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    Default Robin de Bodemloze's Archive of Scribbles



    Having read Mega Tortas' Tale Project I've decided to pitch my own tent in this haven of creativity. Humble beginnings are these, but I have hopes that one day it will be worthy of the masters who inspired it. Sip a little from the scotch on the table, and read a while. I hope you will like it, and I would be most pleased if you decide to try your own hand at writing.

    AARistry The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR

    My second attempt at a S2TW AAR - using Fall of the Samurai as the setting this time.

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Beppu Shinichi is but a man, trapped in the turmoil of his times. The hills of Kagoshima, the shimmer of the bay, the laughter of children. All seems tranquil now, but whispers of change could already be heard in the shadows. To survive, Shinichi must make sure he and his clan remains at the forefront of a bloody struggle, and remain victorious.

    Growing up Shinichi had trained daily to become a samurai, but in these times of uneasy peace, what did it mean to be a man of the sword? What was the destiny of such a man in an age where bean counters and foreign guns ruled the day? Triumph will ensure his legacy, perhaps, but at what price?


    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR

    After 18 months and almost 200,000 words, my AAR is done. The thank you's and sentimental stuff are best read in my afterthoughts thread here. It was my first AAR of any TW game, and I can only say I am utterly humbled by the experience. I'd like to thank everyone who read, commented, and voted for me in four MAARC victories. Coming third in the AAR of the Year Competition was a massive honour and I'd like to thank everyone for making that happen.

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    The winter of 1544 was a harsh one, and as I travelled through the valleys of Kai, the hardship it must have brought the people was quick to my mind. It was remarkable, then, that the cold spring air was filled not with despair, but an excitable buzz, a feeling of anticipation. The snow was still melting away under my feet, but families had already begun their preparation for the year to come. There was a sense of optimism, hope that in these tumultuous times, big things were destined for the young man who led them and their glorious clan. His clan was the Takeda, descendants of the ancient Minamoto, and his name was Harunobu.

    I’d once met Harunobu before when I was sent as a young monk to deliver an invitation to the daimyo of Kai. The young master, who was maybe fifteen summers old, had bow in hand, and was sending arrow after arrow into a target erected outside the daimyo’s residence.

    “Minamoto no Harunobu?”

    “No. My name is Takeda Harunobu.”

    The rest of the conversation is blurry in my memory, and frankly matters for little. However, the assuredness and pride with which he had corrected me of his name, belied his tender years.

    Some years ago, Harunobu had become daimyo of Kai, displacing his father as the head of the clan. The Takeda were rightly feared as master horsemen, but years of internal strife and struggles against the Hojo and Imagawa had weakened it to the point where Kai itself was under threat. As I walked through the countryside struggle was nowhere to be seen, however, reflecting the improvement in conditions since those godforsaken years. Word was that the Shinano warlords will come again soon, but the quiet industry of these people seemed to reflect their confidence that the Takeda would be ready, and Harunobu would lead them to greatness.




    BAARC
    BAARC III: Furinkazan: Rise of a Legend - Winner!


    Critic's Quill Herein lies some of the articles and reviews I have done for the Critic's Quill:

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 30
    AAR Review: Courland - The dream of an independent baltic state

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 31
    AAR Review: Land of the Midnight Sun
    AAR Review: Una república en Dios
    AAR Review: Times full of Distemper
    Article: Writer's block

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 32
    Interview: SeniorBatavianHorse
    AAR Review: Filii Martis
    Article: AAR Writing - A Technical Study

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 33
    AAR Review: Liberty or Monarchy - an American AAR
    Article: Casting call: characters in AARs
    Scriptorium Competition Review: Artistic Representation

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 34
    AAR Review: Fry those Furballs! A Video AAR for Wing Commander Saga

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 36
    AAR Review: Ukita no Yabou - A Shogun 2/Sekigahara Campaign AAR

    The Critic's Quill: Issue 38
    My first issue as editor - link.


    TotW A selection of my TotW entries:

    TotW 120: Calm before the storm
    TotW 123: The March
    TotW 125: Goodbye
    TotW 126: Prometheus - Winner!
    TotW 130: For the shogun
    TWC@10 Special Edition: The Writers' Study
    TotW 187: From Another World


    Other work The AARtistry Course

    Co-hosted by Radzeer and myself, the course aims to help budding writers enter into the world of AAR writing. I don't hold myself out to be some expert writer, but perhaps some will find the lessons useful.

    Lesson 1: Starting out: the dilemmas of AAR writing
    Lesson 2: Character development
    Lesson 3: Advanced AAR writing techniques
    Lesson 4: Visual aids
    Lesson 5: AAR Management

    Product reviews:

    [Android App] doubleTwist

    Other random stuff of mine:

    Takeda - a work in progress video for my AAR
    AAR Anthology - a published periodical of AARs, of which mine is one
    A random thing
    Last edited by Robin de Bodemloze; January 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

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    ~~Under the proud patronage of Radzeer, Rogue Bodemloze. Patron of Noif de Bodemloze, Heiro de Bodemloze, and Hitai de Bodemloze~~

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    Default Re: Robinzx's Archive of Scribbles

    Most impressive indeed, I look forward to reading this. The use of fonts and graphics is alluring... Since your are a Writier's Study Shopkeep, you can add a link to it in the Tale Project gallery listing if you like...



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    I agree with Mega, a very impressive selection already with a nice design!

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    Oeh those look very stylish! did you make them yourself?

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    Thanks all. I will continue to update this for TotW and other things as they materialise.

    Bous - yep, the section headings were just quick jobs (emboss, drop shadow) on Photoshop. I think I nabbed the quill image from some place though
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

    My writing | My art | About me | Sekigahara Campaign - Developer

    ~~Under the proud patronage of Radzeer, Rogue Bodemloze. Patron of Noif de Bodemloze, Heiro de Bodemloze, and Hitai de Bodemloze~~

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    Wow, very impressive indeed. If you made those in Photoshop you should remove the "learner Photoshopist" on your profile (I'm a stalker... )

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    Updated for some recent stuff
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

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    Default Re: Robinzx's Archive of Scribbles

    Great idea Looking forward to see more of the stuff you do
    Very good formatting by the way, I'm jealous
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    With the new Quill being released I thought I'd dust off this old thing.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

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    Default Re: Robinzx's Archive of Scribbles

    It's just reminded me to update mine.

    Oh and great work.
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    Great stuff. I know I've said so before, but it really can't be said enough.

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    It looks good

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    Minor updates..
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

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    A fine place to stop by. +rep

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    Dusted off this old thing - even if it's not really much of an update. Added my final contribution to the Quill and my AAROTY result.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

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    Default Re: Robinzx's Archive of Scribbles

    I'm not commenting on yours until you've commented on mine.

    Oh wait, I just did,.
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    It seems I must be the first to break, and offer a proper comment on your great collection of... as so aptly put, scribbles.
    Oh wait, am I duelling you?

    A great set of stuff mate, defiantly the nicest looking collection around.
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    Just dusting this old thing off. A few updates and edits.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

    My writing | My art | About me | Sekigahara Campaign - Developer

    ~~Under the proud patronage of Radzeer, Rogue Bodemloze. Patron of Noif de Bodemloze, Heiro de Bodemloze, and Hitai de Bodemloze~~

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    Some updates - new Quill, etc.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

    My writing | My art | About me | Sekigahara Campaign - Developer

    ~~Under the proud patronage of Radzeer, Rogue Bodemloze. Patron of Noif de Bodemloze, Heiro de Bodemloze, and Hitai de Bodemloze~~

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    Updates - Wings of Destiny, some other stuff.
    The Wings of Destiny - A FotS AAR (Chapter 12 - Updated Apr 24)
    Takeda - a Shogun 2 AAR (Completed) Reviewed by Radzeer

    My writing | My art | About me | Sekigahara Campaign - Developer

    ~~Under the proud patronage of Radzeer, Rogue Bodemloze. Patron of Noif de Bodemloze, Heiro de Bodemloze, and Hitai de Bodemloze~~

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