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UK Games Expo 2018: Saturday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2018: Saturday Live Blog

Welcome to the UK Games Expo for this year at the NEC in Birmingham. We're going to have some awesome stuff for you to get stuck into this year including a series of livestreams AND our Live Blog running throughout the three days.

Click Here - Geeknson Table Raffle + Check Out Our Live Stream!

Get Involved!

Of course, you can comment on all of the posts throughout the three days here and we'd love for you to tell us what YOU want to see.

Opening Times For UK Games Expo

  • Friday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm
  • Saturday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm
  • Sunday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 4pm

We hope you join us for our adventures here at UK Games Expo and if you see us out and about, say hello!

Prizes To Be Won!

We're going to have loads of prizes up for grabs this weekend, so be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on different posts below.

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Day Two Begins At UK Games Expo

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It’s Day Two of the UK Games Expo and things are gearing up to be bigger than ever before. There’s tons going on, from massive FFG Tournament games to even more cool goings on in the trader halls, as well as more Live Streams from ourselves.

Be sure to let us know what you think about the event for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

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Check Out Today's Live Streams

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All weekend, we are sitting down with people from across the tabletop gaming industry for a series of Live Streams.

Check today’s schedule below and be sure to join us in the chat.

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The Ultimate Collection With Thirsty Meeples

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Justin joins Simon from one of the first board game cafes in the UK: Thirsty Meeples. Bringing more than half of their huge 2500 collection, attendees can hire out board games and play them on the massive table section in Hall 2.

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Tails of Equestria with Alessio Cavatore

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Justin tracks down Alessio from River Horse to request personal updates for the Pacific Rim and Highlander Kickstaters. In addition, Alessio is able to show off the brand new – hot off the press – Tails of Equestria adventure.

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Expanding the Gaming Universe of Elite Dangerous

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Ryan is super excited to talk to John, Oliver and Mel from Spidermind Games about their Elite Dangerous adaptations. The RPG has been doing well on Kickstarter and beyond, but they’ve also made a living card game for attendees to check out.

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Godtear & Guildball with Steamforged [PRIZE]

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Justin stops off with Sam from Steamforged to talk about Godtear and Guildball. The Steamforged stand has a beautiful painted Godtear scenario set up showing off the game. Justin also asks for progress on the Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter!

Comment below to win an Exiles box alongside the Muse Minis tokens!

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Friday Catch Up - Cubicle 7 Live Stream

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Check out yesterday’s Live Stream where Cubicle 7 came by to talk about some of their RPGs.

Be sure to head over to today’s Live Stream and see who’s stopping by.

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Wandering Around The Bring & Buy

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The Bring & Buy area at UKGE is a wonderful (and dangerous) space, where people can bring in games to sell and hunt for second-hand bargains.

It may have been a bad idea to let John and Justin in unsupervised…

Queuing Is A Nightmare

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Core Space from Battle Systems [PRIZE]

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Justin joins up with Battle Systems to see how their Core Space Kickstarter is lining up. Pre-orders are still open for the next few days and can be found on their website.

Comment below to win a Fantasy Dungeon Terrain set!

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Dive Deep For U-Boot At UKGE

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U-Boot was one of our favourite games when we got to play it, and it’s great to see it here at UKGE.

We stopped off with the guys at Phalanx to see how things are getting on with the game, as well as their new game revamping the now out-of-print board game Ankh-Morpork as Nanty Narking.

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"WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?"

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Justin tracks down Stephen from The Amazing Mystery Box to answer one of the internet’s most frequently asked questions…

Having retrieved a couple of boxes, Justin and John sit down to open their loot!

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The Beautiful Rotating Mazes of Everdark

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Sam joins Ed from Walrus Games to look at Everdark. They’ve built an amazing rotating board to represent a labyrinthine city where players cooperate to bring light back to the city. Working together…until all of the backstabbings between players occur over who is going to be the next ruler…

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Friday Catch Up - Mythic Games Live Stream

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Az from Mythic Games joined us on yesterday’s Live Stream to tell us a little bit more about their upcoming game Solomon Kane.

Head over to today’s Live Stream and join us on the chat.

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Join The Old Hellfire Club In An Adventure For Gin

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The Hellfire Club have turned up to playtest their card game The Old Hellfire Club, a storytelling game where Victorian adventurers go in search of gin.

Is this a game you would like to try?

Death Watch Take Hobbying Seriously

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Albedo with Herbertz Entertainment

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Sam stops by Herbertz Entertainment to talk about their new game Albedo. Interestingly it’s a deck building game with simultaneous action reveal. This 2nd edition of Albedo is making its debut at UKGE so be sure to check it out at 1-L18.

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Hold On For Hub Games Holding On

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Hub Games are asking us to make some difficult decisions as they show off their game Holding On, where you take on the role of nurses looking after a patient as you dig into his past.

What kind of approach would you take for this game?

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John Stops Off With Battlefront For 15mm Tank Talk [PRIZE]

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It’s time for some tanks! Battlefront have loads of cool 15mm stuff with them with new stuff on the horizon for Team Yankee and Flames of War, with more tanks on the way!

Comment to win a NATO’s First Line Army Deal and Free Nations Book.

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The Sheer Variety from the Quality Beasts Crew

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Sam stops by the Quality Beasts crew to talk about the variety of games they have on the show floor. Dylan shows off some of Quality Beasts’ first forays into RPG adventures, whilst Janna shows off quantified Lives with its important commentary on mass surveillance.

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Limited Editions with Cosy Dice [PRIZE]

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Justin joins Annie at Cosy Dice to see what kind of wares they’ve brought to the expo floor. In addition to a whole host of new dice bags, Annie has brought one of only two UKGE designed bags for one of our lucky commenters to win.

So comment below to win one of these satchel bags seen in the video!

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Don't Forget Friends! Our Livestream Goes on All Weekend!

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Don't Forget Friends! Our Livestream Goes on All Weekend!
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Rotten Games Go Off The Rails

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Rotten Games are going mining with a bunch of goblins in their game Off the Rails, a chaotic game of speedy mine carts where you can’t even trust the ground itself.

Let us know your thoughts on Off the Rails in the comments below.

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Mantic Games Tell Star Sagas And Tales of Hellboy [PRIZE]

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Mantic Games have brought some of their fantastic Hellboy minis with them to this year’s UKGE, and are also showing off upcoming figures for Star Saga and some new terrain sets.

Comment for your chance to win a Kickstarter copy of Star Saga.

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Friday Catch Up - Queen Games Live Stream

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Matt from Queen Games joins Justin to talk about the Spiel des Jahres nominated Luxor where players hunt for forgotten treasures.

Be sure to head over to today’s Live Stream to see who is stopping by!

"Saw Vikings roaming the corridors. 10 / 10 for horn blowing."

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Square Enix Take Final Fantasy To The Table With The Collectable Card Game

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The Final Fantasy video games are one of the most well-known RPG series of all time, so we were very excited to get a look at the trading card game, including many well-loved characters.

Which Final Fantasy do you think is the best?

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Osprey Take Us Through Wildlands [PRIZE]

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Justin catches up with Martin from Osprey to talk about the newly developed Wildlands. It’s an arena combat game with asymmetrically designed teams. Being released at Essen, this prototype is available to play at UKGE early for attendees.

Comment below to win a copy of High Society or Last Days of Zombie Apocalypse Book!

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The Return of Az with Solomon Kane

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Justin joins Az to talk about Mythic Games and the upcoming Solomon Kane. Building from the likes of Joan of Arc and Mythic Battles: Pantheon Az talks about Solomon Kane and the prep they are doing for the Kickstarter which will go live in the next ten days.

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Friday Catch up - Medusa Games

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Ben hosts Jane and Richard from Medusa Games to talk about their new game Magnificent Flying Machine which explores the great air races between 1908 and 1913.

Be sure to head over to today’s Live Stream to see who is stopping by!

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The Ever-Popular Battle Foam Show Off Their Wares [PRIZE]

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Justin stops by with Gemma from Battle Foam to talk about what they’re showing off at Expo. Their Shadespire Kit is selling like hotcakes, but they also have the Magna Rack on display.

Comment below to win a P.A.C.K. Mini and Foam Trays!

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Devir Pack A Picnic For Dungeon Raiding [PRIZE]

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Following on from our earlier chat with Devir, we stopped by to see how things are at their main stand. They have brought all their games with them, and Dungeon Raiders has been seeing a lot of attention.

Comment for your chance to win a copy of Gretchinz.

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Friday Catch Up - Grimlord Games

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Grimlord Games brought their game Village Attacks with them to our Friday Live Streams.

Head on over to today’s Live Streams and see who’s on now.

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Time To Chill Out In The Open Gaming Hall

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With all the awesome games available to everyone at UKGE, it’s nice to take some time to chill out and play a couple.

Justin takes a quick wander around the Open Gaming Hall to see what people are playing.

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Behold The Majestic T-Rex

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Welcome to Jurassic UK Games Expo.

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Wizama Combine Board Games With Tablet Tech

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French developers Wizama have come up with a console that combines tablet tech with board gaming to bring the communal gaming experience to a new audience.

Would you be interested in trying this interesting combination with your family?

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Friday Catch Up - Greater Than Games Live Stream

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Yesterday, Greater Than Games brought the 80s to the Live Stream with their game Lazer Riders.

Be sure to check out the Live Stream today, as Greater Than Games are returning to play their RPG.

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Catch Up With The Events Team

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There are a bunch of cool events happening at UKGE 2018 and we stop by the events team to see what sort of things people can find here.

Which event would you most like to see?

Don't Worry, Doors Can't Be Mimics...

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Bundles of Board Games From Gale Force Nine [PRIZE]

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We’re back with Gale Force Nine to talk about some of the awesome board games they have with them, including Doctor Who, Firefly and Star Trek, and the first look at Aliens!

Comment below for the chance to win a 3 x 3 double-sided space mat.

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Friday Catch Up - HABA Live Stream

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HABA brought a couple of their great games to yesterday’s Live Stream and we had a lot of fun having a go with them.

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Catching Cosplayers

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It’s always great to see all the different cosplayers who come to show off their costume making skills.

We stopped off with a couple to see how they’re enjoying the UKGE.

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Friday Catch Up - All Rolled Up Live Stream

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We were able to sit down with All Rolled Up and learn a lot more about how their products are coming together.

There’s so much to get stuck into and LOTS to look forward to as well. So, see what’s around the corner and make sure to delve deeper into their webstore for more.

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Sarissa Take Us On A Tour Of Their Tabletop Terrain [PRIZE]

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Sarissa have some superb terrain available at UKGE, with loads of interesting options for creating eye-catching, themed tables.

Comment for your chance to win either a Mansion Set or a Ruined Mansion Set.

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Delving Into Burrows & Badgers With Oathsworn [PRIZE]

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I stop in with Jo from Oathsworn to talk about how things are going with Burrows & Badgers and where they are now after the recent Kickstarter.

The team are going to be doing some great stuff soon and we have a competition coming up with them too where you could win a Mouse House Terrain piece, a Slave Badger Blister Pack and Coin Accessories to use as counters.

Watch out for me at a tournament for the game at the end of June!

And comment below to win a variety of Burrows & Badgers goodies!

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Friday Catch Up - Board and Dice

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Board and Dice stepped into the Live Stream to share some of their games with us.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything who catches your eye.

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Return To The Warhammer World In Ninja Division's Doomseeker

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Ninja Division have come up with an entire game about Warhammer Fantasy Dwarf Slayers. Seek the most epic death you can in Doomseeker.

What is the most epic death you can imagine?

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Friday Catch Up - Modiphius

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Modiphius came by to talk to Justin about the exciting new addition to the Fallout franchise.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Gangs of Rome Fight It Out At War Banner [PRIZE]

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Lloyd stops off with War Banner to pick up some Vikings and discuss Gangs of Rome.

Comment below for your chance to win Gangs of Rome: Blood on the Aventine.

Time For A Healing Back Rub

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Lightseekers New Waves and National Tournament Update [PRIZE]

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Justin catches up with Chris from Play Fusion to hear about the Lightseekers tournament at UKGE. There’s some chat about Wave 2: Mythical and even some teasing regarding Wave 3.

Most excitingly, Play Fusion have dedicated a MEGA bundle of Lightseekers goodies for one lucky commenter so comment below for your chance to win!

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Friday Catch Up - HAL-13

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Ben caught on stream with Hal-13 to talk about their new game Serengeti which has both deck building and area control elements.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

Vikings Come A-Raiding

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Time For Eats

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Everyone’s getting hungry at UKGE, so it is time for us to descend upon the food trucks.

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Join Us On The Live Stream For Sentinels Of The Multiverse RPG

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The guys from Greater Than Games are over on our Live Stream running their Sentinels of the Multiverse RPG.

Come over and join us to become superheroes.

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Friday Catch Up - Triple Ace Games Live Stream

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Triple Ace Games popped up on our Live Stream to show off a couple of their games, ranging from the miniatures game Iron Clad to the board game Exploriana.

Head over to today’s Live Stream to see what’s going on.

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Epic Viking Battles with Lloyd & Ben

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Lloyd and Ben rush down to the Viking encampment at Expo to witness the greatest Viking showdown of the year. And of course, provide more hilarious commentary and alternate Viking facts!

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Cosplay Galore!

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Cosplay Galore!
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Room 17 Shows Off Recent and Forthcoming Games [PRIZE]

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Ben drops by the Room 17 booth at Expo to talk about their games Flicky Spaceships, Museum Rush and Miremarsh. From the dextrous requirements of Flicky Spaceships to Miremarsh’s demo before it’s Kickstarter release, Room 17’s booth is packed with tables for playing their games.

Comment below to win copies of Museum Rush and Flicky Spaceships!

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Everybody Must Play Games!

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Everybody Must Play Games!
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Terrain Mats with Deep Cut Studio [PRIZE]

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Ben stops by with Kostas with Deep Cut Studio to look at some of the terrain maps they have available on the show floor. Deep Cut supply a lot of the mats for the weekender show but they also do branded mats with Steamforged for Guild Ball.

Comment below to win a Falconers Guild Ball Mat!

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End of Day 2

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Now Everyone's Gone, We Can GameNow Everyone's Gone, We Can Game

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torros
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@Brennon showing that the crew have spent the weekends budget already

burnseye
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Haha, my immediate thought was it was obviously a great night in worlds bar last night, and today the Beasts are perhaps a little delicate

spaced2020
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Dwarfs are never “delicate”! 😀 😀 😀

lordofuzkulak
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Ben made a comment in one of yesterday’s vids that he’s turning to the pointy-ear side, so ‘delicate’ is viable.
😜

spaced2020
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

nogginthenog
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As I sit doing paperwork, thanks in advance for the entertainment 🙂

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Day 2, the crew are getting tired, who will fall asleep mid interview, stay tuned to find out

emptynessisform
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absolutely gutted not to be meeting up with you guys. i was due to be there today but have been let down at the last. Its taken all the wind out of my hobby sails so i’m off for a walk to find some perspective. hope you all have a wonderful time.

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Gotta say, I’m a bit surprised you’ve decided to run a paid raffle.

timchubb
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The raffle is run by geeknson not bow/ott, all the prizes featured in vids are usual bow entry rules i.e. comment and get name pulled out of hat to win

greyseerco
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I think I am getting a bit jealous, I thought Gen Con had some awesome exhibitors, but looking at what is in the UKGE is making me green with envy.

timchubb
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I think ukge is the closest we will get to a UK gencon…

orlandothetechnicoloured
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this popped up on facebook

UK Games Expo

1 hr ·

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***

It has come to our attention that some of the products purchased from stand 1-M17 (Retro Plushy Games) may be unsafe. We have removed the items from sale, but if you have purchased any items from the stand, check that they have the appropriate safety certifications (the CE mark).
If any further information is required, please contact [email protected] at any time.

blackspiral
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Always great to experience Cons we could never go to with you guys! Thank oyu!

nogginthenog
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So the sound effect in the intro when the top of the ‘T’s’ falls down.

Its warren eating a pringle, isn’t it.

somegeezer
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“The day I went”. Blimey it was busy, blimey I’m tired. I’ll assemble at least some of the swag before I turn in though

thelostdog
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Been out with the kids all day, just back to chill now. Had a quick glance through the content from today so now it’s time to grab some tea and binge it all.

danny76
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Another great days worth of videos to sit and watch through. Good stuff.
That whiled away a few hours for me 😁

avien
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@warzan, @lloyd, @destiny, @dracs, @brennon – Just wanted to say I’m really enjoying the format this year, the blend of roaming interviews and sit down interviews is producing a ton of content that I’m completely failing to keep up! You’ve outdone yourselves again, I’m sure you’ll all be wrecked by the end of the weekend.

benthebrave21
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Looks nice guys, blog looks almost like Justin wasn’t evolved. Just kidding mate, all the love. 😉

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