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UK Games Expo 2019: Friday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2019: Friday Live Blog

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Come and join us for a weekend of awesome fun here at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK!

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Friday's Prize Pool

Ninja Squad - Star Realms Frontiers - Limited Edition Dragonborn Triumphant Miniatures - 7TV Pulp Set - Nanty Narking & Europe Divided (When Released)Dice Summoners - Hide the Pickle & Penguin Brawl - Weird Alchemy - Pictomania - Conquest - Pigasus - Tomb Raider

We're going to be getting stuck into a lot of live blogging and livestreaming over three days here at the event so make sure to get involved!

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Here's some of the information about what to look out for this year.

Make sure to tell us what you're looking forward to this weekend!

UK Games Expo Opening Times

Friday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm

Saturday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm

Sunday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 4pm

You will be able to join us across all three days as we delve into all sorts of awesome goodness from across the gaming spectrum. Tickets are available on the door so if you're inspired to come along, make sure to come along!

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Story Makers' Enjoyable First Games At Expo

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Just enjoyed my first demo of the expo playing CGE’s Sanctum. Wonderfully intuitive fantasy adventure with a wealth of choices around your hero’s progression and an unexpected push your luck element. Fast paced, quick moving and really accessible

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I love games that leave you with stories. Reviews of board games, RPG advice, RPG content and my journey of discovery about designing games. Posts twice a week.

Story Makers' Enjoyable First Games At Expo
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Andrew Girdwood Of Geek NatiVE Introduces Runelords

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Drama at the airport meant that the Runelords board game didn’t make it to UKGE for the start of the preview. There must have been a concern whether there would be anything to show of the game based of the David Farland novels for any of the show at all.

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Fortunately, the board game is now in the building at UKGE, along with the impressive Tabletop Simulator version of it that’ll be shown to the public alongside the Kickstarter planned for later this year.

Andrew Girdwood Of Geek NatiVE Introduces Runelords
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George Barker Of 'Bits And Pieces' Talks About 'The Menace Among Us'.

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The Menace Among Us, with it’s 18 unique roles and options for bluffing seems like it has just enough spark to stand out in the crowded semi-coop traitor game space. We’re excited to try it out

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Bits & Pieces aims the parts of games we find most fun whether that’s why the junk pile in Arctic Scavengers is so brilliant or just how many miniatures is too many miniatures?

George Barker Of 'Bits And Pieces' Talks About 'The Menace Among Us'.
George Barker Of 'Bits And Pieces' Talks About 'The Menace Among Us'.
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Pear Of Geeks Talk About Their Day So Far

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We saw a huge dragon head over at The Ultimate Games Master, and in a small side booth, we found a huge dragon skull. But breaking news, the Wotan Games bus this year has been replaced! And they’re selling a card game solution for Brexit…

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We’re an RPG chat & advise show, and hosts of the yearly ConPlus online charity convention which this year is trying to raise £5000 for The Butterfly Project; a small charity operating in Uganda to bring board games and roleplaying games to some of the most underprivileged children in the world.

Pear Of Geeks Talk About Their Day So Far
Pear Of Geeks Talk About Their Day So Far
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Geek Native Introduce EN Publishing's New Judge Dredd And The World Of 2000AD Supplement Luna-1

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EN Publishing launched their Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD supplement Luna-1 at UKGE. They had sold half their copies in the first hour of trade and so look likely to sell out completely.

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Luna-1 is a supplement in the Judge Dredd side of the 2000 AD license. Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper RPGs have been announced and are in production.

Working with Rebellion, the British company that owns the 2000 AD franchise, is said to be going well for EN Publishing.

Geek Native Introduce EN Publishing's New Judge Dredd And The World Of 2000AD Supplement Luna-1
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Geek Natives Review UKGE Launch Of Thing From The Flood RPG And Alien RPG

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Swedish RPG superstar publishers are using UKGE to officially launch the Things from the Flood RPG.

If you’re a Kickstarter backer, like this blogger, you’ll have had your copies in either crisp PDF or glorious hardback for a while now, but from today onwards other people can buy their own.

Things from the Flood is the sequel to the hugely popular Tales from the Loop RPG. Not heard of Loop? Think Stranger Things with household mecha. In fact, the original artbook which inspired the game may well have been an inspiration to Netflix’s hit show as well.

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Geek Natives Review UKGE Launch Of Thing From The Flood RPG And Alien RPG

Free League are on a wave right now and their latest game license might just eclipse everything that’s come before. They’ve the Alien RPG license. Yes, that Alien. The xenomorph. The RPG, on pre-order now, has two ways to play; cinematic (you’re all going to die) and campaign (you’ll live long enough to level a character).

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Geek Native Talk Barpig

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It’s easy to spy the BARPIG stand here at UKGE. It looks great, it is surrounded by curious people, and the drinking inspired game was selling well.

The team behind BARPIG have just now announced BARPIG: After Hours which is both a sequel and a standalone game.

In BARPIG: After Hours you’re still a pig, and you’re still drinking, and you’ll have to manage not getting drunk with trips to the market and all the usual challenges, but this version of the game is a little less bubbly and a little darker. It deals with the less savoury pigs.

I’ve overheard a few pitches from license buyers and distributors to the BARPIG team at UKGE in these last few days, and if that isn’t a shortcut of a way to identify one of the hottest ticket items in the Expo, then I don’t know what is.

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Geek Native Talk Barpig

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rokdok
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Looks like the event is going super well.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Got to grab a quick chance to browse the blog

aztecjaguar
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Looking forward to enjoying the Weekend live Blogging of UK Games Expo awesomeness! Thanks so much OTT / BoW team.

zaknafein5
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Great stuff.
That interview stage looks very professional.
Let’s see who they get to interview.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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the comment link on the RPG stand (goodman games etc) with the lady front and centre is broken

cousins286
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Hope you guys had a great day…. I’m travelling across on the morrow morn from the darkest depths of Pembrokeshire 😬

greywolf74
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I would love to go to the UKGE someday.

toricova
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great coverage guyssss!! see you tomorrow

bennu
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Looking forward to the content

Jason "The Bruce"
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Fantastic, once again I remain massively disapointed that I can never attend anything even close to this cool here in Australia

marktarver
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Id like to see a look at some of the indie game sections, so the one/two man bands showing their games and get them some wider coverage on this platform.

Be great to have you guys do a bit of boosting the companies that don’t get any press really – help us to uncover some gems please, preferably before sunday so i can go buy any lol.

nogginthenog
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Just catching up on the content from yesterday I missed when at work.

I remember when tabletop games were a niche for ‘social misfits’. Today, there is this massive event over 3 days, with global franchises like Alien having licensed games being announced.

It never ceases to amaze me how this hobby has grown. I started out buying white dwarf, the one that covered dungeons and dragons andfeatured hand drawn black and white covers, and now we get all this.

Thanks to everyone involved for the hard work that brought all this coverage.

crazycabo
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…everything Mythic Games

arkamuz
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awesome first day lots of great things

Robert
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And I’m spent!

silverfox8
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I’d like to have been able to come and hunt for those obscure gaming aids and terrain that makes your games stand out.

lawnor
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Great content guys! Keep it up. I’m curious about all the stuff I missed.

Joshua Van Zaane
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Another day with some awesome content. Thanks guys! >-<

Uptrebor
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Three really excited kids,having walked around the biggest “sweetshop ” they have been to. Lol

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