International TableTop Day 2022

International TableTop Day might be a little less International than it used to, but in all fairness we’ve decided to make it so it isn’t just one day either. Despite the name making less and less sense each year Cakes n Ladders is still going to host an event called International TableTop Day and it is going to be awesome!

Expect the day to be full of fun and excitement, laughter and good-natured conflict. This year we’re holding five tournaments. One will be the quiz night on Friday the 24th of June (our first team event ever). Three will be held on Saturday the 25th of June with the winners receiving their names on our ITTD trophy plus individual prize bags. Finally on Sunday the 26th of June we’re running a Cthulhu Wars tournament and partnering with Dice for Hire to run several sessions of D&D.

Like last year the event will be licensed! Look out for our themed cocktails Wood for Sheep and Azul Lagoon.

Our tournaments for the Saturday are Libertalia, Azul and Dominion. We’re expecting strong competition from our returning champions and hope to have plenty of newcomers ready to contest those trophy spots.

To sign up for the D&D sessions check out Dice for Hire’s facebook page here

Hope to see you all for International TableTop Day 2022 at Cakes n Ladders!

TableTop Tuesday | July 2021

For July’s TableTop Tuesday, players took on the role of skeletons (differentiated only by their fashionable headwear – a fez, a top hat, a bird mask, a green ‘G’ ball cap, and a stetson) all vying for the chance to be brought back to life. They had to compete in a treacherous trap-filled course to collect five (from an available nine) magical trinkets, then reach the exit alive (or is that undead?).
Dungeons & Dragons monster stats for a Skeleton
The boney bunch fell victim to a perilous pit, a flame-spewing statue, a portal to an unknown void, super sticky honey, a gigantic bolder, and several other unexpected inconvenient death traps! Good news though: if they died (which they all did – constantly) their spirits simply reset back in the starting room full of assorted old bones, cobbling together a new skeletal structure to try again. The best part? On each reset they had a small chance to gain extra body parts such as spare arms (quite handy for wielding more weapons), spare feet (to get a leg up on the competition), or even spare ribs (particularly tasty when barbecued)!

By the end of the undead free-for-all we had 4-legged, 3-armed, multi-stomached monstrosities, and when all was said and done the unnamed quadruped skeleton wearing a top hat beat out the rest. He dashed boldly with his handful of trinkets past all opponents to victory, resurrecting into the inimitable legend of olde, one Leeroy Jenkins.
Join us on August 3rd for the next thrilling TableTop Tuesday!