We’ve recently returned from a visit to the UK Games Expo, held in Birmingham at the start of June. This was the first time Aeon Games has exhibited at UKGE and we hope it will be the first of many.
The event, held over three days, is the UK’s biggest gaming event. It includes not just roleplaying games but also card games, board games, family games and miniature games. Held in the enormous NEC, the event claims to have at least 25,000 visitors over the three days.
We set up the Aeon Games stall in the main trade hall, feeling rather minnow-like compared to the mighty edifices constructed by a few of the big companies nearby. One across from us had actual scaffolding! But the majority of the exhibitors were of a similar size to us and content with a modest stall to show off their wares.
For us the three days were very successful. We met lots of people and had some interesting chats about roleplaying (and life in general). There were plenty of hardened roleplayers who knew the Mythras system intimately and didn’t need convincing of its merits, others who played using other systems but were open to new ones, and many many people who were being introduced to RPG for possibly the first time.
We gave away several hundred copies of the introductory rulebook Mythras Imperative so we hope to have gained plenty of new admirers for the system. We also sold lots of copies of the Core Rules which is encouraging, as well as quite a few of the supplements to people already inducted to the Mythras system.
It was also great to meet lots of other companies and be introduced in turn to their innovative games. We particularly liked one next door that used bottle tops as counters for play!
Something that we might consider for the future is having a demo table at our stand, as people evidently really like to see a game in progress, particularly if they are new to RPG.
All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend and we’re grateful to all those who came and chatted to us about Mythras, sharing excellent insights and suggestions. We hope you had a great time too. We look forward to seeing you again at future events, and in the meantime do sign up to our mailing list to hear first about new releases and special offers.