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Something For The Weekend: RPS Social Club

By Adam Smith on August 28th, 2014.

A card as elegant as ivory flutters across the ballroom, caressed by a hundred fingertips as it makes its way to the periphery of the room, where you stand, watching and waiting. For me, the crinkling of your brow speaks the query that your lips cannot. Even the gentle rustle of a bustle is capable of distracting the Duke from the strings that he so inexpertly scrapes. To escape from the dreariness of this corseted formality would be splendid. Perhaps the card that you now hold offers an alternative:

This Saturday from 7PM at The Blue Posts, London, will be host to a gathering of splendid people. Games of Gin Rummy, Whist and Cosmic Encounter may occur. Suggestions and enquiries should be directed t’ward The Forum.

How radiant!

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Staying Out For The Summer: RPS Social Club

By Adam Smith on July 25th, 2014.

I have been a terrible host. The RPS Social Club has continued its regular meetings these past months but I have neglected to inform the wider community. Blame inconveniently timed press trips. Blame erratic sleep patterns. Blame the loss of my Debrett’s pocketbook.

The time for revelry and social gaming (of the good sort) has arrived once more, however, and I’m on the case this time. The London RPS Social Club are gathering in their usual haunt tomorrow evening, The Blue Posts, and there is talk of outdoor hijinks in a park beforehand to take advantage of the glorious weather. Discuss the matter within this forum thread. As always, if you’re planning a gathering in your area, let me know and I’ll include it in a round-up of RPS happenings next month.

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London Calling: RPS Social Club This Saturday

By Adam Smith on April 24th, 2014.

The sun is shining, at least for now, and Blighty is bathed in light and warmth. A perfect time to adopt the flamboyant gait of a flâneur while perusing the streets of your local metropolis. If your stroll takes you through old London town, it’d be a fine idea to end it at The Blue Posts, where the good people of the RPS Social Club will be meeting for boardgames, drinks and chatter from around 7pm. Should you wish to know more, the forum thread is a fine place to go and talk to other attendees about your plans. Let people know what games you might bring or simply request a glass of hearty stout to be prepared in time for your arrival. And have an excellent time.

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Hear Ye: Rezzed And London Drinks This Weekend

By Adam Smith on March 27th, 2014.

The infinite flanks of RPS are bringing a unique brand of revelry to Britain’s major cities this weekend. One day, RPS Social Clubs shall sprout up in every town, village and hamlet, but for now we’re limiting our good times to Birmingham and London. The former is host to Rezzed, where Graham and I will be seeking the popular vote by shaking hands with babies and kissing local dignitaries on the jowl. If you are visiting on the Saturday, or happen to be in the vicinity of Birmingham, do join us for drinks. As for London, it’s the monthly meet-up at The Blue Posts. More details on both below.

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Attention, London: RPS Social Club This Weekend

By Adam Smith on February 21st, 2014.

The monthly meeting of the London branch of the RPS Social Club is set to take place this Saturday at The Blue Posts, a convival spot suitable for games of card, board and dice, the meeting of good spirits, and the imbibing of good spirits (also beers, cider, soft drinks and tea). If you’d like to discuss your fashionably timed arrival with other members of the RPS community, this particular forum thread is the best place to discuss such things. I see that somebody is planning to take Cosmic Encounter along, which is a fine treat, but I would suggest that at least one person take a set of Tiddlywinks and a 14th Century Halatafl set. More Social Club news below.

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Hark: RPS Manchester Social And Gamejam This Saturday

By Adam Smith on December 11th, 2013.

This weekend, Manchester’s MadLab will play host to a two-day Ludum Dare gamejam. The capacity has just been doubled so tickets are still available and if the chance to make games, share ideas and learn isn’t enough of an incentive to show up, read on. Last year, around this time, I organised a Manchester RPS social event in Terrace, the bar next door to MadLab, and the same shall occur this Saturday, from around 3pm right through into the night. Whether you’re at the gamejam or not, it would be lovely to see you. Details below.

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Attention Citizens: RPS Social Club Convenes Tomorrow

By Adam Smith on November 28th, 2013.

The monthly RPS Social ClubRPS Social Club meetup will take place at The Blue Posts this weekend, as tradition dictates, but the gathering will be tomorrow night rather than Saturday. If you are in London or a nearby county, this would be a fine way to avoid the hurly-burly of Christmas shopping and to shelter from winter’s bite. The meeting is scheduled to begin at eight but if you’re anything like me, you’ll pop onto the forums and arrange to meet before that for a nip of brandy. The Blue Posts is located on Rupert Street, near to Chinatown and Leicester Square, as shown on the map in the link above.

Now, people of Manchester and thereabouts, join me below. The rest of you stay out.

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Japes And Jaunts: RPS Social Club This Saturday

By Adam Smith on February 21st, 2013.

As well as games and controllers with glowing blue bits and touchscreens on them, the world contains people. The vast majority of those people read RPS and, it would appear, so do you! That means you all have something in common, so why not meet up at The Blue Posts if you are in London or the vicinity? Folk will be gathering there this Saturday, from 6PM until midnight. Head to the forums to plan and post-mortem the experience. The London folks are very organised and have a full list of dates for meet-ups, which is below. Think last Saturday of every month and you won’t go far wrong. Being Mancunian, I’m much less organised, but I’ll sort something soon.

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Behold, RPS Manchester Social Club This Sunday

By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2012.

If you are in Manchester or thereabouts on the 23rd of December, you may be interested to hear of a gathering in the city’s awkwardly hip Northern Quarter. I shall be there, as shall Handsome Dan Griliopoulos and Lewie P, who is travelling home for Christmas from the small village of Bargains, Kent. We shall meet at Terrace, a new bar that sells drinks of all varieties – hot, cold, hard and soft – and has plenty of space. I’ll be in the rear, away from the bar, from around 3PM but show up whenever you can. Approach tables muttering about PC games until somebody responds and then you will know you have found sanctuary.

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London Calling: RPS Social Club This Saturday

By Adam Smith on November 22nd, 2012.

At least one person always complains that RPS Social Club postings arrive too late, making it impossible to rearrange the weekend’s revelry in order to drink, natter and play games of the board with the RPS community. This post provides an entire extra day’s notice, so if you are in London or the environs, you must tear up your plans for Saturday evening and head to The Blue Posts instead. 6PM until midnight, or from 4PM for boardgames. Head to the forums to plan and perhaps offer to bring games if you have them? That would be nice. People would appreciate it.

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Attention, London! Tricks, Treats And The RPS Social Club

By Adam Smith on October 26th, 2012.

Convening in its usual location, The RPS Social Club shall no doubt be discussing devilry and dastardly deeds tomorrow evening as Hallow’s own Een fast approaches. If you wish to join the Cabal, you must go to The Blue Posts where from 7PM they shall be haunting the pint pots and whispering of their darkest imaginings. Do not be filled with fear but with joy, for you are cordially invited to join them. If you’d like to play boardgames before the serious business of beverage begins, then be there at 4PM. Discuss here and have fun. We really need to do one of these in Manchester.

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Alert, Londoners! (And Nearby Counties) RPS Social Club

By Jim Rossignol on August 24th, 2012.


We have glad news: Tomorrow, the RPS Social Club meet at their regular London haunt, The Blue Posts. You should go. People will greet you. There will be drinks, and there will be merry. It’s at 7pm. Or 4pm, if you want boardgames too

The next one of these will be at the Expo. Bearded men will be there.

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The RPS Social Club Convenes Tomorrow

By Adam Smith on June 29th, 2012.

You, sir or madam, the one with the face; do you like to engage in social activity at but a moment’s notice? Perhaps you are pleased by the idea of meeting with readers of this fine periodical in an establishment well-suited to the enjoyment of light conversation and dark beverages? Or maybe you prefer your conversation dark and your beverage light. All can be arranged. Tomorrow, the RPS Social Club meet in London at their habitual haunt, The Blue Posts. All is discussed on the forums. The week after Rezzed occurs for more social interactions, and if those are both a bit too South, I may arrange a gathering in Manchester this summer provided there is demand for such shindiggery.

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