Saturday, 20 February 2010

Organised GM

So I am a tad organised - 'a place for everything and everything in it's place'.
My games do have more and more handouts and props.

In my Firefly games for example I give the players paper money that their characters would have as well as name badges, weapon cards, computer readouts and deck plans.

Here is the table layout:


The different denominations of money pile up on my left, character sheets in the purple folder, two large d20s, a pile of handouts in the centre, 'Multi-pass' badges for the characters next to the handouts, pencils and a sharpener, computer screen printouts on my right, and some drink in easy reach.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Opening Credits for my Firefly/Serenity game

So I have put together some opening credits for my Firefly HeroQuest game, just like as if it were a real TV series. The player characters are the crew of The Betty from Alien: Resurrection, they are the better part of that film. It was written by Joss Whedon so there does seem to be a darker echo of the Serenity crew.

The music is the theme from the Black Hole by John Barry.

'Echoes in the Black' by Darran Sims narrated by Darran Sims.
Firefly: HeroQuest adventure for 7 players.

"Ta Ma Duh! Why can't we stick to the gorram plan!
I wanted simple, in and out and everything shiny.
The job was good, the idents were perfect and the feds were away from the Skyplex.
Then everything has gone south.
Something has been following The Betty.
They are keeping their distance, so they aint purple bellies and everytime time we avert course they disappear like echoes in the black. The question is who are they, what do they want and why are they messing up my gorram job?"

Monday, 15 February 2010

Continuum 2010 Call for Games!

A call for games for Continuum 2010 from Mike Mason.

If you are wanting to run games (rpg, card, board or some crazy new gaming invention) please email me with what you're planing - - once I have everything sorted I'll start posting games up to the main continuum website.
Please feel free to advertise your games here too - but please email me them as well (I will not be checking this site for 'new' games - it's a big internet and I only have so much time to check it ; ) - so without going on and on, if you email me then you'll know I have your game info. Otherwise don't assume that I'll have it.

For every game you pre-rgeister with me and then run at the convention, you'll get a beer token (for a free drink - soft or alcoholic) at the event. The beer token is an original piece of art - Cthulhu drinking a pint of beer - drawn by the brilliant Bob Shaw. It's a collectors item in its own right.


So - to register you game you need to do two things:

1. sign up to attend Continuum (see website for details

2. Fill in a game registration form and send it to me at

Game sign up form available from the website. If you have any problems finding it or filling it in, then you can just email me with the following:

Title of game
Number of players required
When you want to run it (Fri, Sat, Sun - morning, afternoon, evening)
Max Number of Players
Length of Game
Some blurb on what the scenario/game is about (up to 500 words)
Anything else you need to tell me

Thanks for your support and look forward to hearing about some ace games!


Mike M
Continuum Game Czarina

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Continuum 2010 Registration Form

The Continuum 2010 registration form is now available from here:

Continuum 2010 Registration Form

It is a form fill-able PDF so you will be able to type in your details and save it.
The one on the Continuum 2010 website in the 'Register' section is out of date and due to server problems we can't change it.

Email it back to me completed at
or you can print it off and post it to me via snail mail. The postal address is at the bottom of the form.

There are a couple of key questions that need answering that would assist in placing you in accommodation and making the event much better for you. They include a call for games and events, as well as where you want your room located and who do you wish to be roomed near you.
Any Freeform games should be sent to Simon Bray directly via the Contacts list.

Some rooms will be located near the bar that gets quite noisy during the night - fine if the residents in the rooms spend their time in the bar.
Other rooms are not quite as close to the John Foster Facilities Centre though still on site but should be quieter [depending on neighbours of course!]

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Con-Quest Midlands Promotional Video

Here is the first promotional video for the RPG Convention Con-Quest that takes place in Derby on Saturday 10th April 2010.