Op. Referendum went away from the sea this past weekend and went into the middle of the mountain but, neither to step on snow nor to see bears. The ingredients we tasted are the best condiment we can find in the Pyrenees: pure air and good people. We are talking about the most important leisure event in the Catalan Pyrenees: the 5th Festival del joc del Pirineu. Here, in La Seu, where paths meet and waters join, is where the game unfolded. This is how it was…Continue reading “2nd date 2020: La Seu d’Urgell”
The day was falling badly and some obstacles arose but, as the last post was already advancing, a scenario as irresistible as the historic building of the UB made the author take a train with #opreferendum under his arm, sheathe the cards with the latest changes and arrive just in time to make a match to Operation Referendum between columns of the nineteenth century.Continue reading “1st stop 2020: Historic building of the UB”
Few scenarios can be as privileged to make a game of Op. Referendum as the historical building of the UB (Barcelona University), as it was one of the key scenarios during the events that inspired the game. There is even a card with this location drawn on it! By the illustrator Ona Roig. So, although it is a complicated date for the author, the date is too tempting 😛Continue reading “Next stop: Ludo;UB (Barcelona)”
This weekend more than 10 games have been self-determined in Op. Referendum (we have lost count) full of tension, emotion and good vibes within the DAU Barcelona 2019 Festival. It has been exhausting but, at the same time, seeing how players enjoy the game is an invaluable energy boost (really!). Let’s do a little review…Continue reading “good vibes in the DAU 2019”
Today, September 15, it will be two years since the referendum campaign began. A historic countdown that no one will ever forget. This date was also the date chosen to launch the funding campaign to make Op. Referendum a reality in 2019, as we explained in this blog entry. But this, players, will have to wait a little longer 🙂Continue reading “Autumn 2019: re-planning…”
We are already in summer: flip flops, escapes to the beach, to the mountain, tomatoes, cicadas, mosquitoes, reissuance of Plats Bruts (?), annual break … No way! Operation Referendum does not rest and now that there is time will be spent more than ever with the project. But what is the plan? We’ll tell you…Continue reading “Summer 2019: planning…”
Manifestos against, manifestos in favour… A struggle during the first days of the campaign where each manifesto became a powerful weapon to win public opinion, making its way into the jungle of news that paraded before our eyes at a dizzying pace, impossible to follow. It was a struggle of numbers beyond the typical contradictions about the number of attendees in a demonstration.Continue reading “Manifests Battle”
The 49th One Night Stand, organised by the Kritik Club, has been the stage where the game has been deployed during (almost) the whole night. An intense appointment full of games and desire to play where we could sit for a while and explain Op. Referendum. By the way, referendum achieved, but with easy level 😛
The project is officially registered (and self-bureaucratised) in the Sant Esteve de les Roures Town Hall, a nice digital mountain village that we have been thinking about for too long. And if the map must be of Sant Esteve it must have by force the Plaça de la Pau (Peace Square), the main square that immortalizes this village.
There have been 33 role-playing associations and board games (mostly Catalan) called dice. The best way to test the mechanics of the game is to take it through the associations that want to participate, with very experienced players and with an immense knowledge of the play catalogue. Will we play? Will you play? Will you play?
They are as much images as data, statistics, news… everything we can find in this web project, born to fight against infoxication. Present to strengthen memory and awareness of what happened. A fabulous initiative that will come to us from pearls to consolidate the inspiration of the game.