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UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

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Welcome to our UK Games Expo Live Blog from Birmingham in the UK! We're going to be delving into all the goings on here at the event across the NEC and Hilton Metropole across the weekend.

UK Games Expo Friday

Join us for all manner of board, card, and miniature gaming fun as well as a visit to some of the seminars and more. There's even a Viking Village being set up around the lake!

What's On & Helpful Links

To give you a rundown of what's happening at the event we have some helpful links for you...

We hope to meet up with you all at the event to so if you see us around make sure to come on over and say hi.

Prize Pool - Comment To Win!

Make sure to also comment on the various posts throughout the Live Blog to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes.

Are you joining us?

Welcome To The UK Games Expo

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We're here at the UK Games Expo and we've got some awesome games and more to delve into as we find out what's happening at this amazing event here in Birmingham at the NEC.

We can't wait to get talking with you all and finding out more about the games that are offer.

Let's Press It Up!

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The Show Floor Is Already Packed

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We took a few snaps of people already getting stuck into their gaming and perusing the different stores in search of the new game to add to their collection.

The atmosphere is really friendly and it genuinely feels like the right place to be this weekend as a board gaming fan.

The Show Floor Is Already Packed

Checking Out Modern Horrors - A Quirky Card Game!

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We talked with Nick about his comedy card game, Modern Horrors, which takes some of the troupes that you will be used to and delves into them on the tabletop in this mash up of Cards Against Humanity and Top Trumps.

If you like the sound of this you're not going to miss him when he's around in that golden jacket!

Getting Into The Gaming

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One of the big things about the UK Games Expo to consider is that they have so many ways for you to interact and play the games that are on offer.

So many of the vendors have plenty of demos to try out and there are also large areas where you can play the games you've bought, try out new ones with new people and just enjoy yourself.

Getting Into The Gaming

Talking Mars Rover & Mythos Tales With Spiral Galaxy Games

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We get to chat with Spiral Galaxy Games about what they've got here today at the event.

One of the big games they have to show off is the prototype for Mars Rover but they are also delving into some Cthulhu mysteries with Mythos Tales.

We reckon you should come on over and check these folks out. Maybe you could take a closer look if flowers are your thing too!

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Running Away From Zombie Babies!

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We stop in to find out about the Zombie Babies that are invading the tabletop here at the UK Games Expo.

Come and find out more about this game with Dawn as she sits down to delve into what's behind the mechanics of this quirky card game.

Check Out The Retro Styles Of Escape The Dark Castle

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Come and check out this retro look at Escape The Dark Castle which harks back to your days in Fighting Fantasy and HeroQuest in a cooperative adventure where you may not escape alive!

Check out the Kickstarter Here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1998318065/escape-the-dark-castle

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Delve Into A Battle In Board Games For War Nine Realms

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We talk about War Nine Realms and delve into how this game works on the tabletop with Dawn.

What do you make of this one? Drop your thoughts below in the comments and then maybe delve in and work out if you can fit a demo game in over the weekend.

Ian Livingstone At UK Games Expo 2017

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We got a chat with the legendary Ian Livingstone as the weekend comes to life here at the UK Games Expo and chatted with him about his plans for the event and what he's looking forward to.

As a massive board gamer he has plenty to dive into and he'll also be signing Fighting Fantasy books AND talking about his time in the industry.

Diving Into The Crowds

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We're now beginning to send our teams out into the crowds to see if they can find some of the gamers here at the event to talk to.

Make sure to stick with us throughout the weekend as we build on this and start exploring more of the quirky aspects of this show from the gamers and the designers.

Diving Into The Crowds

Bringing The Community Together With Raku Games

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Raku Games, as well as actually working to bring a board game to the tabletop, are really focused on making sure that more of us get stuck into actually working on and indeed playtesting games.

The sense of community is something that is prevalent throughout what we do as gamers and so a company like Raku are great for the kind of focus we need.

What Games Have You Been Playing?

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Tails From Equestria Role-Playing From River Horse

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If you're into your My Little Pony, or you have younger role-players and gamers around you then you might want to check out Tails From Equestria from River Horse.

This RPG now has its core book plus new expansion content and stories for you to delve into.

Have you given this a go?

Grabbed A Batman Board Game Demo Yet?

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Monolith are here showing off their new Batman Board Game which should follow in the rather awesome footsteps of Conan later this year.

Make sure to delve in and tell us what other games are hitting the tabletop across the next few days.

Grabbed A Batman Board Game Demo Yet?

An Offer We Can't Refuse?

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Build Up A 2D Dungeon With Harps Corp

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If you're starting out as a DM or GM then you might not want to have to try and work out where to buy your miniatures. Well, Harps Corp are showing off some plastic and wooden components to help out.

As well as the miniatures you see here, including Dragonborn and Tieflings, they are also designing tables, screens and more.

What Makes For A Good Games Master?

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We talk about what makes for a good Games/Dungeon Master with some of the best here at UK Games Expo.

It's a delicate and fine art, sometimes a thankless task too, and so when you get a good Games Master you should certainly make sure you give them their due!

What do you think makes for a good GM/DM when you get to the tabletop?

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Heading Into Sci-Fi Realms With The FAITH RPG

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Dawn sits down to find out more about the FAITH RPG and explore this game which blends some awesome role-playing aspects with card game mechanics familiar to those who have played Malifaux.

Will you be delving deeper into this game and giving it a go with the new expansions and core book?

Come And See The Vikings Down On The Beach

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Come and delve into the Viking life down on the beach by the lake here at the UK Games Expo.

You can come on down and find out what's going on with them as they delve into the historical aspect of things. We've got a video coming out later tonight too!

Come And See The Vikings Down On The Beach

We Meet The Vikings At UK Games Expo

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We promised you a video and here's us meeting with the Vikings down on the beach here at the UK Games Expo.

It's great to delve into some history here and learn about the different games that the Vikings might have played during the period.

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Getting Gamers Outside With Bug Off

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Bug Off was a game designed by this young gentleman which was in an effort to take us outside so that we could enjoy a bit of nature whilst we game.

So, Dawn got to sit down with him and find out more about what he's been up to and explore the game mechanics.

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Join In & Play Games This Weekend

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Make sure to join us this weekend and play some games. It's been great to delve into what's been happening here as we find out all about the things people are sitting down to demo.

Look ahead to much more across the next few days.

Join In & Play Games This Weekend

Will You Make A Good Temp Worker Assassins

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Showing off some great artwork and some neat mechanics this could make for an awesome time on the tabletop.

Find out more from the designer and the artist behind the Temp Worker Assassin game which is here at UK Games Expo.

"What Swag Have You Picked Up Today?"

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Come & Have A Go At The Board Game Library

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One of the best things about the UK Games Expo is the Board Game Library where you can pay a small fee and try as many games as you like from their collection.

So, come and give this a go over the weekend and see if anything takes your fancy. THEN you can go and snap up some cool games from the vendors.

Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Demo Game

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We’ve stopped in with Games Workshop to play through a Demo Game of the new Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition.

This new version of the game and Dark Imperium, that we’re using now, is now available for you to pre-order from the Games Workshop webstore.

Let us know what you think of the key mechanics on display here and if you’re going to be getting into the game.

Spooking Guests In Ghostel

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If you're interested in a great game with an awesome theme then make sure to check out Ghostel where you play ghosts working together to scare fellows out of the rooms of a haunted hotel.

There are some special guests, plenty of quirky tactics and more to look forward to.

Watch Out For More DUST 1947 This Weekend

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If you're a fan of the Weird World War side of things then you'll want to check out what the folks behind DUST 1947 are showing off this weekend.

As well as plenty of the current range they might be showing off a few of the new models coming your way too.

...And That's Day One!

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So that's us for the end of Day One folks. We will be back with you tomorrow to get stuck back into more awesome gaming.

Stick with us!

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rasmus
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need a break from the jingle

gimli2006
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Good day today thanks guys. Love Uboat is it on kickstarter? One thing I have to say the music is driving me crazy.

darkdanegan
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Visited Friday which was my first UKGE. So good. Will be the first thing being marked on next years calendar!

gravetotkd
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Great coverage. Keep it coming.

snowyak
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Wish I lived in the uk.

bigdaddio
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lol, “Free Cake” is a wonderful motivator!

coxjul
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Although I was at work in London all day Friday, part of me was somehow in Birmingham…

angelicdespot
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Ah man, I wish I was there!

jpcarrico
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Amazing!!!!!

spaderfish
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Please forgive this shameless post as I’m going after either the 4Ground stuff or the Bushido stuff. I play Bushido here in the states. I teach it to whoever will listen, and I just try and represent it as it is. The best miniature game I’ve played.

sokime
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my little pony the RPG steals the show ;p

beeff86
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Gonna have to save money for next years. Gotta get to this event

misterq
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Shame it’s on the other side of the world – looks like fun.

sunabe
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nice videos

otakugirl
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awesome!

ergophobe
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great coverage

rudders
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I was due to be there but ended up in hospital recovering from a heart transplant! At least I got to see some of it here!

holycannoli
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So far the expo has been the most interesting with GW being so forthcoming for what 8th edition plays like. I guess they know they got to keep the hype train going and prevent the sudden shock of how big of a change AOS was. – See more at: http://www.beastsofwar.com/uk-games-expo/comment-win-awesome-prizes/comment-page-4/#comment-380161

cardandpixel
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Brilliant coverage, almost gives an idea of the chaos! Awesome to meet warren as well

grantsensei
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This is a stupendous amount of content for 1 day. Struggling to get through it all, well done folks!

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