GeekOut Bristol Meetup 10/07/15

We’ve now had our monthly meetup for July. The next day we had Bristol Pride. It was a long weekend. It was a very long week for me… But, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat! Pictures of last meetup are here.

We’ve now had our monthly meetup for July. The next day we had Bristol Pride. It was a long weekend. It was a very long week for me… I had been working all the way in Newcastle for this past week and then I came back to run my meetup on Friday, followed by attending Bristol Pride yesterday. It was a long, arduous week, but hey – We’re back and we’re ready to roll on towards Kitacon, the next GeekOut meetup and Cardiff Anime Convention. Yeah, next month is packed too.

I didn’t manage to get any pictures of Bristol Pride, but it was a very loud, happy kind of day. People were celebrating as to be expected and I took Oskar out for a little walk, without his scythe. I thought the scythe might be a tad too much. Plus, it is somewhat broken, so I’ll need to fix that back up before Kitacon! The more that I think about it… I’m beginning to wonder how I’m going to fit the scythe into my car for the journey to Kitacon, along with all of the other costumes I’m taking! Time will tell… Of which there’s not much time left!

The GeekOut Bristol meetup saw a few new faces, as well as some of our regular friends. We had pictures taken by Frank Street, so please do check out his work. The pictures he took off his phone, but his portfolio is seriously impressive and he’s an all around awesome person. Very friendly, easy to chat to, so if you are in Bristol and are looking for an accessible photographer, please speak to him.

Next GeekOut Bristol Meetup will be published later today and the front page will reflect this! As always, thanks to all of those who came along and we’ll move steadily along to the next event! If you can think of extra things we can do, let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Kickstarter Highlight – Limited Edition Every Round Counts Boxset

Do you like things that are limited edition?

Do you feel like every round counts?

Do you like box sets?!

Then look no further, we’re back once more with another Kickstarter Highlight.

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Limited Edition Every Round Counts Boxset

What is it?

First and foremost I would like to explain that I am a fan of games of all kinds. Be it a video game, a card game, a dice game or a general board game. So this seems to be a card/dice game which sounds pretty fun. It comes in a nice wooden box with great interiors and the design of the game alone looks brilliant.

The premise of the game is simply to collect as many coins as you can. It’s a game about being a bartender and whoever sells the most drinks is the winner, hence these coins.

The coolest thing about this campaign is that not everything is just about the game itself; At one of the lowest tiers, you can get the dice the game uses by itself, but at the higher amounts you can get the full game. It’s not even that expensive either, especially considering this is a limited edition.

Want to learn more about the game? Check out the rules (in PDF format) here.

How much do they need?

They need £1,000 which they have already smashed. With 11 days to go as of the time of writing, and over £1,700 already pledged, this game is going to be released for sure.

I’m mostly excited for how the box itself looks. It looks like a game that you’d be proud to display on your games shelf, which is part of my interest towards this product. Plus, the game itself seems pretty simple to pick up and play.

Yummy, a drink from the Golden Tankard will put any man or dwarf right!

 

What are the rewards?

  • Pledge £1 or more

    Tipping the Bartender A big thank you, everyone who pledges will get there names listed on our website (or not if you wish)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
    Pledge £10 or more

    A set of Custom dice from the Game (UK backers)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
    Ships within the UK only
    Pledge £12 or more

    A set of Custom dice from the Game (EU backers)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
    Pledge £14 or more

    A set of Custom dice from the Game (Rest of the World backers)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
    Pledge £25 or more

    A copy of Every Round Counts Limited Edition Boxset (UK Backers)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
    Ships within the UK only
    Pledge £30 or more

    A copy of Every Round Counts Limited Edition Boxset (EU Backers)

    Estimated delivery: Dec 2014

 

Heck, these dice alone could be used for another game which I shall call: “Beer, Shot, Not!” I should make dice games, see?

All in all then, this game looks like it’ll be a bit of fun. I don’t think it’ll be a game you’ll bash out every waking moment of the day, but it appears to be a nice, friendly game of chance. Get a few friends together, throw some dice and play some hands – Trust me; this game will be good fun.

I’ve backed it at the £25.00 mark as I’d like to get my own set to review on here some day.

So what do you think of this great looking little card and dice game? I’m really excited for my box to arrive and the video shows off how easy the game is to play. Until next week, take it easy everyone!