Originally posted on Miniature Musings of a Bear:

Those lovely chaps over at Bendy Boards have been very busy recently and have managed to get some lovely counter/templates/markers that you can use in your Guild Ball games.

I have a selection to cover, so lets get to it;

Kick Template

First up the incredibly useful Kick Template, Guild Ball  has a lot of kicking in it…be it the ball or each other!! For those odd times you kick the ball this will help loads. Its small enough to not get in the way and makes your life so much easier :)

Well finished like all the BB products, just generally excellent!

I will say I have all the MDF versions of the BB products mainly as I love the smell of it. However you can get some lovely coloured plastic ones as well in a whole rainbow of colours. Players choice ;)


A special thanks to my lovely…

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All I can say is ditto…

Originally posted on Meeples & Miniatures:

Sir-Terry-Pratchett-PatronI was devastated earlier today at the announcement of the death of Sir Terry Pratchett.

I remember having the best time reading “The Colour of Magic” as a 16 year old. I’d never read a book quite like it, especially since it was a fantasy book that poked fun at other fantasy books that I loved (I was a huge fan of the Dragonriders series, for example) without resorting to some of the more ‘obvious’ humour of other authors of the time, such as Piers Anthony.

Whilst, as a teenager I could only afford the paperback editions, I eagerly awaited every new book (and we didn’t have long to wait in those days) and spent many hours reading and chatting with mates about the latest ‘Pratchett’ in the 6th Form common room during free periods and breaks.

Like many, I think my first favourite book was ‘Mort’, (Let’s face it, how many…

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Smogcon 2015… In conclusion

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

A week has passed since I arrived at the Radisson, not really knowing how I’d react to Smogcon. I expected to play a handful of games, chill out and take it all in. Which I did. All along I wanted to know how close an experience it was to an American con, something I’ve never experienced in the UK events I’ve attended.

Every one that I asked that had been to an American con said that Smogcon was bang on, and I loved it.

Had I wanted to go mad and game non-stop from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon I could have, I’d be dead most likely but it was an option! Had I wanted to just amble about and watch games, chat and take in the staff panels I could have, and I’ve not have thought I’d wasted my entry fee despite never taking a model out of my case. The convention gave me the opportunity to make of it what I wanted.

I will say that all the above is from the point of view of a more casual gamer. I know there were teething issues with event sign up before the con, with some players maybe not getting exactly the event they wanted. However many of the events ran at less than full capacity, something that players may not have known at the time. This probably wasn’t helped by some of the rooms being away form the main info desk, the hotel had said they had a loop that would have allowed announcements to be broadcast to all the rooms, however this didn’t seem to be the case on the weekend, maybe next year!

Overall I’m more energised for WM/H than I have been for quite a while. Even the announcement of more gargantuans doesn’t put me off! To this point there have only been two events that are set in stone on my gaming calendar, Britcon and the Epic-UK GT. Smogcon is now firmly on that list, and I’d be disappointed if I were to miss out on a ticket for 2016.

Big thanks to Jon, the Smogcon team and all the Press ganger’s for giving up their time to put on the convention, the PP staff for adding that star sparkle, and everyone I played or chatted to over the weekend.

Bring on 2016 already!