Category Archives: AJET Events

Ehime AJET TTRPG: Spooky Scary Skeletons in Matsuyama

Edited by Jordan Rocke

On February 5th, 2023, JETs and other English educators from all over Ehime converged in Matsuyama for Ehime AJETs first TTRPG conference for the year! This was the second in-person TTRPG event since the start of the pandemic, and the first not to be hosted in an Australian’s house in Hojo. The game in question was The Skeletons by Jason Morningstar, published by Bully Pulpit. For more information on the game and how to play it, you can check out the page here, or you can check out game #9 in this previous article by your humble editor here. However, the biggest question is: how did the games unfold? To answer that question, I’ve asked representatives from each of the four tombs to explain how they found the event, and what their impressions were. Please enjoy this tour of the catacombs, far more populated than you would expect!

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30 Candles: Three Tales of Candlelit Horror

Edited by Jordan Rocke

On October 22nd, 2022, a decent cross-section of the population of Ehime JETs and former JETs turned up to sleepy little Hojo to try their best not to set fire to my unsuspecting tatami. Specifically, we all played a homebrew horror game named 10 Candles. We split into three groups in different parts of my house. Fueled by top-tier Hojoan pizza and Andrew’s amazing brownies, all our flavours of madness were bound to come out. As such, I asked players from each of the three groups to write a short summary of their experiences in the game. Please enjoy, thank you again to everyone who attended, and I appreciate that my house remains intact despite all the candles we burned through!

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Two Whole Days of Near Non-Stop Rugby: The Tokushima AJET Touch Rugby Tournament

By Jonty Cook


Every year – barring the Covid Era – the Shikoku University hosts a touch rugby tournament over a summer weekend for all to participate in. This year, we managed to scrounge up an Ehime team of 5 people to play, with another joining along as our support, photographer, and sideline coach. Not quite the team of a required six on the field, but we were ready to accept our role as the scrappy underdogs, underestimated by everyone and determined to shock and awe. We were the Ehime Goonies.

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Who Doesn’t Like A Good Story?: Game Mastering at the 2022 Ehime AJET TTRPG Conference

By Charles Marshall

While I love the life I’ve made for myself here, there’s definitely things that I miss having the ability to easily get involved with when I lived back in Alaska. And I’m sure that’s something a lot of us can relate to to some extent or other regardless of the hobby or passion. For me, it tends to be theatre, musicals and, most relevant to this article, table-top role-playing games, or TTRPGs for short.

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The Murder Mystery Dinner

By Sammi Jarnagin

On March 2nd, Ehime AJET hosted their annual Murder Mystery Dinner.  I’m a first year ALT, so this was the first event of its kind that I could go to.  I’m a sucker for true crime, thrillers, and mysteries so I had always wanted to attend a murder mystery event of some kind and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I booked a spot immediately and was happy to see that several of my friends had, too.

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AJET Niihama Beach Party 2015

Thank you to everyone who came all the way to Niihama’s token beach at the Marine Park on Saturday! The annual AJET beach party was a lot of fun, with antics involving (but not limited to) some intense flip cup games, a not-so-intense game of beer pong, frisbee, s`mores, a mass after-dark swim, fireworks, and a drone (yes, really). After concerns that the approaching typhoon would cause the event to be cancelled, I’m glad that we were all able to make it to the beach for what will probably be the last barbecue of the year. A HUGE otsukare to everyone who also made it to school sports days on the Sunday! Thanks guys, hope you had a good time! Keep tuned for the next event in AJET event in Toyo, and join us to conquer Mt Ishizuchi next month.