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Mar. 2nd, 2013

Buying tickets for Con-Quest Midlands 2013

There are several ways to get tickets for you to attend Con-Quest 2013.

1. Press this PayPal link below and buy a ticket on-line. Remember to fill in you name and contact details. You will collect your ticket from the convention desk on the door on the day so avoiding any long queues at the box office.
The Early-Bird special rate is currently £6.00 if you buy before Wednesday 01st May 2013.
The PayPal button includes the Group Booking Discount as a single transaction only.


Con-Quest Tickets



2. Send a cheque or postal order to:
Con-Quest Midlands
Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
DE1 2NF


Please make them out to “Con-Quest Midlands”

3. If you are in Derby you can buy tickets over the counter at the Derby LIVE box office either at the Assembly Rooms box office located at the Market Place or at the Derby Theatre box office in the Westfield Centre.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.
Tickets go live on Monday 318th March 2013.

4. You can ring the Derby LIVE box office 01332 255800 and buy tickets over the phone. Both credit and debit cards are accepted for payment. Credit cards incur a £2 booking fee [debit cards don’t incur a fee] and postage will incur a charge of £1.
When collecting tickets from the box office the card used for payment must be seen.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.
Tickets go live on Monday 318th March 2013.

Group Booking Discount
For those in organised gaming groups or social groups you can get a Group Booking Discount. Please include the names of everyone on the ticket so that they can get in at the door. Individual members can collect their own tickets from the convention desk on the door on the day so avoiding any long queues at the box office.

For Group Bookings of between 6 to 10 tickets the total price is £36.00.
For Group Bookings of between 11 to 16 tickets the total price is £45.00.
For Group Bookings of between 17 to 24 tickets the total price is £60.00.


These discounts are only available if paying via PayPal or by cheque and as a single transaction. We can not offer any discount on tickets already purchased or include them in as part of the group ticket. They are not available from the Assembly Rooms Box Office.

Feb. 22nd, 2013

Con-Quest 2013 Promo Video

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This year's cheesy promo video for Con-Quest 2013 on Saturday May the Fourth 'be with you' 2013.

Con-Quest 2013 promo video

Feel free to share!

This year's cheesy promo video for Con-Quest 2013 on Saturday May the Fourth 'be with you' 2013.

Nov. 23rd, 2012

My RuneQuest Game at Dragonmeet 2012

Dragonmeet 2012. Kensington Town Hall, London.
Saturday 1st December 2012
http://dragonmeet.co.uk/

This is the game I'll be running at Dragonmeet 2012.
A Gloranthan game set in Second Age Ralios using RuneQuest 6e as the game system.


Wilderness Throne-01

Jul. 26th, 2012

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Authors' Seminar

The good people at Yog-Sothoth have recorded one of Continuum 2012's seminars.


Paul Fricker & Mike Mason, authors of the upcoming 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu recently gave a seminar on what's new and what to expect in the new version of Chaosium's game.

The seventh edition certainly isn't just a simple reprint of what has gone before but has been thoroughly revised and features mechanical changes to the system.

To find out more, listen to YSDC's recording of the event held at Continuum 2012.

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Authors' Seminar

Recorded at Continuum 2012, Leicester, UK. Saturday 21st July, 2012, 9 AM.
Apologies for the occasional sounds of a mobile phone signal. Mike had a dirty, dirty (audio leakage) iPhone on the desk during the seminar.


Mike holds up the new set of Call of Cthulhu rules. Some thinning down of the core book has been made...

Jul. 4th, 2012

conventions, Black & White

Back to RuneQuest.


Back in 1981 I was introduced to role-playing games by my elder brother Russell and his friend.
At the time I was drawing maps of ancient Greece as I had been going on a Hellenic mythological binge, so I was well up for a good fantasy game.

The game was RuneQuest (Games Workshop 2nd edition box set) and the setting was Glorantha. First scenario was 'Rainbow Mounds' and my character was a Blackfang Assassin as I wasn't keen on Orlanth or Kygor Litor (the only other options for cults).
From that moment I was hooked!



Every Sunday afternoon was a RuneQuest afternoon. We explored Glorantha, making most of it up as we went along, and I went through a new character every other week as I had a habit of killing off my PCs. Russell at the time had his character, Barefoot Bulltamer, living on an epic nine years of real time gaming. Barefoot went everywhere. Tarsh, Sartar, Prax, Pavis, Sanctuary (Thieves World) then onto Pamatela where he discovered that Basmol the Lion was really the Deity trapped under the Block in Prax.

We also explored the Young Kingdoms with 'Stormbringer', Known Space with 'RingWorld', the Mythos with 'Call of Cthulhu', lead an Elf Tribe with 'ElfQuest', and were even knights of Camelot with 'Pendragon'. We always stuck to Chaosium games and we returned to RuneQuest and Glorantha.

Then in 2000 at the Convulsion convention in Leicester we were introduced to 'Hero Wars' (later to known as HeroQuest). This way of gaming in Glorantha, with a more narrative structure, suited us as our games were heading in that direction anyway. There was a paradigm shift with the mechanics of the game system but we soon got over that.

I used HeroQuest with other settings and genres such as Firefly, Dad's Army, Supernatural, Heroes, and The Shield. My con games went fairly well, played over fifteen games per year, but there was always a backlash against them. Some people on the UK con scene would bad-mouth my games, spread their discontent about them and even rip down my sign-up sheets!
So I have abandoned that game system and gone back to an old favourite.

So now I return to RuneQuest.
I have the latest edition from Mongoose, written by Lawrence Whittaker and Pete Nash, and I have a Glorantha 2nd Age campaign planned. I have playtested some of the scenarios with my home group so I now have a scenario ready to run at Continuum 2012. Just some prep work to finish off like artwork, maps and the player characters to generate.
At some point I will swap over to Design Mechanism's RuneQuest 6e once I have the rules under my belt.

I have made up a RuneQuest character sheet in Microsoft Excel that calculates all the base skills, hit points, modifiers, etc.




Jul. 2nd, 2012

Last Day for Registrations

Today, Monday 2nd July 2012, is the last day we can accept registrations (with accommodation) for Continuum 2012.

Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012.
http://www.continuum.uk.net


If you wish to attend please get your registrations in today as we have to have all room allocations done for the University by the 4th July.

Please visit the Continuum 2012 Registration page for more details on how to register.



If you are just after a Weekend Pass (£35.00) or a Day Pass (£15.00 Sat or Sun, £10.00 Fri) without accommodation then you can still register up until Monday 16th July 2012.
Please note that we have limited passes available and they will be issued on a first come first served basis

May. 23rd, 2012

Continuum 2012 Temporary Website.

The server that hosted the Continuum 2012 website was hit by malware 7th May 2012, causing the website to be shut down.
The content has been backed up but those backup files have now infected too.
We are not sure when the website will be back up and running but we have created these temporary pages as a place-holder.
We will be adding more content soon to keep you informed.
More news will follow after Eternal Con.

Please email darransims@googlemail.com if you have any enquiries.

May. 4th, 2012

Saturday May the 4th 'Be With You' 2013

The next Con-Quest Midlands takes place on Saturday May the 4th 'Be With You' 2013.

Mark the date in your diaries, calendars, year planners, and schedules!

Apr. 30th, 2012

All Continuum 2012 Freeform Sign-ups are now open!

Third, and thus fully open, sign-up's are now active on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website

From that point on you can sign up for as many games as you think you can manage.

IMPORTANT!! Please note: You will NOT be able to sign up for a freeform game after the 23rd if you haven't paid to attend Continuum 2012.

Once you have paid for Continuum, register on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website.


Please note: Continuum will not be charging any of the players for playing in a freeform game; all freeform games will have free entry*.



*Some GMs may charge a fee to cover some of their out-of-pocket costs.
For the Game 'The Art of War' there will be a fee of £5 per player to cover costs of props as refreshments.




List of Freeform Games at Continuum 2012.
Best of The Wurst
The Pelorian Song Contest
Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!!
Diamond Geezers
Flimsey Turrets
The Linfarn Run
Last Night on the Titanic
The Koenig Dead
Night Train
The Art of War (or, Renaissance and Sensibility)

Apr. 21st, 2012

2nd Round of Freeform Sign-ups Open Soon!

Continuum Freeform games will be open for your second choice application at 9pm on Monday 23rd April 2012.

When it is opened you will be able to chose ONE more game to sign up for, so make sure it's the second one you most want.

You will be able to sign up for more games later.
Although this may seem strange to some, this way of booking has proved to be the fairest so far to ensure that everybody who wants to play gets a reasonable chance of places in the games they really want to play in.


IMPORTANT!! Please note: You will NOT be able to sign up for a freeform game after the 23rd if you haven't paid to attend Continuum 2012.

Once you have paid for Continuum, register on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website.


Please note: Continuum will not be charging any of the players for playing in a freeform game; all freeform games will have free entry*.



*Some GMs may charge a fee to cover some of their out-of-pocket costs.
For the Game 'The Art of War' there will be a fee of £5 per player to cover costs of props as refreshments.




List of Freeform Games at Continuum 2012.
Best of The Wurst
The Pelorian Song Contest
Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!!
Diamond Geezers
Flimsey Turrets
The Linfarn Run
Last Night on the Titanic
The Koenig Dead
Night Train
The Art of War (or, Renaissance and Sensibility)

Apr. 17th, 2012

Continuum 2012 Freeform Games Sign-up is open!


Continuum Freeform games are now open for your first choice application, they opened at 11pm on Monday 16th April 2012.

You will be able to only chose ONE game to sign up for initially, so make sure it's the one you most want.

You will be able to sign up for more games later.
Although this may seem strange to some, this way of booking has proved to be the fairest so far to ensure that everybody who wants to play gets a reasonable chance of places in the games they really want to play in.


IMPORTANT!! Please note: You will NOT be able to sign up for a freeform game after the 16th if you haven't paid to attend Continuum 2012.

Once you have paid for Continuum, register on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website.


Please note: Continuum will not be charging any of the players for playing in a freeform game; all freeform games will have free entry*.



*Some GMs may charge a fee to cover some of their out-of-pocket costs.
For the Game 'The Art of War' there will be a fee of £5 per player to cover costs of props as refreshments.




List of Freeform Games at Continuum 2012.
Best of The Wurst
The Pelorian Song Contest
Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!!
Diamond Geezers
Flimsey Turrets
The Linfarn Run
Last Night on the Titanic
The Koenig Dead
Night Train
The Art of War (or, Renaissance and Sensibility)

Apr. 7th, 2012

Get Ready for Con-Quest Midlands 2012!

Con-Quest Midlands 2012. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK
Saturday 14th April 2012.
http://www.con-quest.co.uk/

Here are the new flyers for Con-Quest 2012.
The three dice signify the third event of Con-Quest, as it’s our third year!


Apr. 3rd, 2012

Continuum

Continuum 2012 Freeform Sign-up Opens!

Just a short note to let everyone know that the Continuum Freeform games will be open for your first choice application at 11pm on Monday 16th April 2012.

When it is opened you will be able to only chose ONE game to sign up for initially, so make sure it's the one you most want.

You will be able to sign up for more games later. 
Although this may seem strange to some, this way of booking has proved to be the fairest so far to ensure that everybody who wants to play gets a reasonable chance of places in the games they really want to play in. 


IMPORTANT!! Please note: You will NOT be able to sign up for a game on the 16th if you haven't paid for Continuum 2012 by the 15th April 2012.

Once you have paid for Continuum, register on the Continuum 2012 Freeform site and get ready for 11pm on the 16th.

Good Luck!

Feb. 27th, 2012

Continuum 2012 Freeforms/LARPs

Good day everyone.
Just a quick note to say that the Continuum 2012 Freeform web pages are now active, with five confirmed games and several more in the bidding.


Please register your interest in playing a freeform at Continuum 2012.
If you do not register you will not be informed when the freeforms are opened for player signup.
You don't have to pay for Continuum 2012 membership to register your interest, so why not register today.
However, you will not be able to sign up for any game until you have paid for Continuum 2012 membership.

The first games will be open for player sign up at the end of March so make sure you have paid your fees before then or you may miss out on the game you really want to play.
Let the games commence!

Best of The Wurst
by Martin Jones, Nickey Barnard, Mike Snowden, Julia
1942: Occupied France
In Quimper Castle Hotel, overlooking the sleepy town of Quimper, a very important event is being planned. To demonstrate that German/Francorelations are, in fact, excellent, Colonel Kronenburg has organised a sausage tasting competition - the best German wurst against sausages from across Europe! Is there any doubt who will win? There are even rumours of a visiting Very Important Person.
But in a hotel famed for its painting of St Francis of Assisi with the Large Boobies and the Great Tits (it's a nature scene), the locals may have other ideas…
The Best of the Wurst is a very silly game for 9 players, set in a France not a million miles away from 'Allo 'Allo!

Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!!
by John Corrado Jr., Anne Cross, Jeff Diewald, Philip Goetz, David Lichtenstein, Michael McAfee, Don Ross, Alex Thorn, Mark Waks
COLLISION IMMINENT! Can someone turn that alarm off? Please report to your assigned lifepod station immediately... Have you seen Fifi? Why does that engineer look worried? ...where a trained and friendly Imagineeriumâ„¢ starship cruise line crewmember will help you... Did you hear that thump? COLLISION IMMINENT! What do you mean I can't get another Rigellian Core Meltdown to go? What am I supposed to drink while I wait? Is the air getting thin in here? ...to safely board a lifepod that will carry you to rescue in the unlikely event of an actual evacuation... COLLISION IMMINENT! Will an officer please report to the Leo Deck? Daddy? Do you know where my Daddy is? Please do not panic! COLLISION IMMINENT!

Flimsey Turrets
by Fiona Lloyd
Sometimes the only way to get through an awkward situation is NOT to let people know exactly what is going on. Unpalatable as you obviously find it, during the course of this evening you may have to lie.

Last night on the Titanic
by Chris Killey, Paul Killey
The Titanic was one the the greatest ships ever to sail and it was also one of the worst disasters ever to hit the front pages.
Climb aboard and join in the intrigue on board the titanic on its fateful first and final voyage. But there is only one question, What would you do to save the titanic?

The Art of War (or, Renaissance and Sensibility)
by Mark Galeotti
Renaissance Italy, turned on its head by Leonardo da Vinci’s clockpunk revolution. A 45ish player, 4ish hour game of high politics and low comedy, art and politics, love and war, drama and pizza, in three acts. The Borgias meets Assassin’s Creed II, with a touch of Carry On…
More information here

The new policy is we will not be charging any of the players for playing in a freeform game; all freeform games will have free entry.

Feb. 15th, 2012

Continue Booking For Continuum 2012

Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012.
http://www.continuum.uk.net


The Early Bird offer has ended with great success as 101 members took advantage of the cheaper price. Out of that 101, 89 of those are staying for the weekend with 12 members attending on a Weekend Pass. We still have plenty of rooms available but the deadline for all bookings is Monday 2nd July 2012.

There are two types of membership to Continuum 2012; one is a Membership Fee is when you chose the accommodation on site at the venue and the other is a Weekend Pass without accommodation designed for locals or for people staying in alternative accommodation like local hotels, B&Bs or staying with friends.

Continuum Registration
This is in conjuction with the accommodation offered on site.

Continuum 2012 Registration (Standard):£30.00

Continuum Accommodation
There is only one type of room on offer All accommodation will be single occupancy bedrooms with en suite bathroom.

En-Suite Room (per night):£47.00
En-Suite Room (3 night discount):£120.00

Please note that there are no twin rooms or double rooms available at Continuum 2012.

Weekend Pass (Without Accommodation)
A Weekend Pass or Day Pass allows you entry to the convention from 09:30 in the morning until the ‘last dance’ after the main bar has closed. Entry on the Friday is from 14:00 hence the lower price.

Continuum 2012 Weekend Pass (Standard):£35.00
Day Pass (Friday Only):£10.00
Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday):£15.00


Registration opens for all bookings on Monday 13th June 2011.


Register Via Post
You can register your place at Continuum by simply filling out the Continuum 2012 Booking Form and sending it to:
Continuum
53 Stepping Lane
Derby
DE1 1GL

Please make all cheques payable to “Continuum”.

Register Via PayPal
You can send us your registration/room payments via PayPal. To do this, simply go to your PayPal account and send the correct amount of money (using the guidelines stated above) to:
payment@continuum.uk.net
Please ensure you include the following details with your PayPal order: Your name, address, and phone number.
Please then fill in the Continuum 2012 Booking Form, marking that you have paid via Paypal and send it to:
darransims@googlemail.com

Alternatively you can use the Paypal button on the Continuum 2012 below, just select which option you are going for, either a 3 night stay, 2 night stay, a single night stay, a weekend pass, or a day pass.






Type of Stay









Breakdown of Prices

Registration TypeStandard
En-Suite Single Room 3 nights + Registration =£150.00
En-Suite Single Room 2 nights + Registration =£124.00
En-Suite Single Room 1 night + Registration =£77.00
Without Accommodation  
Weekend Pass (No Accommodation) =£35.00
Friday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£10.00
Saturday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£15.00
Sunday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£15.00



Deadline for all bookings is Monday 9th July 2012.




See you all there!

Dec. 28th, 2011

[Continuum 2012] The Early-Bird offer ends soon!

Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012.
http://www.continuum.uk.net


Greetings Continuees!
Just to let you know that the Early Bird offer of £140.00 for the whole weekend ends on 31st of December 2011.
So head over to the Continuum website and sign up while it lasts!

To register by post
You can register your place at Continuum by simply filling out the Continuum 2012 Booking Form and sending it to:
Continuum
53 Stepping Lane
Derby
DE1 1GL

Please make all cheques payable to "Continuum".
Note that we do prefer cheques.


To register by PayPal
You can send us your registration/room payments via PayPal. To do this, simply go to your PayPal account and send the correct amount of money to:
"payment@continuum.uk.net"
Please ensure you include the following details with your PayPal order: Your name, address, and phone number.
Please then fill in the Continuum 2012 Booking Form, marking that you have paid via Paypal and send it to:
darransims@googlemail.com

Alternatively you can use the Paypal button on the Continuum 2012 website linked below, just select which option you are going for, either a 3 night stay, 2 night stay, a single night stay, a weekend pass, or a day pass.




Please note if you are a little late getting the payment in due the Christmas post or waiting for the website updates that shouldn't be an issue. ;)

Nov. 12th, 2011

New Guest of Honour at Continuum 2012

We have an additional Guest of Honour to announce!
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Neil Gow.



Guest Of Honour - Neil Gow
Neil is the man behind Omnihedron Games and their award-winning Napoleonic games, Duty & Honour and Beat to Quarters. A vocal member of the UK's independent games publishing community, Neil has also worked as an international community manager and organised play coordinator for Precedence Publishing and Comic Images in the ccg world. This will be Neil's first time at Continuum so be gentle with him!

Neil spends his non-gaming time as a college business lecturer and lives on Tyneside with his long-suffering wife, his relentlessly geeky daughters, a cat that thinks it's a dog and a hamster that thinks it's a ninja...

Oct. 16th, 2011

Guests of Honour at Continuum 2012

We are proud to announce the Guests of Honour that will be joining us at Continuum 2012
We feel have one of the strongest line-ups of Guests of Honour for our 20th year anniversary Continuum in 2012 covering a wide range of games and settings.
So with no further ado we shall introduce them in reverse alphabetical order:



Guest Of Honour - Lawrence Whitaker
Lawrence is one-half of The Design Mechanism, the company formed with Pete Nash to produce and publish the next edition of RuneQuest. In former incarnations he has freelanced for Chaosium and worked as a staff writer for Mongoose Publishing. The more observant among you might also remember him from previous Continuums and Convulsions.

Loz is delighted to be helping the Leicester Convention move into its twentieth anniversary and intends celebrating the journey with games, seminars and a fair amount of socialising.



Guest Of Honour – Jeff Richard
Jeff Richard is the editor-in-chief for Moon Design Publications and one of the lead writers. He’s the co-author (with Greg Stafford) of a half-dozen Gloranthan publications including Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes and the Sartar Companion.
Jeff is rumoured to reside in fortified bunker somewhere deep in Berlin.



Guest Of Honour - Sandy Petersen
Sandy Petersen, while working for the RPG company Chaosium, designed and developed the award-winning Call of Cthulhu game. Sandy also co-authored many RuneQuest supplements; most notably the critically acclaimed Trollpak and a number of other fine Glorantha supplements.

Sandy also worked for Microprose, where he is credited for work between 1989 and 1992 on the games Darklands, Hyperspeed, Lightspeed, Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Sword of the Samurai.
Sandy joined id Software about 10 weeks before the December 1993 release of DOOM and in that time created 19 levels for it. He later created 17 of the levels for DOOM II, and 7 levels for Quake. His Lovecraftian influences also affected some of the monster design for these games.
In June 1997 Sandy joined Ensemble Studios. There, he has worked as a game designer on several of their Age of Empires titles, including Rise of Rome, Age of Kings, Age of Mythology, and The Conquerors.



Guest Of Honour - Pete Nash
Despite a hat that suggests a certain level of impudent stupidity, Pete is the other half of The Design Mechanism. Formerly a staff writer with Mongoose Publishing, Pete is the ENNIE award winning author of 'Rome: Life and Death of the Republic' and a lifelong practitioner of armed combat. A Continuum and Convulsion veteran, Pete is intending to help make Continuum 2012 memorable by promoting RuneQuest's sixth edition, running demonstration games and participating in all manner of informative and riveting seminars. Good single malt whiskey may also play a part.



Guest Of Honour – Rick Meints
President of Moon Design Publications, Gloranthan archivist, collector, Guinness fan, and the Eternal Auctioneer , Rick is a lifelong friend of both Convulsion and Continuum, and simply a great personality to have at any convention. Rick’s tireless devotion to Glorantha has injected a new energy and drive into HeroQuest, and we know that Rick’s champing at the bit to reveal his Master Plan and, at the same time, unveil the latest HQ releases.



Guest Of Honour - Robin Laws
Robin Laws has been designing games for a living since 1993.
His notable credits include the hit RPG Feng Shui, Rune, Robin’s Laws of Good Gamemastering, Dungeon Master’s Guide II for D&D, Stunning Eldritch Tales for Trail of Cthulhu, Glorantha: The Second Age for Mongoose’s RuneQuest, and The Esoterrorists for the GUMshoe System.

Robin is the author of over a dozen role-playing sourcebooks and adventures, and a contributor to many more. His publishers include Wizards of the Coast, FASA, Atlas, Pelgrane, Pinnacle, Mayfair, Issaries, Mongoose Publishing, and Steve Jackson Games.

Robin lives in beautiful Toronto with his lovely wife Valerie.
In his secret identity, he indulges his interest in cinema and continues to accumulate an alarming number of CDs.



Guest Of Honour - Mark Galeotti
Historian, scholar, game designer and tea-drinker, Mark is a true Renaissance Man, which is singularly appropriate given what he’ll be bringing to Continuum 2012. A long-time friend of Continuum, Professor Galeotti is delighted to be able to make it back from New York to his native soil (and even more delighted to be able to get the hell out before the Olympics).

He’s been the Acquisitions Editor for Issaries, written and edited a range of HeroQuest books, produced Mythic Russia and is now working on 1510, a Wordplay rpg set in an alternative Renaissance Italy, where Leonardo da Vinci’s clock-punk technology battles with Vatican Inquisitors, Venetian spies, French armies and Florentine traitors.
Mark will be running The Art of War for us, an epic new freeform in this Renaissance setting and bringing more historical fantasy to Continuum.



Guest Of Honour - Angus Abranson
Angus Abranson is the Founder and a Director of games publisher Cubicle 7 Entertainment who are one of the most prolific publishers around today. Publishing a mix of their own games, licenses and games on behalf of a host of partner companies Cubicle 7 are perhaps best known for their Middle Earth RPG “The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild” and their “Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space” RPG based on the cult BBC TV series.

Cubicle 7 also publish a range of Call of Cthulhu books in their “Cthulhu Britannica” and “World War Cthulhu” lines as well as their BRP/Mythos “The Laundry” based upon the novels of Charles Stross.
Working with over 30 partner companies, as well as a number of licenses, Angus is in charge of their New Business and Partner Development, as well as their Board and Card Game side.

Angus worked at legendary games shop ‘Leisure Games’ for over 20 years, helped launch Valkyrie magazine in 1994 as well as having worked with a number of other RPG magazines and is also runs the Dragonmeet games convention in London and the Gameforce Network.

He currently lives in Wiltshire near ancient stone circles and works in Oxford near ancient seats of learning.

Jun. 13th, 2011

Booking For Continuum 2012

Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012.
http://www.continuum.uk.net


With the increase in prices and VAT the single night room rate has gone up from £45.00 to £47.00 per night. However we have kept the bargain price of £120.00 for staying allthree nights so you can still have the discount. We have also kept the Early-Bird price of the membership at the same price, £20.00 if you book in 2011. If you pay in 2012 the membership price goes up to £30.00 so it does pay to book early. So a three night stay at Continuum 2012 if you book early is only £140.00, or if you miss the Early Bird offer it will cost £150.00.

There are two types of membership to Continuum 2012; one is a Membership Fee is when you chose the accommodation on site at the venue and the other is a Weekend Pass without accommodation designed for locals or for people staying in alternative accommodation like local hotels, B&Bs or staying with friends.

Continuum Registration
This is in conjuction with the accommodation offered on site.

Continuum 2012 Registration (Early Bird):£20.00
Continuum 2012 Registration (Standard):£30.00

Continuum Accommodation
There is only one type of room on offer All accommodation will be single occupancy bedrooms with en suite bathroom.

En-Suite Room (per night):£47.00
En-Suite Room (3 night discount):£120.00

Please note that there are no twin rooms or double rooms available at Continuum 2012.

Weekend Pass (Without Accommodation)
A Weekend Pass or Day Pass allows you entry to the convention from 09:30 in the morning until the ‘last dance’ after the main bar has closed. Entry on the Friday is from 14:00 hence the lower price.

Continuum 2012 Weekend Pass (Early Bird):£25.00
Continuum 2012 Weekend Pass (Standard):£35.00
Day Pass (Friday Only):£10.00
Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday):£15.00


Registration opens for all bookings on Monday 13th June 2011.

The Early Bird offer ends on Saturday 31st December 2011.


Register Via Post
You can register your place at Continuum by simply filling out the Continuum 2012 Booking Form and sending it to:
Continuum
53 Stepping Lane
Derby
DE1 1GL
Please make all cheques payable to “Continuum”.

Register Via PayPal
You can send us your registration/room payments via PayPal. To do this, simply go to your PayPal account and send the correct amount of money (using the guidelines stated above) to:
payment@continuum.uk.net
Please ensure you include the following details with your PayPal order: Your name, address, and phone number.
Please then fill in the Continuum 2012 Booking Form, marking that you have paid via Paypal and send it to:
darransims@googlemail.com

Alternatively you can use the Paypal button on the Continuum 2012 below, just select which option you are going for, either a 3 night stay, 2 night stay, a single night stay, a weekend pass, or a day pass.






Type of Stay




Breakdown of Prices

Registration TypeEarly BirdStandard
En-Suite Single Room 3 nights + Registration =£140.00£150.00
En-Suite Single Room 2 nights + Registration =£114.00£124.00
En-Suite Single Room 1 night + Registration =£67.00£77.00
Without Accommodation  
Weekend Pass (No Accommodation) =£25.00£35.00
Friday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£10.00£10.00
Saturday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£15.00£15.00
Sunday Day Pass (No Accommodation) =£15.00£15.00



Deadline for all bookings is Monday 2nd July 2012.




See you all there!

Jun. 8th, 2011

Continuum 2012 Registration Opens



The next Continuum will be Friday 20th July to Monday 23rd July 2012.
John Foster Hall, Leicester University Halls of Residence, Oadby, Leicester, UK.

Registration opens on Monday 13th June 2011.

More details will follow as this website will be updated by then.



May. 11th, 2011

Continuum 2012



The next Continuum will be Friday 20th July to Monday 23rd July 2012.
John Foster Hall, Leicester University Halls of Residence, Oadby, Leicester, UK.

The date refers to the 2012 Mayan apocalypse prophecy that foretells the end of the world.

The main theme of the convention will be Apocalypse, End of the World/Galaxy/Universe/Multiverse, Judgment Day, Ragnarök, Götterdämmerung, Qiyamah, End of Days, Armageddon, etc.

May. 3rd, 2011

A Big Thank You from the Con-Quest Organisers

So Con-Quest 2011 was a great success with plenty of great games running and a busy trade hall. Though numbers were down a little on last years’ event due to the double bank holiday, royal wedding and sunny weather; the atmosphere was great and all the attendees were very enthusiastic.
We had a great line-up of varied games delivered by top class GMs, in our humble opinion one of the strongest game programmes we have seen at any con, and a wide selection of traders and exhibition stalls.
I, personally, enjoyed myself even with all the hard work I had to do and it was great to see everyone happy. :D

First off I would like to thank my co-organiser Dave McAlister, not only for his sterling work in keeping the Con-Quest website and forum ticking over, but for his patience and hard work on the day keeping everything running and covering the Bring & Buy stall for most of the day. His good humour and steadfast demeanour certainly helped me keep working on the day.

We would also like to thank the Con-Quest volunteers for their hard work in making the day a success. Russell, my brother, for his printing of the Con-Quest 2011 Programme Books as well as his help on the day. My Sister, Amy, for helping on the door and Laura for her help on the door and the Bring & Buy stall.

Without all the Game Masters who volunteer their time and creative energy in running some fantastic games for us, Con-Quest couldn’t happen. We would like to thank them all for stepping up to the plate [Gaming Table?] and delivering some magnificent scenarios to the players.
We would especially like to thank the following GMs for the extra effort they went to present and organise their games:
Team 8; John Wilson, Sue Wilson, John Dodd, and Ash Elliott for their great organisation and total dominance of one of the gaming rooms.
Paul Lawrence for his Realms of Cthulhu games with great homemade props and game aids.
Simon Bell for his two Traveller games that transported the player to distant realms.
Jez ‘Jonny Gray’s Brother’ Gray for his entertaining Apocalypse World double-slotter game.
All the Pathfinder GMs for all their organised play.
Chris Tregenza and the 6D6 GMs for all their enthusiasm as well as running games for those players who missed the sign ups.


Alessio Cavatore running his Shuuro game.


Paul Lawrence GMing his game.


More of the 6D6 crew with Chris Tregenza.


The 6D6 Crew


Peter Allan running his Pathfinder game.

We would like to thank all the traders and exhibition stalls/games in making the whole event such a great place to be. We will not name them all here as they were all equally superb.

I would like to thank the Brunswick Inn for hosting our Aftershow party and I would like to thank the Derby LIVE and Kudos Catering staff that were very helpful on the day.


Aftershow Party in the Brunswick Inn.

And finally we would like to thank all the attendees who came to the event and played in all the games and took part in the event. Everyone was happy to be there and created such an abundant party ambience throughout the event. Your feedback on the forms we handed out will be invaluable for our next event and I will publish the results once they are collated.
Here are the feedback results from Con-Quest 2010 for those of you that are interested.

Con-Quest 2010 Feedback Results


See you all we hope in 2012!
Thank You!

Con-Quest Midlands 2012 on Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Derby Assembly Rooms

Apr. 18th, 2011

Get Ready For Con-Quest 2011

Just to let you all know that Con-Quest Midlands 2011 will take place on Saturday 30th April 2011 at the Derby Assembly Rooms.


Tickets from the Box Office are now on sale!


You can now get your Early-Bird tickets at the special rate of £6.00 via the Con-Quest website using Paypal.


More news about events and games will follow...



With new art work by Cherrie Button especially for Con-Quest, here is the new flyer.

By Cherrie Button



Our inaugural year was a great success, with hundreds of delegates coming along and joining the fun, including fifty games masters, a live action performance group and several demo teams, retailers, traders and more!

We have a top class programme of games on offer already, with great game masters , old and new, signed up to run wide variety of fantastic games - but we aim to go bigger and better, so can still squeeze a few more in.
We also want some more wargames, battleboards that really impress and show off our hobby.

If you want to run an RPG, or some drop-in games like skirmish wargames, card games and board games, you can get in to the event early and totally free with one of our sassy Volunteer Wristbands. What's more, we have a GM Lounge with a water cooler, tea, coffee and hot chocolate for you to relax and freshen up between games.

If you want to help out in other ways, volunteers are also wanted to run the Bring and Buy stall and assist at the game sign-up boards, so if you want to support us that way, there's all the benefits above for you too!

Just contact me.

May. 14th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010 Freeform & LARP Games

Here are the Continuum 2010 Freeform Games.
More details are available in the Freeform section of the Continuum Website

The games are provisionally scheduled to run in the following slots*

Friday Night - Veteran's Day. [Aging Superheroes reunite]
Saturday Day - Fall of the House of Malan. [Gloranthan clan politics and war!]
Saturday Night - Kingsport. [Call of Cthulhu horror]
Sunday Morning - Last Voyage of the Santa Anna. [Victorian intrigue and mystery]
Sunday Day - You Can't Take the Sky From Me. [Firefly/Serenity action and adventure]

*Game slots may be altered.


The Last Voyage of the Santa Anna

GM: Graham Robinson
No. of Players: 16
Requirements: None

Teaser:
"In 1883, the steamship Santa Anna left Liverpool, bound for New York. Many legends have grown up around her final voyage. It seems unlikely that her true fate will ever be known, not least due to the wild stories of intrigue and the supernatural told by some of the survivors..."
- Lost Ships of the North Atlantic

"Santa Anna" is a rules-lite freeform, which requires no special knowledge or experience. All players are, of course, very welcome.
The game emphasises scheming, sneaking, deal-making, trading, romance, and socialising, with an element of the supernatural. I should warn you that there is a risk that everyone will die, though some survivors is more likely.

So, welcome aboard, and discover what happened during the fateful final hours of the "Santa Anna".


Veteran's Day

GM: Martin Jones, Mike Snowden
No. of Players: 20
Requirements: None

Teaser: by Clare Gardner/Mike Grace/Alex Helm/Martin Jones/Adrian Smith/Mike Snowden

25 years ago was the age of Superheroes, who saved the Earth from the Alien threat. Today we celebrate the end of the war, and honour their sacrifice, with the last remaining veterans.

You are at the reception to present medals to the last remaining veterans.
Scores may be settled and secrets revealed.

Written at the 2009 "Peaky" weekend, and subsequently expanded.
For more information visit http://freeforms.sabreit.co.uk/veteransday

Fall of the House of Malan

GM: Jeff Richard
No. of Players: TBC
Requirements: None

Teaser:
Set in Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha the Fall of the House of Malan is a story of clan politics, bloodshed, war, greed and faith.

The Orlanthi are a proud and strong folk, hot headed and always seeking to prove their worth to their god Orlanth. Join the barbarian clans of these fearsome heroes. This is the story of the Tribe of Malan, of its trial and tribulations. Walk with the storm gods, make war with your clan enemies and rejoice at the feasts with your ancestors.


This game will suit all kinds of freeformers, appealing to those who love to boast, covort and conspire.
The game is aimed at all levels of player and a deep knowledge is not required to enjoy in the fun.

For more information on Glorantha and the Orlanthi can be found at
www.Glorantha.com


Kingsport: Terror in Store

GM: Chris Killey
No. of Players: 18 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
A Lovecraftian horror freeform to be performed Saturday evening at Continuum 2010.
“In the morning mist comes up from the sea by cliffs beyond Kingsport. White and feathery it comes from the deep to its brothers the clouds, full of dreams…” – H.P. Lovecraft

All players are strongly encouraged to prepare appropriate costumes, further guidance will be provided once players have been allocated their character.

As this game is one of mystery, suspense and gut wrenching terror, no further information will be supplied prior to game other than individual character packs and rules guidance. Details on how to sign up for this game will follow soon! Chris may need support from GM’s to help run his game, if you are interested then contact Simon Bray via the Contacts section.


You Can't Take the Sky from Me...

GM: Simon Bray & Darran Sims
No. of Players: 25 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
"By order of the Union of Allied Planets Eavesdown Docks is under full Landlock, no ships may enter or leave the area for the next twenty four hours. Persephone port authorities will be searching all ships; a known fugitive is believed to be hiding somewhere within the vicinity.
The Alliance requests that all citizens carry on their persons their ident cards. If you see anyone acting suspiciously then report it immediately to the nearest command post..."


Things are heating up down by the Docks, and it’s not just the 'Good Dogs' that are sizzling over the grill. There is civil unrest; the filthy underbelly of the city has rolled itself over for all to view and the Alliance are not happy. Tongs and Triads roam the streets, muscling in on the companies of 'legitimate businessmen', smugglers, whores and Browncoats keep rearing their ugly heads. The local garrison is spread thin, especially since the fire bombing of the Glorious Ole Opera and adjoining buildings. To make matters worse, Governor Macon has chosen this time of discord to further the objectives of his Electoral campaign and seeks to meet and greet the fair folks of the Docks. You can be assured that his rivals will be doing likewise. Combine that with the discord amongst the Companions Guild and Miss Dahlia and you have a whole heap of trouble.

Data: "You Can't Take the Sky from me..." is a freeform role-playing game for 25 players, set in the wonderful setting of Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity 'verse. There is no need to be a Browncoat or Firefly afficianado, however I do want players willing to throw themselves into their characters and chew scenery, new players are welcome, so long as they understand this expectation.

Apr. 20th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010 Freeform Games

Here are the Continuum 2010 Freeform Games.
More details are available in the Freeform section of the Continuum Website

Fall of the House of Malan

GM: Jeff Richard
No. of Players: TBC
Requirements: None

Teaser:
Set in Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha the Fall of the House of Malan is a story of clan politics, bloodshed, war, greed and faith.

The Orlanthi are a proud and strong folk, hot headed and always seeking to prove their worth to their god Orlanth. Join the barbarian clans of these fearsome heroes. This is the story of the Tribe of Malan, of its trial and tribulations. Walk with the storm gods, make war with your clan enemies and rejoice at the feasts with your ancestors.


This game will suit all kinds of freeformers, appealing to those who love to boast, covort and conspire.
The game is aimed at all levels of player and a deep knowledge is not required to enjoy in the fun.

For more information on Glorantha and the Orlanthi can be found at
www.Glorantha.com


Kingsport: Terror in Store

GM: Chris Killey
No. of Players: 18 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
A Lovecraftian horror freeform to be performed Saturday evening at Continuum 2010.
“In the morning mist comes up from the sea by cliffs beyond Kingsport. White and feathery it comes from the deep to its brothers the clouds, full of dreams…” – H.P. Lovecraft

All players are strongly encouraged to prepare appropriate costumes, further guidance will be provided once players have been allocated their character.

As this game is one of mystery, suspense and gut wrenching terror, no further information will be supplied prior to game other than individual character packs and rules guidance. Details on how to sign up for this game will follow soon! Chris may need support from GM’s to help run his game, if you are interested then contact Simon Bray via the Contacts section.


You Can't Take the Sky from Me...

GM: Simon Bray & Darran Sims
No. of Players: 25 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
"By order of the Union of Allied Planets Eavesdown Docks is under full Landlock, no ships may enter or leave the area for the next twenty four hours. Persephone port authorities will be searching all ships; a known fugitive is believed to be hiding somewhere within the vicinity.
The Alliance requests that all citizens carry on their persons their ident cards. If you see anyone acting suspiciously then report it immediately to the nearest command post..."


Things are heating up down by the Docks, and it’s not just the 'Good Dogs' that are sizzling over the grill. There is civil unrest; the filthy underbelly of the city has rolled itself over for all to view and the Alliance are not happy. Tongs and Triads roam the streets, muscling in on the companies of 'legitimate businessmen', smugglers, whores and Browncoats keep rearing their ugly heads. The local garrison is spread thin, especially since the fire bombing of the Glorious Ole Opera and adjoining buildings. To make matters worse, Governor Macon has chosen this time of discord to further the objectives of his Electoral campaign and seeks to meet and greet the fair folks of the Docks. You can be assured that his rivals will be doing likewise. Combine that with the discord amongst the Companions Guild and Miss Dahlia and you have a whole heap of trouble.

Data: "You Can't Take the Sky from me..." is a freeform role-playing game for 25 players, set in the wonderful setting of Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity 'verse. There is no need to be a Browncoat or Firefly afficianado, however I do want players willing to throw themselves into their characters and chew scenery, new players are welcome, so long as they understand this expectation.

Mar. 26th, 2010

conventions, Black & White

DriveThruRPG Convention Support for Con-Quest 2010

We are very excited about the sponsorship and support we are getting off DriveThruRPG!
Many thanks to Sean P. Fannon for sorting this out for us.

DriveThruRPG Logo

DriveThruRPG is proud to support Con-Quest Midlands 2010 by providing a special coupon code for 20% off the following products:


• Brave New World (AEG)
• Fantasy Craft (Crafty Games)
• Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (Cubicle 7)
• Heavy Gear Blitz! Locked & Loaded - Rulebook Rev 1.1 (Dream Pod 9)
• Dragonshire: Mega Bundle Set (Fat Dragon Games)
• The Dungeon Alphabet (Goodman Games)
• Fuzzy Heroes, 2nd Edition (Inner City Games Designs)
• RuneQuest II (Mongoose Publishing)
• Rifts (Palladium Books)
• Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion (Pinnacle Entertainment)
• Cyberpunk v.3 (R. Talsorian Games)
• Realms of Cthulhu (Reality Blurs)


The code will be printed in the Con-Quest 2010 Convention Booklet that every attendee of Con-Quest 2010 will receive on arrival.
It will work from the 10-04-10 for three months.

Mar. 19th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010 Promotional Video

Here is the promotional video for Continuum 2010 that takes place on Friday 2nd to Monday 5th July 2010 at John Foster Hall, University of Leicester Halls of Residence, Leicester, UK.





Please remember that the 'Early-Bird' price break ends on 1st April 2010!
Official announcement about the Freeform/LARP games follows next week!

Mar. 10th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010: Game Highlights

Continuum 2010. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.
http://www.continuum.uk.net

Here are some of the games already planned for this year’s convention. If your game isn’t listed here then contact Mike at bingopajamas@gmail.com with your game details!

You’ll be able to sign up for these games and lot of others at the convention – they’ll be game signup sheets in the main hallway (outside the dining room).

If you’ve not already booked your ticket and accommodation for Continuum 2010 then go to http://www.continuum.uk.net and get yourself sorted before it’s too late!

Mongoose Living Campaigns!
Continuum is proud to announce the launch of Mongoose Publishing's 'Living Glorantha' campaign at this year's convention. Continuum 2010 will see the launch of Living Glorantha and the continuation of Living Traveller (debuted at Conception 2010). Allowing you bring specially created characters from scenario to scenario, event to event, Living Campaigns aim to emulate the massive online experiences but conducted with the intimacies of the table top. Both Living Traveller and Living Glorantha are intended to be growing, developing, living events in which characters take part in the epic events of the Third Imperium and Glorantha's Imperial Age. These are games for heroes and heroes in the making - saviours of their worlds, or possibly their destroyers.

Join us at Continuum for the birth of a new and dynamic development of immortal Glorantha!


A whole sack o’ Cthulhu! Heaving and squirming like a squamous thing!
Ex Kult of Keepers Rik Kershaw-Moore, Wim van Hove, Keary Birch and Paul Fricker will be orchestrating horror and madness throughout the convention.

Wim van Hove will be running some classic Kult scenarios, and on Saturday night Wim and Rik will be joining forces to run a special version of Milan Conference for 8 players. This scenario has been proven to give players nightmares – you have been warned!

Rik Kershaw-Moore will also be running come Call of Cthulhu games single-handed, as well as the Ghostbusters RPG (Sandy Petersen’s ‘other’ game!) and the uber cool sci-fi pulp that is Spaceship Zero the RPG.

Keary Birch will be bringing his usual chills and spills with a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario titled – Camp Sunny 2: The Return! Be afraid, be very afraid….

Paul Fricker… well lets just say that Paul will be running an original new scenario using a very special version of the Call of Cthulhu rules (oh, and someone called Mike may be doing the same…)


The Dice are NOT your friends…
Cruel Dice is a brand new rpg system that’s been designed by the creative powerhouse that is Alan Bligh and John French, the lead writers of Warhammer 40KRPG: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and the soon to released Deathwatch. When not writing about corruption, chaos and Space Marines, Alan and John have been tinkering with Cruel Dice. Be amongst the first to try out the system with two very different scenarios.


Dino-Geddon II: More Awesome! More Destruction! More Action!
Can you handle the raw power of Dino-Geddon? Can you? This year convention attendees are invited to bring their own remote controlled (dinosaur operated) car to face off against the conventions own machines of death. Only the strong survive.

Plus we have a load of other great tabletop rpg action, miniature gaming and live action/freeform gaming – details on all these and more to follow soon!

Mar. 7th, 2010

Buying tickets for Con-Quest Midlands 2010.

Con-Quest Midlands 2010. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Saturday 10th April 2010.
http://www.con-quest.co.uk


There are several ways to get tickets for you to attend Con-Quest Midlands 2010.

1. Press this Paypal link below and buy a ticket on-line. Remember to fill in you name and contact details.
You will collect your ticket from the convention desk on the door on the day so avoiding any long queues at the box office.















2. If you are in Derby you can buy tickets over the counter at the Derby LIVE box office either at the Assembly Rooms box office located at the Market Place or at the Derby Theatre box office in the Westfield Centre.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.

3. You can ring the Derby LIVE box office 01332 255800 and buy tickets over the phone. Both credit and debit cards are accepted for payment. Credit cards incur a £1 booking fee [debit cards don’t incur a fee] and postage will incur a charge of 50p. When collecting tickets from the box office the card used for payment must be seen.

4. On-line through the Derby LIVE box office system.
Go to the Derby LIVE Con-Quest website and click the ‘Buy Now’ link.
Check it says ‘Con-Quest 2010 RPG Convention’ and click ‘Buy Tickets’
Select the amount of tickets you would like to book and click the ‘Continue’ button.
Select your concessions and click the ‘Continue’ button
Check your ticket summary, if this is correct click the ‘Continue’ button.
Enter your personal details and credit card details. Please note Derby LIVE charge a processing fee of £2 per transaction (not per ticket).
Click the ‘Purchase’ button to complete the transaction — you may wish to print the Transaction Complete page for your reference though an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you.
All tickets purchased within the UK more than 7 days prior to Con-Quest will be posted to you.

Mar. 6th, 2010

Gen Con UK is Dead

So over on UK Role Players the news has been announced that Gen Con UK is dead, not just 2010 but the chance of any UK convention taking place under the Gen Con banner.


Adrian Swartout, CEO Gen Con LLC
"Peter and I had a long discussion recently and determined we will not be looking to solicit a license for a Gen Con UK show – or any other country for that matter.
We felt the experience and people brought together by the group working on this project were our “dream team” for the event and if they aren’t able to pull it off, it’s unlikely anyone else would be able to.
Having a licensed event start up and then stop is more damaging to the brand than beneficial so that being said we’re putting the Gen Con UK show to rest."


So where does that leave the UK convention scene?
What will become the flagship RPG convention?
Or will just have to ride the coat tails of the wargaming conventions?

All being well the smaller cons that seem to do it right will continue to thrive.

Mar. 3rd, 2010

conventions, Black & White

UK & Europe RPG Conventions Listing 2010.

Here is the latest update of RPG conventions in the UK and Europe.


0 Leprecon XXXI. Goldsmith Hall, Pearse St. Dublin 2, Ireland.
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th March 2010.
http://www.leprecon.ie

0 CONcrete Cow 10. Old Bath House, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, UK.
Saturday 20th March 2010.
http://www.mk-rpg.org.uk/Concrete_Cow

0 10th Raiders of the Game Cupboard. The Salvation Army Citadel, Burton upon Trent, UK.
Saturday 20th March 2010.
http://raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk/

0 Conpulsion 2010. Teviot Student Union, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.
http://www.conpulsion.org

0 TravCon10. Redwings Lodge, Sawtry, Huntingdon, UK.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.
http://www.bitsuk.net/Travelling/page33/page33.html

0 Vaticon 16. UCD campus, Dublin, Ireland.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.
http://sites.google.com/site/vaticon/

0 Con-Quest Midlands 2010. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Saturday 10th April 2010.
http://www.con-quest.co.uk

0 Student Nationals RPG Championships 2010. Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, UK.
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th April 2010.
http://www.studentnationals.org.uk/index.php

0 Salute 2010. ExCel, London, UK.
Saturday 24th April 2010.
http://www.salute.co.uk/

0 Beer & Pretzels XXI. Town Hall, Burton-upon-Trent, UK.
Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th May 2010.
http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/bnpdetails.php

0 Eternal-Con.de 2010. Castle Stahleck, Bacharach, Germany.
Friday 21st - Monday 24th May 2010.
http://www.eternal-con.de//node/24

0 UK Game Expo 2010. The Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th June 2010.
http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk

0 Continuum 2010. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.
http://www.continuum.uk.net

0 AmberCon UK '10. Harben House, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Friday 09th - Sunday 11th July 2010.
http://www.ambercon.org.uk/

0 PaizoCon UK 2010. Aston University Business School, Birmingham, UK.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2010.
http://paizocon.co.uk/

0 Brocon 2010. The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2010.
http://brocon.skynet.ie/

0 Furnace 2010. The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. UK
Saturday 09th - Sunday 10th October 2010.
http://www.rpgfurnace.com/

0 OddCon 2010. Park Inn, Telford. UK.
Friday 15th - Sunday October 17th 2010.
http://www.oddconuk.org.uk/

0 Spiel 2009. Messe Essen, Essen, Germany.
Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th October 2010.
http://www.merz-verlag.com/spiel/e000.php4

0 Indiecon '10. Holbourne, Naish, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Thursday 4th - Monday 8th November 2010.
http://www.indiecon.net/

0 Dramatic Consequences. Holbourne, Naish, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st November 2010.
http://www.consequences.org.uk

0 Dragonmeet 2010. Kensington Town Hall, London, UK.
Saturday 27th November 2010.
http://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/

0 Conception 2011. Naish Holiday Village, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th January 2011.
http://www.conceptionuk.org/

0 Constitution 2011. New Hall, Cambridge, UK.
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st August 2011.
http://www.constitution-con.org.uk/

Feb. 20th, 2010

Organised GM

So I am a tad organised - 'a place for everything and everything in it's place'.
My games do have more and more handouts and props.

In my Firefly games for example I give the players paper money that their characters would have as well as name badges, weapon cards, computer readouts and deck plans.

Here is the table layout:

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The different denominations of money pile up on my left, character sheets in the purple folder, two large d20s, a pile of handouts in the centre, 'Multi-pass' badges for the characters next to the handouts, pencils and a sharpener, computer screen printouts on my right, and some drink in easy reach.
Nice!

Feb. 19th, 2010

Opening Credits for my Firefly/Serenity game

So I have put together some opening credits for my Firefly HeroQuest game, just like as if it were a real TV series. The player characters are the crew of The Betty from Alien: Resurrection, they are the better part of that film. It was written by Joss Whedon so there does seem to be a darker echo of the Serenity crew.




The music is the theme from the Black Hole by John Barry.


'Echoes in the Black' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims.
Firefly: HeroQuest adventure for 7 players.

"Ta Ma Duh! Why can't we stick to the gorram plan!
I wanted simple, in and out and everything shiny.
The job was good, the idents were perfect and the feds were away from the Skyplex.
Then everything has gone south.
Something has been following The Betty.
They are keeping their distance, so they aint purple bellies and everytime time we avert course they disappear like echoes in the black. The question is who are they, what do they want and why are they messing up my gorram job?"

Feb. 15th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010 Call for Games!

A call for games for Continuum 2010 from Mike Mason.

If you are wanting to run games (rpg, card, board or some crazy new gaming invention) please email me with what you're planing - bingopajamas@googlemail.com - once I have everything sorted I'll start posting games up to the main continuum website.
Please feel free to advertise your games here too - but please email me them as well (I will not be checking this site for 'new' games - it's a big internet and I only have so much time to check it ; ) - so without going on and on, if you email me then you'll know I have your game info. Otherwise don't assume that I'll have it.

For every game you pre-rgeister with me and then run at the convention, you'll get a beer token (for a free drink - soft or alcoholic) at the event. The beer token is an original piece of art - Cthulhu drinking a pint of beer - drawn by the brilliant Bob Shaw. It's a collectors item in its own right.

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So - to register you game you need to do two things:

1. sign up to attend Continuum (see website for details www.continuum.uk.net)

2. Fill in a game registration form and send it to me at bingopajamas@gmail.com

Game sign up form available from the website. If you have any problems finding it or filling it in, then you can just email me with the following:

GM/Facilitator
Title of game
System
Number of players required
When you want to run it (Fri, Sat, Sun - morning, afternoon, evening)
Max Number of Players
Length of Game
Some blurb on what the scenario/game is about (up to 500 words)
Anything else you need to tell me

Thanks for your support and look forward to hearing about some ace games!

Cheers

Mike M
Continuum Game Czarina

Feb. 14th, 2010

Continuum

Continuum 2010 Registration Form

The Continuum 2010 registration form is now available from here:

Continuum 2010 Registration Form


It is a form fill-able PDF so you will be able to type in your details and save it.
The one on the Continuum 2010 website in the 'Register' section is out of date and due to server problems we can't change it.


Email it back to me completed at
darransims@googlemail.com
or you can print it off and post it to me via snail mail. The postal address is at the bottom of the form.

There are a couple of key questions that need answering that would assist in placing you in accommodation and making the event much better for you. They include a call for games and events, as well as where you want your room located and who do you wish to be roomed near you.
Any Freeform games should be sent to Simon Bray directly via the Contacts list on the Continuum website.

Some rooms will be located near the bar that gets quite noisy during the night - fine if the residents in the rooms spend their time in the bar.
Other rooms are not quite as close to the John Foster Facilities Centre though still on site but should be quieter [depending on neighbours of course!]

Feb. 9th, 2010

Con-Quest Midlands Promotional Video

Here is the first promotional video for the RPG Convention Con-Quest that takes place in Derby on Saturday 10th April 2010.

Jan. 19th, 2010

My HeroQuest games at Conception 2010

Conception 2010. Naish Holiday Village, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Wednesday 27th January - Sunday 31st January 2009.
http://www.conceptionuk.org/


Here are my games that I'll be running at Conception 2010.

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Thursday 19:00 - 23:00 Slot 4
'Cropcircles and Lights Out' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims. 
Supernatural: HeroQuest adventure for 5 players. 
Newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred. 

"Police reports are coming in from Fulton County, Georgia of cars driving at night without their headlights on. When helpful members of the public flash their lights in courtesy to warn the drivers they become victims to the drivers.
All that seems to be left are the abandoned cars with their headlights smashed out. No trace of the occupants have been found. Forensic reports do confirm that the blood found in the broken headlights is canine, not human.
Are these incidents related to the gang tags found in the recent spate of crop circles that also plague the area?"

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Friday 19:00 – 23:00 Slot 7
'Street Urchins of Ancient Pavis' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims.
Glorantha: HeroQuest adventure for 6 players.
Newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred.

"Abandoned by Family, Ancestors and the City itself, the street urchins have a very hard existence in the shattered remains of Ancient Pavis. They live on the discarded scraps from the city dwellers and *other* denizens of the Rubble, a place where life is very, very cheap. 
The only future they have to look forward to is a quick death somewhere in the unforgiving ruins of this once splendid city. 
The River Flock has a nice hidey-hole under the Sculpture Garden, a safe haven in this deadly world. Yet many of the street urchins are turning up dead, their bodies discarded.
Now a stranger in red is poking around the upper entrance. 
Just what is he after and is he responsible for the deaths of the other urchins?"

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Saturday 19:00 – 23:00 Slot 10
'Cropcircles and Lights Out' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims. 
Supernatural: HeroQuest adventure for 5 players. 
Newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred. 

"Police reports are coming in from Fulton County, Georgia of cars driving at night without their headlights on. When helpful members of the public flash their lights in courtesy to warn the drivers they become victims to the drivers.
All that seems to be left are the abandoned cars with their headlights smashed out. No trace of the occupants have been found. Forensic reports do confirm that the blood found in the broken headlights is canine, not human.
Are these incidents related to the gang tags found in the recent spate of crop circles that also plague the area?"

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Sunday 19:00 - 23:00 Slot 13
'Echoes in the Black' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims.
Serenity: HeroQuest adventure for 7 players.
Newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred.

"Ta Ma Duh! Why can't we stick to the gorram plan!
I wanted simple, in and out and everything shiny.
The job was good, the idents were perfect and the feds were away from the Skyplex.
Then everything has gone south.
Something has been following The Betty.
They are keeping their distance, so they aint purple bellies and everytime time we avert course they disappear like echoes in the black. The question is who are they, what do they want and why are they messing up my gorram job?"

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Jan. 4th, 2010

My Role-playing Purity Score

So I am not quite sure what this means?
Is a high score good or bad?

Very D&D focused this quiz but quite funny.


Your
Ultimate Roleplaying Purity Score
CategoryYour ScoreAverage
Hacklust33.02%
Has conversations in between massacres
53.6%
Sensitive Roleplaying18.99%
There is no player. There is only.... Zuul.
54.7%
GM Experience12.32%
Worldbuilder, storyteller... Master.
69.3%
Systems Knowledge93.5%
Played in a couple of campaigns
90.4%
Livin' La Vida Dorka34.48%
Carries dice in pocket 'just in case'
63.3%
You are 42.43% pure
Average Score: 68.8%

Dec. 17th, 2009

Midweek Character - Captain Mainwaring

So I thought I would start up my Midweek Character posts again.
Here is another great player character, this one is from the greatest TV sitcom of all time, Dad's Army.
The few games I have run have been very intense role playing experiences though very funny at the same time.

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Captain George Mainwaring.
"Just testing you, Wilson."
"There's no chip on my shoulder. I'll tell you what there is though, three pips and don't you forget it."

George Mainwaring is Captain of the Walmington-on-Sea platoon as well as manager of Shallows Bank, Rotarian, and pillar of the community.
Considered pompous and overbearing by many, even referred to as ‘Napoleon’, he is a stickler for protocol. He wants things done his way but gets irritated with any hold-ups to his plans.
His wife Elizabeth constantly plagues him on the phone, he fears her more than the imminent Nazi invasion, though he will not let his men know that!
It is a bone of contention that Sergeant Wilson had the benefit of a private education though it is often Pike that gets his umbrage, "Stupid Boy!"
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Goals
Keep men in-line and disciplined.
Win one over on Wilson
Earn the respect of the men
Maintain dignity in all situations
Impress the Top Brass with the Platoon

KeyWords
Captain 15M
Bank Manager 10M

Abilities
Bone of Contention 17
Constant Phone Calls 13
Cover Up Mistakes 13
Detests being Referred to as ‘Napoleon’ 15
Do It My Way 1M
Easily Irritated 17
Fears Elizabeth’s Scolding 5M
Fears Imminent Nazi Invasion 10M
Feels Under-Privileged 17
Hates Hold Ups & Delays 14
Hides Fear from Men 16
Jealous of Wilson 1M
Likes to Plan 17
Natural Leader of Men 19
Over Bearing 17
Pillar of the Community 19
Plagued by Elizabeth 5M
Pompous 5M
Rotarian 13
Stickler for Protocol 3M
Unleash Umbridge 15
"Stupid Boy!" 10M

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