GPMO April Game Allocation

Here’s the final allocation of players to games for this weekend’s Go Play Manchester online.  GMs have been contacted with lists of players and contact details so they will send you joining instructions shortly.

Saturday

Greenwood of the Fey
Charles Bancroft
Becky
pookie __

Please note this game could do with at least one or two players, please let us know if you would like to play via the contact form.

Return to the Savage North
Andrew Cowie
Dörte Böhle
Udo Kaiser
Jonathan Cockram

Warlords of the Meatgod
Guy Milner
Jeremy Short
Steven Blyth
Rob Arcangeli

Sunday

Survival of the Fittest 
Dörte Böhle
Udo Kaiser
Becky
pookie __
Jonathan Cockram

Please note A Touch of Sun (Beyond Dread Portals) isn’t running due to zero signups. I’m taking this as a sign from the Universe to get out in the sun and do some gardening 😀

Thanks for everyone for pulling this together at such short notice.  Future GPMOs will have a longer lead-in time 🙂

Go Play Manchester Online March Player Allocation

Ok folks here’s the allocation for the first Go Play Manchester Online.

GMs have been sent these lists along with your contact email and will be in touch to explain how to join their game. Any problems with this please contact us. Also if you are no longer able to play please let me or the GM know, so we can readvertise your space.

Saturday’s Games 1-5 pm

Message from St Michel (Achtung Cthulhu)

GM: Steven Blyth (aka Blythy)

John Smithe
Jonathan Cockram
Jeremy Short

The Edge of the World (Skyraiders)

GM: Newt Newport

Joshua Clark
Neil Benson
Brendan Larkin
Joy Phillips

The Lightning Station (13th Age)

GM: Guy Milner

Becky Austin
Jon Higgins
Dorte Boehle
Udo Kaiser

Sunday’s Games 1-5 pm

Defenders of the Dragon Empire (Monkey)

GM: Newt Newport

Joshua Clark
Jonathan Cockram
Jeremy Short
Jon Higgins

Nyarlathotep: His Part in My Downfall (Only War)

GM: Roderick Hamilton

John Smithe
Charles Bancroft
Dorte Boehle
Udo Kaiser

The Bishop’s Treasure (Fate)

GM: Paul Mitchener

Brendan Larkin
Guy Milner
Andrew Whiteoak
Becky Austin

Go Play Online Sat 28 & Sunday 29 March Register now!

In place of our regular face to face meet up at Fanboy 3 this week, we are running an Online version over two days, with a social at the virtual pub the Mitchester Arms the night before.

Friday Night: Social at the Mitchester Arms.  Our regular guest GM Paul Mitchener set up a virtual pub for gamers over Google Hangouts, which ran with great success last Friday. He’s making it a regular weekly thing, and we have a table where we can meet and say hello to one another before mingling with the rest of the pub.

GPM Online March
The main event split over two days with two games on Saturday and Sunday, with more to be announced during the week.

Saturday 1-5 pm

  • Message from St Michel – Actung Cthulhu (Fate version) with Blythy.
  • The Edge of the World – Skyraiders of the Floating Realms (D100 Fantasy) with Newt

Sunday 1-5 pm

  • The Bishop’s Treasure – Wolfshead (Fate) with Paul Mitchener.
  • Nyarlathotep: His Part in My Downfall -WW2 Cthulhu using the Only War rules with Roderick.

More games to come since we’ve had at least one GM throw his hat into the ring since we got the initial line up sorted.  Also, I’ll release the full descriptions of each game, along with requirements for virtual gaming tabletop and any joining instructions from the GM as the week progresses.

For now, register your attendance. You can attend just one day or both. If demand is high, you might only get into one game.

Once you’ve registered, I’ll email you when you can choose your games, which should be either Wednesday or Thursday. I’ll then notify you when people have been allocated to the games, either Thursday or Friday night at the latest.

If you are new to online gaming, I’d recommend this guide to playing RPGs online by Dom, who is a seasoned convention GM.

 

You’ll need a headset with a microphone as well as pc with a robust internet connection.  I would recommend getting a reconditioned call centre headset with a USB connection. Not only are they cheap from eBay, but the quality is also excellent, and they are amazingly robust.

Any questions please get in touch via the contact page.

GPM Feb 2020 Player Allocation

The meet-up starts at 1 pm, with a quick hello from me, and games start at 11:15, with games finishing at 5 pm.

We have two spaces left, in Josh’s Stars Without Number and Guy’s 13th Age Glorantha game. Please contact me if you want to join either of those games.

Please remember there is a £2 fee, to cover the shop’s cost, payable at the shop counter.

If you are no longer coming, please let me know via the contact page.

Ok here’s the player allocation.  See you Saturday!

Old Man’s Trip The Wages Ophir The Dread Fortress of Captain Penfold
Winter Top’s Shadow
Liminal Savage Worlds Stars Without Number 13th Age Glorantha
Newt Chris Josh Guy
Roderick Jeremy Short Charles Bancroft Nick Hart
Will Hobson Steven Blyth Thomas Henshaw Becky Austin
Doerte Neil Benson Tara Davenport Alice Preece
Udo Andrew Grant John Smithe Jon Higgins
Matthew Thomas Richard Waring SPACE SPACE

GPM February 8th, Registration open!

The next Go Play Manchester is on Saturday 8th February, from 1 pm to 5 pm at Fan Boy.

If you are coming register below.

You will be alerted when games sign-up starts, which will be the weekend of 1st Feb.  Registered players will get priority at sign up for games, and it helps us greatly when planning for the number of games. If you drop out at any point, contact us so we can free up your space.

If you want to GM fill out this form with the details of your game. If you’ve not GMed with us before please read our GM’s information page.

Winter Con 2020 a Big Thanks!

The idea was simple to run a day meet up, with games in the morning and afternoon, to celebrate Go Play Manchester’s 1st Anniversary.

Two months of constant publicity, on Twitter, Facebook, word of mouth through the shop at Fanboy 3, later and suddenly on Saturday 11th at 10 am when I walked through the door 40 odd people were already there eager to get on with the gaming. And after my brief introduction, they did, sorting themselves out with tables and getting down to the hard work of rolling dice and describing their characters actions.  I joined John Ossoway’s River of Heaven game and had a cracking time being a space marine in a slick sci-fi action thriller (read my review here).

Even due to last-minute dropouts we ran 13 games over the two slots

The Mermaids of Magda, The Guns of Olympus Mons, Only Fools Rush In, Fire, The Great Wain Robbery, Legions of Gold (Redux), Murky Waters, Breakout!,
Manta Prowl Tank Down., Hostile Negotiations., Captain Moonray and the League of Unspeakable Evil., GoblinQuest., The Rumble in the Bronx (Marvel Superheroes FASERIP).

Fanboy 3, as usual, were excellent hosts.  I cannot emphasise how much of Go Play’s success both at Winter Con and during the usual monthly meetups are down to Hedi and her staff. It’s a lovely, comfortable venue, where the game shop side of the business is neatly pushed to the side to allow a massive amount of organised play as well as pick up games in-store. The games side of it is well maintained and fantastic, with a wide range of boardgames and RPGs. My wallet is significantly lighter after browsing the excellent selection of RPGs during the con.

We took an hour for lunch which gave folk time to socialise as well as decamp to local eateries nearby in the Northern Quarter and Piccadilly Gardens. After the con was over a large group of us went to the Port Street Beer for a few post-con real ales 😊

Will we be doing it again this time next year? Hell yes! It’s inspired me to run another one day con later in the year (details to follow because it is still in discussion), as well as commit to more regular afternoon meetups which starting next month.

Note, there have been two changes in how we organise things that arose from the day.

  1. Saturday suits us so much better than Sunday, and more importantly Fan Boy 3, who run regular D&D events on Sunday. We were struggling for numbers and they were struggling to fit us in alongside the D&D. So while neither side is not ruling out Sunday Go Play’s in the future, in the main, we shall now be meeting on Saturday afternoons.
  2. To help with the increased attendance, and if I can’t make it on the day, Roderick, who some of you have had the pleasure of playing in his WFRP/W40K, is going to be my deputy.

Thanks to everyone who came along and played or ran a game at Winter Con and made it such a triumphant day.

Enjoy

;O) Newt

Other reviews of the day:

A gallery of photos from the day.

 

Winter Con Games Allocation + Timetable

Hi all

Winter Con is almost here, only one more sleep!

The time table for the day is as follows:

  • 10:00 Con Opens, Newt says hello.
  • 10:00-13:30 Morning game.
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-17:30 Afternoon game.
  • 17:30 -18:00 Convention ends, thank yous and farewells.
  • 18:00 Pub – venue to be announced.

Organiser notes:

  • Please note due to a number of cancellations we’ve lost a game in both sessions, and a certain amount of rearrangement has occurred to firm up numbers in the remaining games.
  • Table 7 is downstairs.
  • There is a handful of spaces left, so if you want to come please contact me or see me on the day.
  • Payment: Please note payment for the day is £5 or £3 if you are coming for the morning only. Please pay at the shop counter. Thank you.

Right onto the fun bit. Here are the game allocations for the day.

Morning Games

Table1
The Guns of Olympus Mons
System: River of Heaven
GM: John Ossoway

  • Newt
  • Jonathan Buschenfeld
  • Andrew Hemming
  • Matthew Thomas
  • Josh Clark

Table 2
Manta Prowl Tank Down
System: Code of the Space Lanes
GM: Simon Burley

  • Stephen Donlan
  • Andrew Grant
  • David Gaskin
  • Mike Bold
  • Richard Wareing

Table 3
Only Fools Rush In
System: Stargate 5th Ed
GM: Paul Baldowski

  • Doerte Boehle
  • Andrew Murphy
  • Udo Kaiser
  • Paulina Drozdowska
  • Kieron Enright

Table 4
The Great Wain Robbery
System: WFRP 4th
GM: Roderick Hamilton

  • John Smithe
  • Neil Benson
  • Pookie
  • Charles Bancroft
  • Jeremy Short
  • Declan Feeney

Table 5
Murky Waters
System: Cthulhu Hack
GM: Richard August

  • Scott Dobbie
  • Andrew Angus-Whiteoak
  • Blythy
  • Jonathan Cockram
  • Nick Hart
  • Michael Ashton

Table 6
Breakout!
System: Marvel Heroic
GM: Guy Milner

  • Amelia Hart
  • Chris Hart
  • Becky Austin
  • Joy Phillips
  • Martin Smart

Table 7 (in Basement)
Hostile Negotiations
System: Star Wars WEG
Kris Main

  • Sean Doyle
  • Dave Griffiths
  • Vicki Griffiths
  • Debbie
  • Jack Wood

Afternoon Games
Table 1
Return to the Savage North
System: OpenQuest
GM: Newt

  • John Ossoway
  • Dave Griffiths
  • Vicki Griffiths
  • David Gaskin

Table 2
Captain Moonray and the League of Unspeakable Evil
System: The Doomed (PBTA)
GM: Declan Feeney

  • Andrew Angus-Whiteoak
  • Andrew Murphy
  • Josh Clark
  • Mike Bold
  • Debbie

Table 3
Fire
System: Dead of the Night
GM: Udo Kaiser

  • Scott Dobbie
  • Michael Ashton
  • Roderick Hamilton
  • Jack Wood
  • Richard Wareing

Table 4
Legions of Gold (Redux)
System: Gamma World
GM: Chris Hart

  • Pookie
  • Guy Milner
  • Jonathan Cockram
  • Matthew Thomas
  • Amelia Hart

Table 5
The Mermaids of Magda
System: Best Left Buried
GM: Blythy

  • Neil Benson
  • Stephen Donlan
  • Doerte Boehle
  • Becky Austin
  • Charles Bancroft
  • Andrew Grant

Table 6
GoblinQuest
System: GoblinQuest
GM:Joy Phillps

  • Nick Hart
  • Sean Doyle
  • Martin Smart

Table 7 (in Basement)
The Rumble in the Bronx
System: Marvel Superheroes FASERIP
GM:Kris Main

  • John Smithe
  • Jonathan Buschenfeld
  • Richard August
  • Simon Burley