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This is the professional website of the London-based games consultant, designer and writer James Wallis. There are others like him, but this one is yours.


James’s story-telling card-game Once Upon a Time was released in a third edition at the end of 2012, with all-new art, tweaked rules and a bigger box. It was featured on Wil Wheaton’s Table Top in May 2013, which coincided with the release of its first supplement, Enchanting Tales.

The Kickstarter for James’s latest project Alas Vegas closed at over 800% of its funding target in February. The game will be released later in 2013 with art from John Coulthart, Dennis Detwiller and Niki Hunter, and contributions from Robin D. Laws, Kenneth Hite, Rich Dansky, Matt Forbeck, Allen Varney, Gareth Hanrahan, Mike Selinker, John Kovalic, Laurent ‘Bob Darko’ Devernay and Jérôme Larré.

A third edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is in development for release later before Christmas 2013, with an additional section co-written by the Baron’s descendant Alexandr Munchausen. Meanwhile the second ‘facsimile’ edition is back in print (and the full PDF is available from DriveThruRPG).

James’s short story from 1992, ‘A Knight At The Races’, is now downloadable for Kindle, Kobo or generic epub. Its sequel has just been commissioned.

New shirt designs are up on the Spaaace store on Spreadshirt.

Plus loads of things we can’t really talk about yet, including Once Upon a Time In A Galaxy, a new RPG project, another Kickstarter campaign, a big event, and the return of a notorious journal from the 1990s. Now read on dot dot dot