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Registration for Furnace 2008 is now open.

Last year Loz was in attendance and between him and a couple of the other attendees we had a good showing of Elric, Hawkmoon and RuneQuest games.

A lot of us are BRP fans, so I can see with the release of the core rule book there being several games of BRP going.

Here's the announcement by our Chairman Graham Spearing


I am really excited to announce that Furnace is back, and we are open

for registrations. Smile

You are the first to hear about it!

I hope you can join us for the Furnace 2008 Games Convention on the

weekend of 18th and 19th October. We're back at the Garrison Hotel,

guaranteeing five sessions of table top roleplaying goodness and the

usual warm and friendly atmosphere.

Come and visit our revamped website, built by Newt, here:


Registration is available now:

Furnace » Registration

Sign up and see you there!

Happy gaming.


Head Honcho of D101 Games
Publisher of Crypts and Things/Monkey/OpenQuest/River of Heaven
The Sorcerer Under the Mountain

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Against the Sorcerer

Tom Zunder

4 hours dead

A Gwenthia RuneQuest adventure for 4-6 players in which the HagHunters track down and investigate Dark Cultists who have occupied an ancient barrow mound. Their slaving raids, rape and pillage have led the villagers to aid them. The barrow lies just 3 days away from the village, but no-one will venture there.. it is after all the resting place of an Evening Culture sorcerer.

The game is a classic adventure scenario realised in the world of Gwenthia using the new Gwenthia RuneQuest rules, magic systems and religions.

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The Garrison Hotel

Hillsborough Barracks

Penistone Road


S6 2GB

The Garrison Hotel in Sheffield - Hotel, Conference Venue, Weddings and Parties


Getting into the venue is straight forward, use the white door [which will have a Furnace Logo on it] to get to the main stairs. The main room is on the second floor. Or you could go through the main door of the Jailhouse restaurant and either go through the big brown wooden door to the right to get access to the main stairs or take the lift to the second floor.


The main part of the venue we have for Furnace 2008 is the Garrison Room. It is located on the first floor above the main Jailhouse Restaurant. It has it’s own bar and the registration desk, the sign-up boards, the traders and main gaming area is located here.

We also have a few other rooms available for games, The Cell located in the basement of the main building that contains three gaming tables and The Armoury located across the courtyard from the main building that also contains three more gaming tables.

The Jailhouse Restaurant, downstairs, is open to the public but has some comfortable leather chairs with tables that would make good gaming tables for card or board games.

The Garrison Room


The main part of the room contains three gaming tables and has some space around the bar. This area is perfect for demonstration games and also has the signing up sheets for each session.

On the lower section, where the lift is situated, there are four cells, yes-real cells that used to house miscreants and ne’er-do-wells, that make excellent gaming rooms. They are big enough to fit seven gamers into and are quite cosy, though players may struggle to walk around freely in them. They are also sound proof so are ideal for getting the game atmosphere just right.


The Armoury

The Armoury is located across the courtyard from the main building near the hotel’s reception.


It is a large single, cavernous room with a high arched ceiling and thick strong walls so the Armoury is nice and quiet. Inside are three gaming tables that can be rearranged to suit the gaming group.


The Cell

Deep inside the gaolhouse at the dark bottom of the building is the Cell. Getting down there through the twisting stairways is an adventure itself though it has another entry way from the hotel’s courtyard. It is a large room with a long bench seat along the length of the room. Three gaming tables are in here, each host to the 'Cthulhu Mythos'.


Cheers, Darran

Continuum 2014. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.

Friday 25th - Monday 28th July 2014.


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