In the best tradition of John Craven's Newsround here's my rundown of "What I Learned" on the Internet this week.
Bromley has a new games store called Troll Trader Bromley
Bromley had until recently had only one dedicated games store. Yes you could get your Games Workshop fix at the Warhammer store and yes you could buy some of the most popular games at Waterstones, but if you wanted to buy anything that was remotely niche or you wanted some Army Painter or Vallejo paints then War Boar was the place to go. Unfortunately, they bit the dust just before the pandemic, closing their doors in late 2019.
Troll Trader Bromley is a new venture in association with Cornwall based miniature manufacturer TTCombat.com. The new shop is located at 3 The Mall, Bromley, BR1 1TS (directly opposite Iceland and Poundland).
|Troll Trader Bromley|
With the Lockdown still in effect, I sincerely hope that they managed to open physically as I'm running out of paint!!
Bridgerton Star Signs on for New Dungeons & Dragons Movie
Rege-Jean Page has officially signed on for the new Paramount Dungeons & Dragons movie alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu). Slated for a 2022 release the movie is written and directed by the partnership of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Game Night, Spiderman Homecoming).
There's scant details at the moment, but this is seen as a welcome 4th movie and a reboot of the Dungeons & Dragons movie series (Which I must rewatch) given the renewed popularity of Dungeons & Dragons.
Here's hoping that they do a serious rendition and hopefully they can feature some cameos from famous D&D fan actors like Henry Cavill, Joe Manganiello, Matthew Lillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Favreau and Vin Diesel.
After a 4 month hiatus YouTuber Wyloch's Armoury is back in the saddle and building cheap as chips scenery again. I have been waiting with baited breath to see the culmination of the Tomb of Horrors Dungeon Series (now on Part 9) and am so glad to see him return to D&D crafting. Keep up the great work.
Tabletop Gaming Magazine
I can't say that I've been into a Newsagents for quite some time and haven't bought a monthly magazine in even longer so it's no surpise that I missed the launch of Tabletop Gaming Magazine in 2017.
However, doing some promotional work for my Friday Night club Dragons Keep has meant that our paths have finally crossed.
They have recently launched a Tabletop Gaming YouTube Channel which is a refreshing addition to my subscribed list rather than than the plethora of American channels which seem to pump out let's play video after video ad nauseum. It's nice to hear an English accent with high production values for a change.
The Glenn (Ford) and Mike (Hutchinson) show is a particular highlight as the two hosts are responsible for my favourite tabletop game of car carnage Gaslands.
Give it a whirl it might just suit you too.