17-19 July 2009 18-20 September 2009


Mythlore Update - June 2009

BiC News

Sorry for the lack of pirates this year, I know you miss them. We have been very busy running other stuff and just not had the opportunity. However we are planning a couple of pirate capers next year. Still a long way off and no dates set yet but we are looking around April and August for these. Also next year we hope to run a sequel event for Just The Wind for all those who want to know what happens next and want us to put the willies up them once again, probably in November so it is nice and dark.

But enough of next year, let’s have a look at this

Mythlore Reunion I – July

All going good for this one, we may have a player place or two left if you are really desperate to join in a bit old school fantasy role play. Not old school as in jeans gaffer and trainers but old school in an orcs and elves kind of way.

Monies really should be in by now. If you haven’t paid up, please do so NOW!

We would also like some character sheets as soon as possible so that we know who we are dealing with. We want plenty of crew for this bash and if you let us know you are coming we should be able to feed you.

Mythlore Reunion II – September

This one is full of players and so we are on the look out for more crew. We really could do with some monies in on this one too. Please make sure you are up to date with payments. Also it is time to start thinking about your character.

It’s Just the Wind – Again – November

A re run of last Novembers event with mostly different faces. Some of the original players are on it again as they thought it was so good they wanted to try it again from another angle. We still have some player places available on this one so book up now. We also are on the scrounge for more crew, we really want loads of crew for this.

So pop theses event in your diaries, play if you can, crew if you can, we need a note from your parent or guardian if you are unable to attend, just remember not to sign it ‘my mum’. All events are fully catered for players and crew and if we know you are coming then we get enough slop in.


Next comes a general hassle. Pay up now! Things need to be made, stuff ordered, materials purchased and things stuck together with glue (I know it sounds very technical but that really is how it is done). We need the money now as if we glue it together on the day it is most likely to fall apart. Just a reminder that you can pay on line or email me for my address and send a cheque.


We think we have possibly, maybe, perhaps come up with the finialish version of the rules. They can be downloaded over at  background and rules or if you like we can print out a nice version for you and pop it in the post for you for a small fee. There is also a handy slim version over on the website which has all the basics in a bite sized format. There will be a test.

Characters and background

Now the rules have been finalisedish, it is also time to make a final decision as to what character you will be playing and what skills you shall be picking. We require your character details as soon as possible to ensure that the adventure vaguely fits the players, no point in having a special alchemist cook off encounter if there are no alchemists in the party. A handy character sheet for completion can be found on the background and rules section. If you need any assistance in the process then please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

By now I hope you have all had a look at the overall background and bestiary at background and rules. We will provide a little more information and personal background when we get your characters in, therefore we really need your characters in asap, by end of April at the latest. This may be done by filling in the form and emailing to me theearl@burntisclean.co.uk


We want as many crew as possible so please grab your granny and bring ‘em along. It would be great if you could crew the event you are not playing on.


There are several fields for camping. One will be for in character tents (not that everything inside has to be in character and we will have no stealing from them), another field for out of character tents. There is also a communal room in the cottage that you can sleep in and is first come first served basis. If you are after a cheap in character tent, may I suggest our friends over at the FBA tent company ( www.fbatentcompany.co.uk ) who do a very nice and very cheap bell tent that is ideal. Say Simon sent you and see if they will do you a deal ( they will probably charge you extra).


We hope aim to be ready for a brief at 8.30 and to get going at around 9pm , this should you adequate time for setting up and getting ready. If anyone knows that they are going to be much later than this then please let us know so that we can make alternative arrangements for you. Also we will call a time flaff of an evening, this is somewhere in between time in and out, those who want to stay in character and make plans and have discussions can, those that want to go to bed can, without missing any plot and those who want to kick back and have a few beers and froth about the old times are welcome to.

We expect to finish around late lunchtime on Sunday. We always ask at all of our events that everyone contributes at least an hour in helping to pack and tidy up. This stops us poor organisers, who have put in a lot of work and effort, becoming made despondent by having to stay late and clear up shite.

Food and Drinkies

We will provide food for you from Friday night to Sunday breakfast. If any has any specific dietary needs please could they let us know as soon as possible, we will do our best to accommodate. Booze shall not be provided, it would be nice if you decide to have a drink to make up a nice label for it and store it behind the bar, this way you can buy your own drinks in character. Also please remember that none of us are getting any younger and it be a waste to spend the day with a massive hangover from over doing it.  Anyone drunk will not be able to enter combat, anyone slaughtered will be asked to step aside from the event until they have slept it off.  Moderation is the key. (When exactly did I get old and sensible?)


If anyone has any queries or concerns then please let us know now, it is much easier to sort these out now, rather than when bogged down in a field wearing chainmail trying to deal with a horde of frothing orcs.

The Future

We have put a lot of time and effort into these events and it is almost a shame to have them as a one off. If there is demand we may consider running maybe one event a year or every other year or maybe another one in ten years or something like that.

Other events we shall be plugging are

The Curse of Devils Island – a shameless BiC rip off, some sort of pirate thing, featuring a rip off of the BiC system, a shambolic homage to a shambles, don’t bother, They say copying is the kindest form of flattery but our lawyers say otherwise. Really it will be rubbish and you will have no fun without us. (Did anyone sense the hint of bitterness that I can not make it?)

Fantasy thing Hero's and Dragons – again run by our ‘friends with innovative events’ irregular productions. Another bit of old school roleplay, who knows they may even be doing a 70s horror thing next, where do these people get such original ideas from?

Breet Noire – Hmm 1920s, not a period we have gone into so not a shameless rip off! Yay! Oh and look it is not run buy irregular productions, double yay! A very interesting looking event to be run in a Period House in Devon, looks great. Some sort of horrible unspeakable terror no doubt will be involved, I would tell more but it really is unspeakable. More information from John at jetx@aol.com

So to sum up

Send us some money, send us your character or dust off your crew kit.

Get some elf ears and some flares, but not for the same event.

Laugh at Irregular productions cheap imitation, synthetic, pretend, faux and fraudulent events.

Dust off your 20s dinner suit and be prepared to engage the unspeakable.

And don’t forget your fork*

Well not much more to add to this. Please feel free to make any comments or suggestions on the forums, which are gathering cyber dust.

All the very best, you know where to find me.

Chin chin



*Sorry, it’s a long and bitter story.

PS A big BiC huggles and stuff to young Geoff and Sarah who have had a ickle baby.