Tuesday, 17 March 2015

388 Pages Of Sordid Gaming Hilarity...


Real life’s a bu**er!

That’s the conclusion that the author has reached after spending years of his life doing his best to avoid it - with an exceptionally high rate of success thus far.

As one of millions of teenage boys (and sometimes those other ones who smell better and have two bumps at the front) who spent the 80’s playing games with model soldiers or pretending that they were a mighty elf warrior, when the role playing and wargaming craze swept the globe, the author takes the reader on a journey of almost 3 decades from his first forays into fantasy worlds, all the way to – allegedly – making a living as the owner of a game store in the 90’s.

Candid and heartfelt, this is the truly entertaining tale of a decidedly abnormal son of a normal Northern working class family. The story is in turn, humorous, sad, serious and introspective, but always unrepentant.

It asks some of the most important questions faced by a teenage ‘games geek’ of the time:

When does ‘Will you go out with me?’ become unacceptable as a chat-up line?

How can I avoid compulsory P.E lessons?

What the f**k is a ‘Ral Partha’?

Where did the author end up after a night out with his fellow gaming drop-outs?

Can you make a million running a game store?

Is it possible to actually have a relationship with a well balanced member of the opposite sex if you habitually carry a D20 in your pocket?


These questions and more will be answered – possibly even honestly – as the reader skips hand in hand with this 80s casualty, down the yellow brick road of youth and right into the red brick wall of adulthood.



Available in soft cover and Kindle formats from Amazon, or you can order it through your favourite bricks and mortar book shop.



  • ISBN-10: 1471643875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471643873