Apologies for the break. Been out and about sorting all manner of gubbins, plus the weekend was the Mantic Open Day and then some more filming with the Beasts of War crew yesterday. I am, however, back at my desk now so what passes for normal service should resume shortly 😉
I’ve got several new toys to review, the restic series to continue plus the Deadzone FAQ to catch up with, not to mention the articles I wanted to write about Eternal Battle design and so on. Might be more than one post a day for a bit to catch up.
Speaking of the Open Day, I spent most of it doing seminars with Ronnie, but from my brief forays into the main halls it looked like folk were having fun. Of course there were lots of people carting very large boxes of Deadzone away, so I expect we’ll see a lot of YouTube unboxings and blog posts about that on the net over the next few days. Do feel free to pop a link here if you spot anything particularly interesting on that front.
One comment we did have in a few of the seminars was that the Open Day was full of games, unlike the last GW Games Day. I can’t comment on that personally as I didn’t go to GD, but the Open Day was certainly buzzing with a DreadBall and KOW tournament as well as tables of Dropzone Commander, Judge Dredd, Loka and more. There may even have been some Deadzone going on 🙂
The Open Day has grown massively since Mantic started having events to meet the fans and I think next time might need a bigger venue again. The car park that had accommodated all the attendee’s vehicles last time had overflowed and there was parking up and down the road outside too. It was heaving. All in all it was a tiring day, but a very good one with a lovely positive and enthusiastic vibe.
Next saturday I’ve got another of the regular God of Battles meets over at Foundry. This time I’ll be live testing some campaign rules I’ve been messing about with. As always, if you’re in the area you’re more than welcome to pop along and join in. It’s free to attend and the regulars are a very friendly and relaxed bunch. If you haven’t played GoB yet then you can still come and learn how it works. Most sessions will see me teaching one or two people the basics.
And it seems to be December already. Not sure where November went.