Today was the annual gathering at the Kensington Town Hall of Dragonmeet. A showcase for some of the finest board games and role playing games around as well as a chance to try out new things. The usual stalls and a bring-n-buy sales was where I hung out most of the time but a few things did catch my eye on my wanderings around the large hall. I wish I did have more time to sit down and try the games and there were a few tables buzzing with activity around Munchkin, Super Dungeon Explore and an old favourite of mine: Talisman.
Firstly, there’s a new table top battle game from Mongoose publishing based on Star Trek. I think it was more based on the classic era of the Original series so there are the usual mix of Klingons, Romulans and Federation starships sold in neat white boxes! They happened to give away rulesets in the form of pocket rule books which was a fantastic giveaway. I have a copy and will be studying the rules in the days to come.
I find looking at the retro games stalls incredibly satisfying and I managed to pick up a old copy of Slaughter Margin, a scenario played with the 80′s Games Workshop Judge Dredd Role Playing Game (more about this in a different post!). Bit of a nostalgia fest in these piles of old games and scuffed worn boxes. Some of the editions were going for £200 upwards for some rarities! I’m a fond collector of old games having been a games buff since the mid 80′s onwards or what I refer to as the ‘Golden age’ of role playing games.
Another cool stall I have to mention is the friendly people at: www.Q-workshop.com. These guys had some great looking dice and counters inspired by steam punk designs, Cthulhu and Gothic art. Really great looking dice that we’ll be looking to stock in the near future hopefully.
That’s pretty much it. Regrettably I didn’t find a moment to jump in on a game, however, I really liked soaking up the casual atmosphere of Dragonmeet.
There’s a good possibility that a Spinning Dice Games stall will be at Dragonmeet 2012. Fingers crossed!
A LARPer’s weapon of choice
Space Vixens Combat Game