This new convention happened just on the other side of High Wycombe
from me, at a hotel that has some conference space. (Why would you
choose to have a conference there? I suppose if you applied some sort
of travel-time-minimising algorithm and worked out that you got the
least total driving that way…)
Another run of Flash Point, on the two-door map from the base game.
This time I decided to go with six firefighters, to give me some
leeway for using the non-firefighting roles, in Veteran mode as usual.
Photos are taken at the end of each round, six turns.
This long-running games convention had another instance at the start
of January. With images;
Flash Point is another game I don't get to the table often enough for
my taste, so I gave it a solo play one evening. Lots of images
The various markers in Flash Point Fire Rescue work pretty well, but
they're a bit dull and cardboard. Well, they can't help it, poor
things. Here's a replacement.
A five-player games session on a hot afternoon at home. Images follow:
This long-running games convention started off as a Diplomacy
gathering. These days it's a blend of board-gaming and roleplaying.
Seven of us this time, at the Wild Lime in the drunken quarter of
This small one-day boardgaming event
happens twice a year in a village hall in Deepest Buckinghamshire, and
has been going for quite a few years. This was my third visit.
In July I backed the Kickstarters for The Resistance - Hostile Intent
& Hidden Agenda and Flash Point: Honor & Duty. My copies have now
People who know me will be aware that I'm an enthusiastic player of
several of the games published by Indie Boards and Cards. They
currently have Kickstarter projects running for two of them.
This group usually meets on Wednesday evenings, which I can't make,
but has one Tuesday a month.
Thanks to Manuel, the group has survived the loss of its coffee-bar
venue; we met at his home. I played six different games, and enjoyed
them all in different ways.