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Con-Quest Lives !

Con-Quest: The Midlands Show is a new gaming convention taking place at the Derby Assembly Rooms on Saturday 10th April 2010.

Formerly known as ‘Dragonmeet Midlands’, Con-Quest is a one day show packed with all manner of gaming activities and trade stands. Whether it’s role playing games, board and card games or miniature wargames, Con-Quest has them all, as well as trade stands offering everything from the very latest releases to collectables and hard to find items. Whatever your gaming needs Con-Quest aims to deliver!

The event will be taking over the majority of the Derby Assembly Rooms, offering numerous areas for demonstration and participation games, artist displays, game manufacturers and designers, trade stands and areas to simply meet up with friends and catch-up on one of the bars or cafes on site.

The event is family friendly and welcomes both veteran gamers as well as those just wanting to find out more about the gaming hobby.

Tickets are on sale now from the Assembly Room box office - http://www.derbylive.co.uk and keep checking back to the Con-Quest web site at http://www.con-quest.co.uk for the latest updates.

For trade enquiries please contact darransims@gmail.com

Long live Con-Quest!

Tickets are on sale from the Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms Box Office.

http://www.derbylive.co.uk

Telephone: 01332 255800

Advance price £6.00 [£7.00 on the door on the day].

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A call for games from Evilgaz

Greetings!

At the prestigious, inaugural Con-Quest I shall be your dashing host for games of all varieties. We’d like to encourage you all to put on games - RPGs, CCGs, Board Games, Miniatures, whatever you like – and are considering how we can reward the noble souls who step forward to run/facilitate something; it will probably be free entry into the event for the day, but I know that the vibrant UK gaming scene will be full of eager volunteers whether this is the case or not!

To register your game(s) before the convention, you will need to email me at the gaming hotline address (evilgaz@ukroleplayers.com) and I’ll see to it that you’re booked in with a table and advertised on the website in a timely fashion just as soon as we’ve got the fully functioning site in place. Pass on to me the usual sort of details:

GM/Facilitator

Title of Game

System (if different from above)

Max Number of Players

Length of Game

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

We’re a fairly broad church and if you want to run something, we’re here to support you . From D&D 4e to Polaris via Dead of Night and Savage Worlds, traditional to radical, chess to Heroclix, demo game to playtest, Last Night on Earth to Warmachine – label up what you want to run and we’ll do our best to promote it and provide you what you need from the venue.

To avoid clashes and overlaps the day will be split into two slots for games that will run for 3.5 or 4 hours with a gap in between for food, refreshments, wandering the trade hall, etc.

Day will be split into slots

Slot 1 = 10:30 until 14:00

Slot 2 = 15:00 until 19:00

Any questions or queries drop me a line at evilgaz@ukroleplayers.com and I’ll do my best to answer them when I can.

I look forward to seeing a bursting schedule of diverse games and know that the UK gaming community won’t disappoint!

Gaz (Evil)

Not sure you’re up to it? Well, we have confidence in you. Ask around the forum for friendly advice and check out the links below for some other resources:

Evilgaz’s Top Ten Covention Game Pitfalls

Darran Sims’ “Convention Gaming Advice”

UK Roleplayers Collected Advice

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Run A Game - Get In Free!

Well its that time of year, the festiveness has well and truly faded and being stuck indoors really sucks when there's nothing to do... but wait - how about you get yourself a con scenario together, or learn the secrets of that new boardgame you got for Christmas?

Here at Con-Quest we like things simple (like us), so here's the deal. Get yourself a game together and mail me the details (evilgaz@ukroleplayers.com) and I’ll see to it that you’re booked in with a table, and better still that you get in for free on the day. Get booked in early enough and you can choose where you want to be. We've got plenty of tables in the main hall which is great for demos and boisterous action, there's the quieter Reception Suite and chilled and sophisticated '45 Suite, ideal for relaxed games.

Pass on to me the usual sort of details and I'll get your name on the guest list and a table of choice marked for your use.

GM/Facilitator

Title of Game

System (if different from above)

Slot (morning or afternoon)

Max Number of Players

Length of Game

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

Look forward to seeing what you've got to offer guys!

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Games are starting to be added to the website and we have also confirmed that Alessio Cavatore will be running demos of Shuuro.

Additionally, both Nick Kyme and Gav Thorpe from Games Workshop’s Black Library will be in attendance signing books and chatting with fans.

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We are proud to announce the first of our traders.

News of the others will follow in the next few days

The Dice Shop Online

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The Dice Shop Online is Europe's largest volume retailer of dice. With over 4000 different dice wherever you live, whatever games you play, we have what you need and you should expect nothing but the best service from our team.

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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.

To Paypal link on Con-Quest site.

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.

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We are proud to announce our second trader.

House Atreides at www.hacards.com are specialists in 2nd hand role-playing games.

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They stock thousands of items, from the mundane to the rare and valuable, for hundreds of different game systems, plus single cards for many CCG systems.

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More news on our traders, here is Viva Hate.

Viva Hate specialises in Music, T.V. & Film merchandise. We stock everything music, from Metallica Hoodies to Slipknot Wallets.

We sell Film & T.V. merchandise from Star Wars Back Packs to Southpark figures as well as large ranges of 2000 A.D., Marvel, D.C. Comics and Living Dead Dolls.

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We have exciting news of our next trader and publisher. A prolific publisher gaining many interesting titles and games, they are worth keeping an eye on.

Cubicle 7 Entertainment is a British-based publisher and events company, specialising in the games industry.

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Founded in 2006, by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, the company has published role-playing games from a list of licensed and home-grown properties including Victoriana, Starblazer Adventure (based on DC Thomson’s 80’s Starblazer comic series), SLA Industries, Qin: The Warring States and the recent Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (licensed from the BBC).

Cubicle 7 also works with a number of publishing partners helping bring their creations to print and into distribution.

In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group.

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We have more news on our traders.

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Genki Gear great Original designs from UK artists.

At Genki Gear we take the great style of Japanese culture, Anime, Sci-fi and gaming and mix with our unique humour and style!

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We are pleased to announce one of our traders is Pagan Angel.

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Pagan Angel is a small family run business offering quality sterling silver jewellery, Pagan, Wiccan + other symbolic pieces, cutting edge steel and rubber jewellery, collars + cuffs, gaming themed jewellery as well as handcrafted pieces including circlets and various head pieces. Plus gaming, gothic, fantasy and quirky logo T-shirts for all alternative markets and a range of gothic and rock and roll accessories.

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We do have some breaking news! :D

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.

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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.

The code will be valid from 10-04-10 for three months.

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Here is another one of our great traders/game publishers.

D101 Games is a small press company based in the Manchester area putting out story driven roleplaying games, since 2008. We have our roots in the D100/Gloranthan community and continue to support that via our fanzine ‘Hearts in Glorantha’, our complete D100 game “OpenQuest” and its supplements of which the Swords and Sorcery setting “The Savage North” is the first.

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We are also moving into new territory with the release of ‘Wordplay: The Big Five’, a universal story telling engine where description links seemlessly with a d6 dice mechanic supported by four unique settings, and the upcoming release of ‘Monkey: The Storytelling Game’ of the ‘Journey to the West’.

Our demo Games masters will be running games of ‘OpenQuest: Savage North’ and ‘Monkey’ during the con.

As well as copies of ‘Hearts in Glorantha’ and ‘OpenQuest’, we will also be debutting ‘The Savage North’ and ‘Wordplay: The Big Five’ at Con-Quest.

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We are very excited to announce another trader/publisher – Mongoose!

Based in Swindon, UK, Mongoose Publishing was founded in 2001 and within 6 months became the UK’s largest publisher of roleplaying games. Initially concentrating on d20 based products, Mongoose Publishing’s first book was the Slayers Guide to Hobgoblins, part of the Slayers Guide series of books. Subsequent product lines followed in rapid succession with the release of the Encyclopaedia Arcane, Travellers Tales, Quintessnential and Cities of Fantasy series of books.

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Mongoose has earned a reputation for producing quality licensed products to sit alongside their generic fantasy ranges and their first licensed book, the Judge Dredd roleplaying game, proved to be an instant hit. Further licensed products followed with roleplaying games based on Slaine, Babylon 5, Conan, Lone Wolf, Macho Women with Guns, Paranoia and Runequest. Mongoose’s newest licenced roleplaying game, Traveller, brings back the classic science fiction roleplaying game.

Mongoose Publishing’s miniatures games and roleplaying games continue to provide gamers with fantastic worlds in which to immerse themselves, and the company has become a recognised force in the world of hobby games.

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We have more news on our traders, this time Magic Geek.

Magic Geek are CCG traders primarily focusing on Magic: The Gathering.

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We stock a large range of single cards and boxed product. As one of the UK’s Advanced Level tournament organizers we also run regular monthly events at our Birmingham and Stafford venues. Finally, as we are board game fans we stock a growing range of card and board games too.

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Another update about a brand new trader with some exciting 3D tiles for dungeons.

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We are a 3D model maker based in the UK that specialise in 3D dungeons to be used with roleplay and skirmish fantasy games.

We hope you enjoy our website, why not look at our Labyrinth of Legend dungeon sets we build or contact us at www.dungeonlorduk.co.uk.

The company was founded in 2010 and aims to produce quality 3D dungeon sets for use with roleplay and skirmish games.

Our team of builders hand craft and assemble the sets in the UK.

Nicola Mathews is our in house artist, she has over 14 years of experience in gilding and fine detail painting from the pottery industry, she hand paints each piece before it is varnished and the base finished with felt.

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We are proud to announce that Leisure Games is attending Con-Quest!

Leisure Games, specialist games retailer and mail order service, stocking what is probably Europe’s widest range of RPG’s, Indie Press RPG’s, Board games, Card games and War games since 1985.

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Leisure Games is a specialist Games retailer. We stock only Games, and pride ourselves in having a remarkable breadth of stock of Games of all types (except computer Games!). We stock Roleplaying, Wargames, Collectable Card Games, Board Games from all over the World, Miniatures, Traditional Games and Non-Collectable Card Games.

We also stock accessories, such as dice, scenery, game mats, counter trays, card sleeves etc., so if you are looking for something to do with Games give us a try!

We operate a Worldwide Mail Order Service which has the highest reputation for being fast, efficient and friendly. We use First Class mail or 48 hour guaranteed delivery for UK destinations, and Air Mail for Overseas destinations.

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We are pleased to announce that we have LeCardo at Con-Quest!

LeCardo is a playing-card word game that works by adding words together to make compounds or other idiomatic matches such as housework, break-in, time off etc. It’s easy to pick up and play but be warned- it’s no pushover!

Whilst LeCardo doesn’t fall into the traditional spectrum of ‘hobby’ games, it nevertheless provides a fun diversion from longer games, and is not without strategic play.

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We are pleased to be celebrating our third anniversary this year, having first published in March 2007.

Come along and see a demo or, better still, challenge Leo Marshall, the inventor, to a game!

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At Con-Quest we are proud to present another local trader – Tokyo Otaku.

Tokyo Otaku are the cheapest anime and manga retail shop in the UK!

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From anime to manga, Yoai to Hentai, plush dolls to art books, figurines to DVDs, magazines to posters and wall scrolls we have everything you need for that Japanese culture vibe. We can even order in role playing games!

Visit our shop located in the Market Hall in Derby.

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We are very excited to present Having a Larp at Con-Quest.

They are also running our ‘Pit Fighter’ event, where you get to don armour and battle in the arena!

Having a Larp are purveyors of fine quality Live Action Roleplay equipment and costume.

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From latex/foam weapons to leather armour, fantasy costumes to theatrical make-up, bags, pouches and belts to weapon scabbards we have all you need to build a great armoury!

Available in a variety of styles and sizes, LARP Weapons are Swords, Daggers, Range (Bows and Crossbows) and Axes. All are made to EEC, British safety and LARP standards, using quality materials. Swords are made from quality closed cell polyurethane foam with a glass fiber core they come weighted and/or balanced.

We are thrilled to have Game Workshop’s Black Library along at Con-Quest.

Black Library produces a range of all-action novels all set in the dark and gothic worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000.

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Additionally, both Nick Kyme and Gav Thorpe from Games Workshop’s Black Library will be in attendance signing books and chatting with fans.

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At Con-Quest we are proud to present an unusual exhibitor for a RPG con – Spellcrafters!

We supply the PEGASUS* community with ethical alternatives to the essential components used for rituals and in the preparation of spell-work including hand-made beeswax candles; a wide selection of magical herbs; essential, blended and base oils; recycled and hand-made papers; tools, calendars, journals and much more!

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SpellCrafters is dedicated to promoting respectful living and responsible practice. We are currently ‘in conversion’ to a complete 100% natural, organic, fair-trade, recycled, eco-conscious, and where possible UK sourced, stock holding.

We believe in using natural and local products for spell work and ritual so that we can stay closer to the cycle of land where we practise.

* – PEGASUS : Pagan / Esoteric / Gothic / Alternative / Spellcraft / Utopian / Spiritual (TM SpellCrafters)

We have more news about Mantic Games – A Miniature Manufacturer.

Mantic is here to make fantasy model soldiers. It has been created to bring together the best sculptors, artists and writers from around the world to produce fantastic models that are a pleasure to collect, paint and then have huge wargames with!

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The aftershow party will be at the Brunswick Inn near the Derby Railway Station.

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From 19:00 to late in the upstairs part of the building. Some games may even break out there as well!

Built in 1842, and nearly pulled down in the Eighties, the Brunswick is a red brick, triangular shaped building at the end of a row of former railway workers' cottages. The station is a couple of minutes away, which makes it very handy if you have time to kill between trains.

They brew their own beer here, with the kit on show at the end of the stone-flagged corridor, such home-brewed delights as the bittersweet and refreshing Triple Hop or the dark and coffee-like Rockin' Johnny's Derby Pride. There were 14 real ales on offer, half of them brewed on the premises. Beer nirvana. Nicely priced too!

£1.80 for a pint of White feather beer!

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Here are the games we have running at the convention

Burning Empires

Hyperlite

Call of Cthulhu

D&D 4e

Traveller

Cubicle7

Dark Heresy

HeroQuest

Monkey

OpenQuest

Savage Worlds

MAID RPG

Candlewick Manor

6d6

Rogue Trader

Dr Who

D&D

Pathfinder

Spirit of the Century

Stormbringer

Cubicle7

Dead of Night

Little Fears

Reign

Trail of Cthulhu

Pendragon

6d6

GURPs

CP2020

Shattered Realities - Bring out your dead!

Starblazers Adventures

SLA Industries

Tal’Vorn

Mouseguard

RuneQuest

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