In the days running up to the UK’s premium gaming convention UK Games Expo 2019, I’m surrounded by index cards, Sharpie markers and highlighters, planning for my various games. I’ll be running games for Games on Demand in the Hilton Hotel, two-hour taster sessions of various games run by myself and a smorgasboard of other quality GMs.Continue reading “Games on Demand: Eldritch Tales”
It will soon be time for UK Games Expo 2019, the UK’s premier hobby and RPG event, as ever I’ll be there GM-ing games for Games on Demand. If you fancy a quick two-hour taster session, choosing from a variety of different games and GMs then get yourself along to the Churchill Suite in the Hilton Hotel.Continue reading “Games on Demand: Dresden Files Accelerated”
The season of the UK Games Expo is upon us, the biggest and best of the UK hobby games events will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC on Friday, 31st May to Sunday, 2nd June. As ever I’m going to be helping as one of the GMs on Games on Demand, running two-hour taster sessions of various games.Continue reading “Games on Demand: Alas for the Awful Sea”
Talking about the UK Games Expo 2015 with Mathew Bryan, Jenny Green and Sean Connors, the things we enjoyed, could’ve been improved on and what advice we’d give to anyone attending the con 🙂
I’ve been at the UK Games Expo 2015 all weekend with my wife Hannah gaming with some fantastic people, trying some new games and meeting up with top YT folks.
I’m very tired but wanted to get some of my first thoughts down as a video.
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 🙂