So you've bought your ticket and found your way into the shiny new board game bar The BoardRoom but you've never played a fantasy board game before, there's all these actors poncing about in funny hats and where on earth have all the vowels in the title gone? Worry not brave adventurer, for here is a guide with some simple tips on what to do to not make the dragon angry.
STEP ONE: FORGET EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS STUFF.
So these games generally go on for months, and The BoardRoom is lovely and all but we've all got jobs and families so we've cut it down to half an hour, and you don't have to worry about numbers and rules and the like, that's our job. Just pop in, relax and try and make our lives as hard as possible.
STEP TWO: BRING YOUR KIDS
The show is fuelled entirely by imagination, your imagination that is, that's the deal, and ultimately who's got a better imagination than a child? The first four shows of the day are totally family friendly (the late night show is very not, however), so bring your kids during the daytime and let them help us slay some monsters, we've no idea how to do it without them.
STEP THREE: IT'S GONNA GET WEIRD
We've never done an improv show before, some of us have barely played DND before and we're basing most of the show on audience suggestion. We're prepared to fight goblin hordes from your granny's biscuit cupboard or even defend the gates of Helm's Deep against a shortage of toilet roll, so bring your craziest ideas along and we'll make them a reality before your very eyes.
STEP FOUR: DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE JUST SAID
Though the show relies on your input to keep the story progressing, don't be concerned about having to be a storytelling genius. We have come up with various ways to make your job as easy as possible, meaning all you really need to worry about is enjoying the show. So come on down, take a seat and prepare to embark on an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life, or at least keep you entertained for half an hour.
The Pub Corner Poets: Dngns 'n' Drgns: Abridged