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YSDC Games Day 8 03 October 2019

Eighth in this series of one-day conventions in bustling metropolitan Baildon (suburban Bradford).


The trip out was not as bad as last year, but still not great. I'd planned to get away early, but didn't get on the road until 11, and arrived around 4.30.

So I wasn't in time to join the pre-convention Fiasco game, but I did provide an emergency NPC.

Then off to the Boathouse for beer and food and chat.


This time there was no rail strike, but a bicycle race through the middle of Shipley meant we had to be prompt about getting to the site. I ran Even Sweet Girls Must Eat, and even with some added scenes my players blazed through it faster than the playtest group. (I still miss a "how quickly do you notice this" roll in Call of Cthulhu, though. Spot Hidden isn't quite the same thing.)

Favourite moment was when the gangster, Dominated to shoot the fellow PCs, had an 84% chance to hit with a Thompson… and missed.

Much food happened, even before we went up to Pickles in the evening.


This year's post-Games-Day excursion was a trip on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway from Keighley to Oxenhope, then back to Haworth.

At Haworth, we walked up the hill (everywhere in Haworth is up the hill) for a pub lunch (not bad, though very slow service).

Then we strolled, er, climbed up the town to take a look at the local sights.

Lastly, the train back to Keighley, where I'd left the car.

Then home, with lots of breaks and diversions because of traffic. Didn't get in till about 10pm. I enjoy the Sunday events, but I may bow out a little earlier next year.

  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:28pm on 03 October 2019

    What the devil is a gin frog?

    My Google-Fu reveals a Devon distillery called Copper Frog Gin but nothing about gin frogs.

    Why would one want a frog in one's gin?

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:32pm on 03 October 2019

    Nearly £2 each, is what a gin frog is.

    I think it's a liqueur chocolate.

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