We’ve spent a week testing all sorts of platforms from playing games online and chatting. We posted our finding in our a couple of guides.
The technology we’ve chosen for now is Facebook and Discord.
We’ll be using a number of gaming services including Tabletopia and Jackbox.
If you want to be ready please, find and follow us on facebook. Install the free discord on your phone or PC. Join our discord Install Tabletopia via Steam, (both are free) Jackbox only requires a browser and play one nearly any device. Also do get your microphone and headset/ head phone out. If you have a second device get that ready too.
We’d love your support and feedback and if this work we will try and do more mini game sessions over the next few months and maybe into the future, as well as passing on our knowledge. Also do be patient with us!
We will be playing all sorts of games as well as helping you organise games! Give it a go and worse case you will learn some new technology and a few mild swear words.
Currently we don’t have a platform to share the webcams of everyone (which is great I hate being on webcam) but we are investigating skype and zoom.
Finally do use our platforms and our knowledge to run your own meet ups and events.
Finally finally please can you test these links and let me know if they don’t work for you
We are run by volunteers for you! To provide game nights, sessions a community and now a free game lending library. We also aim to give back by boosting and supporting other clubs and raising money for charity.
We can’t do it with out! We need your help advertising, please share our events on social media, in your work place and communities.
We also need prizes, if you have contacts please let me know or refer us. We know times are challenging for all but we really do make the donations count and also try hard to pay our sponsor back with social media shouts and for our top sponsors inclusion in our life size games!
Our August Charity day was awesome, 27 players played games for nearly 12 hours and raised over £75 for Herefordshire Mind, this will go into the fund with the September Charity day and the big charity day next May, lets see how much money we can make it our second official year, can we beat £600!
Imperial Hereford is now our Thursday home (along with Sundays at the Beer in Hand) I’ve have a few good chats with Craig the landlord who is keen to support us going forward and is hopefully going to pop up and play with us.
A few rules updates:
+Supervised under 18s are allowed in the function room until closing and before 9pm in the bar. (As a club we’ll need to monitor and see how this goes but I welcome all gamers young and old. I am happy to take suggestions o…n this as I have a potty mouth at times)
+Outside food is allowed in the function room.
+The is no room charge (currently) I am still going to collect voluntary donations to cover limited club costs like tea, coffee, milk, tablecloths etc.
+We are more than welcome to play downstairs in the bar and we can have section for us, for now we’ve voted to use the function room. (On Thursdays and quiet nights.)
I am looking forward to this relationship and having a stable home for the next year. (If we out grow the Imperial on a regular basis I’ll be surprised!)