Friday, 26 March 2010

DriveThruRPG Convention Support for Con-Quest 2010

We are very excited about the sponsorship and support we are getting off DriveThruRPG!
Many thanks to Sean P. Fannon for sorting this out for us.

DriveThruRPG Logo

DriveThruRPG is proud to support Con-Quest Midlands 2010 by providing a special coupon code for 20% off the following products:

• Brave New World (AEG)
• Fantasy Craft (Crafty Games)
• Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (Cubicle 7)
• Heavy Gear Blitz! Locked & Loaded - Rulebook Rev 1.1 (Dream Pod 9)
• Dragonshire: Mega Bundle Set (Fat Dragon Games)
• The Dungeon Alphabet (Goodman Games)
• Fuzzy Heroes, 2nd Edition (Inner City Games Designs)
• RuneQuest II (Mongoose Publishing)
• Rifts (Palladium Books)
• Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion (Pinnacle Entertainment)
• Cyberpunk v.3 (R. Talsorian Games)
• Realms of Cthulhu (Reality Blurs)

The code will be printed in the Con-Quest 2010 Convention Booklet that every attendee of Con-Quest 2010 will receive on arrival.
It will work from the 10-04-10 for three months.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Continuum 2010 Promotional Video

Here is the promotional video for Continuum 2010 that takes place on Friday 2nd to Monday 5th July 2010 at John Foster Hall, University of Leicester Halls of Residence, Leicester, UK.

Please remember that the 'Early-Bird' price break ends on 1st April 2010!
Official announcement about the Freeform/LARP games follows next week!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Continuum 2010: Game Highlights

Continuum 2010. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.

Here are some of the games already planned for this year’s convention. If your game isn’t listed here then contact Mike at with your game details!

You’ll be able to sign up for these games and lot of others at the convention – they’ll be game signup sheets in the main hallway (outside the dining room).

If you’ve not already booked your ticket and accommodation for Continuum 2010 then go to and get yourself sorted before it’s too late!

Mongoose Living Campaigns!
Continuum is proud to announce the launch of Mongoose Publishing's 'Living Glorantha' campaign at this year's convention. Continuum 2010 will see the launch of Living Glorantha and the continuation of Living Traveller (debuted at Conception 2010). Allowing you bring specially created characters from scenario to scenario, event to event, Living Campaigns aim to emulate the massive online experiences but conducted with the intimacies of the table top. Both Living Traveller and Living Glorantha are intended to be growing, developing, living events in which characters take part in the epic events of the Third Imperium and Glorantha's Imperial Age. These are games for heroes and heroes in the making - saviours of their worlds, or possibly their destroyers.

Join us at Continuum for the birth of a new and dynamic development of immortal Glorantha!

A whole sack o’ Cthulhu! Heaving and squirming like a squamous thing!
Ex Kult of Keepers Rik Kershaw-Moore, Wim van Hove, Keary Birch and Paul Fricker will be orchestrating horror and madness throughout the convention.

Wim van Hove will be running some classic Kult scenarios, and on Saturday night Wim and Rik will be joining forces to run a special version of Milan Conference for 8 players. This scenario has been proven to give players nightmares – you have been warned!

Rik Kershaw-Moore will also be running come Call of Cthulhu games single-handed, as well as the Ghostbusters RPG (Sandy Petersen’s ‘other’ game!) and the uber cool sci-fi pulp that is Spaceship Zero the RPG.

Keary Birch will be bringing his usual chills and spills with a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario titled – Camp Sunny 2: The Return! Be afraid, be very afraid….

Paul Fricker… well lets just say that Paul will be running an original new scenario using a very special version of the Call of Cthulhu rules (oh, and someone called Mike may be doing the same…)

The Dice are NOT your friends…
Cruel Dice is a brand new rpg system that’s been designed by the creative powerhouse that is Alan Bligh and John French, the lead writers of Warhammer 40KRPG: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and the soon to released Deathwatch. When not writing about corruption, chaos and Space Marines, Alan and John have been tinkering with Cruel Dice. Be amongst the first to try out the system with two very different scenarios.

Dino-Geddon II: More Awesome! More Destruction! More Action!
Can you handle the raw power of Dino-Geddon? Can you? This year convention attendees are invited to bring their own remote controlled (dinosaur operated) car to face off against the conventions own machines of death. Only the strong survive.

Plus we have a load of other great tabletop rpg action, miniature gaming and live action/freeform gaming – details on all these and more to follow soon!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Buying tickets for Con-Quest Midlands 2010.

Con-Quest Midlands 2010. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Saturday 10th April 2010.

There are several ways to get tickets for you to attend Con-Quest Midlands 2010.

1. Press this Paypal link below and buy a ticket on-line. Remember to fill in you name and contact details.
You will collect your ticket from the convention desk on the door on the day so avoiding any long queues at the box office.

2. If you are in Derby you can buy tickets over the counter at the Derby LIVE box office either at the Assembly Rooms box office located at the Market Place or at the Derby Theatre box office in the Westfield Centre.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.

3. You can ring the Derby LIVE box office 01332 255800 and buy tickets over the phone. Both credit and debit cards are accepted for payment. Credit cards incur a £1 booking fee [debit cards don’t incur a fee] and postage will incur a charge of 50p. When collecting tickets from the box office the card used for payment must be seen.

4. On-line through the Derby LIVE box office system.
Go to the Derby LIVE Con-Quest website and click the ‘Buy Now’ link.
Check it says ‘Con-Quest 2010 RPG Convention’ and click ‘Buy Tickets’
Select the amount of tickets you would like to book and click the ‘Continue’ button.
Select your concessions and click the ‘Continue’ button
Check your ticket summary, if this is correct click the ‘Continue’ button.
Enter your personal details and credit card details. Please note Derby LIVE charge a processing fee of £2 per transaction (not per ticket).
Click the ‘Purchase’ button to complete the transaction — you may wish to print the Transaction Complete page for your reference though an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you.
All tickets purchased within the UK more than 7 days prior to Con-Quest will be posted to you.

Gen Con UK is Dead

So over on UK Role Players the news has been announced that Gen Con UK is dead, not just 2010 but the chance of any UK convention taking place under the Gen Con banner.

Adrian Swartout, CEO Gen Con LLC
"Peter and I had a long discussion recently and determined we will not be looking to solicit a license for a Gen Con UK show – or any other country for that matter.
We felt the experience and people brought together by the group working on this project were our “dream team” for the event and if they aren’t able to pull it off, it’s unlikely anyone else would be able to.
Having a licensed event start up and then stop is more damaging to the brand than beneficial so that being said we’re putting the Gen Con UK show to rest."

So where does that leave the UK convention scene?
What will become the flagship RPG convention?
Or will just have to ride the coat tails of the wargaming conventions?

All being well the smaller cons that seem to do it right will continue to thrive.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

UK & Europe RPG Conventions Listing 2010.

Here is the latest update of RPG conventions in the UK and Europe.

0 Leprecon XXXI. Goldsmith Hall, Pearse St. Dublin 2, Ireland.
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th March 2010.

0 CONcrete Cow 10. Old Bath House, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, UK.
Saturday 20th March 2010.

0 10th Raiders of the Game Cupboard. The Salvation Army Citadel, Burton upon Trent, UK.
Saturday 20th March 2010.

0 Conpulsion 2010. Teviot Student Union, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.

0 TravCon10. Redwings Lodge, Sawtry, Huntingdon, UK.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.

0 Vaticon 16. UCD campus, Dublin, Ireland.
Saturday 26th - 28th March 2010.

0 Con-Quest Midlands 2010. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Saturday 10th April 2010.

0 Student Nationals RPG Championships 2010. Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, UK.
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th April 2010.

0 Salute 2010. ExCel, London, UK.
Saturday 24th April 2010.

0 Beer & Pretzels XXI. Town Hall, Burton-upon-Trent, UK.
Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th May 2010.

0 2010. Castle Stahleck, Bacharach, Germany.
Friday 21st - Monday 24th May 2010.

0 UK Game Expo 2010. The Clarendon Suites, Stirling Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th June 2010.

0 Continuum 2010. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.

0 AmberCon UK '10. Harben House, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Friday 09th - Sunday 11th July 2010.

0 PaizoCon UK 2010. Aston University Business School, Birmingham, UK.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2010.

0 Brocon 2010. The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2010.

0 Furnace 2010. The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. UK
Saturday 09th - Sunday 10th October 2010.

0 OddCon 2010. Park Inn, Telford. UK.
Friday 15th - Sunday October 17th 2010.

0 Spiel 2009. Messe Essen, Essen, Germany.
Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th October 2010.

0 Indiecon '10. Holbourne, Naish, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Thursday 4th - Monday 8th November 2010.

0 Curious Consequences. Holbourne, Naish, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st November 2010.

0 Dragonmeet 2010. Kensington Town Hall, London, UK.
Saturday 27th November 2010.

0 Conception 2011. Naish Holiday Village, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th January 2011.

0 Constitution 2011. New Hall, Cambridge, UK.
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st August 2011.