Thoughts on conventions.
As I've mentioned in the forums, Helen and I had a great time again at the UK Games Expo. It's a great opportunity for us to meet people from the site, make new friends and promote "Olde Yoggie" to people who'd not found us before (of which there were many).
On the Friday we arrived at the Expo in Birmingham (after getting lost just the once this year) and unpacked "Carthulhu" and set up the Yoggie table in anticipation of the main Sat/Sun Expo days. This year we'd managed to up our
Earlier today I was having a clear out of some old document folders and besides finding a host of fleshed-out but unused Call of Cthulhu characters (21), I also came across a character sheet for a completely unrelated game - a game I consider to be the best convention game I've played so far.
A Clockwork Fairytale
A Clockwork Fairytale was one of the games run at the UK Student Wargaming & Roleplaying Nationals held at Bangor in 2002. At the
Helen and I had been looking forward to the 2010 UK Games Expo since the last one, in 2009. We've been every year since it started and always enjoyed it. This year was no exception.
We arrived late Friday morning to set up the Yoggie stall and catch people turning for the "Friday Gaming" session. Val & Pookie were already ensconced in the Strathallan Bar by the time we arrived, and by the time we went for lunch in one of the local pubs (The Duck), we'd been
I didn't go to the UK Gen Con this year - my new wife would say with good reason (Honeymoon). However I'm getting back several reports that it was for the most part a fairly disappointing event, with only a quarter or so of the 4000-5000 people actually attending. CthulhuCon for instance has capacity for nearly 400 players and got just under 100 - still I believe a good time was had by Cthuhlu fans.
I attended Gen Con in 2001 (after its move from Manchester) which seemed OK, but