Discworld RPGs & LARPs at Irish Conventions
One of the great thing about Irish gaming, is that the community is pretty small and you get to know people. I honestly can say my gaming experiences, have been even more wonderful due to cultivating friendships with people who write the games, I like to play.
One of these people has been Ian Power who’s first ever rpg scenario GURPS:Discworld: “Dungeon Dimensions and Dragons” did so well there was such a clamor for sequels that he was cajoled into writing “Cogs and Dogs” and “Blood at Stake” which as a duo re ran at Vaticon as people who missed out on them at Gaelcon and Warpcon
Then Ian tried his hand at writing a LARP and so ” Thud : The Musical : The Larp” was conceived. It seems that it is even more fun to make costumes and larp in the Discworld universe and to take part in the auditions for Thud: The Musical.
I for one am not likely to forget the 6ft tall wizard from the unseen university singing in a a wonderful baritone voice, “I kissed a Dwarf and I liked it”
Following on from that is ” The All Guilds Ankh-Morpork Tiddly Winks Championship”
which will be running at Warpcon this weekend.
The description is as follows:
[Excerpt from The Ankh-Morpork Times Octeday 16th Offle]
Spirits are high in the Guilds this week as next weekend is The All Guilds Ankh-Morpork Tiddly Winks Championship. This noble event has been running almost since the formation of the guilds, and great prestige awaits the winner and his guild. Or indeed her Guild, the Seamstresses entrant this year is rumoured to never leave her opponent with a free wink. Current favourite is the Assassins Guild entrant, said to be lethal with a Squidger, but the Thieves guild entrant holds the record for the most tiddlies in a championship game.
This is a Larp set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and using the Official Rules of Tiddlywinks (2012 version) as approved by the English Tiddlywinks Association and sanctioned for use by the North American Tiddlywinks Association and the International Federation of Tiddlywinks Associations. (And no, I didn’t make that up)
Also one of the perks of having friends, who write games, is you get input to chars and get your character packs early. So I will be playing the first ever lady member of the Fools Guild who is taking part in the The All Guilds Ankh-Morpork Tiddly Winks Championship. Sure what else would you be doing early Saturday morning at a games convention in U.C.C.
Oh and if anyone wants to talk to Ian Power about his games he can be found here
Posted on January 22, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged 2013, ankh morpork, conventions, discworld, english tiddlywinks association, games convention, gaming, larp, terry pratchett, tiddlewinks. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.