# We play small press games of the imagination

• August 23, 2014 · 12:00 PM

What we do looks like this!

More examples of actual play by some of our members

How it works: Come along for 12:00pm and meet folk in the main bar. At 12:15-12:20 we head downstairs to the lounge bar and everyone who is going to run something pitches what it is they will run, up to how many players can be accommodated, and what the game is about.

It might be GM led or it might be more of a story game with the expectation that everyone contribute equally. When this is complete everyone says what it is they want to play.

At 12:30 your group grabs a table and starts playing!

The slot finishes by around 4:30pm and the pitching process then repeats at around 5pm for the evening slot.

Want to pitch for the first time at Indiemeet? We want to help: We love members stepping forward to pitch the games they love. If it's your first time pitching at Indiemeet then tell a host and we'll try to fill that game first.

Newcomers Choice: We love to welcome new people to the meetup. So in the first slot, if it's your first visit to London Indiemeet, then we'll ask you what you want to play and make sure that runs!

• ##### Peter Richard B.

Thanks for the fun game yesterday. Following up on comments about the impact of the of dice in our Fate game I'm going to be exploring messing around with the bell curve to tighten it up and reduce the randomness.

Currently in Fate you roll 4dF, a D6 with two positive faces, two blank faces and two negative faces. This gives a +4 to -4 range on a bell cube for skills between 0 and +4 (where +4 is a great result). I was thinking of two different options.

The first would be changing the dice so that there is 1 positive face, one negative face and four blank faces for either two or four of the dice. That should keep the +4 to -4 range of the dice result but make the centre of the bell curve more likely. The second option would be to remove the positive faces from one dice and the negative faces from another. That should reduce the dice range to +3 to -3 and also make the centre of the bell curve more likely.

I'm going to be playing with probability trees to see the impacts but any thoughts or other idea

August 24

• ##### catty_big

No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition to write AP reports.

August 27

• ##### Peter Richard B.

Andrew, That is a really great idea and one I've not seen explored IIRC in the different flavours of Fate I've bought so far. I've only used Fate for Achtung! Cthuhlu so far, which means everything is pretty grounded, but this is certainly something I will consider when using it for more fantastic genres.

Thanks!

August 28

• ##### catty_big

Gah! Fumbled my not-catching-cold roll, and thus missed *yet another* meet-up. Looks like you kids had fun, see you in August I hope :)

August 25

• ##### Craig W.

It was good fun as usual.

August 24

• ##### Epistolary R.

Games Played :: 23rd August 2014

12:30pm
Doctor Who (David Chapman at al) - Graham +3
Fiasco (Jason Morningstar) Unaussprechlichen Klutzen (Graham Walmsley) - Tom +4
GxG (Michael Wright) - Anita +3
RhymeFighter (Gremlin Legions) - Stuart +3
Urban Shadows (Andrew Medeiros) - Steve +3
Zhang's Journey (John Keyworth) - John +2

5pm
Achtung! Cthulhu (Lynne Hardy et al) - Patrick +3
The Marquis of Ferrara (Richard Lacy) - Alex +4
Monsterhearts Second Skins (Avery McDaldno) - ER +6

Also pitched
Dungeon World
Fiasco The Sound of Drowning
Playstorm's Midsummer
The Setlist

27 attendees in all

7 newcomers (plus 1 guy who came too late to the second session, hope we see him again)

3 · August 24

• ##### Epistolary R.

Announcements

Saturday 30th August - 2pm - Blacksmith & Toffeemaker - The Game Kitchen: tabletoppers, larpers and theatrical types compare notes on games with an audience and participatory theatre

Saturday 13th September - 10am - The Old Bath House, Wolverton - Concrete Cow
A one-day gaming con which many from London Indiemeet attend

Saturday 27th September - 12pm - Please Cross The Line: Light
Please Cross The Line is about art inspiring games. We'll meet at 12 at the Millbank Entrance to Tate Britain. We'll go around the Turner Collection. Then we'll meet again at 2pm, in a pub (to be decided), to talk about what we saw and let it inspire game design.

6th-9th November - Hoburne Naish - Indiecon: A great residential con full of indie gaming

Conventions interested in adding more GMs - contact me if you're interested

Wyntercon 31st October - 2nd November
Dragonmeet 6th December - Indiemeet sends a bunch of folk to run Indie Games by Demand there

August 24

• ##### Berislav L.

Definitely going to see me again! I was once before, and had great fun; there's high chance of me joining you at the Concrete Cow, and I sincerely hope I won't be late next time! :-)

1 · August 24

• ##### Andrew D.

Wow, utterly amazing first time out with you guys. Had a great session of Fiasco and Marquis of Frerrara. Both were a ton of fun in their own ways and were such a great way for me to get into more story-based gaming. Can't make September but definitely planning to be there in October.

1 · August 23

• ##### Peter Richard B.

I can't make the first session but I will be there for the second, Achtung! Cthulhu Fate at the ready...

August 23

• ##### Behrooz S.

I'm really sorry to bail. It's just crept up on me that I have far too much work to do. :-/

Glad this is a format I'm not messing things up and hope you all have a great time. Hope to meet in October.

August 23

• ##### Epistolary R.

Was going to offer MC-less Monsterhearts as a celebration of the release of the Second Skins, but just wanted players with previous experience playing Monsterhearts. I feel that this makes me a tool. Should I offer a vanilla game of Monsterhearts in the first slot in case there are those wanting to play it for the first time?

August 17

• ##### Peter Richard B.

I don't think I ever dug High School, it was always somewhere to be on my way to sixth form, then University ;-) But that's the joy of indie games, a thousand and one settings so there should always be several out there you do like.

August 21

• ##### James G.

It should be said that Monsterhearts works equally well in a UK setting. The book says that the game works best in a setting where the player characters are in a position whereby they are in transition and largely alienated. I suspect it will do "Being Human" just as well as "Jennifer's Body" in that respect, although I've never tried it. Personally, I've always wanted to set a game in a North London warehouse community. :)

2 · August 21

• ##### Behrooz S.

Hoping to come for the first time. When does the bar open?

July 20

• ##### Behrooz S.

Thanks, Richard. So, is it 11am?

August 11

• ##### Epistolary R.

The pub opens at 11am. The group starts to gather from 12 midday. We kick off the first session typically between 12:20pm and 12:30pm.

1 · August 21

• ##### Michael

I'm pitching Fiasco playset based on The Drowned Man in the second session. I've hacked the tilt/aftermath mechanics to use tarot.

I have ordered a deck off amazon but it would be great if someone could pop a tarot deck in their bag I could borrow in case the delivery goes awry. Thanks.

1 · August 20

• ##### Andrew D.

I've just fished out my deck, will bring it.

1 · August 20

Cheers!

August 21

• ##### James G.

Damnit, going to have to miss this! :(

August 18

• ##### Tom P.

I'm going to try and run Swords Without Master, Epidiah Ravachol's recent sword & sorcery story game.

August 15

• ##### Peter Richard B.

So that's Fate first session and Swords without Master in the second?

August 15

• ##### Tom P.

Sorry Peter, brain fart. Did I say we were going to do Fate? If so, then that's brilliant and SWM will have to wait.

August 15

• ##### Andrew D.

What would you advise for first timers? Anything in particular we should bring?

August 10

• ##### Peter Richard B.

I'll be bringing Fate Dice for any players that want to join in.

August 11

• ##### catty_big

@Andrew Dacey No, fair enough. Well, dice do get used, but I've yet to see polys make an appearance. But I guess it wouldn't do any harm to bring your dice bag just in case.

August 11

• ##### A former member

Sorry I have to cancel again but I will definitely come along in september!

August 7

• ##### Andrew D.

Add another first-timer to the mix. Not sure how on earth I didn't find this group before while searching meet up but this sounds like exactly the type of thing I'm looking to get in on.

2 · August 4

• ##### Peter Richard B.

I've had a request to bring Fate along as some people are interested in playing it and will be running an Achtung! Cthuhlu adventure. Not Induemeet's usual style I admit...

1 · July 29

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