We’re teaming up with some of the best in Geekery to bring you cool shops you may not have heard of, reminding you about old favourites, and generally spreading the love to shops who may not be able to open thier physical premises at the moment. We plan to have representatives from some or all of these lovely purveyors of geekery available in Discord at the convention to ply you with awesome stuff.
Genki Gear producing weird but rather lovely original t-shirts and gifts.
Fifteen years ago a middle aged couple left the rat race to pursue their dream of producing pop-culture inspired t-shirts and selling them to an unsuspecting public.
Fast forward to today and even more aged, they continue to manage an empire of sartorial elegance and geeky gifts.
Artconomy is a place for you to catalogue and commission art of your favourite characters. Have the most awesome sheet to bring your campaign as you source an artist to bring your characters to life all while enjoying the safety of buyer protection through the Artconomy Shield! If you’re an artist, it allows you to manage your commissions with a safety net. If you want to register as an artist go here
YAY Games are a multi award-winning publisher of family friendly games. Our newest release is based on the family favourite The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. ‘Games from the Deep, Dark Wood’ is a set of four games designed for anyone and everyone aged 4 years and up. The four games were designed by a design team of UK Designers Brett J Gilbert, Tony Boydell and Andrew Harman and are unique to the World of The Gruffalo.
Also YAY Games is famous for ‘Ominoes’ the UK Games Expo winner, ‘Snaggit’ the speed reaction games with a whisker of bluff and favourites ‘Sandcastles’ and ‘Frankenstein’s Bodies’.
There is more information on all these games at our site www.yaygames.uk
Pelgrane Press publishes character-focused and story-driven tabletop RPGs. Their GUMSHOE RPG system enables investigative games with a collaborative mystery-solving play structure, as exemplified by the mythos RPG Trail of Cthulhu, and the high-octane spies-vs-vampires RPG Night’s Black Agents. They also publish 13th Age, an epic fantasy game using the familiar d20 system, which weaves characters’ backgrounds and unique traits into every narrative, resulting in engaging, heroic adventures.
Their DramaSystem facilitates interpersonal relationship building, which promotes affecting dramatic interactions between characters – as do their story game collections, #Feminism and Seven Wonders.
Play 13th Age for free on Roll20, or get the limited ScaledCon offer of any 4 products for the price of 3 in the Pelgrane Press webstore from Thursday 2nd April to Monday 6th April.
A late entry to our trade hall. There is lots of wonderful game related stuff at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HeathmaidEmporium and there is even a discount code. Enter SCALE10 for 10% off. They ship worldwide and the discount runs all weekend
Edinburgh Games Shops
We’d just like to give a shout out to the local Edinburgh games shops,. They are having to rethink how to serve you folks during the Covid-19 lockdown, but they are being quite creative about it, so visit the links below to give them some love. Once this passes and they reopen be sure to visit in person and buy lots of fun stuff.
Black Lion Games
Their facebook page is awash with wonderful dark humour and Black Lion are still offering mail order. Give them a visit you know you want to.
Managed by Maya, Rarity Breaks is a local, family-run business, and we offer the use of two wonderful apartments.
Russell Gardens is located in Edinburgh’s beautiful Roseburn area, close to Murrayfield Stadium and the Water of Leith. This bright, spacious and well turned-out 3 bedroom apartment is perfect for larger families and groups wishing to stay in comfort. There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin room, 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite shower room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious and comfortable living room with dining area; it comfortably accommodates up to 6.
Gilmours Entry is located in the city centre, only a 1-2 minute walk from The Pleasance, and a 7 minute walk from the Royal Mile. This central, comfortable 2 bedroom apartment is excellent for sightseeing, theatre visits, weekend breaks or longer stays. There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 family bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and a comfortable living room with dining area; it comfortably accommodates up to 4.
Both our apartments are located in quiet residential neighbourhoods and benefit from having parking available for one car. They’re both on the ground floor (there are a few steps up to the main entrance at both properties), and are located only 2-3 minutes on foot from the nearest supermarkets and bus stops (there are also several bars and restaurants in the surrounding areas). We regularly welcome families at both apartments, and can provide travel cots and high chairs on request (included in the rental amount).
Why not get in touch today, and ask about our preferential rates on future bookings for ScaledCon attendees? Simply e-mail us, or get in touch via Messenger at our Facebook page.