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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 03:59 pm
Well, I’m back from Wales, unharmed and unmelted from the rain. I actually only got rained on twice, and as the college had helpfully put us next to the coffee bar where we play our games, not for long on either occasion. So that was good.

I had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday, and a slightly boring one on Sunday.

Friday we played TSR Battle System, a very strange system which involves moving bits of card about and rolling dice. The bits of card do represent something, but it’s hard to explain. For once, I was on the winning side as the ‘good’ side, played by G, decided to quit the field of battle partway through, discretion being the better part of valour and all that.

That didn’t take as long as it might have done – or has done in the past – so we moved on then to P’s AD&D campaign where we’re all “Saxons”. It’s a world he’s written himself, with approximately Saxon technology and attitudes. I think we haven’t yet got to grips properly with this as the background is very detailed, and we’ve all begged P for a ‘who’s who’ of the participants as it’s hard to keep track of when they’re all called things like Leofgar and Tirweald, Aethelred and Egwin.

Saturday I ran a Call of Cthulhu game. Not my campaign which I’m running for them outwith the Heromeet, but a second one for Heromeet alone. It’s a bought campaign, Fungi From Yuggoth. They didn’t get through as much of it as I’d hoped, but that does mean that I’m prepared for Heromeet CofC for the next two years at least.

Sunday was a bit dull as I couldn’t get into a game. All I did all day was play one round of a board game called Trans Europa, which was loosely about trains. That was enjoyable, but it should be easier to get in on something than it is. Asking about just didn’t work and it doesn’t help that I confuse people and ask the same person several times.

In future, I shall take along a second, probably AD&D, scenario and see if I can't scare up players of my own.

Travel was fine – trains up and back were on time and not to crowded. Pendolinos don’t smell any better, though.

Still looking

I’m still looking for a couple of players for my Call of Cthulhu games that I play at my place. Any takers welcome – must be willing to get to east London.

And now for some photos…click here for photos of Beaumaris castle and a duck )
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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 05:57 pm
A few pictures from my Welsh trip - we went out one day to a castle the name of which has slipped my mind, but it wasn't far from the motorway and about a 45 minute drive from Bangor. Photos behind the cut. )
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Saturday, August 29th, 2009 03:21 pm
I've been back for days, but too lazy to update.

I had a great time in Wales, I played AD&D, Call of Cthulhu, Steamerpunk and TSR BattleSystem. The CofC game was particularly good, run by a friend I hadn't seen for at least 15 years, and a huge laugh. I'd retell some of the stories, but you really had to be there.

There may be pictures if I can find the right cable.

Since then I've been sitting around recovering, and thinking about the CofC game I've promised to run for [profile] clare_nce and [personal profile] cushy while we're on holiday in Yorkshire in October. [personal profile] cushy asked for a vampire, but I don't think she quite understands what 'vampire' means in CofC terms. Of course, there are things very much worse...
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