[A normal day in Tabletopopolis, the sun is shining, birds are singing. We pan to a shot of an arboretum.]
Random Citizen: Help, my cat is stuck in a tree!
Random Citizen: I need a hero! I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
[Suddenly, a superhero flies in on a magic newspaper the size of a carpet.]
News Man: It's okay, citizen! I'm News Man, the greatest C-list superhero, and I'm here to help!
Random Citizen: Please save my cat from the tree! He's only small!
News Man: I'll save you with the power of news! Here's what's happening this week!
Random Citizen: are you for real
Hallowe'ek (Week 5)
We're getting spooky! It turns out Halloween falls on the Wednesday of week five, so we're having some Boo-ard Games (thanks Ross) on that day! Get in costume (if you like), bring pumpkins and other decorations and get ready for a mild spookening. With games such as Dead of Winter and Arkham Horror in our collection there should be sufficient cause for fun Halloween times - this is definitely a treat (not a trick) that you shouldn't miss. Also there will likely be a chaos draft on the Tuesday and various spooky one-shots, so stay tuned and read next week's newsletter where we will reveal all! (It will be themed with six-word horror stories, so if you have any of those, send them in.)
Tabletop Weekend (10am November 3rd - 10pm November 4th, B2.02)
And if Hallowe'ek wasn't enough excitement for you, the tabletop weekend is still happening! Drop in for as long or as little as you like for two days of great gaming. There will be many events being run during the weekend by the different parts of the society - previously we've had Magic and Netrunner cube drafts run, and I would very much like to run the Bullet Rhino Hero World Championships 2018. Keep an eye out for details! Also there's always late night Two Rooms and a Boom and takeaway orders.
What's happening this week?
No special events this week, so here's the usual timetable.
- 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, B2.02 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 interested in taking part in an RPG one-shot or campaign (which usually happen on Saturdays) have a look on the Events Page, and if you're looking to run one please put it up there and we'll get you a room to run it in (talk to Callum Marvell, our expert RPG Rep).
What happened this week?
An unexpected highlight of this week was the playing of the Microscope world-building RPG in our weekly board games session. The group created a world where humans and fire lizards violently coexisted in a cave network. This involved some questionable decisions, including the base "ingredients" of the game - oxygen outside the cave was banned while cannibalism was OK (the question "why don't the cannibals eat the government people" was asked). Also some clones turned up at some point maybe? I don't really know, ask Lawful Tim, Victoria or Alex for more details.
In this week's Timshot (short for Lawful Tim One-Shot) the party tried to catch a fleeing scribe. In doing so they bought a mule they called Eggnog (prompty nicknamed Noggy). They went on a wonderful adventure with Noggy, including throwing eggs at an ancient stone circle (wait is this vandalism), stealing from a dead gold dragon wyrmling (IS THIS VANDALISM) and most importantly made some adorable armour for Noggy out of the gold dragon scales, which totally forgives all of the possible vandalism. Noggy and Friends is coming to children's TV at the end of this quarter.
Finally, there was a Netrunner tournament! Sam Coy, who came last in the previous tournament ended up winning (playing the long game huh), earning himself a really nice painting of the Netrunner card Rebirth (by my housemate Franziska) and most importantly earning himself the chance to be immortalised in the newsletter. Fun was had by all, and due to our tournament organising efforts we now have many demo decks to show people the wonderful ways of Netrunner. The biggest of thanks go to Ash and Tim for helping me organise this event, including printing and cutting out a ridiculous number of proxy cards.
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I feel like there's a very long story behind these post-it notes from Microscope.
Sam Coy, the winner of the Rebirth Netrunner Tournament shaking hands with me (the tournament organiser).