Well it took a little longer than I hoped but I finally got the dates locked down for MAGE II. Its going to be on 30th June – 1st and will be held in the village hall just around from my house.
If you have no idea what I am talking about then I did a brief article earlier in the year here which gives some idea though of course it has now been overtaken by events outside my control
As I said previously the original plan was for it to be 7 games over the weekend but the hall is already booked on the Friday night (I guess they don’t know who I am) hence the reduction to 6 games and we will do the big Gaslands demolition derby on the Saturday night. Which means of course that its BBQ and Beer on the Friday night though I’m sure we will be able to drag out a few folding tables and get some gaming going in the moonlight (who says romance is dead) Maybe even a trial run of Labyrinth for next years Butterfly House.
So onto the serious!!! business of how the event will run
The 6 games are going to be
- Of Gods and Mortals
- Dead Mans Hand
- Open Combat
- Burrows and Badgers
There will be models to borrow for each of these if you don’t have a crew / warband / army / team / insert term here though not having your own models will impact on the points you can score. Well yes of course there are points, somebody has to win after all (it will be Joe Wood) Basically there are a 1000 points up for each game of which very few are actually based on winning and many more of them are available for just doing stuff in the game.
Matt is in charge of coming up with the gaming schedule (expect it the day before the event- he’s been promising it to me for the last 4 months) and I will be producing the achievement sheets over the next month or so.
As always with these events, you are more than welcome to camp in my garden but there are also several local B&Bs if camping fills you with dread.
If you are just drop me a line via any of the usual channels and I can get you signed up – max of 24 spaces. Its going to cost you the princely sum of £10 for the weekend just to cover the hall rental (which has new toilets thanks to a National Lottery grant – if you’ve been before you know this is a big plus 🙂 )
Hope to see you then.