Nerd Cons in Brum: UK Games Expo 2017

I have ineffably fond memories of last year’s UK Games Expo… if only because it was part of the tail-end of 2016 before Britain lost its fucking mind and fell for complete and utter bullshit. Right, now that I’ve got that out of my system, I can get onto the actual convention.

As far as I can recall, there are two things I’ve never done at the Expo: booked in the full three days, and done a full day of roleplaying. The reasons were mostly logistical (it’s a good 40-60 minutes from my place to the NEC by train), but after using up some annual leave and 20 minutes on Trivago, I managed to get a three-day ticket and two nights at the Yardley Travelodge, a mere 20 minutes by bus to my destination. Continue reading


I know I normally post on a Sunday, but this is something I have to do

Name: [This deity has been known by several names, most of which are known and accepted even by unbelievers]

Symbol: Orange-red lightning bolt with a blue “shadow” on theĀ  upper-left

Home Plane: Mars

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Portfolio: All types of artists, although musicians are more usually associated with him (there are rumours that this particular god is venerated by goblins and has an emnity towards gnomes, but there appears to be no verifiable sources for such claims)

Clergy Alignments: Neutral Good, Chaotic Good

Domains: Stars, Magic, Children, Mind, Good, Creation, Rock

Favoured Weapon: Music Continue reading