Ascendancy

“Get your ass to Mars, Marines!! Vacation is over!

The Martians are revolting, and it’s up to us to restore harmony for our ever-loving corporate masters. Once again, we have the honour of being the nearest Colonial Marine Unit within the distance of this flare-up of anti-corporate feeling, so pick your kit up and get your head in the game!

There will be a full briefing when we reach UN Base in Martian Orbit. But now all you need to know that some weird-ass cult who claim to follow the ancient Egyptian God of Deserts and Evil, Set, have taken up arms and blockaded themselves in the poor district. Thereby transferring themselves off the protected religious minorities list and onto the list of bonafide terrorist organisations! Remember you will be acting within the Colonial Act of 2105. So that means no civilian casualties or damage to corporate-owned property!

Right get down to the cryo-pods where Private Smith will tuck you in!”

Sargent Reeves, UNE Colonial Marines 23rd Corp, on deck UNES Thatcher while in Earth Orbit,  November 20 2270 AD.

Ascendancy is a Sci-fi Horror adventure. It will be using a hacked version of the Liminal RPG system, a simple 2d6 vs target number system. Inspiration for the setting comes from  Ancient Egyptian Mythology and 80s action sci-fi/horror films.

Fire!

It is the 18.07.1997 and you all enjoy the 100-year celebrations of Stewart Creek. Jens Adamson, your great-great-grandfather, was one of the founders of the town. The Gold Rush brought him here and he thrived. You, the last remaining members of his family, are important and honoured quests at the festivities. What a great day…

More information:

This game uses the Dead of Night rpg system by Steampowered publishing. It is a highly regarded indie-rpg, that is tightly focused on giving a horror experience.

GPM dates for October, November 2019 and Jan 2020

It’s like buses this time out, with not one but three dates!  One of them is jolly exciting, so read on!

Sunday 27th October Our usual 1 pm to 5 pm meet up. If you want to GM contact me over the next couple of days and I’ll open player sign up on Sunday evening.

Sunday 10th November. Since this date is post-Grogmeet, a one-day RPG meet up mainly for old games, which runs on Saturday, I’m opening up attendance to Grogmeeters who’ve not yet fled Manchester to go home.

So if you are coming please let me know, by registering here.

I will be asking everyone to do this so I can plan GMs in advance to match numbers.

So far I have myself, Roderick and Chris (aka Dirk the Dice) who is Grogmeet organiser are down to GM. We need more GMs. So let me know if you would like to when you sign up.

December – No Go Play this month, while Fanboy is happy to have us. I’m going to be swamped with end of term school Christmas concerts.

GPM Winter Con 2019, Saturday 11th January.
To celebrate Go Play Manchester’s 1st Birthday, we shall be holding a one-day mini-con at Fanboy 3. 10 am start – 5 pm finish, with an hour or so for lunch. Two slots, with a possible social afterwards.

I floated this one past some of our regular GM’s so we’ve already got three or so GMs, but with Hedi offering all six tables on the ground floor and me inviting folk from far and wide, we are going to need more GMs. You lot get first dibs, but you need to let me know by return since when I announce it to the wider audience, I’m sure there be no shortage of offers.

Like the Nov GPM, I’m asking everyone to pre-sign via a form on the mini-con’s page.

(BTW advertise this page and let your friends know)

Like a normal GPM, all games will be pre-signed before the event, so you can sit down and play.

I am looking forward to seeing you on the day(s).

All the best

;O) Newt

Go Play Manchester Sept 2019 Player Allocation

Right-ho, here’s the player allocation for this coming Sunday.

Game Bandits, Bandits! Remembrance
System PF2nd Liminal
P1 Richard Matt
P2 Doerte Andrew
P3 Udo Joy
P4 Debbie
P5 Martin

As you can see we’ve two spaces open in Guy Milner’s Pathfinder 2 game, so if you fancy jumping turn up on the day, and/or let me know (newt@goplaymanchester.org).

Looking forward to seeing you on the day.

All the best

;O) Newt

Bandits, Bandits!

System: Pathfinder 2nd ed

GM: Guy Milner
The village of Rosecrown has always had it tough, nestled in the foothills and isolated from civilisation apart from the Rose Road through the hilly High Forest…. but it has always been able to deal with the bandit attacks around its borders. Recently, though, the attacks have grown in intensity, and they have sent word to look for stout adventurers to help their stretched militia to deal with the problem. But is it all it seems?
This is a 1st level PF2 adventure.  A straightforward introduction to a tactical system that does interesting things with an action economy and makes the most of gridded combat. No previous experience needed!

Remembrance

System: Liminal 
GM: Newt

It’s a windy Autumn’s evening at no. 4 Tandle Hill Road in Oldham. Dark clouds loom over the house and you won’t be surprised if rains all through the night and into the next day.

Earlier it was bright sunshine, and you left the patio door open for the guys from Magic Mark’s Carpets to get the new carpet for the upstairs bedroom into the house. So when the winds started up they blew in not only leaves but an uninvited guest. There’s a scruffy tramp sat on the sofa with twigs and leaves in his big bushy beard and wild brown hair. He’s saying he’s can’t remember where he left “a very important thing”. It’s somewhere in the park at the end of the road. He wounded it, put it somewhere safe and then went and had a drink at the Halfway House Inn. It’s all a bit awkward and in the pause, he asks you “have you got any Strongbow?”

Liminal is an ENnie-nominated tabletop roleplaying game of modern day British fantasy, where the Hidden World and mundane world collide. In this game you play the Liminals of the title, you might be a magician, a werewolf, an occult investigator, or even a Dhampir stuck between the mortal and vampire state.

Remembrance is a sequel of sorts to A Walk in the Park that ran at last June’s Go Play. However, you need not have played in that adventure to take part in this standalone adventure.

 

Go Play Manchester Sunday 8th Sept Call for GMs!

We are back at Fan Boy 3  (between 1 pm and 5 pm) on Sunday, September 8th.

If you want to GM, let me know via the contact form on the Games Masters’ Information page as soon as possible.

Sign up for games opens on Sunday 1st, with the player allocation being published on the Friday before the event ( Sept 6th).

Finally Go Play Leeds is on this coming Sunday (1st), at Geek Retreat in central Leeds, and from what organiser Guy Milner has tweeted seems like a good opportunity to try out the new Pathfinder 2nd Edition as well as D&D 5th.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 8th!.

All the best

;O) Newt