John (Former Comms Officer): Once upon a time, a foolish [the card "Foolish" is put down] Comms Officer decided that this week's newsletter would be written using the board game Once Upon a Time, and then promptly didn't get to become first player and has now lost custody of the newsletter. Whoops. To try and amend this, they set out on a quest to find the Timforce, a great and powerful item that lets its user play any game they want, hoping to use it as a trade to gain the newsletter back. But to find this long-lost ["Long-Lost" is put down] item th-
[Suddenly, a massive crash is heard from a nearby wall, and as the dust clears Finnbar walks in, leaving a Finnbar-shaped hole in their wake. They approach the table and slam down a card that says "Interrupt: Far Away" on it.]
Finnbar: NO IT WASN'T LONG LOST IT WAS JUST REALLY FAR AWAY
Tabletop Weekend 2: Electric Boogaloo (10am December 1st - 10pm December 2nd)
Week nine ends with our second tabletop weekend, a great way to start your December! Do you like tables? Have a look at our wondrous array of tabletops... wait, that's not it, it's about tabletop games, 36 hours of them in fact. There'll also be our termly quiz on the Friday (November 30th, 6-8:30pm with a trip to Varsity afterwards) just before with some very special prizes - all will be revealed soon...
Netrunner Modded Tournament (18th November 1pm - 5pm, E0.23 Social Sciences)
It's another beginner-friendly tournament, this time with a slightly larger cardpool. We'll still be making some decks beforehand for people to borrow and proxy cards are absolutely legal, so if you're interested have a look at the Facebook event here. Also, if you're interested in learning Netrunner, come to Casual Card Games and our veteran Netrunners will be very happy to teach you. Are we running these just to spite the people that call it a dead game? Maybe...
What's happening this week?
Yay, boardgames is in a normal room now! Otherwise things are just like last week.
- Wargames Monday 17:00 to 22:00, B2.01 Science Concourse
- Magic: The Gathering Draft Tuesday 18:00 to 22:00, B2.02 Science Concourse
- Boardgames Wednesday 14:00 to 22:00, B2.04/5 Science Concourse
- Casual Card Games Thursday 17:00 to 22:00, R3.41 Ramphal Building
- Live Action Roleplaying Sunday 12:00 to 17:00 starting in OC0.05 Oculus Building
As always, if you're looking for RPG one-shots or campaigns, please check out our Events page. We'll highlight any big ones on our RPGs Facebook group and in the newsletter as well, just like last week!
What happened this week?
We ran another Postgrad Boardgames session in the duck! It was good, people turned up. Unfortunately we don't have any photos of the event but that's obviously because everyone that turned up was a vampire and not because we forgot to take any.
Speaking of vampires, I ran my Big Dracula one-shot last week! The party explored a haunted house while making great reality TV and only half of them died - one of them while flirting with Dracula (you might have questions, but I have more) and another in a heroic, selfless attack. Dread is quite a mean system it turns out! The biggest thanks go to my players who were willing to try out something a bit different from your run-of-the-mill RPG and created some of the most interesting characters I've seen for a long time.
Callum ran the D&D one-shot Assault on Gumdrop Mountain, where the party discovered that centipedes are just evil. There was an old man possessed by a centipede, then the party was ambushed by eight more centipedes and nearly died. They got to a nearby town despite the centipedes and headed up the mountain, which had dogs made of pretzels instead. It turns out that having 5 INT ends up making you chaotic questionable as despite the fact all the desserts are hallucinations, our treasurer Nathan ate so much he nearly suffocated. Also people prayed to a cake (me irl). All in all, a successful adventure!
Also in today's "who won draft corner" Alex (not to be confused with Aleksa, our Draft Rep) won last week's draft! I don't know what deck was played, but I expect it was a good one given the whole winning the draft thing.
Much love <3
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