have held a Northern LAN. Many of our softie southerner’s almost got a nosebleed from venturing so far into foreign territory.
This was a compact LAN with only 7 clanners in attendance. In turn that was quite spacious. No sitting on each other during the day, and competing for shrinking floor space when crashing out for that few hours of shut eye.
Bop, having missed the previous LAN, threw open his living room. His partner made the wise move to run away on an all inclusive bargain holiday. She probably had the better deal.
Our LANs are becoming more about the social meet up gluttony and liver abuse, than gaming. We did manage a bit of BF, BF4 and CoD4, but it seemed that most spent time seeking out rather dodgy videos of people doing really stupid things or partaking in eating competitions. Worst highlight seemed to be some bloke who had two monkeys jump on his head and start humping each other
It must have been the booze
Catering proved an interesting experience. A few were introduced to the local “delicacy”, parmo. This turned out to be an artery clogging sort of pizza sized flattened breaded coated chicken buried in béchamel sauce and cheese. An all you can eat breakfast for and unlimited coffee for only £5.29 at the local pub showed the difference in cost of living up here, and even that the local takeaways would deliver with only a single dish was a surprise. Somehow we still found space in our bloated stomachs for Bops Sunday morning fry up to send us on our way. The diet starts tonight.
We look forward to our next gathering when maybe a few more clanners will attend.