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The Great UK Games Expo 2019 Wash-Up Part 2

There was something about this year's expo that made it very special for me.  Perhaps it was the excellent company I kept.  Perhaps it was the now legendary map or perhaps it was the standard of games on offer.We've already spoken at length about some of the games we saw on episode 63 of the podcast, and both Andy and Jon have put fingers to keyboard to tell you about the games they enjoyed, but here are a few more of the games I played.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 12/6/2019

This week’s board game news is predominantly talking about growth.  Not just the swelling of our collective board game collections after Expo, but about how the hobby and everything attached is just getting bigger and bigger.So sit back, relax and come and celebrate some good news and success in our little hobby in this week’s News Collider.Read more »

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Origins and Gencon: Two Specials Completed

I was beginning to wonder myself when I would finally dig myself out the massive hole of writing I dug myself in with Origins and Gencon. I spent March and April in a writing funk but today, I can breathe a lot easier for I finished not one, but TWO of the special adventures, called Battle of Farelis, parts 1 and 2. Part 1 is set in the Tyrants of Saggakar setting and opens the story in a kinda set up for what is to come. In many ways, Part 1 explains what is happening and allows the players to experience how things god that bad... Because yes, they are bad... It has been a while since I wrote for the Tyrants of Saggakar, which I took to like a fish in water. I really like this setting because it has everything I would love to play in a setting: bad guys with motivations, the potential for good deeds, and endless possibility for adventure. Part 2 is not a sequel, at least not for the characters. In part 2, adventurers from a variety of game world deal with what happened in Part 1. I do not want to explain t

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Gencon almost sold out

A quick post to let everyone know that Gencon tickets are finally available. For another year, our tickets have sold really well. After just over twenty four hours, we have seven sold out tables already! There are currently 7 tickets left. As there is always a little a bit of movement in the tickets as people change, so you may luck out. But do not wait, get your tickets now! For your convenience, here is a link to FOE Events at GenconAs usual, I am touched and very appreciative of people interest in FOE products and events.

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Ad Arma Con 2019 Part II

And as mentioned, a lot of the German tabletop community joined in this event, so you've seen some that you've met at other shows earlier this year. Rhein Main Tabletop brought their Battlefleet Gothic table with them, along with a set up for Aggro, a hooligan skirmish. The hosts themself showed among other tables, their […]

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FOE events at Gencon

All of the FOE events have been approved by Gencon this year! I am super excited to announce an absolutely fantastic group of GMs who agreed to work with me this year. First and foremost, Will Allen Matthews who volunteered to help out for two days. Volunteering to help for a full day are (in alphabetical order) Florent-F, Florence-M, and Randy-P. I promise to get the mods in your hands quickly... "I'm working on them..." Thursday(2 tables, 8AM) - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies(1 table, 8AM) - Legacies: The Last Obelisk (2 tables, 1PM) - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth(1 table, 1PM) - Legacies: The Last Obelisk (3 tables, 7PM, Multi-Table Event)Legacies: Battle of Farelis Friday(2 tables each, 8AM) - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth (2 tables each, 1PM) - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies (4 tables, 7PM, Multi-Table Event)Legacies: Battle of Farelis Sunday(1 table, 8AM) - Legacies: The Sun Never Sets No, ActionMan will not be a GM f

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News Collider - Board Game News 9/5/2019 Origin Award Nominees, Pop-Up Gen Con, Kingmaker and a Rough year for CMON

As we approach the convention season the news well is starting to dry up somewhat, in fact, most of this week’s news concerns conventions and exciting RPG news, so grab you hand sanitiser, breath mints and dice bag!  It’s News Collider Time!Read more »

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7th Rhein Main Multiversum 2019

Due to the so-so weather, I didn't take the scenic route through the Taunus towards Nidderau, just north-east of Frankfurt, but the Autobahn. Because once again and for the 7th time, the Tabletop Club Rhein-Main hosted their Rhein-Main Multiversum at the Willi-Salzmann hall during the whole weekend. The event has grown a bit since last […]

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Conglomeration 2019 After Action Report

This year's Conglomeration began long ago. It started during the Holidays when I began plotting what I planned to run. I needed something cool to write about. Now if you follow this blog, you know that I spent a lot of time feeling blue about my writing, with bouts of the blues that struck me during the month of March, my least favorite month. With the return of April and of the nicer weather, my mood took a positive swing and after grinding through encounters and forcing myself to work. I got to play more, ran more, and planned a bunch of events for the coming summer. Conglomeration was the second event of the year for me (after MidSouthCon), the first out-of-state event. I struggled to complete my adventures. I just could not find the right twist, the right surprise, or the one unique element that made my adventure different from the others. I knew they were good: they had a mix of encounters, mix of challenges, a mix of story and dungeoncrawl, and unique NPCs providing different perspectives. But they ju

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Prelude to Rhein-Main-Multiversum 2019

This weekend, on saturday and sunday, April 27th and 28th 2019, the Rhein-Main-Multiversum will be held at Nidderau. I've been there for the first time last year to the 6th event hosted by the Tabletop Club Rhein Main e.V. and was very satisfied with the event. It is close to Frankfurt, so very central in […]

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Midsouthcon 2019 - After Action Report

This AAR was written and got lost to a freak Notepad++ accident. So you are getting this a month late... Our trip to Memphis began on Friday evening as ActionMan and I packed the car and began the three-or-so hours down 840 and and I-40... As we got to mile marker 60, some 120 miles from home, the car begins acting up. When I hit 80 mph, the engine loses all power. Crud. I had to decide what to do. I decided to make my way there and worry about it on Sunday. As we got there, we signed up for a Shadowrun game. Now this was something I planned to play with ActionMan when he would be a little older. However, this would be the time... He picked a Street Samurai pre-gen and I got a combat mage named "Sparkles" who was an Ese, a bad stereotype of a latino gangbanger. We had fun committing the usual array of crimes related to a 'Run. Now without a Face, a Decker, or a Rigger, this game is MUCH MUCH MUCH more difficult. However, we made this by keeping it low-tech. After the game, we checked into our hotel. That's

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