Ok it's June in New Zealand so I just need everyone to pretend Warwick's in the middle of the Pacific for the next 10 hours or so.
❗ Announcements ❗
🧜🏿♀️ Tabletop Radio will be raising money for Mermaids!
Mermaids are a charity focused around advocacy and support for trans youth in the UK. As a trans youth (Probably? What's the cutoff for being a youth?) in the UK, we sure as hell need it. If you want to get involved with Tabletop Radio, there are two things you need to do: Keep an eye on the website events for anything that needs players (so far, that's Codenames, Wavelength, or Tabletopoly), and get in touch with Ares or the organiser of the specific segment you're interested in. If you want to take a peek at our organising of this, or just work out who's running what, here are the minutes of our Tabletop Radio meeting.
🏳️🌈 Adventuring with Pride
(thanks to Alex for writing this halfway through trying to get my half asleep brain to finish the newsletter. Some day I will learn not to go to bed at 2am)
For pride month, Alex Dixon (long-time friend of the society and sponsor via The Pocket Workshop) and his husband are running a Kickstarter for the sequel to their LGBT+ oriented D&D 5e supplement! The book includes a series of three awesome one-shot adventures and a huge variety of DM tools, encounter tables and more! The player character roster features a social media idol Warlock, a bumbling barista Wizard, and a trans activist Fighter, among a huge cast of diverse characters. As well as the PDF or hardback book, there are other awesome goodies to pick up including art prints and enamel pin badges!
You can check out Adventuring with Pride: Queer We Go Again! on Kickstarter.
The campaign starts today (31st May) and is running for the whole of June. Half of all ongoing retail sales will be going directly to Stonewall, a charity that champions the rights of LGBT+ people in the UK and beyond.
❔ What's happening this week? ❔
- Monday 5-10pm: Online Wargames
- Tuesday 6-10pm: Online Draft - RTR - free! (as it's online) - you must sign up here to take part
- Wednesday 5-10pm: Online Board Games
- Thursday 5-10pm: Online CCGs
💭 What happened last week? 💭
Reylynn demonstrated an ability to bring spaceships far closer together than any sensible pilot would bring them. I can only assume that either her crew know absolutely no fear or have absolutely unquestioning loyalty because if someone told me during a driving test "yeah just slam the accelerator don't ever slow down at junctions trust in the force to guide you and you won't hit anything" I would have several questions.
As a celebration of Ares' birthday and a break from exam stress, a handful of us met up on campus in person for Pondcon 2 to chat, share cake, get swarmed by geese, and play mario kart and codenames. It was really great to actually see people in person and enjoy the weather which I've otherwise been mostly just remarking on while looking out of my window. Plus, I managed to win codenames despite a no thoughts head empty codemaster moment of "Country: 1" to try and get Mexico when Turkey was also on the board. (It worked, somehow!)
Meanwhile, over in RPGs, some brave heroes in Symbaroum found their arch nemesis - a wolf capable of dodging! This murder pupper apparently managed to survive five times more attacks than the big boss despite being literally just an ordinary dog. (albeit one that could matrix dodge everything short of a lucky NPC). Said boss went down in two attacks. This wolf dodged five in a row. If there is a moral to this story, it is that dice are the number one enemy of players and GMs alike so only diceless RPGs can be trusted.
Extra Bonus End Bit
This week's magical item is slightly inspired by a Lancer character I still haven't got to play (woe is me, the eternal GM). However, for the sake of fitting into many settings and for GM sanity, this one doesn't come with the ability to turn into a mech that's also a horrifying swarm of nanomachines which utterly refuse to stay dead.
Nanoweave robes: Whether through powerful transmutation magic, alien science, or the work of an extremely overqualified tailor, these "robes" can in fact take the form of any mundane item of clothing possible, from formal dress to rags to guard uniform to a full set of plate armour, scaled to fit their wearer as needed, and providing the protective capabilites and encumbrance of their form.
Wash your hands, stay inside, and come play some games with us (online) 💛
Hannah Collins (Communications and Operations, subsisting on a diet of cake and snacks.)
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