Hello, it's Greebow here.
I wanted to take the time to tell you about a very hallowed place in our little community in Manchester.
It's a place dedicated to table top gaming. The D&D and Magic the gathering community come from far and wide to get together in this store. There are weekly games put on as well as major tournaments for all levels of play.
Fanboy3 is the reason myself and Thia get to play D&D so much and have made some amazing friends.
The other players that come down are great to be around and create such a geeky and fun filled vibe, that even the most socially awkward of us relax and just soak it in.
Dave the owner and the staff there are all fellow geeks. This really shows in the clear passion they have for the games, while keeping a laid back and down to earth approach with everybody. No pushy sales, they just help you find what you're looking for (even if you didn't know what it was) and are a font of information.
But it's more than just a store or somewhere to play games.
It's a place to feel safe just being you. A place all ethnicities , religions, sexualities, genders and ages come together in a mutual love of geeky adventure.
It's our haven, our sanctuary, our safe place.
And it just got bigger!!
Fanboy3 has moved just up the road from the old store. Its new location is 23-25 Hilton st, central Manchester. It has seriously leveled up!
There is sooo much more space, it now comprises of two floors.
The top floor is the big shop area, with lots of tables, all the games you could ever dream of and will soon include a little cafe section.
Downstairs there is a very well ventilated gaming area for big D&D campaigns and Magic tournaments. With double the amount of toilets of the original building.
Plus the entire place looks so fresh and open, even with all the tables for gaming. It really is an awesome space.
They are going to be hosting so many amazing events (I will drop a link for them below). Including FREE RPG DAY!!
The Cognitive Merchant will be there supporting and playing on the D&D tables. There will also be lots of fantastic entertainment such as stilt walking, block head and fire performances by the very talented Bea Noir, Chris Baxter and Annabella Stanyer!
There will be many cosplayers there and a photo booth with a professional photographer to have your picture taken in. I believe there are also some free gifts for those taking part and buying table top games.
So much gaming will be going on including:
D&D 5th ed
Conan the Barbarian
Please come join us for lots of geeky fun.
Over all Fanboy3 is a great place to be and has an awesome community.
Both myself and Thia urge you to pay the place a visit and get involved.
Hope to see you soon!
May the dice gods smile on you.
Hello Adventurers, it's Greebow here. I hope your week has been filled with Fantasy.
Myself and Thia have been having a great time reading all your comments and creating some magical goodness. You have been keeping us very very busy and we love you for it!
However, we did manage to find a little time last week to go on the B&B Tavern Podcast and have some fun with it's amazing host creating D&D characters.
It was fantastic!
We received a message from Baylor, the host, saying he really liked what we do and asking if we would like to come on his show to talk about what we do and make D&D 5th ed characters with him. We talked dates and agreed on one that was good for us all. As he is in the states, and we are here in Manchester Uk, there was a bit of a time difference but luckily both myself and Thia are night owls.
It was sooooo much fun !!!
We all talked off air for ages and bonded a little over our mutual geekery. We told Baylor all about why we do this and he told us he really loved our DM kits and had been keeping up with what we are doing. This made us smile so very much. It still astounds us that people other than our little local gaming community are interested in what we are doing and making.
After this, we took 5 minutes for a bathroom break and to make cups of tea, then we started the actual show.
Our host had so much energy and positivity, it was infectious. So even after a very long day and the events in Manchester recently, we felt energized!
He introduced the show, and then we introduced ourselves and talked a little about what we do.
Then, he asked each of us sets of questions to create our characters. Race, Class, Age, Appearance and if we are good or bad at certain stats.
I will not spoil the Podcast by telling you what we created but I will say this, we laughed............. A LOT!
There was silly voices and even ''Light Fisting''. Yep you read that right.
After it was over, we talked more with him and got into the styling of the DM kit he wanted to order first. He has some great ideas with a Paladin style, and we cannot wait to get started on it! He also asked if we are up for coming on more of his shows, and it was an emphatic yes from us.
So a great Adventure had by all, with the promise of more in the future.
Big thank you to him for a fun night and all the support.
Please, please go click the button below that will take you to his YouTube channel and watch/listen to his show.
We will also post a link on this Blog the second our episode is up.
From myself Greebow Lightbrush and Master Artizan Thia.
May the dice gods smile on you!
The amazing folks at Tandy Leather UK are going to have a stand at MCM London Comic Con this weekend showing off their wares. Tandy is the place we go to for our finest quality leather and tools. We also go there, to learn new leather working skills and keep up to date with new techniques. They have been instrumental in the way we have increased the quality of the items we make. We can't thank them enough.
They will be taking with them our very first 'All in One' DM Kit. It was our prototype and was sold to the creative DM that is Jonathan Syson, but he has let us borrow it back for the weekend. It will be on display at the Tandy Leather stand no 3731, with explanations for the different parts of the original kit.
So please, please go pay them a visit at the stand.
Feel free to take a card and come have a chat with us, or place an order for a basic kit right there with them.