2020 look back and 2021 look forward

Happy new year all.

I am going to list some of our achievements but i want to say this first. Everyone who is still here is winning. 2020 has been a hard year, a lot harder for some so please don’t feel bad if you feel like you have not achieved much.I am immensely proud of the HB community / family.

We’ve pushed hard and grown 2020 has shaken us out of our comfort zone. We’ve learned how to play board games and video games online both socially and technology. We’ve kept our amazing friendly culture and welcomes many many new faces.

We’ve empowered encouraged and support people into teaching their first game, playing their first rpg and running their first RPG.I hope our furious busyness has entertained those who haven’t wanted to take part directly.A few stats.We hope a minimum of 1623 smiles across over 200 days!

51 board game sessions

65 Public RPG sessions of 16 different systems by 7 different story tellers

80 Private RPG sessions (atleast!)*

9 video game nights and

2 quiz nights.

That’s 127 free public events up from 30 in 2019! (208 total free events) We’ve entertained around 1137 people up from 694 in 2019 (1623 including private RPGs)We’ve raised £2000 since March (technically down from £3131 in 2019 but that is all online and without the huge MAY day which raised £2245 in 12 hours). £8500 in four and a half yearsBare in mind we only turned it up to 11 In late march, Thats 208 **(ish) days of this year we’ve run something fun and free! Our lending library has gone from 10 items to 150 and be lend out over 120 times.

Thank you all so much for everything you’ve done to help us.Who knows what 2021 will bring, we’ll aim to play once a week, keep on with atleast 2 rpg oneshots. We will restart in person when it is safe to do so and we will continue online to help keep all the wonderful people who can’t get into hereford for what ever reason regulary. I am looking forward to doing another huge charity event wtih 100 plus people and seeing everyone playing games. Please keep sharing and liking our posts and supporting us on social media that is key to share the wonderful hobby

*By private RPG i mean an ongoing campaign with no room for new people to join so exclusive by nature rather than inclusive. There are 4 active campaigns with the close community and 4 outside of that I’ve not counted.** A few days have simultaneous events on

Have a beer and celebrate what ever you hecking can! What was your highlight?