Wallace & Gromit close in on the Telly Tubbies
Leprecon was a great success with over two hundred at the con, some great games and generally a very good atmosphere. I'll be putting up some pictures over the next few days - but I think special mention has to go to the Wild Geese Wargaming Club's Telly Tubbies Game. This was run a number of years ago, but the thinking behind it is this.
The suits at RTE have cancelled all children's television programming barring the Telly Tubbies because their success makes all other programming superfluous. The now out of a job characters decide to take matters into their own hands and descend on the Tubbies in order to kidnap them and hold them to ransom, trading the captive Tubbies for renewed contracts.
The South Park boys advance
I'm not entirely sure what children's show these are from, Noddy I think?
Of course, the other characters had exactly the same idea - so what follows was a tense game of "Catch the Tubby" with quite a bit of internecine strife.
The band close in, working out very quickly that the randomly moving Tubbies are much easier to stomp into submission if they can be cornered.
Eeeh Gromit! Smurfs!
The South Park Boys advance while Thomas & Co chase a running tubby towards the table edge.
The fabulous Duck brothers - their purpose was obscure
The horror - the horror
This was an extremely silly game and great fun. I believe the South Park Boys & the Band shared the honours at the end of the day, while the Smurfs and Wallace & Gromit had succumbed to mutual annihilation.
Curiously enough this is the rare example of a game that I enjoyed, that doesn't have me considering a new period. Well done to the Wild Geese.