Tag: UK Games Expo

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Blocks, Cookies and the King of Spain

For me, attending UK Games Expo in the past has meant preparing and running five or six games – and probably misjudging that prep until the last moment. This year I chose to run only three games and opted to focus on adventures – or, at least, set-ups – that I have run before. For…
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June 10, 2016 0

Running Games at UK Games Expo

Mindful of needing to help out elsewhere in NEC Hall 1, I slotted my games into each morning of UK Games Expo‘s three days – and had full signs up for Fri/Sat and 5 of 6 for Sunday. I don’t especially enjoy 6-player games anymore, preferring 4 – 5, but for Expo and the burgeoning…
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June 7, 2016 0

The Importance of Being Urgent

I’d say we have about two weeks before UK Games Expo. By that estimate, I have a mere 336 hours or so to spend panicking. It shouldn’t be that way. I mean, I have seen this coming for some time now. I have no excuse. The adventures were submitted a long time ago. All five of…
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May 13, 2015 0

UK Games Expo 2015 – Running Games

UK Games Expo event booking has opened up, so I’ve been drawing up my proposed games for the event and picked four so far – with the provision that I might consider a fifth. I have given some consideration to systems based as much on the date and time as anything. So, for example, I’d…
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January 13, 2015 0

Quick Weekend Achievements

I often beat myself up about what I get done at the weekend. I reach the close, the darkness of Sunday night, and wonder where all the time went. In that moment, I often also wondered what I managed to do with it all – and yet come out the other end with nothing much…
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May 18, 2014 0

Dreary Bank Holiday

Seems like a stereotypical Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, with weather varying from pleasant to piss poor (which sums it up right now). I have spent a lot of time preparing for the UK Games Expo in Birmingham next weekend. I still need to write something down, noteswise, for the adventure I’ll be running,…
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May 30, 2011 0

Planning and Passing

I have been tackling my editing duties with a determination of purpose rarely seen round my way. As I planned to have writing done by the end of December, I now have editing targeted for the close of play this weekend. Assuming all goes well with the publishers, we might have a green light for…
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January 18, 2011 1

Backswords & Bucklers

I spent some time with people on stalls chatting, either seeking answers to specific questions – like when the next supplement for Doctor Who might be expected from the folks at the Cubicle 7 stand – or more general chat. I had one such brief chat with Chris Cale at the Tied to a Kite…
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June 8, 2010 0