18th June 2021|
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June #1: LEUVEN

A meaty update on BOOK OF HOURS design and The Lady Afterwards development.

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11th June 2021|
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Trouble in the North

Philip II of Macedon invaded Greece, won a lot of fights and trembled lustily on the borders of Sparta. He sent the Spartans a threatening message asking if he should come as friend or foe. The ephors responded: ‘Neither.’

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3rd June 2021|
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‘Against Worldbuilding, And Other Provocations’: Bonus Material

Matt teaches Classics at St John’s, Oxford, where I’m delighted to say that he specialises in the study of ancient literary parody.

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29th May 2021|
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ANNOUNCING: THE LADY AFTERWARDS + AGAINST WORLDBUILDING

It’s Cultist Simulator’s anniversary weekend, so we have some big things to announce.

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21st May 2021|
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May #1: JOANINA

Book organisation!

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14th May 2021|
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Ceci n’est pas une game

I wrote the article below for Wireframe, a British game dev magazine which ‘lifts the lid on video games’. And, inexplicably, lets me have a monthly column.

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10th May 2021|
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Living with depression that isn’t yours

Loving someone with depression is a common experience. Talking about it isn’t. Here’s what I’ve learned from loving a depressive partner – it may sound familiar to you.

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30th April 2021|
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Making: The Sibyl’s Leaves

Our merch has to meet two criteria before I go ahead with it.

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23rd April 2021|
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April #2: HOUSE OF WISDOM

Hush House begins to LIVE. Also, we announced a new tarot deck: a stained-glass, see-through PVC deck.

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21st April 2021|
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“Hee-hee-hee-hee, wipeout!”

Work has been getting on top of me over the last six months. Then I had a passle of family miseries and an unrelated health scare.

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15th April 2021|
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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

I wrote the article below for Wireframe, a British game dev magazine which ‘lifts the lid on video games’. And, inexplicably, lets me have a monthly column.

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9th April 2021|
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April #1: GONDISHAPUR

Final bit of repair + foundation. And our March newsletter goes out.

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2nd April 2021|
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Gravity

16.01.16 The ‘unusual uncle’ I mention below was David Insall, a fascinating man who at different times had been a sheep farmer, an environmentalist, and a contract officer in Oman. My mother assures me he once brought a wolf pup to her dinner party.

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31st March 2021|
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/kəˈbal/, Part 3: The Society of Simon

The following is an extract from an article Alexis wrote decades ago, in 1996, for British roleplaying magazine Valkyrie. It’s juvenilia, and some bits make him wince – but it’s an insight into his early style and fiction which later became Fallen London, Sunless Sea and Cultist Simulator. [ Part 1, Part 2 ]

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26th March 2021|
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March #2: FOLIO

Ongoing BoH dev and Skeleton Songs episode 3.

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19th March 2021|
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Three Reviews of Games from the Year 2035

‘Press X to Cure Cancer’ was a much more topical gag in 2015, though not really a very good one even then. I probably shouldn’t try to be down with the kids.

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12th March 2021|
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March #1: EBLA

Ongoing BoH dev and Skeleton Songs episode 2.

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5th March 2021|
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Three Reviews of Unreviewable Games

I borrowed the idea for this from Stanisław Lem, who wrote every entertaining and faultlessly straight-faced critical essays about nonexistent books he’d invented. Ramon Llull was real, though I’ve never been sure how to pronounce him.

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