The UK Games Expo 2015 is imminent (in-fact I’ll be getting aboard a train to take me there tomorrow evening), I’ve not really done much convention gaming in the past TBH (unless you count a Gen Con UK umpteen years ago where I was distracted by my wife falling off a bus the first night there, but that’s another story) so this will be my first real experience of con gaming.
So what made me decide to take the plunge?
Well previously I’ve always been put off a bit by the notion of 24/7 gaming, I need a bit of time to re-charge between games and the idea of just hammering through one game after another without really having time to enjoy them has never really appealed to me; since I started doing RPGs online though I’ve played in a number of very enjoyable one-shot games, and this has made me decide to give the UKGE 2015 a try. Also two of my regular Jadepunk players (Jenny and Mathew) are attending the convention (I think we can let Thashif off given that he lives in New Zealand) so it will be nice to actually meet them in person, I think we’re in a couple of games together and I know Jenny is running a Hollow Earth Expedition game that I’m playing in.
So what am I planning to do there?
Well I’m going to try and resist the urge to buy a lot more RP books since I have a big stack I need to work my way through and review as it is; I’m attending the event as a tester to see whether I enjoy convention gaming, with a view to possible running something in the future if I do (gotta spread that Fate love somehow ;)). So this event is about relaxing for me and enjoying gaming, I’m not going to be taking any big camera rigs with me to record videos or anything along those lines, that said however, I will have my Dictaphone and my mobile phone so there is a possibility that I’ll produce some bloggable material, as long as it doesn’t interfere too much with the gaming side of things.
Can’t wait to get to the convention now and see what it’s like 🙂