The Brighton RPS Social Is Born! (I.E. Pub, This Friday)

Do you live in Brighton? Or near Brighton? Or above a hellmouth which connects to Brighton via eldritch magicks? Or intend to visit Brighton this Friday? Do you also enjoy PC videogames and consuming liquids? In which case, you should attend the inaugural Brighton RPS Social Club.

It’s taking place in convivial North Laines pub The Fountainhead, at 7pm this Friday.

It’s organised by Heroic Reader Ben Mereditch, and if you want to get more of sense of who’s going to be there, how to recognise them and if there will be cake, make your presence known in this forum thread or comments below.

As a Brighton type myself, I’m hoping to pop in for a while, though it very much depends on how my nemesis’ toddler’s bedtime has gone. I’ll certainly be at future ones even if the dark gods of milk and screaming decide I shall not be a free man this week.

Good luck, have fun, drink lots (but, er, sensibly).


  1. Shiloh says:

    Damn. I only live 20 miles from Brighton but I’m out elsewhere that night.

    I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the next one though.

  2. christmas duck says:

    “Or above a hellmouth which connects to Brighton via eldritch magicks?”

    We usually just call it Hove Mr Meer.

    • Litany says:

      Nonsense. Everyone knows you access the hellmouth through a secret portal located at the mid-point of the three Jimi Hendrix paintings in North Laine.

      • PoLLeNSKi says:

        This sounds awfully like the kind of thing I read about in this: link to

        • Litany says:

          I always want to mark down the most terrible Brighton street art on a map and see what sort of mad pentagram links them all up like in From Hell. It looks like this guy might already have this sussed though, thanks for the tip!

          • PoLLeNSKi says:

            Have fun, it’s like Lovecraftian steampunk sci-fi Pratchett with running gags, can’t recommend him enough :)

            Also known as ‘The drinking man’s HG Wells’

  3. gschmidl says:

    Make sure you ride the Death Train Of Horrendous Speed, also known as the Volks Railway. Unless it’s reached max death for this season and has been shut down.

  4. Arathorn says:

    I understand it’s a hard choice, but I would have gone with this photo of the Brighton Swimming Club: link to

    • Ross Angus says:

      It should be noted that the photograph in the link above should not be shown to one’s wife or servants. It should only be seen inside the withdrawing room.

    • Shiloh says:

      Good to see Brighton’s not changed one bit in the intervening 150+ years.

    • Paul B says:

      There seems to be some kind of tallest hat competition going on too. Obviously, the gentleman in the middle of the back row wins…

  5. SominiTheCommenter says:

    The Fountainhead? I’ll take my Bioshock cosplay outfit then.

  6. Matt says:

    Curses. Only a quick jaunt on the fast to Brighton southern railway service, but already have plans this Friday!

  7. lowprices says:

    Are there any plans to do a social club for us Dirty Northerners? As much as I’d like to come to one of these things, I live on the wind-blasted, poverty-stricken moors of South Yorkshire, so London and Brighton are a touch impractical.

    • christmas duck says:

      Don’t worry, only the first social will be in Brighton after that it’ll be relocated to Birmingham.

      • lowprices says:

        Which, sadly, is still a 4-hour round trip for me. Ah well.

  8. celticdr says:

    Awesome! I only live three hours away from Brighton, I’ll be there!

    We’re talking about Brighton in Sydney NSW Australia right?

  9. DantronLesotho says:

    I live in Brighton, MA, USA, but that does me no good :(

  10. The Colonel says:

    I’ll be there!!! Look out for long hair and a beard. ;)

  11. Wednesday says:

    I used to live in Brighton. I was born there, grew up there, lived there till I was 22.

    I now live in northern Cumbria.

    It is cold.

  12. YeGoblynQueenne says:

    I’m so in, I work ten minutes or so from the fountainhead.

    I have contracted the norovirous though so look out for the chick in the sexxxy biohazard outfit.