The Fellowship of Welsh Wizzard

Today marks two years since our gaming friend Mike Hobbs passed away. The Welsh Wizzard’s good humour, generous spirit and enthusiasm was infectious and much missed. We tried to continue his spirit by fund-raising in his memory. His friends contributed to buying games for school and youth groups to introduce a new generation to Mike’s hobby.

Cris and Jo Watkins from bonhomie games have done a tremendous job in turning an idea into reality. They have managed the fund and delivered games, lots of games, to the following game groups:

Caldicot Comprehensive School
Knayton Academy
The Zone Youth Club
Together Works Community Centre
Corpus Christi Catholic High School
Archbishop Rown Williams Primary School
Portskewett Youth Club
St Joseph’s School
ACCT Sheffield and Saint Michael’s Gaming Group

They include Primary and Secondary School game clubs, Youth Clubs, a Community Centre, and a charity. There are three of these organisations that support those with Additional Learning Needs including Autism and ADHD.

Each group had an opportunity to shape the package they received. Battletech to Ticket to Ride have been provided, each with a certificate of approval. Cris has kindly provided photographs of some of games being delivered and put into action.

This weekend is virtual GROGMEET, so please raise your dice cup to the memory of The Welsh Wizzard who is still spreading his magic.

Author: Dirk

Host of The GROGNARD RPG Files podcast. Talking bobbins about Runequest, Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, T&T, AD&D and others from back in the day and today.

2 thoughts on “The Fellowship of Welsh Wizzard”

  1. Thank you for organising this Chris. A tremendous achievement that Mike would not have felt worthy of.
    We all know he truly was.

  2. The Grognard Files has become a movement! You guys are the absolute best. So happy to know you.

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