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Darran

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About Darran

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    No 'E's in my name!

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    http://darransims.blogspot.com/

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  • RPG Biography
    Devoted husband, Grandfather of eight, Artist, Cartographer,and keen HeroQuest & Glorantha narrator.
  • Current games
    Role-playing!!??
  • Location
    Derby, UK
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    Venue Manager
  1. Would you like free entry to Con-Quest but don't fancy being a volunteer? Then offer to run a game in one slot and you can play for free in the other! This is a limited offer though, on a first-come, first-served basis. As soon as all the tables are allocated the offer will expire. So, how do you get yourself a table? Send your details (through the contact form on the website) and the following information: GM/Facilitator Title of Game System (if different from above) Max Number of Players Length of Game Table Location (Quiet or Main Hall) Preferred Slot (Morning or Afternoon) Short Description (up to 500 words) Tags (any short, snappy key words, such as age, experience needed, drop in or sign up?) e.g. PG13, newbie friendly, fairly traditional, pirates, funny accents Once we have your details we can assign a table and put your game up on the website for all to see.
  2. Would you like free entry to Con-Quest but don't fancy being a volunteer? Then offer to run a game in one slot and you can play for free in the other! This is a limited offer though, on a first-come, first-served basis. As soon as all the tables are allocated the offer will expire. So, how do you get yourself a table? Send your details (through the contact form on the website) and the following information: GM/Facilitator Title of Game System (if different from above) Max Number of Players Length of Game Table Location (Quiet or Main Hall) Preferred Slot (Morning or Afternoon) Short Description (up to 500 words) Tags (any short, snappy key words, such as age, experience needed, drop in or sign up?) e.g. PG13, newbie friendly, fairly traditional, pirates, funny accents Once we have your details we can assign a table and put your game up on the website for all to see.
  3. Feel free to share! This year's cheesy promo video for Con-Quest 2013 on Saturday May the Fourth 'be with you' 2013. Con-Quest 2013 - YouTube
  4. The next Con-Quest Midlands takes place on Saturday May the 4th 'Be With You' 2013. Mark the date in your diaries, calendars, year planners, and schedules! A Star Wars/Sci-Fi themed event due to the auspicious date! "That's no moon. Whoops, yes it is!"
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    Guide to Glorantha update

    And very pricey to boot! Charging for PDFs on top of the price of the book is so dated. Small companies include the PDF when you buy the book. I can see the use of Kickstater to get funding but there is no incentive here at all. I might as well buy the book for $80.00 when it finally gets to a FLAGs.
  6. Not seen this posted here but it might interest some?
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    HQ vs RQ?

    I had a character in RuneQuest that managed to chop off his own head and kill another player character due to a few bad dice rolls, a couple of '00' rolls in a row plus a few bad ones after that.
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    HQ vs RQ?

    Quite a few of my characters have been killed in HeroQuest. Keelhaul Whyduh - Bloodbeard Pirate with his own set of Sea Dogs and knowledgeable on the infamous Pirates Code! was killed by a Red Vadeli. Sir Kaulth - an Esvulari knight from Durengard was 'melted' by a gorp. Chu Yu Phat - The Erudite poet was eaten by the Golden Carp during a poetry contest. Darsimis - a Yelmalian mercenary was attacked and killed by a troop of baboons in Prax. Manushi Many-Flight - a noble from Teshnos who is visiting Pavis ended up having his own elephant sit on him during a battle with Lunar troops.
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    [UK] Continuum 2012

    These are the timings of the convention, based on the last few conventions. All game slots start at the same time each day and have an hour gap at lunch and a two hour gap at dinner. Programme Whole Weekend Programme Friday Programme Saturday Programme Sunday Game slots are as follows: Game Slot 1 = 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 2 = 20:00 – till late Game Slot 3 = 10:00 – 13:00 Game Slot 4 = 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 5 = 20:00 – till late Game Slot 6 = 10:00 – 13:00 Game Slot 7 = 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 8 = 20:00 – till late Food Times 08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast for all attendees. 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch for all attendees [cash sales]. 18:30 – 20:00 Dinner for attendees [cash sales] 11:00 – 01:00 Bar Times [Friday bar opens at 14:00] Trade Hall Times Friday 14:00 – 18:00. 19:00 – 20:30-ish. Saturday 09:30 – 18:00 Sunday 09:30 – 16:00. Friday 08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast for organisers and Guests of Honour. 10:00 – 13:00 Set up of rooms ready for convention. 10:00 – 13:00 Traders set up stalls. 13:00 – Registration opens and the attendees check in. 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch for all attendees [cash sales]. 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 1 14:00 – Bar opens. 18:00 – 19:00 Opening Ceremony in Main Hall. 18:30 – 20:00 Dinner for attendees [cash sales] 19:00 Committee/GoH meal. 20:00 – till late Game Slot 2 01:00 – Bar closes Saturday 08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast for all attendees. 08:00 – 09:30 Traders set up stalls. 10:00 – 13:00 Game Slot 3 11:00 – Bar Opens 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch for all attendees [cash sales]. 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 4 18:30 – 20:00 Dinner for attendees [cash sales] 19:00 Committee/GoH meal. 20:00 – till late Game Slot 5 01:00 – Bar closes Sunday 08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast for all attendees. 10:00 – 13:00 Game Slot 6 11:00 – Bar Opens 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch for all attendees Roast Dinner [cash sales]. 14:00 – 18:00 Game Slot 7 18:00 – Auction in Main Hall. 1 hour only. 18:30 – 20:00 Dinner for attendees [cash sales] 19:00 Committee/GoH meal. 20:00 – till late Game Slot 8 23:00 – Closing Ceremony. 01:00 – Bar closes Monday 08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast for all attendees. All attendees check out and depart.
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    RuneQuest 6 Pre-Order Update

    I am just reading the PDF now. Marvellous work! RuneQuest 6th Edition
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    [UK] Continuum 2012

    Today, Monday 2nd July 2012, is the last day we can accept registrations (with accommodation) for Continuum 2012. Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK. Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012. http://www.continuum.uk.net If you wish to attend please get your registrations in today as we have to have all room allocations done for the University by the 4th July. Please visit the Continuum 2012 Registration page for more details on how to register. If you are just after a Weekend Pass (£35.00) or a Day Pass (£15.00 Sat or Sun, £10.00 Fri) without accommodation then you can still register up until Monday 16th July 2012. Please note that we have limited passes available and they will be issued on a first come first served basis
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    [UK] Continuum 2012

    Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK. Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012. http://www.continuum.uk.net Just a reminder that Continuum 2012 registrations close on Monday 2nd July 2012. If you wish to attend please get your registrations in by then as we have to have all room allocations done for the University by the 4th July. Please visit the Continuum 2012 Registration page for more details on how to register. If you are just after a Weekend Pass (£35.00) or a Day Pass (£15.00 Sat or Sun, £10.00 Fri) without accommodation then you can still register up until Monday 16th July 2012. Please note that we have limited passes available and they will be issued on a first come first served basis.
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    [UK] Continuum 2012

    The server that hosted the Continuum 2012 website was hit by malware 7th May 2012, causing the website to be shut down. The content has been backed up but those backup files have now infected too. We are not sure when the website will be back up and running but we have created these temporary pages as a place-holder. http://www.continuum.uk.net/ We will be adding more content soon to keep you informed. More news will follow after Eternal Con. Please email darransims@googlemail.com if you have any enquiries.
  14. The next Con-Quest Midlands takes place on Saturday May the 4th 'Be With You' 2013. Mark the date in your diaries, calendars, year planners, and schedules! A Star Wars/Sci-Fi themed event due to the auspicious date! "That's no moon. Whoops, yes it is!"
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    [UK] Continuum 2012

    Third, and thus fully open, sign-up's are now active on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website From that point on you can sign up for as many games as you think you can manage. IMPORTANT!! Please note: You will NOT be able to sign up for a freeform game if you haven't paid to attend Continuum 2012. Once you have paid for Continuum, register on the Continuum 2012 Freeform Website. Please note: Continuum will not be charging any of the players for playing in a freeform game; all freeform games will have free entry*. *Some GMs may charge a fee to cover some of their out-of-pocket costs. For the Game 'The Art of War' there will be a fee of £5 per player to cover costs of props as refreshments. List of Freeform Games at Continuum 2012. Best of The Wurst The Pelorian Song Contest Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!! Diamond Geezers Flimsey Turrets The Linfarn Run Last Night on the Titanic The Koenig Dead Night Train The Art of War (or, Renaissance and Sensibility)
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