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Gaming in Edinburgh – July 2012

Well, its been a while since I’ve blogged anything, but that’s largely because I’ve been so busy! These “Gaming in Edinburgh” posts I do are obviously largely geared toward events at http://orcedinburgh.co.uk, but I try to keep things up to date where possible in regard to gaming in Edinburgh generally.

I’m working on a few things right now, and I’m planning to wind up Cthulhutech soon for the summer. Possibly a D&D 5e playtest when the Meadow Bar returns. I might even get in some wh40k wargaming if the weather stays the way it is, and the new edition is worth me picking up. I’m also prepping another article on using video-conferencing technology. I figured I could get some use from my HND in Audio-Visual Technology :)!

At ORC right now, we’re got a few games looking for players:

  • Matt’s looking for players for Cyberpunk 2020.
  • Nuno is looking for players for his Shapes of Grey Pathfinder game too.
  • I’m looking for another player for my Cthulhutech game set in Edinburgh, and I’m also looking for some more players for Marvel Super Heroes.
  • Oh, and we’re having a birthday bash for ORC Edinburgh on 7th July at The Advocate pub. Seating may be limited, but its usually good fun and a chance to talk to folk outside of a game.

Other stuff going on

There’s a new gaming venue opening in Edinburgh on the 3rd August: The Games Hub Edinburgh (https://www.facebook.com/GamesHubEdinburgh). Based in Lauriston (close to Tollcross, for those unfamiliar with the location), this cafe is going to host a number of board games, CCGS and RPGs once it has opened. The owner is a former staff member from Edinburgh’s Black Lion Games, so he’s pretty familiar to most of Edinburgh’s gamers!

It’s going to be interesting to see what happens with this cafe, as it opens the same month that the Meadow Bar usually becomes a venue for the Festival. This usually displaces a couple of ORC games as a result, including mine. I usually make use of the time to catch up on some projects that I might have put to one side

Oh yeah, and the Edinburgh Festival will kick off soon, with the Fringe starting not long after it. This will likely mean that any games at the Meadow Bar will decamp elsewhere for August, although Illegal Jacks will likely still remain active as an ORC venue.