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Gaming at the Geomatics Carnival 2018

Posted by Hisham
Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 11:05 pm.
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Bazli and I

Today, the Centre for International Languages was officially invited by Zainee to UiTM Arau nearby for their Geomatics Carnival 2018 exhibition. There was a hobbies exhibition section where I set up shop with tabletop RPGs with my colleague Bazli.

I would talk to visitors about using RPGs as a language learning tool. Also, to run games if and when I can.

Ace of Maths

Sharnizan of Serious Games UUM was also present to introduce and sell his product the Ace of Maths game to UiTM students. Though at this point he was explaining the card game to Bazli.

Play the game

There was no dearth of visitors to our tables when the exhibition started. The exhibition organisers even provided Bazli and I with a packed lunch.


My usual suspects line up was arrayed for display at their table, eliciting enquiries once in a while. I ran two game sessions for visitors.

(Links to actual play reports pending. Watch the list above for updates.)


The hall was quite packed with visitors who quickly transitioned into players.

Table visitors

I try my best to explain that RPGs were typically played without any boards or pieces and only with verbal interaction and dice to randomise task resolution of characters.


Elsewhere, there were boards. These schoolchildren are trying out Subbuteo, which I remember desparately wanting to buy when I was younger than these students thanks to advertisements in British comics and Shoot magazine in the early 1980s.

Champions of Midgard

The boardgames were brought by Nur Iskandar of LifeLong Gamers so that these ladies could be the Champions of Midgard.


Formula D!

Anyone wants to buy?

The LifeLong Gamers table is spectacular. These were all for sale during the exhibition.

Zainee, me, Sharnizan, Iskandar

At the end of the day, the hobbies section of the Geomatics Carnival took a photo together and hoped that we could do this again someday!

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