It's Week 9, which means HAPPY TABLETOP PRIDE WEEK EVERYONE! <3 We have some special events lined up for you this week, so make sure to check 'em out and maybe take part in helping us to raise money for Stonewall!
Pride week events
- Tuesday evening, 6-10pm: cube draft! See details and sign up link in "What's happening this week?"
- Friday evening, 6-8pm: Tabletop quiz night! This will be taking place in our shiny new quiz discord server (join using the shortcode
zQCuPzT) and via our Twitch channel. Please make sure to join the server in plenty of time so you can get a team together!
- Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 1am both days: Tabletop Radio!! Come join us over on Twitch for 26 hours of streaming fun, while raising money for Stonewall. You can find full details here, including a schedule, donation incentives, and more! It will also very soon (hopefully by the end of today) have a new video explaining why we're hosting Tabletop Radio, which features a large (and uncomfortable, to me) amount of my face/voice. I have not had a hair cut in months. Aaaaa.
Reminder: we're still looking for someone to Adventure with Pride!
Last week's newsletter gave full details of some opportunities to join in our Tabletop Radio one-shots. Monsters on a Cruise Ship is now full, but we have 1 slot left in Adventuring with Pride! If you're interested, please contact me on Discord (
@dovahbutt#7544) and I'll get you involved.
What's happening this week?
Aside from our extra Pride-related events, we do have our regular online event slots still running!
- Monday 5-10pm: Isolation Tabletop (Wargames and Board Games)
- Tuesday 6-10pm: Isolation Draft - Cube (Pauper) - suggested donation of £2+ to Stonewall to enter, with a promo prize to the winner - you must sign up here so we know whether we we have enough players to run
- Thursday 5-10pm: Isolation CCGs
What happened last week?
Even more games have been added to the itch.io bundle for racial equality, including Pyre! You may have noticed that Finnbar took over last week's newsletter to regale us all with a review- uh oh, they're here again, fuck-- [mic explodes with a lot of muffled shuffling and banging]
Finnbar reviews another game in the itch.io bundle for racial equality - Pikuniku!
Aight fuckers, welcome to another episode of Finnbar Reviews. This time I'm talking about Pikuniku, which I admittedly played a while ago but it's now been added to the itch.io bundle (which keeps growing) so I'm gonna talk about it. In Pikuniku, you play a bean (?) with legs (and no arms, very sad) that jumps and rolls about while trying to overthrow capitalism. Because I've got a lot of prep to do for Tabletop Radio, I'm gonna keep this short - Pikuniku is incredibly funny, has catchy music and is still a cool platformer on top of that! That being said, put your seatbelts on for a non-exhaustive list of the things you can do in Pikuniku:
- Get FREE MONEY!!! (might not be free)
- Beat a robot in a dance competition
- Play hide-and-seek with a rock
- Wear sunglasses
- Play Baskick, a Basketball-like for beans with no arms
- Have part of a boss battle on pedalos
- Feed a frog statue some apples
And more! If you're anything like me (I'm so sorry) and like surreal humour, you will absolutely love this game. My only complaint is that it was pretty short, but given that you're getting it in a bundle (and it's normally cheap anyway) you should definitely try it out.
Ares would also like to say that they fully endorse Pikuniku. Wanna be a cute bean with lil' leggies? Then this is the game for you.
(A retrospective) Baking with Ares 6: Vegan Hot Cross Buns
I dug out an old photo of an old bake for this week's newsletter as I have had No Time to bake, sadly. BUT this is a recipe that I absolutely adore, completely vegan, and pretty foolproof (I've made it quite a few times and never had an issue). It is a little time consuming, but you can always go play a game while you let the dough proof.
That's all from me this week, I hope to see you at Tabletop Radio!
Wash your hands, stay inside, and come play some games with us <3
Ares Osborn (Communications and Operations, Big Gay Energy)
@dovahbutt#7544 on Discord