Category Archives: Bloodthorne

Posts from of a Generic variety that don’t so easily fit just one category

Whats that coming over the hill?

is it a monster? well… no. It is me, I am back again. After 6 months of illness (fatigue related), insane work deadlines and workload and an unpleasant cancer scare, I have returned to the blogoshpere with a new determination to write about random crap like no-one has written about them before. In a plastic cup. (Bonus points to the first comment who get the reference).

Coming up on…

  • The game I am now playing, with assorted spin off posts
  • I will be going into the world of Malifaux as it is without a doubt my favourite skirmish war game
  • A host of board game reviews
  • Random politics related posts no-one wants to read, but can’t help themselves, which also generate lots of high spirited debate and a few trolls

And remember… your friends are like balloons, if you stab them they will die.

Need energy boost

So you may have noticed a slight lack in posts recently. This isn’t because I don’t have anything to say, but it is due to a combination of getting frantic at work and more recently having some sort of ailment which is sapping every last bit of my energy (sleeping half the day at least). So stay tuned for more of the regular stuff as soon as I have this kicked!

The Darling Buds of May #NBI

I saw this idea from Vagabond goes for a Walk and I thought it was pretty cool being a stats kind of guy myself, so here you go, the stats for Bloodthorne for the month of May.

  • I wrote 28 posts, including this one.
  • Got 43 comments on them, including mine and pingbacks.
  • 840+ page views over 540 visits.
  • The highest number of visits in one day was about 80
  • 44.07% of visitors were returning visitors
  • Location: 44.26% United States, 24.81% United Kingdom, 10.74% Brazil, 5% Canada, 2.96% Finland, 2.22% Germany, 1.48% Australia
  • The lowest was below 2
  • My biggest source of visitors is from Sypster @ Bio Break
  • Most interesting search query: “buy farmville bucks with a prepaid debit card”
  • Browser stats: 48.15% Chrome, 29.63% Firefox, 7.41% IE, 5.56% Mobile & Normal Safari
  • OS stats: 81.48% Windows, 5.37% Mac, 4.44% iOS, 3.89% Android, 3.33% Linux

Bloodthorne to-do list

  1. Write my response to the Week 4 challenge from Tastes Like Battle Chicken
  2. Finish review of The Game of Thrones Living Card Game
  3. Buy Ticket to Ride, while cursing @wilw (Wil Wheaton) for increasing my to-buy list with #tabletop every other week
  4. Finally start my Risk: Legacy campaign so I can write about it here
  5. Write another parody song for MMOs
  6. Start work on the Bloodthorne board game
  7. Unveil “Project Untitled” to the world and garner millions of fans
  8. Create a meme which dominates the globe!!!
  9. Proceed to become the worldwide undisputed overlord
  10. Actually get round to playing my games

Above lies a list of goals, both long and short term, to inspire me to do stuff so I can cross them off a list.

Inviting constructive criticism

So, I have been running my blog for a couple of weeks now, I have a variety of posts in a variety of topics, I even appear to have a number of people checking me out on a regular basis. I started and maintain this blog for myself, but it is always nice to get feedback.

What I would like to know is…

What do you think?

I realise my ability to frame my posts in a fashion that is the easiest to read isn’t particularly great, which is why I have enlisted a journalism student friend of mine to act as proof reader and editor for my blog.


Other than that, what do you think of Bloodthorne? Any and all comments will be appreciated.


The Origins of Bloodthorne

Chances are at some point I am going to be asked what the name “Bloodthorne” is about.  Originally, Bloodthorne was an entity I created for a Vampire the Masquerade campaign.

It was a clandestine group of mortal (predominantly) hunters of the supernatural, the entire makeup of the organization was very akin to that of Torchwood, only several years before Doctor Who was even reborn.

The next iteration was as the surname to a series of characters across many games, normally reserved for classes and character ethos’ of the loner almost anti-hero type persona.

Not really that interesting but there you have it.


PS. Oh and if I ever get round to creating a game of my own, it will probably centre around the name Bloodthorne.

A new blog & a new start

It has been a while since I have actively tried to put some of the contents of my brain out into the traverse. Some of you may know me as Monte / Orlock from Online Gaming Radio / Warhammer Geek; for those four people, they pretty much know what to expect from me.  For anyone else, by day I am a professional web developer (I make the sites work, not the artsy fartsy part) and by night I am a geek, completely and wholly, and am also incredibly proud of this fact.

“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” – Simon Pegg

I am also a gamer – MMO gaming, video gaming, war gaming, card gaming, board gaming – the list is exhaustive. If you can make a game out of it, chances are I will at least consider trying it.

The idea of this blog is to cover the whole spectrum of gaming, and the day by day, week by week content that makes its way on here will entirely depend on what it is I happen to be doing at the time.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings.