Hi all, a quick guest post again from Alex Ley regarding the epic streamed narrative Age of Sigmar charity event, Mind over the Realms. If you can support the cause, spread the word and watch the stream for some amazing hobby inspiration.
Mind over the Realms
Hi everyone, hopefully you read my first article a month or so ago about the London scene and how the hobby scene in the capital is starting to expand in such a diverse and multitude of ways. This, in a way, is meant to serve as an extension of that article but with a much more poignant focus.
About 3 months ago, myself and Ming Lee were talking about ways we could host a narrative event but with a twist – one that focused on streaming and bringing streamed hobby content to our screens in the same way we are already used to with matched play. With that in mind, we called in the NEO crew and set about coming up with a plan.
The one element that Ming was very quick to push, and rightly so, was that this should be for charity. Fundraising over live broadcast content has been a feature of our television screens for years and there was no reason we couldn’t try and do the same. As for the cause, discussion with the other NEO’s gave us a clear cause we all felt was the most fitting for our community.
Over the years, I feel that we have all more than likely seen and even felt for ourselves just how the hobby and the community can offer solace and support for those suffering from a wide variety of mental health issues.
The Warhammer hobby allows casual players, collectors, modellers, painters and dedicated gamers to express themselves in such a flexible and wide variety of ways underpinned by a thriving and welcoming community. It’s because of this we believe that, for many, the hobby plays such an import role in their mental wellbeing.
As such, we decided to come together to tell an epic narrative game to raise money for Mind: the mental health charity at Magic Madhouse London to be streamed live on Saturday July 13th 2019. With everything from beautiful tables, custom models, fantastic painting, bespoke missions and narrative play to celebrate our hobby and community for an excellent cause.
For every £1 donated, every sponsor will receive 1 ticket in our amazing army give away prize draw kindly all arranged by NEO Steve Foote. We also hope to add other prizes to the list as more people and business’s come forward to support us!
If you would like to sponsor and enter; please head to the JustGiving Page.
If you run a hobby business and would like to help us with prize support, please email me at [email protected]