February 28th, 2007

Old Friend

London Games Group Gossip...

(Copied from The Metro Tuesday 27th February 2007 page 13)
"Which former Big Borther contestant descended upon a once famous celeb hangout at the weekend wearing a scrap of lace looking to score herself an A-Lister, only to discover that the bar is now a popular hangout for Dungeons and Dragons RPG players, discussing board game tactics, orcs and battleaxes...?"

Well, I know it wasn't Gameforce as we were the previous week - plus I can't imagine The College Arms ever having been a 'famous celeb hangout'. So, the question begs itself, where and which group was it???
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B-Movie moving to new venue!

One of London's best nights out is moving venues after the last few years at The Waters Rats in Kings Cross.

B-Movie will have a new home from Friday 9th March, to be announced within the next week,

Please spread the word and let people know that the club will no longer be held at The Water Rats.

For more information please check out the bmovie LJ Community.

Thank you :)
Old Friend

(Gamers) Remember the Marvel Super Heroes system...?

Good news for thos of you whom, like me, used to love the old Marvel Super Hero RPG by TSR back in the 80's and early 90's. A new project is being mounted to rewrite and develop a games system along the lines of the old FASERIP system which will new material (obviously non-licensed) to be produced for new and old fans alike.

To help make this project work a fund has been started by author Phil Reed in which it is hoped $1000 will be raised to cover costs and time of developing the new system. Phil is a fulltime professional RPG author so he can not do this for the love of the hobby, although I know he'd dearly love to be able to do so!

Once the system has been written it will be made available free of charge to both gamers and companies. Companies can then use the new rules to create there own supplements, camapigns and games using the FASERIP system (or whatever the engine ends up being called).

If you want to donate (and for you British fans just remember how much the £ is worth against the $ at present! It's mighty cheap for us to pledge! :p) please head over to the Fundraising Page and put in a Pledge. Pledges start at $10 and work up from there. I've pledged. Please go and do so too if you are interested in seeing new material which is compatible with one of the best ever superhero systems on the market!

I'm really keen on seeing this happen as not only was Marvel a cracking good game but I have several ideas I'd love to do with it (one of which I actually contacted WotC about years ago to see if I could license the system off them - but they were only interested in d20).

The Fundraising Pledge Page
Three Dead People

Cinematic Orchestra Tour!

Just got a mail saying that The Cinematic Orchestra are on tour in the UK (and France) in April/May and then touring the US/Canada in July before heading back to Europe for some Festivals including Reading and Leeds :)

I've been wanting to see them since Bug introduced them to me 3/4 years ago. Now I (finally) get my chance!!!

Me so happy. Right. Enough of this. I'm diverting my full attention back to the telly and The Dresden Files :p
Lenore - Sorry

That Eurovision Feeeling.... Part II: Israel

Israel have decided to enter a track about nuclear war into The Eurovision Song Contest this year. Widely believed to be inspired by Iran's nuclear ambition it'll certainly cause some controversy and a fair amount of press coverage for them.

The song is, er, interesting.




In related news I suddenly found myself not thinking that DJ Bobo's Swiss entry was not actually so bad earlier today. I think it's partially because I've heard it so much recently whilst playing it in bemusement to others that I've grown numb to it's true nature...