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UK Games Expo Seminar: Write your own Roleplaying Game

Pretty much any and every roleplaying gamer has, at some point, wanted or thought about write an RPG. And most of us have found the task daunting. With fairly good reason… it’s not something that makes itself! So hopefully this seminar will give you a bit of inspiration and guidance on the process to undertake…
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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.

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!

Pocket Hive at the UK Games Expo

With an iPhone app so you can play on the move with a rather clever AI, it offers a great deal of strategy and it is rather fun, and Pocket Hive means you can take it in your pocket (literally!) any time if you don’t have an iPhone.

Gung Ho Games at the UK Games Expo

Michael Fox talked to the guys of Gung Ho Games about their game Pirates of Nassau. I can’t say much about this game as I wasn’t there, so I guess you’ll have to watch the interview. However, and just in case you’re interested, here’s some blurb from the publisher’s website: The Golden Age of Piracy…
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