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Cultural Writer: Nerd

I've always been a nerd. I grew up playing video games and played my first tabletop roleplaying game when I was 11 years old. When I was 14 I created my own TTRPG system. As a student I wrote my Master's degree dissertation on cyberpunk and my PhD thesis on SF. I've since published an academic book and several articles on science fiction.

I now game on my Nintendo Switch. I'm also the Dungeon Master for a homebrewed DnD campaign using Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. I'm an avid modern board gamer with a preference for thematic Euro-style games.

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I've been playing modern board games for over 4 years now.

Take an action to discover all my boardgaming content - including my series of feature articles on gaming.

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Play video games with me!

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New to Nerd this week

New to Nerd

Discover what great nerdy things I've been reading, playing, watching and listening to this week.

Also, keep up to date with my new nerdy writings.

Feature article: 'Sheffield: A meeple city'

Tabletop gaming is a social activity, as the example of Sheffield shows.

The Yokshire city is not just the Steel City but also a Meeple City. It's now a great board game city as gaming opportunities and the number of possible venues for play have multiplied in the last few years.

Want to get involved? Click on the button below to read my feature on some of the great places for tabletop gaming in Sheffield.

Sheffield: A Meeple City

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