As Grog’s slowly awaken from their long hibernation, it’s not only the fresh air of spring and the promise of summer that offer glorious days ahead, but also a quick scan over the convention calendar. April is shaping up to be a great month for gaming. On top of my regular games I’m been looking forward to these events with great enthusiasm (and you should be too).
It’s only two days until we head off to histrionic city of Chester for a glorious 12 hours of gaming in the rather posh Crowne Plaza for DevaCon. I know there are still tickets left so if you fancy it, get yourself along. I’m going to be running my Lamentations of the Flame Princess homebrew adventure The Greater Share of Honour, set on the eve of the Battle of Agincourt. My recent gamer pal Andrew Clark (@DissectingWrlds) is going all out and running three games; La Comedie Francaise for Flashing Blades, The Liverbird has landed for Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes and Sabeurs & Savants for The Cthulhu Hack. The guy is a machine.
There are loads of other great games on offer including The One Ring, Chivalry and Sorcery, Mistborn, Firefly, Cthulhu by Gaslight and World of Darkness Glorantha. Full listing here. Also checkout the DevaCon Facebook page.
Last November a bunch crusty old gits bearing the proud title of Grognard descended upon Manchester for Grogmeet 2017. The gaming was great and I met some fantastic folks. The organiser of Grogmeet and host of the amazing The Grognard Files podcast, Dirk the Dice (@theGROGNARDfile) has arranged a virtual version taking place 13-14 April as an way for those who were unable to get to Grogmeet to play some games with other followers of the podcast. Although I’m not playing any games I am running Forgive Us for LotFP, really looking forward to that.
Who wouldn’t want to spend one lunchtime a week playing RPG’s? A friendly city centre game store, a light and easy system, great gamers. Every Wednesday between 12pm and 2pm starting 18th April at Just Play in Liverpool, we’ll be running short sessions using the Black Hack; alternating GM’s, a pool of characters, each session must be complete, no carry over to the following week. Fingers crossed we’ll get enough players to make it worthwhile.