A howling success (with the emphasis on howling)
They turned out in their droves. But what is a drove? Hopefully something weatherproof, as the stormclouds hovered over gale-beseiged Godchecker HQ like nobody’s business.
But come they did! The Gods were most gratified to see the steady trickle of visitors turn into an unsteady trickle, as increasing amounts of holy beverage were consumed. And for the kids, Golden Apple Juice of Immortality.
At home with the Gods
After being welcomed by our resident House Gods (Serpu, Totu and Snafu), guests were invited to consult the Holy Snail™ and learn the mysteries of the universe. The unwary few who took advantage of this offer have been booked in for therapy.
For those with a thirst for knowledge, a deluxe printed copy of the Holy Database was available for instant reference.
A special Mythinformation bulletin was also distributed. And Godchecker-in-Chief Chas Saunders was kept busy answering mythological conundrums while Peter A conducted his own private investigation into the nature of vegan sausages.
The game gets going
Meanwhile, the Godchecker Game was in full swing. Coached by Rowan Allen, teams of bewildered newcomers clutched their God cards and rolled dice into the holy bowl. They were pursuing spiritual enlightenment and top prizes.
We should explain here something of the rules. Players must rush to rescue the Holy Snail™, who is surrounded by Frost Giants, impending Apocalypse and other Unholy Things. The Snail must be returned to one of the Three Corners of the World to bestow great blessings upon his bearer.
Don’t cheat or you’ll go to hell
The journey is fraught with peril. Zeus’s stray thunderbolts, Thor’s hammer, Dagda’s cauldron, Juggernaut and the Utterly Disorientated square will get you if they can.
What other game lets you send your opponent to Hell? Dodging all the traps, players must collect as many Gods as they can while trying to grab the Snail for themselves. (It’s just like real life!) And there’s plenty of opportunity for devious trickery. Build your temple over a vital square or open Pandora’s Box to throw the whole game into chaos.
An exciting and enlightening time was had by all. Prizes galore were awarded to winners and losers alike, but sadly nobody won the Porsche.
When it all blows over
The Godchecker Open Day was great fun and we’d like to thank everyone that struggled through the gales and rain to get there. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. To all those who couldn’t make it (due to the weather, acts of God, unexpected events or sheer absence), we extend our deepest sympathy. You missed some fine sausages.