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UK Games Expo Seminar: How to get into Roleplaying Games

I believe one of the problems of the RPG hobby in general is that we don’t talk about it to people who don’t know about it often enough.

So we decided to do something about it at the UK Games Expo and organised a seminar with a bunch of people worth listening to and we go from a brief history of RPGs to some selection of games that would suit different types of gamer, ages and genres.

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Andrew Hackard, from Steve Jackson Games, at the UK Games Expo

Steve Jackson is one of the most famous names in gaming. Two extremely influential game designers and entrepreneurs share the name though they live on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Therefore having someone at the UK Games Expo who could give us a glimpse into what it is like to run the company that brought us Munchkin, GURPS and many others was a real treat.

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UK Games Expo 2013. An experience!

And then the UK Games Expo arrived. WOW!

For starters the venue this year was changed. We were located at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which is pretty much adjacent to Birmingham NEC and the Airport. Easy to get to by train and plane. The hotel is pretty huge and it was able to accommodate the more than 7000 people the Expo saw last year. And the extra 3000 that have attended this year. It was pretty amazing!

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Dungeonquest

Ok, so for the second Unboxed review I thought I’d go a bit old school. This is Games Workshop’s Dungeonquest, I don’t have the Swedish original (which is still available btw and is called Drakborgen: Legenden (“Dragon Castle: The Legend”) and is produced by the Swedish game company Alga.) The story goes that a couple of Games Workshop employees discovered this game in Sweden and they loved it so much that they brought it back with them, word got around GW HQ and soon the bosses were begging for a licence to produce it in the U.K.

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Smash Up demo at the UK Games Expo

By Paco Garcia Jaen During the UK Games Expo I was fortunate enough to play a round of Smash Up with Mark Wootton, who, although his business card says something else, is the Director of All Things Cool at Alderac Entertainment...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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