March 9

Kickstarter – Pro-Wrasslin’ Battle Royale : Card Game of Champions!

Greetings grapple fans! This chaotic card game brings the electrifying action of the wrestling ring into the palm of your hand…

Now this is a fun game to play, I was lucky enough to purchase a copy of the first edition from Joe J Prince of when he was at Dragonmeet a few years ago.  It would have been more of a laugh if more than two of us played it but that’s for next time 🙂

December 7

Dragonmeet 2014 – That’s a wrap

This year I had an excellent day at Dragonmeet, I got to catch up with some old friends, meet some new ones and did a little shopping.

I did wonder if the change of venue may have caused the number of people attending to drop but I was surprised at how bust the ILEC convention centre was. It was certainly much easier for me to get to than the old venue and my vegan friends were happy with the close proximity of 222 Veggie Vegan to the venue.

I got to talk to Matt Machell author of the ’60s themed RPG The Agency, plus David F Chapman of the #rpgaday challenge, BITS where in attendance and I had a good talk to them as well as Arion Games and their new Kickstarter Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk.

I only got to attend a couple of panels as I overslept so I missed out on the ones I wanted to attend.  I had to attend the Jamie Anderson panel where he talked about growing up with Thuderbirds and he played a preview of the new Terrahawks Big Finish Audio production for us.

I stayed on for the charity auction which was hosted by the inimitable Brian Nisbet and he did a good job of running things; even if he did relinquish the hosting at one point so James Wallis could sell his t-shirt.  I got a package of Savage Worlds books and won a set at the gaming table to playtest the new Thunderbirds board game with Jamie Anderson.

I can’t say much about the board game except that it was a lot of fun, tense, full of action and has all the favourite characters from the TV series as characters.  I can’t wait to see this game in the shops and I shall certainly by purchasing it when it comes out.

December 5

Dragonmeet 2014

Tomorrow I’m heading off to Central London to my local games convention; Dragonmeet.  I’ve been going on and off for a number of years and its a good chance for me to catch up with some people I haven’t seen for a while and rub shoulders with some game designers.  One year I was convinced to gopher which meant I spent most of the day selling tickets to all those coming through the doors and I knew how many people had come through the door that day.  The only downside was that I was still selling tickets in my sleep 🙂

I’ve had some good times there and attended some really worthwhile panels plus I’ve snagged myself some swag over the years.  There are more talks going on than ever this time and I’m torn about which ones to attend; do I go to the ones I like the sound of or do I attend the ones where my friends are speaking to show moral support?

Then there’s the games, I had a chance to play Frankenstien’s Bodies while it was being play tested around the country and the fantastic game of Dog Town run by the designer himself.

Whatever happens I’m going to enjoy myself and wander around the trade hall a few dozen times looking at all the interesting products while trying not to buy anymore dice from Chessex; although who am I kidding, I expect I’ll have two or three new sets without even realising it 🙂

So if you see me tomorrow come up and say “Hi” which should scare me no end as there isn’t a photo of me on this site 🙂