Any Hannah awake after 8pm can't write newsletter, all fae know is garlic bread, bake for equalitea, nap, be transgender, cheat at netrunner, and dye.
❗ Announcements ❗
🧁 🏳️🌈 Equalitea Reminder
We're doing a bake sale with Warwick Pride, the LGBTQUIA+ association during Board Games this week (Wed 24th Nov) to raise money for Stonewall, from 1pm to 5pm (or whenever the cake runs out). We have B2.03 booked for the sale specifically, so come along, bring some money, get cake, play board gaymes, and support a good cause!
🎂🧁🍰 We’re also looking for anyone interested in baking cakes or sweet treats for this event - please contact an exec member if you’re interested. 🎂🧁🍰
🎲 Tabletop Weekend Reminder
Tabletop Weekend is coming up in the weekend of week 9! If you want to organise something major for the weekend (large board games, RPGs, drafts, tournaments, etc.), please do so on our website (which you're probably already on) so you can be sure you’ll get players and so I can advertise it in the newsletter.
❔ What's happening this week? ❔
- Monday 5-10pm: In Person Wargames, B2.01
- Tuesday 6-10pm: In Person Draft - B2.01 - VOW - £10 - you must sign up here to take part
- Wednesday 2-10pm: In Person Board Games and Equalitea - B2.01
- Thursday 5-10pm: In Person CCGs - B2.01
- Sunday 12-5pm: LARP - B2.02
💭 What happened last week? 💭
You may think you're not the most athletic or dextrous, but you'll never have the spontaneous expiration skills of goblins. In Blood Bowl, this poor goblin, over the course of one action, tripped over so hard he fell, broke his armour, got injured, and died. Somehow, the dice decided that he should have a shorter life expectancy than even the average Goblin Quest PC.
I built a very silly combo deck an hour before CCGs, and it worked! Ganked combo happened! Finnbar and Scarlett both now want to stab me! Some people may say "but Hannah that's not technically how that combo works you need to use the installs to reinstall the Ganked you can't install other cards" yeah I realised now while looking at this photo in highlights but ssssh don't tell the others.
For the first gameweek in Blood Bowl rats were hurt, a ghoul was killed, and Elves ran away a lot. You can have a look at the first week’s results in the league table. (Thanks Alex for writing this bit I know nothing about Blood or Bowling.)
RPG advice from Elliot, when using magical communications with a 25 word limit for heist prep, the majority of it should talk about local flora.
An explanation, since apparently my bit of keeping this to exactly 25 words was "kind of very without context", (though I'm just working off a very short post in highlights and guesswork so no promises of accuracy) - the party in a campaign Elliot's in is trying to coordinate a heist. To do that, they're using a spell with a very tight word limit. One group needs to communicate a meeting point to another using said spell, and did the only sensible thing - spend most of it talking about some cool mushrooms they saw.
Extra Bonus End Bit
As you are gifted the blessed dice of X-wing, in the red of violence and the green of survival, deceit and treachery circle your heart. You are given a simple task, a list of things that Wargames had to abandon deep in the society cupboards, objects of power that must be retrieved or at least hidden before Anakin can find them, before Jon leaves you with a nod and a hope that you will do whatever you can to aid the burgeoning resistance.
A few hours later, you are sitting before the throne of Anakin, hauling the loot that Wargames abandoned. Old miniatures that move now only occasionally, scenery that only warps certain tables, minor artifacts for wargamers but a massive boon to Tabletop's ongoing thaumaturgical research project. It is at this point, while heaping praise upon you, Anakin asks about the actual purpose of your mission, and the dice set you were meant to collect. The dice set currently missing a d4. Their gaze turns on you, expectant, looming, hopeful.
What do you do?
Wash your hands, stay safe, and come play some games with us 💛
Hannah Collins (she/they/fae, Communications and Operations, trying not to eat the cereal bars I've baked)
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We're sponsored by Zatu Games! The Zatu code is still in the void! I'll have an update once we have a new one!