Even more even more annoucements

Ready to find out the great games that will be running on Saturday afternoon? Well, wait no more!

Adam Prior will be running Dead Adventurers Walking using D&D. All seemed lost for the city of Libre. The forces of the Arch Necromancer Horus have been rampaging through the countryside for years growing stronger with each victory. Now all hope seems lost as the kings army has been crushed and the castle has been taken, surely it is only hours before the horde of undead will overrun the last bastion of freedom. There is only one glimmer of light in the darkness: a band of adventurers raised by the church of Life and given knowledge of a secret passage into the castle which should bypass most of the defences to allow them to assassinate Horus. It is a slim hope, but it’s the only one they have. The alternative is to become part of the army of the dead.

Phil Harris will be running Fly the Coop using a HomeBrew system. I’ve been a bloody rebel, a curt veteran and a farmer of information. I lived the past and walked the future, but it ends here tonight. Let me have my rest and finally let the lights burn out. But one place is left to return to, for one final time. Mars!

Vivek Santayana is running Chthulucene Dark: Cosmic Horror and Climate Catastrophe using a Cthulu Dark HomeBrew. This game is set in the ‘chthulucene’, or a geological epoch when all of our relationships with the wider environment are deeply embedded deeply within the ecosystem. The game uses the cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Dark system to explore how we can live whilst reconfiguring our relationship to this ecosystem. Players will play a crew of planetary settlers who are establishing the groundwork for a new human settlement. This is a rules-light game with a strong emphasis on narrative and the complex philosophical questions underlying it.

Martin Pickett is running The Free Men Of Mars using Manifold. On the southern edge of the Mars colony, Sir Clarence Fortesque-Smythe’s farmers are demanding freedom. With them stand the native Martian workers and the Great Green Martian Horde. Mayor Clemens sends her most trusted Sky Guard patrol to sort things out. Don’t let her down.

Richard Coates is running Hard Landing: research and rescue using Traveller 2nd ed. Having crash landed on the planet Tinath, the travellers are engaged by the Baroness Edda, to find a missing research party on the cold southern continent of Valeive. If successful she will pay for their ship repairs.

Neil Alexander is running The Jotunby Disappearances in D&D. People have been disappearing from the northern port of Jotunby. Various groups are concerned about this and it has been decided to employ a group of adventurers under the control of the City Guard. Now you have been searching the streets for a couple of days with no success. Suddenly, you hear sounds of a scuffle from around the corner. A mugging? A bar fight spilling out of the pub? Or something more sinister?

Jamie Prentice is running Necromancer Blues using Whitehack. After receiving news that an old friend of yours has died, you travel to their village for the funeral. But strange things seem to be happening, and the villagers are afraid of the night. Can you unravel the mystery and save the village? Whitehack is an OD&D clone with some interesting modern twists, and a particularly fun free-form magic system; knowledge of the system is not required. Old school gaming favours rulings over rules, and fast paced action. And yes, there will be undead!

David Donachie is running Stealing Death using InBetween. Long ago the ten warring Tribes were brought together under the rule of a single great Chief, a Queen. For the first time the mice of Under-Boiler, Many-Rivers, Conduit, and all the rest, knew peace from the constant conflict that had marred their lives. Now that peace is at risk. The Queen has died before the sacred day of Xmaz when a new Queen can be chosen, and the Tribes are ready to go to war once more. There is only one desperate answer, you must steal the Queen back from Death itself! The quickest, sneakiest, most cunning mice have been chosen. You have a single day, a mission, and no idea how it can be done!

But that’s not all, Tim Rapsin is running a game for ALL AGES: Superhero Space Adventure Quest Mission using 13th Age. The Confederation of Worlds (COW) has assembled a badass team of superheroes. Can they bring a plague of escaped supervillains to justice, foil the schemes of the devious Masters of Overkill (MoOk) and endure nigh-lethal levels of bad supervillain puns? The system this scenario uses is based on 13th Age, a crunchy, combat-heavy system which still leaves plenty of room for player creativity.

Even more announcements.

I told you I’d tell you traders, so here are some more traders!

We’re excited to announce that we will be joined this year by Stormclouds Chainmail, who produce chainmail and scalemail jewellery, dice bags, and clothing as well as dice clocks and other bits and pieces.

We will also be joined by Bambu Living Sustainably, who have a zero waste shop in Edinburgh offering reduced packaging food and everyday essentials they are a small startup whose aim is to raise awareness of the excessive use of plastic and packaging in our daily modern lifestyle.

More traders tomorrow!

More announcements.

But what of the Roleplaying? I hear you ask (after my last post, which you should also read if you don’t know what I’m talking about).

Well, I’ll be teasing this one out too, because I enjoy tormenting you all and also that’s the best way to get social media coverage… I have a feeling I shouldn’t admitted to either of those two…

But anyway, who are our marvelous GMs going to be on Saturday morning? In no particular order, we have:

Dan Marriott will be running Libris Mortis using the Leagues of Gothic Horror system. London in the late 19th century, a cold, wet foggy night and the British Museum is burgled by a cloaked figure, what has been stolen? The Necronomicon, the book of the dead, who would dare steal such a dangerous book and for what nefarious purpose? Only you, a band of sleuths and monster hunters, have the skill’s and resources to follow the evidence and save England.

Mark Palmer will be running Horror at Havel’s Cross using good old DnD. When a group of archaeologists put out a call for adventurers to help them escort a valuable artefact back to civilization, nobody expects anything out of the ordinary. However, our heroes have more than mere bandits to deal with at Havel’s Cross…

Richard Coates will be running Hard Landing: research and rescue using Traveller 2nd ed. Having crash landed on the planet Tinath, the travellers are engaged by the Baroness Edda, to find a missing research party on the cold southern continent of Valeive. If successful she will pay for their ship repairs.

For those of you who are looking for games that are child friendly, then the following 3 should be great for you!

Martin Pickett is running The Schooling of Tomomi: New Girl in Class using Manifold. The King of the Six Elements has been murdered. The Princess of the Wind and the Earth has vanished into the mortal world. Tomomi is the new girl at your school. You have to see she fits in smoothly. What could possibly go wrong? A Magical Girl adventure for Manifold.

Jenny Lester is running the brilliantly named Ducks and Ravagers in D&D. Get to grips with D&D 5e in this intro adventure where you’ll learn the basics of rules, dice, and roleplay – with japes and heroism along the way!

Kevin White is running The Battle of Christmas Eve using Savage Worlds. What do you think your old teddy bears and toy soldiers do at night when you’re asleep? Just lie there and wait for you to play with them in the morning? Well, you’re wrong. They wake up and fight a bitter war against global toy terrorism, led by Oswald bin-Toybox and his fearless Mujafuzzeen fighters. Yes kiddies, that’s right—Toyland is at war, and your playthings are the frontline. Intelligence reports have led the director of TIC-TOC to believe a Mujafuzzeen cell is planning a Christmas Eve raid on the house of little Emily Winters, with the intention of making her Christmas Day a massive disappointment. Naturally, such foul activity can’t be allowed to succeed, and a small team of agents is sent to her house to save the day.

And on the other end of the spectrum, for those of you who want ADULT ONLY, maturer games, we’ve got you covered as well with:

Matthew Barrowcliff running Stuff of Tales in his own 1001 Tales. You are the toys of a pair of twin children. Until yesterday the worst things you had to defend Sophia and Jackson from were the monsters under the bed. But now they have been kidnapped and the giants who care for them are panicking. It’s up to you to rescue them – before they stop believing in you.

And finally, Phil Harris will be running One Cold Night in a Homebrew system. “The word was on the street, the Pretchart would rise tonight and with them, the very sense of the eternal, be that life or death. Now’t to be scared of but the time. Just keep the watches close, or you’ll not keep the beat.” Then they went, with the Heart of Wingter amongst them. And watched, ready to bash the brains out of any Pretchart that rose. Clubs, wrapped in razorwire and covered in nails, a worthy weapon for the hunter. Yet as they watched, and waited until the Pretchart were fully revealed, they heard the dreaded Hundrel. Its gentle voice belaying what lay within. Death!


And here we are, this time next week and we’ll be doing it? But what will we be doing?

Well, let me announce the first two of many traders who will be joining us (I’m going to be teasing them out over the week on here, although the suspense of that should be blown soon because we’re working on getting the full schedule to you as soon as possible!): Murphy’s Vault and Handiwork Games.

Murphy’s Vault is a local shop here in Edinburgh that sells all your favorites: Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar and of course, role playing games ft. Dungeons and Dragons. More here: https://www.facebook.com/murphysvault/

Handiwork Games is a Scottish game developer and publisher working on exciting new projects with the mission statement to ” MAKE GAMES WITH OUR BARE HANDS”. They will have copies of their two card games, ”The Forest Dragon by Rory Age 9” and “Bang & Twang” for you to try out and buy. And they’ll be on hand to answer any questions about the upcoming “Hellenistika 5e” they’re making with Ken Hite and BEOWULF, a mythic 5e setting for one DM and one player. You can find out more about them here https://handiwork.games/ or herehttps://www.facebook.com/handiworkgames/

Cardboard and Coffee!

I am very pleased to announce that Cardboard and Coffee will be joining us NEXT WEEKEND at Conpulsion! They’re bringing not one, not two, not 4660 (because that would be way too many), but three whole games along! Each one is in a different stage of development, so if you just want to come along and play a game, want to see what tomorrow’s hotness looks like in its prototype stage or get down and dirty with some game design talk, come and have a gander at: Nuts And Bots, a strategy puzzle game about building robots on an ever-changing game board; X Arrr, a pirate-themed, path-following puzzle game; and Retro, which is all about getting the highest score by creating and matching sets of cards on a shared play area.

If you want to find out more, just head on over to their Facebook page at facebook.com/CardboardAndCoffee

It’s nearly here!

This is your friendly neighbourhood promotions officer reminding you that Conpulsion is happening and it’s happening soon! If you’ve already bought your ticket, then you are a hero and a cool, but if you haven’t, then why not? If you order VERY SOON then you’ll have a chance to order your very own Conpulsion T-Shirt, a privilege we cannot guarentee if you wait much longer.

And talking of doing things VERY SOON, are you interested in GMing for Conpulsion, or do you still want to give the logo contest a stab? Well we’ve extended the deadline for the logo contest but only for a few days and we’ll be finalising GMs soon as well, so get moving! There’s a free special GM T-Shirt in it for you if you GM and if you win the logo contest there’s a whole bag of goodies! Just go here to sign up as a GM: http://conpulsion.org/uncategorised/gms-wanted/ and look here for more info on the logo contest: http://conpulsion.org/uncategorised/logo-contest-reminder/

Last call for Blueshirts!

Hello. We need to have a serious talk. Have you ever been to Conpulsion before? Are you a member of GEAS? Do you want to do a good thing?

This year, all of Conpulsion’s profits are going straight to the Grassmarket Project. This is a local Edinburgh charity that offers mentoring, teaching and training for the homeless and those who experience mental/physical health issues and have learning support needs.

Buying a ticket to Conpulsion supports both this Con and GEAS, but it also directly helps the Grassmarket Project. But if you really want to help all of us, the best way you can do that is by volunteering as a Blueshirt. The Con really can’t run without the hard work of volunteers. To show our gratitude to the backbone of our convention, we offer our Blueshirts FREE entry to the con and a FREE special edition blue Conpulsion TShirt.

And besides, Blueshirting is excellent fun. It’s the best way at the Con to make new friends and you can leave the weekend knowing that you played a bunch of great games AND helped many people.

But your time is running out! If you want to support the Grassmarket Project, GEAS and Conpulsion, make new friends and get free stuff, then sign up here http://conpulsion.org/get-involved/blueshirt-signup/ before the 14th of March!

Bring and Buy!

Do you have stuff you don’t really need/want (let’s be honest, you do). Is it at least slightly nerdy? Then bring it as soon as the doors open on the Saturday (between 9 and 11) and the Bring and Buy will sell it for you! You can choose your own minimum price and, if it sells, you get a whopping 90% of the sale price! And the 10% commission all goes to charity! It’s a win-win! And if it isn’t sold, you just get it back again. We’ll take pretty much anything, books and games are always good, but if you’ve got an old costumes lying around that a LARPer might be interested in then we’ll try and sell those too.

If you don’t have something to sell (and we’ve already established, you really do), then this is a great place to snag a bargain. I could boast about the First Edition Mage that I got there last year and have been running very successfully (if I do say so myself) since, but I’m too modest for that. I, however, would highly recommend that you come and get your own boastable bargain at the Bring and Buy at Conplusion 2019!

Last chance to get Early Bird!

Hey all, just a quick reminder that today is your LAST CHANCE to get early bird tickets to Conpulsion! That’s a saving of half the price of a one day ticket! Just £5 for a single day or £10 for the full weekend. And it’s for charity. And don’t forget the amazing Conpulsion TShirts you can get your hands on during the ticket buying process. So if you are coming to Conpulsion and you want to get in for cheap, then buy now, as you won’t get this chance tomorrow! http://conpulsion.org/essentials/tickets-and-tshirts/

Or alternatively, if you want to get in for free (and get life Karma for being an amazing person), there’s always blueshirting… http://conpulsion.org/get-involved/blueshirt-signup/

Cheap Tickets and Free Tickets!

Just a quick reminder that Early Bird tickets are still on sale for just a few more days, so if you’re going to buy, buy! You’ll get £5 off whether you’re buying a full weekend ticket or just coming for one day, that’s only £10 for the entire weekend or £5 for a single day.

But what if you don’t want to pay, but you still want to come and you are also a wonderful person? Then it sounds like Blueshirting is perfect for you! We’re still looking for as many people as possible to sign up to help out over the weekend of the con. You’ll help the wonderful traders move in, assist guests in finding their games and be constantly ready to spring into action to make sure that everything runs smoothly. You won’t even have to work the whole con. Infact, if we get enough sign ups, you should be free to do what you like for a minimum of half of your time! So go, now, and sign up here http://conpulsion.org/get-involved/blueshirt-signup/. It’s a great way to experience the con, working together to bring the Conpulsion Cabal’s dreams alive, and you might just make new friends along the way. I know I certainly have when I’ve Blueshirted before!