Sunday, 11 September 2016

Gaming With History: Gaming discussion event in Edinburgh, this October

I'm giving a presentation and generally talking games in Edinburgh this October. 

Here's some more info...

Interested? Sign up here.

Meet game developers and gamers, and then play games set in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Our team and the members of the South East Scotland Wargames Club will be on hand to explain all the games to you. 
  •       How does the games industry make use of history?
  •       What role does it play in shaping historical knowledge?
  •       How can it be interacted with?
Those questions will be discussed at a roundtable with Daniel Faulconbridge (editor of Wargames Illustrated), Daniel Mersey (author of games such as Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant) and Gianluca Raccagni (Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Edinburgh).

After the roundtable there will be refreshments with canapés.

Then why not trying out some games! It will be possible to play with a selection of board games and in participatory displays of wargames such as Lion Rampant

This is the plan of the event:
  •      17.30-19.00 Roundtable
  •      19.00-19.30 Refreshments with canapés
  •      19.30-22.00 Games night

How does the games night work? It will be possible to sign up for games during the refreshments time. 

On your own? No problem! Just come along and we'll do our best to match you up. 
Contact us:

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 from 17:30 to 22:00 (BST)
Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS