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
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!
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
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
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
You've heard it all before... "can't wait for this", "more excited than a kid on Christmas eve", "will be brilliant to catch up with people". But this time every sentiment like this carried the hopes of Grognards everywhere. Missing the face to face Grogmeet in 2020, we were desperate for this one, we needed our … Continue reading Grogmeat 2021, the meatiest yet
Spoiler alert: if you plan to play The Evils of Illmire don’t read this! So this is it... the last session report of our The Evils of Illmire campaign which has been running for well over 12 months and 35+ sessions. When I started preparing for the campaign earlier in 2020 I knew The Evils of Illmire … Continue reading The Evils of Illmire: This is the End… or is it?
In the lead up to #OBaWS I was expecting something to go wrong; we'd go into another lockdown or I'd test positive for Covid. It was with true joy and relief that a couple of weekends ago I arrived in Leamington Spa and walked from my digs to meet fellow Grognards at the Royal Pug, … Continue reading Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff Con 2021
Spoiler alert: if you plan to play The Evils of Illmire don’t read this! Here's another bumper set of the last two sessions of The Evils of Illmire written up by @Dragongirl74, thanks for these amazingly detailed notes. Deciding that the cult needs to be taken down, no matter the cost, our heroes leaving the fungal caverns, … Continue reading The Evils of Illmire: The Lair of the Nightmare Cult