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.

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

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. 

The Triumphant Return of GPM!

Sunday 14th November saw the long-overdue return of Go Play Manchester. Four games, with solid numbers (2 full, 2 one player away from being full). Lots of happy gaming 🙂

Everyone was keen for us to become a regular thing again, so we are with another meetup in the early new year on Saturday, January 15th 🙂

GM sign up to come soon, with player registration to follow.

Grim Con 2020 Game Allocation

Here we are the Grim Con Game Sign ups

Dead End (Dead of Night)
Sue Savage
Jonathan Cockram
Jeremy Short
Roderick Hamilton

Forgotten Duty (Cthulhu Hack)
Lee Williams
Andrew Jones
Udo Kaiser

In the Hereafter (Call of Cthulhu)
Martin Smart
Tristan Narbrough
Sacha Ratcliffe

Isle of the Dead ( Mythras )
Tim Gray
Tom G

Picking up the Threads (Aftermath)
James Summerson
pookie __
Robert Mills
Michael Watson

The Flight of the Finger Eater (Best Left Buried)
John Brough
Matthew Thomas
John Kennon

The Giant of Horcum (Liminal)
Mark Willoughby
Brian Parker (Spindrift)
Joy Phillips
Christopher Read

The Toxic Jewel (Alien)
Mike Perceval-Maxwell
Charles Bancroft
Starsky Stewart
Dan Mohorter
May Tomkinson

Your GM will contact you shortly with instructions on how to join their game.

IMPORTANT! If you can no longer make your game, please contact us and let your GM know. We can then reallocate your space if time allows

If you signed up to any of the non-gaming events, Roderick who is organising them will contact you.

Games Sign Up for GPMO July 11 Games Allocation

Games sign up is now closed, and here it the player allocation.

Blood on the Brown Cordry – Liminal with Roderick Hamilton

  • Udo Kaiser
  • Doerte Boehle
  • John Smithe
  • Charles Bancroft

Darkpool Rock – Best Left Buried with Blythy

  • Evil Gaz
  • Tom Gaffey
  • Newt

The Birds – Tales from the Loop with Guy Milner

  • Michael Watson
  • Andrew Jones
  • Pookie
  • Tim Gray

The Tyrant of Gadir – Barbarians of Lemuria with Paul Mitchener

  • Mark Willoughby
  • Neil Benson
  • Marc
  • Andrew Cowie

Go Play Manchester Online Saturday 11th July Registration Open

Hi all,

The next Go Play Manchester Online is on Saturday 11th July.  Most games will be held 1-5 pm using a variety of online tools (Roll 20, Google Meet for example), and there will be a few in the morning or even the evening.  If you register you are guaranteed a place and are told as soon as game sign up opens via email.

Games on offer:

Note: You must be over 18 to attend this online event.