Category: Bonescon

Butterfly House Update

A quick update on where we are with the Fools Daily Butterfly House (FDBH) event that is going to be running at Bonescon in February 2018.

Tickets for Bonescon will be going on sale very soon and it seemed like an opportune time to give you a preview of what the schedule is going to roughly look like.  Now this is still slightly in flux ad hopefully we will be adding more things for you to do and play but at the moment we have this:

Friday

  • Dead Mans Hand Campaign event (loaner crews available)
  • 7TV Participation Game, everything provided, play for 30 minutes or all day
  • Frostgrave campaign event (loaner crews available)

In the evening we should be running playtests of the first Fools Daily game, Monster Smash

Saturday

  • Gaslands Campaign / Tournament (Details TBA)
  • Dragon Rampant Campaign event (loaner armies available)
  • Moonstone Event (Details TBA)

In the evening we will be running our Zombie Run game.  How far can you get?

Sunday

  • Of Gods and Mortals Campaign Event (loaner armies armies available)
  • Open Combat Campaign Event (Details TBA)
  • Mythos Event (Details TBA)

Over the weekend there will be participation games of Gaslands, Mythos and with a bit of luck Big Stompy Robots!

When you purchase a ticket  you are buying an entry ticket to the whole weekend, and this enables you to sign up for one seat in any event. Everything else is then filled up by sign ups on the day.  You can do anything anywhere with any ticket (as long as there is space in the event of course).

So feel free to play Warmachine, Malifaux or indeed any of the other games that are being organised, but it would be great if you could stop by the Butterfly House for a little while as getting folks playing games at the tables will help us ensure that the idea has a future and of course if there is something that you would like to see, just let us know and we will see what we can do (DC Miniatures Game????)

Will update with ticket info when I have it.

 

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one

Episode 341 – Its life Jim, but not as we know it.

In which Mike and Matt talk about Bonescon and specifically the plans for the Fools Daily Butterfly House. Before we get there though we wander through SAGA, a trip to Warhammer World and a brief discussion about monochrome painting techniques. Polyglots, that what we are. Must admit I am very excited about the Butterfly House and hopefully if you are a regular listener to this show you are as well. Fun and Frolics will abound as a shining beacon of hope in the mass of competative gaming. Or it will be an utter disaster and Matt and I will be sitting twiddling our thumbs for 3 days. Either way its going to be exciting.

You can get more information on Bonescon here – http://bonescon.com

Direct Link: http://www.foolsdaily.com/fools_341.mp3

http://malifools.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/daily/fools_341.mp3

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one

From the ashes

There is something stirring in the warp.  Oh wait, hold on, thats a completely different blog post.  Right lets start again.

OK so regular Fools Daily consumers* will know about Daffcon, the multi system convention that we ran in 2016 and then tried and failed to run in 2017.  If you don’t then you can listen to a podcast about it.

What you might not remember is that several years ago Smogcon (big Warmachine event) had included other systems as an experiment and I ran 3 days of Malifaux.  Indeed, the fact that Smogcon moved to be a Privateer Press event only was the genesis for my ‘Festival of Gaming’ idea that turned into Daffcon.

Well in 2018 the old organiser of Smogcon, Jon Webb,  is going back to the multi system format with a new event called Bonescon and we’ve been lucky enough to secure some space there.  In fact Jon have been very generous and allocated us 20 4×4 tables, which conveniently turns into 16 6×4.

Enter the Fools Daily Butterfly House (and I have in no way been looking on eBay for plastic butterflies to decorate the place, cause that would just be silly and we don’t do silly at Fools Daily)

Basically for the 3 days of the convention (16-18th Feb 2018) we will be running a mixture of campaign events (Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave, OGAM etc.), participation games (everything provided, you just turn up and play for 5 minutes or 5 hours), competitions (Zombie Run!) and hosted events (Mythos, Gaslands and Open Combat for instance).

Current thinking (which of course is subject to change) is that we will open the Butterfly House at around lunchtime each day, so that folks can get another event in as well and then just stay open until late for evening gaming fun.  If the demand is there we will of course open longer but I’m just not sure how many people will come to Smogcon just to hang out in the Butterfly house rather than using it as an adjunct to other games that they are wanting to play.

You can find out more details about Bonescon here and make sure you follow them on Facebook / Twitter etc.

Hope to see you there in 2018, I must admit I am very excited by the prospects

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*I was going to write listeners and then thought do I have to make it listeners / readers, consumers seems to cover all bases, after all one day we might have video content as well

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one