Starting in 2019 myself and a few gaming mates have had some brilliant The One Ring Roadtrips (converting to a virtual mode during covid), and plans were made for a similar trip this year. It seems our efforts inspired another group of Grognards to plan a Moorcock weekend, and before we knew it our paths … Continue reading The big Tolkien/Moorcock weekender
My first big RPG event of the year is done (it's probably the biggest day with 3.5 days of gaming!), and it was bloody brilliant. Hosted by @davepaters in Tenby, it's an annual treat where I just get to play games and have no GMing responsibility. It's a great crowd to hang around with, we … Continue reading Grogten 2023
I many ways 2022 was an improvement on 2021 (see my 2021 Review). I started a new job which I quite like, I've spent lots of time with my family and friends and also got in a load of gaming, although quite a bit less that 2021 - I guess a sign of life returning … Continue reading 2022 Review
After months of anticipation Grogmeet was over and done in a flash, but as usual it was utterly brilliant, a great opportunity to hang out with the many gaming friends I have made over the last few years. Thursday My weekend started on the Thursday when I picked up my mate @Corsair1973 from Liverpool (he'd … Continue reading Grogmeet 2022
Owlbear and Wizards Staff Con 2022
Has it really been a year since OBaWs 2021? This one seemed to come around quickly, I guess that's just life being busy with post-covid normality. The drive to Leamington Spa took a little longer than anticipated, but I reached to the Royal Pug, greeted by friendly grognards and more as the evening went on. … Continue reading Owlbear and Wizards Staff Con 2022
UK Games Expo 2022: Good to be back!
What a build up, what a sense of excitement, the first proper Expo since 2019! With the two games I was running prepped and ready to run, my checklist fully checked (I do lists for pretty much everything), hotel and parking tickets printed and bags packed I was good to go. Expo offers a lot … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2022: Good to be back!
Virtual Grogmeet 2022
Back in the good old days of cons being face to face almost exclusively, Virtual Grogmeet offered something different... it was the first online gaming con I attended (think it was back in 2018), and it's been a highlight of the gaming year ever since. @theGROGNARDfile has once more done a stellar job of putting … Continue reading Virtual Grogmeet 2022
The One Ring Roadtrip 2022: The Scouring of the Herefordshire
A lot has happened in the three years since the original The One Ring Roadtrip in 2019. It should have been an annual event and we had got as far as booking a cottage for the 2020 event when that bastard Covid hit. It seems strange looking back, but at the time we thought there … Continue reading The One Ring Roadtrip 2022: The Scouring of the Herefordshire
Grogten 2022: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I write this while whistfully looking back on a life reaffirming event that I was lucky enough to take part in a week and a bit ago: Grogten (the name cleverly derived from us all being Grognards in the RPG sense, or Grognerds as my other half more accurately phrased it, and the event being … Continue reading Grogten 2022: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I started 2021 believing it could only be better than 2020. On the gaming front there definitely was an improvement with a significant amount of face to face gaming, but life in general continued to be pretty lousy, including 5 months of furlough (ok, being paid not to work isn't too bad), redundancy, wrong step … Continue reading 2021 Review