UK D&D Tweetup Declared a Success

…. by me, and doubtless by the countless others who attended. The sound of laughter (and screams, but mainly laughter) came from each table as the games ran. If that’s not a measure of success, I don’t know what is.

We turned up rather later than planned – getting lost in Nottingham is particularly embarassing because I worked there for many years – and I was immediately invited to join Chris from 6d6 Fireball‘s self-penned 6d6 RPG. I heartily recommend it. I played The Tallest Gnome in The World, and together with a Half-Elf Ranger (who my cowardly gnome kept prompting to go first), a kickass Rakshasa Monk and a Human Chain Fighter we managed to escape Savage Isle with the help of some friendly Girallon Natives.

The thanks are many and varied, not least to Mondo Comico for letting a huge group of gamers assault the place, @blindgeekuk for his frankly astonishing organizational skills (and for being such a great guy), and @symatt for the warm welcome. Being able to put names to faces means a lot in a game we share and enthuse about virtually.

Lastly, a huge thank you to all who took part in the raffle and kindly donated the proceeds to Christa‘s Red Nose Day appeal. That means more than words can say.

Thank you, all.

Here’s to next time!

 

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  1. paulbaalham says:

    Nice to finally meet you. Shame I didn’t get to speak to you for a bit longer. See you at the next one.

  2. For Immediate Release: Tuesday 29th Jan 2013

    UK D&D Tweetup 4

    The 4th annual UK D&D Tweetup, a D&D 4e mini event will be taking place in Leeds this spring. The event, which is organised mainly by D&D players on Twitter, will give some of the UK’s best dungeon masters and players the chance to get together and play D&D in the historic surroundings of Leeds City Museum.

    The event will be held on Saturday 16th March, between 11am and 4pm at Leeds City Museum and will cost £5 to enter which includes a free gift and a strip of raffle tickets which will give you the chance to win some amazing prizes, donated by some well-known and some less well-known companies in the RPG world.

    Started in 2010, the UK D&D Tweetups are a not-for-profit set of events run annually, and organised and promoted via Twitter. They are designed to allow the best of the UK D&D scene to meetup, chat about the game they love, and play in games that push the boundaries of what is expected from D&D 4th Edition. The Tweetup events attract a lot of industry support, with raffle prizes donated from household names in the RPG scene like Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Kobold Press, and this year is no different, with big name companies like TSR Inc donating several copies of their new Gygax Magazine to the prize fund, but also support from the unrecognised heroes of the genre that make kick ass products, such as Unknown Tome’s Trial of the Underkeep, Dias Ex Machina Games’ Ultramodern4, and Enhanced4e.

    There has always been a mix of homebrew games, and official material from Wizards of the Coast at the tweetups, with the tweetup’s being privileged to run the first international session of Shawn Merwins’ excellent Karalels Revenge and also the first international public playtest of the earliest iteration of the ‘D&D Next’ rules. In the past,the homebrew games have seen the characters shrunk to the size of mouse and face off against huge cats, had the players attempt to board a flying ship, and fight a blue dragon in his lair surrounded by smoke and flashes of lightning.

    This years games see two freelancers for Kobold Press, Rich Green and Paul Baalham take up the mantle of Dungeon Master, with Rich showing of his political and story driven Parsantium campaign setting, and Paul demonstrating Kobold Press’ detailed and unique Midgard campaign setting, using the recently released Midgard Bestiary and Defenders of Midgard player supplement. Tweetup veteran, Symatt returns as a DM for the 4th year running, while organiser Adam Page steps up to run a murder mystery game set on a massive 3’x5′ map.

    This year, the tweetups move from their previous location of Mondo Comico in Nottingham, and travel north to Leeds. The events will take place in the conference rooms of the Leeds City Museum, a beautifully restored Grade II listed building located in Leeds city centre on the edge of Millennium Square, a short walk from the train station. A £5 entry fee covers the room hire and insurance, a free gift, and a strip of raffle tickets for the prizes. Additional strips will be £1, with all proceeds going to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

    Additional Information

    What: The 4th annual D&D mini event, organised by twitter, giving some of the UK’s best DM’s and players a chance to meetup and play.
    When: Sat 16th March, 11:00-16:00
    Where: Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH
    How Much: £5 entry fee, with free gift, and strip of raffle tickets.
    Contact: Adam Page, adam@leedsdnd.co.uk, @adampageuk
    Signup: http://www.facebook.com/events/477185702319052/
    Systems Supported: D&D 4e

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