Reflections on the UK Games Expo

It’s been a few weeks since I was at the UK Games Expo, a yearly gaming convention that takes over the Birmingham Hilton hotel and a signficant amount of the Birmingham NEC, I’ve been a few times and always look forward to seeing a lot of the UK people I game with online “in the flesh,” this was my first year actually GM-ing at the convention though.

I was asked by Lloyd Gyan–Modiphious game advocate, RP Hipster and general great guy–who I game with a fair amount, to help him and a few others run Games on Demand, essentially the idea being that people who haven’t prebooked into a game in advance can rock up, buy a quick ticket for a game from the desk and then stroll down the room where we are and jump into a game. This is a great idea because the pre-booked games sell out pretty fast, perhaps you weren’t sure if you could make it, or perhaps you came for something else but are interested in this roleplaying thing that people have been banging on about, well if that’s the case you can still get in a game on demand. Continue reading

RPG Bugbears – Dilemmas

In this RPG bugbears video I talk a little about a recent dilemma I’ve been musing on.

RPG Review: Predation by Monte Cook Games

Monte Cook Games were kind enough to send me a review PDF copy of the forthcoming Predation campaign setting for the Cypher system, written by Shanna Germain, it’s an excellent book that blends future-tech, survival in the ancient world and dinosaurs together into a coherent campaign. You can see my full review below: