Supporting Marie Curie: The Great Dave Shave and so on...

Marie Curie Fundraising Logo Great Dave Shave logo

Please help me raise awareness of the Marie Curie Cancer Care organisation and the wonderful work they do caring for those affected by cancer. I'll be doing a couple of things over the net few months to fundraise for them because my aunt has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Her chemotherapy has caused her hair to fall out, so I am having my hair and beard shaved off at Fantasticon on the 24th October 2015 to show solidarity and to raise money. I'm also doing a 24-hour live twitch stream on the 12th and 13th of September where I'll be playing some games, writing some RPG stuff (if it's still not finished by then) and doing some giveaways amongst (hopefully) other things.

I hope you can join me for one or both events and please, donate all you can to Marie Curie via my JustGiving page.


Dave Hughes
(The Daftworks Bloke)

Current Active Project

Elite Encounters advert

IN DEVELOPMENT - Our flagship product, Elite Encounters is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game set in the universe of the Elite computer game franchise. Officially endorsed and supported by Frontier Developments and developed alongside the computer game Elite Dangerous. Will be available in electronic and paperback formats along with information sheets and other addons and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Funded by Kickstarter.

Recent Elite RPG Blog Posts:

Other Projects


[Elite Historical Archive]

ON HOLD - Information about and history of the Elite Universe. Includes the Elite Timeline, the essays that led to Daftworks' involvement in the development of Elite Dangerous. Work on this will resume once Elite Encounters is published.


[Paper and Card Models]

ACTIVE - Attractive, fun card and paper models suitable for all ages to build and collect. Currently all models are free, but the collection will be expanded into commercial models and more complex models for the more experienced builder. Work on this will resume once the Elite Encounters project is complete.


[Hobby Games]

ACTIVE - Hobby games are games that involve an element of construction and modelling to play, from the cutting out of a playing surface to the construction of card and paper playing pieces. This part of the site offers some early Daftworks products (previously marketed under the MadCap Models brand) for free! The range of games will be expanded when the Elite Encounters project is complete.


[To The Frontier Webcomic]

ON HOLD - webcomic set in the Elite universe. Work on this will continue once Elite Encounters is published.


[BattleBarge Webcomic]

COMPLETED - Webcomic about a wargaming shop and the sometimes strange world it exists within. Completed in 2009.