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.

Go Play Manchester Returns on 14th November 2021

After a long break, we are back at Fanboy 3 in Manchester City Centre on Sunday 14th November, in the afternoon 1 to 5 pm.

This is our traditional post-Grogmeet meetup. This is a public event. If you are a GPM regular, a Grogmeet attendee who wants one more game before going home, or someone who has never come to one of our event’s before, simply register for the event when we open registration in about a week or two. Join our email newsletter to be alerted when this happens.

Join the Go Play Manchester email newsletter to be notified when registration opens.

We need GMs to run games. At the time of writing, we have three games signed up, which you can view on Warhorn, but we love to have more 🙂

Read our GM’s information and fill out the game form if you would like to GM.

Player registration and games sign up will be via Warhorn, an online game sign up system. Registration will open up in one to two weeks, once we have more GMs. Sign up to our email newsletter to be told when. Games sign up will open be two weeks before the event, on Sunday, October 31st at 8 pm. Again we will notify registrants via email beforehand.

Bookmark/view the meetup’s Warhorn page.

Please note, Fanboy 3 do have Covid 19 prevention measures in places, such as space between tables and a maximum of four players per game, which we will be following. This is a cautious return, and the meetup will be smaller and less busy than it was previously.

Also if the situation changes, such as cases rising and new measures being brought into place, we will communicate this to attendees in a timely manner.

Look forward to seeing you

;O) Newt

Morning Games

Grim Con 2020 Game Sign Up opens 9 pm Tonight

Hi all

Registration for Grim Con is now closed.

The attendee list has been updated with all the names of the attendees. 

Game Sign Up will open here at 9 pm tonight.

Also when you give us your 1st and 2nd choice of game, please indicate if you are coming to the social on Saturday night (7.30-10 pm) or either of the planned panels that are due to be held on Friday night ( 9-10.30pm ) and Sunday Morning (11.30-1 pm). Roderick our social organiser will then email you the joining details for those events.  More details about these events when I send out the email this evening.

Picking up the Threads

System: Aftermath (FGU)
GM: Chris Hart

Sheffield, 1984, nuclear fall-out from a ground-burst at Crewe is falling on the city. The emergency operations team are coordinating the relief efforts from the basement of the town hall. Energy supplies are low, the battery cells on their short-wave radios have nearly run out, what options remain?

Over 18s, bring a calculator

This is one of the games for Grim Con 2020 – registration open now.

Fan Boy 3 Open and Still Ace

Over the years I’ve seen the term “Fine Local Gaming Store” (or FLGs) thrown around to describe many a games store, but Manchester’s Fan Boy 3 with its perfect storm of gaming space and well-stocked selection of games truly deserves the title. And they have been our generous hosts over the last year and a bit, before lockdown.

I’m happy to say back in July they opened the shop. I made a visit recently with Henry, my 10-year-old son. It was quieter than usual, but then again it was during Wednesday afternoon. Henry and I were able to look around the shop, which is all set up with the required safety standards. The two-metre distancing squares and the one-way system makes the shop floor look like a game board. There is handwash and a perspex screen by the till. It’s all very unobtrusive, and my greatest fear that the familiar fun place, I go to grab my gaming supplies would be significantly dulled by anti-Convid 19 measures were utterly unfounded.

Talking of gaming supplies me, and Henry filled my man-bag with stuff; A Pokemon box set for Henry, a beautiful gleaming copy of Theros the new D&D book, and the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit (the starter set for the full game which comes out soonish).

I even had a natter with Phil, who was on duty that day in the shop, which was good. Cut short by our H pulling on my sleeve keen to join the rest of the family at the Manchester Cat Cafe (which I wholeheartedly recommend if you like fluffy cats).  I left not sure when I’ll be back again since I’m pretty much housebound here in Oldham since I work from home, but more than glad I had visited.

Another thing Fanboy 3 have done during lockdown is update their website,  so it’s even more clear about what’s going on at the shop. Also if like me you can’t make it into the shop, there’s now a web store.

Fan Boy 3 home page
Fan Boy 3 home page – click for larger image

On a Bank by Moonlight

System: The Fall of Delta Green (Gumshoe)
GM: Chris Hart
It might be the Summer of Love, but Delta Green agents must face unimaginable horror…
Agents are sent upstate New York to a small town of Milltown where two members of the same hippie commune have died on one night, one shot in self-defence by the police, the other in a car accident. Recovered from the scene was an idol similar to those found on previous Delta Green missions. How did they come to die? What were they doing with the idol? Does it have anything to do with the commune?
Come and join the stakeout.
Based on the 2018 Quickstart by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
Please note this game is a morning game (10.00 – 13.00)

Go Play Manchester May 2nd/3rd Player Allocation

Here we go folks this weekend’s player to game allocation.


Coddefut’s Stipule
Lyonesse RPG
GM: Chris Hart
pookie __
Tom Gaffey
Andrew Jones

The Werewolves of Manhattan
Monster of the Week
GM: Steven Blyth
Debbie Bagg
John Smithe
Udo Kaiser


Edge of Destruction
GM: Paul Mitchener
Tim Gray
Roderick Hamilton
John Smithe

This is Not an Exercise
River of Heaven
GM: Newt Newport
Debbie Bagg
pookie __
Udo Kaiser
Dörte Böhle

Players, GMs have your contact details and will be in touch with joining instructions.

If you can no longer play, please let your GM know as soon as possible or contact us via the contact page.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up. Have fun games! 🙂