The new normal.

Soon we shall be back to the table with our friends Happily rolling dice and butchering metal or plastic models while we recreate battles of old.

We already have a table between us to keep a moderate amount of distance and I imagine makes will be a thing for a while. Do we drop the time honoured handshake at the start and conclusion of the game? On this matter I would love to hear peoples thoughts, and if so what do we replace it with? I cannot imagine just starting a game and finishing it. Perhaps a bow or some other methods. It would be interesting to see what people come up with.

There will also be wildly different levels of experience when the clubs and venues re open. For some this virus will have resulted in a total cease in gaming and I am sure they will be itching to try new things out such as the excellent age of Hannibal for SAGA.

That brings me onto another thought I had, where do companies stand on new publication release and potential erratas following lockdown?

Some lucky people will have been able to continue gaming almost as normal,either through housemates or virtual, or lucky enough to live in a country that conquered the virus early. They will have been able to enjoy the game and may be eager to have some aspects looked at. They will also be ready for the next book when it arrives and will watch the teasers with joy.

For others who have had to stop, they will be wishing to test out the models they have no doubt been looking at for these long months. So do the companies hold back a release and allow them to catch up or continue as planned and get their product out?

Just some food for thought, Barrage is at the time of writing still going ahead on the 4th of July and I do hope to see people there. If Stafford is to far and Sheffield is closer, I’ve heard Joy of six will be held there on the same day.

As ever take care.

By Jim

I spent most of my days on building sites involved in and around brickwork. I've recently been following my passion for history and decided to jump in fully by starting university in my 30's.

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