for Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue


A bit more moody and mysterious!

Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue book links update

I’ve updated some links here on the website – it’s much clearer now for those wishing to buy ‘Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue’ from Amazon.co.uk or the Amazon.com site.

For extra ease, here’s the UK Amazon link (I’ve used TinyURL so not to clog up the next page and a half)…


And here’s the US Amazon link…


I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy reading it!

Funnel web spider at Hever Castle

On Thursday I went to Hever Castle – it’s a beautiful place and well worth a visit.

While strolling through the gardens I spotted an unusual (for the UK) spider’s web.

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A quick search later and it looks like I stumbled across the home of a Labyrinth spider.

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I might have to add a funnel web to the next Dragon Tongue book. I’m sure Rispin Quill would be delighted to meet one of these beauties.

Many thanks Mantic!

Thank you to Ronnie, Chris and the rest of the team over at Mantic Games for the kind shout out / recommendation regarding Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue in their latest mailout.

If you’ve just arrived on this site via Mantic’s link, thank you for taking the time to check the book out.

Click here to read to read a preview chapter.

Click here or on the image below to head over to Amazon and download your very own copy of Rispin Quill, The Dragon Tongue to your kindle or kindle reader app.

Amazon Phone?

Some interesting news – it seems that Amazon is getting into the mobile phone market with insiders saying that Foxconn (who have some experience manufacturing phones, don’t they Apple?) will be gluing all the bits and bobs together.

The operating system? The leak says it’ll most likely be Android.

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