Category: Conventions

  • Symbaroum at Conception 2016

    I ran two games of Symbaroum¬†at Conception (at Hoburne Park holiday resort, a short distance from Christchurch, Dorset) this weekend based on adventures of my own devising. I referenced existing adventures to get me in the right frame of mind in the week before the event, but the adventures proper I ran based on nothing…

  • Madness and Wonders

    Spent most of Sunday at the Bolton boardgames day run by GNOMES. Despite an initial hiccup, where double-booking of the normal church hall meant a change of location, the day went reasonably well. We played four games over about 8 hours. Aside from one game, we’d never played them before – and the exception, Mansions…

  • Conventionally Done

    I attended the Kensington-based Dragonmeet convention at the weekend. I’m verging on being a regular, having attended for the last four years, but never been before as the guest of anyone. On this occasion, I attended as a guest of Arion Games owner Graham Bottley. Mind, I would not get to sit around and freeload……

  • 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…