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UK Games Expo 2015 – Preparation

I’ve been doing quite a bit of work prepping for the 2015 UK Games Expo in Birmingham (at the NEC) later on this week. I’ve offered to help the Modiphius team with the setup and will be running some demo games, so will be heading down on Thursday afternoon. Luckily, it’s not far from the station to the Hilton and exhibition hall.

I’ve few minor misgivings about the trip. One is that I maybe should have left myself some time to sit down and actually play a game, and to actually get around the Expo and see stuff. The other is pacing myself. Starting early in the morning on Saturday, my last game finishes at midnight. There’s a one-hour slot between games, so I’ll need to make sure I feed/hydrate myself properly. I expect Sunday morning to be fairly quiet, so will likely see if I can do some demos then at the Modiphius stand if needed.

After Q-CON last year, I learned from my mistakes and am taking a second case to the Games Expo and Q-CON I picked up a fairly cheap solid case from John Lewis. Last year I had to post some stuff back home ‘cos there wasn’t enough room, with the novels I had bought, and WarZone: Resurrection rules. While I recall, I must get the new Laurence Donaghy novel, Completely Folk’d at Q-CON.

As well as the requisite clothing and toiletries, I’m taking the following:

  • Strepsils. I’ll need them.
  • Dice. Not just the regular ones, but the Mutant: Year 0 dice too.
  • Pencils and scrap paper.
  • Achtung! Cthulhu miniatures.
  • Achtung! Cthulhu Terrors of the Secret War.
  • Achtung! Cthulhu haversack (to carry stuff around).
  • Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper and Player books (I’ll be coming back with the Guide to the Eastern Front too).
  • Achtung! Cthulhu The Trellborg Monstrosities
  • Go tokens (and the movie counters) for use with Cliché, Mutant Chronicles, etc.
  • A set of playing cards for Cliché.
  • Mutant: Year 0 rulebook
  • Mutant: Year 0 map
  • Savage Worlds rulebook.
  • The Worlds Greatest Screen GM screen.
  • Call of Cthulhu rulebook.
  • Binder with notes, character sheets, rules etc. for Cliché, Mutant: Year 0, Mutant Chronicles 3e, Conan RPG, and the St Nazaire material.
  • Netbook and cat 5 cable (backup of PDF rules and to keep updated).
  • Phone charger

I’ve still to finish prepping the Cliché adventure and character sheets. I really do need to knuckle down on that.

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