Saturday, 19 December 2015

A busy weekend, London and all day gaming

I recently took advantage of some very cheap train tickets for a day out in London, a visit to the Dragonmeet show and a general explore. Arriving relatively early at Marylebone, I couldn't help but walk up the road to Baker Street to see 221b with it's blue plaque and museum next door.

Outside the entrance to the tube station was even a Holmes statue. All very apt as I was reading Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz on the train down and finishing it on the return journey.

I love The Clash so had to take this!

Getting to Dragonmeet just before the doors opened, there was a queue so I walked in and explored a little before turning back and headed in. The show was quite small, for the amount of people inside it was also quite hot. The scheduled RPG sessions were also together and i imagine that room would have been quite noisy when it ol got going. Much of what was there I had seen at Games Expo in the summer, also despite a stand selling Frostgrave, with the author a present there were no demos.

I was hoping for a D&D session but the few scheduled were for the afternoon and evening which clashed with my train, a bit frustrating but once I'd seen everything and spoke to a few folks I left and made my way back to the tube.

Wandering London, I found Orcs Nest, a well stocked games shop near Seven Dials, lots of stock and worth a visit. 

The next day was the clubs Xmas all day meeting, we had Rich and Nick from TooFatLardies popping down once again and we played a couple of games of the forthcoming revision of Sharp Practice. Doing away with the bonus deck, the game uses the 'Grasp the Nettle' cards for additional game effects. I'm really looking forward to these, Rich has promised a play test copy soon.

All the terrain and models were painted by Jim.

The scenario involved the French trying to sneak a cart of loot off table whilst holding off the British. We played the game twice, swapping sides and the British won both games, the French being frustrated by the antics of their officers.

Following the game I seem to have bought more Perry plastics, how did that happen?

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