A Great Time was had at Wintercon

Go Play Manchester Wintercon went down a storm yesterday. Twenty-five attendees made it through the rain, and the cold, and eight games were played throughout the day. We even squeezed into the Port Street Arms for a post-con chat.

I ran RuneQuest in the morning, we went up the Winter Gods Glacier – and an epic time was had. In the afternoon, I ran my cyberpunk game, Reboot the Future, and that was awesome too 🙂

I’ll be sorting out dates with Fanboy 3 soon. Thanks to everyone who came.

Here’s some feedback via Twitter

Tales from the Loop this afternoon at

@goplaymanc Great GMing from Udo. Deadly robots, the bending of time, and beating the bullies at roller hockey. Odd how the GM found an actual photo of me from the 80s for my character

Blythy @sjamb7 on Twitter

Really great to get around the table for a day at @goplaymanc WinterCon at @goplaymanc – enjoyed getting into being an Ewok in @ottomancer ‘s excellent Edge of Empire game. Very atmospheric and fun! Kenner have been on, they’re making a line of Flunge for next Xmas!

Dirk the Dice – The GROGNARD files RPG podcast @theGROGNARDfile on Twitter

Fantastic day at the ebullient @Newtus @goplaymanc WinterCon – I played an ewok shaman in @ottomancer ‘s excellent Endor’s Game, and Trouble Brewing from @cubicle7 ‘s Soulbound RPG – a great pub crawl one-shot. Will deffo get Soulbound to some cons now – a smooth system.

Guy Milner, orgaiser of Go Play Leeds. @milnermaths on Twitter

I had a great time at #WinterCon today. I ran FFG Star Wars in the morning, and played 2d20 Conan in the afternoon. Lots of fun with @_AndyHemming @RoderiHamilt @theGROGNARDfile @milnermaths @Newtus and many others.

In person RPGs are still > online RPGs.

John Ossoway @ottomancer on Twitter.

Finally, here are some photos from this great day out.

WinterCon 2023 is live!

We have a date, Saturday 14th January, 10 am to 6 pm, at Fanboy 3.

We have two slots of games (10 am to 1 pm, then 2 pm to 6 pm).

Go register on Warhorn if you want to attend. Games sign-up will open for registered attendees a week before the event.

I’m currently putting together the schedule of games, which is listed on the Warhorn event page.

We’ve done this before so if you want to see what it was like, read the following report.

Wintercon 2023 Saturday 14th January

If you are Manchester UK based , or can easily reach it, on Saturday 14th January, Go Play Manchester is having its 2023 Wintercon at Fan Boy 3.

I’m currently putting together two slots of games over the day, 10 am to 6 pm. Games already offered Star Wars, Tales from the Loop, Traveller and RuneQuest.

More games to follow, player registration opens soon.

Sunday 13th November’s Meetup

We are back on this date between 1 and 5 pm at Fanboy 3, just after the end of Grogmeet.

The following four games will be available

  • Agon: The Centaur of Ophanos
  • RuneQuest: The Garden of Evil.
  • Star Frontiers: Bugs in the System
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (set in the Napoleonic War): O’er the Hills and Y’ha-nthlei

If you want to come register with our Warhorn event page.

Games sign-up opens the Sunday before the meet-up, you will be notified via email.

There’s more space available for games, prospective GMs read our guidelines and fill out the following form.

Look forward to seeing you

;O) Newt

Registration opens for Sunday 11th September

We are back at Fanboy 3, on Sunday 11th September from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Got a great selection of games on offer. Already have the From the Loop and Fallout RPG in the bag, with at least two more games on the way.

Games sign-up opens this coming Sunday (4th), with registrants getting the first choice.

If you would like to GM, go fill out our games submission form.

Please note, in advance, the charge for the event has gone up to £4 payable on the day at the till.

Look forward to seeing you at the event.

All the best

;O) Newt

Player Registration for Sunday, August 14th Now Open!

Go to the Meetup’s page on Warhorn and sign up now.

Go Play Manchester August Meetup on Warhorn, is now live for player registration.

Game sign up will open on Sunday 7th August, with priority going to those people who have pre-registered.

Currently we have four games of 13th Age, Dead of Night, Dungeon Crawl Classics and Only War. Full details on the Meetup’s schedule.

Attendee Registration for Saturday 15th Jan Meetup Now Open

It’s a new year, and we are back with our first face to face meet up of Go Play Manchester at Fan Boy 3 on Saturday 15th January, 1 pm to 5 pm. 

The event is public, and If you’ve not attended one of our events before, you are welcome to come along. 

Game signup will happen two weeks before the event, on Saturday 8th January. You have to register for the event beforehand, and it will open at 8 pm. 

Please note there is a £3 charge payable to the venue on the day.

Once registered, if you can not attend, please un-register since this frees up your seat for someone else to come. 

We currently have spaces available for GMs, so if you are interested, read our GM’s Information page and take it from there.