Would there be any interest in Karl (one half of C.D.) coming to the club for a Sunday and putting on some demo/participation games of 7TV and its associated spin-offs, 7ombieTV and 7th Voyage? This is partly driven by the fact that the wretch has not visited our new house since we moved to Bedford :-) But also because he has loads of lovely terrain boards to play on that just don't get enough of an outing, especially the 6-player mountain-lair-with-cable-car board.
Perhaps on Sunday 10th January (calendars permitting)?
Any 7TV would be 2nd edition, definitely. Much as there is a lot to love in 1st edition, 2nd ed is quicker to set up and quicker to play by a long way (and arguably better balanced, for those that care about such things). 1st edition owed a lot to its 'roleplaying' roots while 2nd edition has been influenced by the pick-up-and-play ideas of Malifaux, etc.
Both of the deals are available until 29/11/2015 so, if you are tempted, Damon, and a few other people are too, it might be worth throwing in together and doing the Club Deal to get some extra free stuff.
(PS: I've already pre-ordered the box set with the "Mad Science" starter box of miniatures because I have some models already from each of the other sets)
Focus at Crooked Dice is obviously on 2nd edition 7TV at the moment and (attempting to remain objective) it's a cracking version of the game which deserves some attention. However, if there is interest in 7ombieTV (zombie genre) or 7thVoyage (Ray Harryhausen Greek/Arabian adventure) they are both stand-alone games that are built with the same engine as 1st edition 7TV and then tweaked for the particular setting, respectively. Excellent games in their own right but they haven't undergone any "2nd-editionification" of any kind. Karl does have some beautiful terrain boards for them though.
Any particular requests for the type of game that you'd like to see on 10th January? I know that Karl has terrain and models for a Star Wars version of 7TV 2nd Edition which might resonate with people at the moment! I think it's a 4-player game. www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=85172.0
I suspect that other boards/games can be knocked together if there's something particular that you crave? The obvious choices are Blake's 7 and the various terrain boards for the standard "1960's spy-fi" setting for 7TV. There's also a Ghostbusters terrain board/game that's good for 2 players.
Let me know and I'll pass it on to Karl and see what he can bring along. Some may depend upon what of the previous demo games we've run have been converted from 1st edition to 2nd edition.