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Who Will Watch Them

by Jonathan Pickles

9 May 2020

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

Super-heroes, super-villains and vigilantes. Setting the rules for super-powers in a context of vigilante crime fighting in New York.

Two Brush Strokes

by Dave Boundy and Brian Cameron

20 Jun 2020

Anerley Town Hall

Game fee is £30.00

A political and operational game set in China late 1920's/early 1930's. Nationalists, Communists, Japanese, Warlords, all vying for power and control.

Introduction

I came into megagaming as a result of being friends with the late Paddy Griffith, who got me involved with Wargames Development. What attracted me was the thought of using megagames to explore historical ‘what ifs’, which makes it a bit ironic that my first real game was Jim Wallman’s iconic pirate game Blood and Thunder, back in 1987. My first experience of design was when we founded Megagame Makers and produced Springtime for Hitler in 1990, though my contribution was mostly in production.

My own first game as lead designer was Unfinished Business in 1992, reflecting my primary historical interest which is the Middle East. I was deeply involved through the 90’s with Megagame Makers as player, control, or occasional designer. Inevitably my involvement lessened when I left the UK at the end of the century for work in various countries in Central and Eastern Europe. But I maintained my friendships and involvement in both Chestnut Lodge and Megagame Makers, attending whenever I could get back to the UK.

Since retirement I am based in Sweden and have been able to get back to game design as well as trying to establish a megagaming community in the Stockholm area. At the time of writing (Feb 7, 2020) I am working on a revised Deus Vult, plus developing (with Jim Wallman’s help) a game about a near future international crisis in the Baltic region.

Game Designs


Terry Martin
11th October 1992Unfinished BusinessCamberley Staff College
26th November 1994More Unfinished BusinessCamberley Staff College
7th September 1996God Wills ItEardley School - Streatham
23rd October 1999Still Unfinished BusinessEardley School - Streatham
21st April 2018Divided LandAnerley Methodist Church Hall
20th October 2018God Wills It: Deus VultAnerley Town Hall

Jim Wallman, Terry Martin, Andy Grainger, Graham Atfield, Peter Howland & Brian Cameron
12th May 1990Springtime for HitlerWestminster School, Victoria