Not a lot of action on here – but then that is because there has been not a lot of action on the GSH front – which is actually pretty disastrous production wise as the clock is ticking. I was going to meet up with Dr Geof to talk art, cardboard and printing on Wednesday but he called it off. We have rescheduled to next Wednesday.
I also let an opportunity for play testing go past this weekend – as I headed away for a really rather fabulous weekend of gaming and totally failed to do a play test. I believe the word you are looking for is doh.
So lacking anything else to talk about – I’ll talk about a rather fabulous weekend of gaming.
This all started from a rather off the cuff comment about how cool it would be to play castle based board games in a castle – ok maybe cool is the wrong word – maybe geekily awesome is the phrase. And then nothing happened until one person appeared and said “I don’t have a castle – will a manor house do” and we all went “yes?” And so bouncecon was born – named after the bouncy castle it was possible to hire but we never did – not a proper con but a group a friends who wanted more gaming. The manor house in question was http://www.skendlebyhall.co.
a somewhat sprawling pile that could not only hold 24 people, but get
all of them in the dining room at the same time while having more
reception rooms then we knew what to do with. What with
having the dining room, the kitchen table, main hall and the library -
the lounge and music room pretty much got ignored – and I only think the
snooker room, table football room, air football room and children’s
room only got used by people who went out of their way to use them.
And cost – just over £100 per a person – for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Much cheaper than any other con I’ve been to and with some fabulous facilities – take a good kitchen (well two of them) as read (and the third back up kitchen) and then add in a sauna. Which I did take full advantage off – relaxing on the Sunday morning in the Sauna – before bolting out of the sauna – running down the corridor and throwing myself into the snow to make a snow angel. I swear there was a hissing noise as flesh hit the snow. Bracing – and requiring a trip back to the sauna to warm myself up.
Actually I have just realised I totally lost track of where the second kitchen was and could never have found it again if I had needed to – it was that sort of place. It was an excellent idea – organised brilliantly – and we are already talking about number 2 and I’m tempted to arrange something similar for my 41st birthday.
I’ll leave you with this fabulous photo of the location and an awesome snow meeple - it was that sort of weekend…….