Just a quick announcement, there will be no Go Play Manchester in April. Due to a combination of me being busy (two conventions one after another, plus Easter Holidays) and the venue being busy with tournaments. The next GPM will be held in May (date to be confirmed). See you in May 🙂
You can now sign up for Go Play Manchester III on Sunday 10 March 2019 and choose the game you want to play.
1. Review the available games.
- The Emperor Protects (Only War)
- The Mystery of Tarson (Heroic Fantasy)
- The Heights of Orlanth (13 th Age Glorantha)
2. Fill in and submit the following form, and enter your 1st and 2nd choice of games.
3. Notification of who is booked into what game will be published on the Friday, 8 March, before the event on the website. In the very unlikely event that you don’t get your 1st or 2nd choice, I will contact you via email to discuss possibilities, prior to the final allocation of games.
4. If you change your mind about coming to the event, please let the organiser (Newt) now via the contact form. This way I can free up your space in the game that you have chosen.
5. Please remember that there is a £2 fee, to help the venue cover costs, payable on the day.
Any questions? Get in touch.
Look forward to seeing you on the day!
System Dungeon Crawl Classics
GM Neil Benson
War is looming. The Earl of Nanch and his neighbouring elven kingdom are sharpening the spears of aggression. Those on the border are split between two dangerous dynasts. Pressed into duty for lord and country, the peasants and gong farmers of Nanch find themselves in a strange and unnerving forest full of denizens older than the practice of naming. In this new world, the rules of life and death are a game of whimsy practiced by fantastic forces, and bizarre ancient feuds re-ignite in the chaos of war. Those errant attendants of Nanch will be fortunate to survive the madness of either ruler!
A Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) level 0 funnel for 4 to 5 players
Dungeon Crawl Classics is a d20 based system that will be easily picked up players familiar with any edition of D&D. The publisher Goodman Games, explains it best:
“You’re no hero.
You’re an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them.
Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended you to, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you: turn the page…”
Plus funky dice, how many other games have d5, d7, d14, d22 and d30?
The 0-level funnel is the perfect convention, one-shot adventure format, great for new and experienced players alike. Each player has between 2 and 4 level 0 pre-generated characters – farmers, peasants, guards – who are plunged into a dangerous adventure. Not all of them will survive (in fact many of them will die in the most glorious of fashions), but for those who do an upgrade to level 1 awaits! These adventures are always a lot of fun that place problem solving and action over detailed backgrounds and in-depth roleplaying.
System: Hunters of Alexandria (Fate)
Number of Players: 4
Alexandria, the wonder of the ancient world, a city with a million inhabitants, and a melting pot of different cultures. Alexandria, a city under Roman rule for a generation, still unsettled under its conquerors. Alexandria, a city of subtle magic, and supernatural evils lurking in the shadows.
You are Venatores, hunters of monsters, those who protect the people of Alexandria from the monsters in the shadows. And you have a new case, a prominent citizen who has called on you to track down their missing bodyguard who went missing in the Egyptian slums called the Warrens, promising that the case needs your special expertise. It doesn’t feel like the usual duties of the Venatores, but your superiors have determined that you should help. So off you go to the Warrens.
This is a game being run by the game’s author, Paul Mitchener which is published by GPM Organiser Newt’s D101 Games.