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Get Ready For Con-Quest Midlands 2012!

Derby, GB
Post #: 805
Con-Quest Midlands 2012. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK
Saturday 14th April 2012.

Here are the new flyers for Con-Quest 2012.
The three dice signify the third event of Con-Quest, as it’s our third year!

Con-Quest Midlands 2012. Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Saturday 14th April 2012.

Continuum 2012. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 20th - Monday 23rd July 2012.
'A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an Emergency on my part'-http://darransims.liv...­
Derby, GB
Post #: 815
There are several ways to get tickets for you to attend Con-Quest 2012.

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.
The Early-Bird special rate is currently £6.00 if you buy before Wednesday 11th April 2012.
The PayPal button includes the Group Booking Discount as a single transaction only.

PayPay Button on Con-Quest Website

2. Send a cheque or postal order to:
Con-Quest Midlands
53 Stepping Lane

Please make them out to “Con-Quest Midlands”

3. 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.
Tickets go live on Monday 31st October 2011.

4. 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.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.
Tickets go live on Monday 31st October 2011.

5. 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 2012 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.
Opening hours are 10:00 until 20:00 Monday to Saturday.
Tickets go live on Monday 31st October 2011.

Group Booking Discount
For those in organised gaming groups or social groups you can get a Group Booking Discount. Please include the names of everyone on the ticket so that they can get in at the door.
Individual members can collect their own tickets from the convention desk on the door on the day so avoiding any long queues at the box office.

For Group Bookings of between 7 to 12 tickets the total price is £42.00.
For Group Bookings of between 13 to 16 tickets the total price is £55.00.
For Group Bookings of between 17 to 24 tickets the total price is £70.00.

These discounts are only available if paying via PayPal or by cheque and as a single transaction. We can not offer any discount on tickets already purchased or include them in as part of the group ticket.
They are not available from the Assembly Rooms Box Office.

Derby, GB
Post #: 885
Run A Game - Get In Free!

With the success of Con-Quest we are going to do it all again in 2012 only bigger and better than before.

Dates are Saturday 14th April 2012 and we are at the Derby Assembly Rooms again.

We endeavour to provide a wide and far reaching games programme for our attendees to showcase what UK role players can offer.

To avoid clashes and overlaps the day will be split into two slots for games that will run for 3.5 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 18:30

To register your games before the convention, you will need to email the gaming hotline address at and we’ll see to it that you’re booked in with a table and advertised on the website.

Pass on the usual sort of details:

    GM name
    Title of Game
    Game System and Setting (if important)
    Game Slot
    [morning or afternoon?]
    Quiet or Display Game? [In a quieter room or in the main hall]
    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?]

We’re happy to get any kind of game with a variety of settings or genres for all tastes and gaming philosophies.
From D&D 4e to Pathfinder via Dead of Night, RuneQuest and Savage Worlds, traditional to radical, chess to Heroclix, demo game to playtest, Last Night on Earth to Warmachine with a little Call of Cthulhu along the way – 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.

For those that are unsure or are not confident GMing a game for strangers we will offer support and help.

Some advice below may be helpful for novice Con GMs and experts alike:

Evilgaz’s Top Ten Covention Game Pitfalls
Darran Sims’ “Convention Gaming Advice”
UK Roleplayers Collected Advice

Derby, GB
Post #: 901
6d6 at Con-Quest 2012

6d6 is looking forward to returning their 'home' convention and we will be there in numbers.

We will have a full range of 6d6 products for sale including the brand new 6d6 Shootouts pick-up game

As always, we will be running as many games as possible. Demo games of 6d6 Shootouts will be taking place throughout the day and we also have five scheduled 6d6 RPG games:

AM - Slot 1

"Crashing into Tartarus" - Ben Lally / 6d6 Bots
Join the creator of 6d6 Bots (coming soon) on adventure that will change you view of the solar system.

"Marionet" - Kieran Kowalski / 6d6 Core + Cybernetics
Join the writer of our Cybernetics supplement in a near-future adventure.

"Savage Island" - Matt Jackson / 6d6 Magic
Our tried and tested demonstration game returns with a new GM.

PM - Slot 2

"Empty Spaces" - Faye Lampshire / Unnamed Project
A first public playtest of a new project. The setting is unnamed because we cannot find a title that involves vampires but doesn't infringe a certain company's trademarks.

"American Sweethearts" - Ben Jackson / Rebel Flesh
Another first public outing, this time for a brand new modern horror setting by 6d6's best selling author.

Derby, GB
Post #: 909
The aftershow party will be at the Brunswick Inn near the Derby Railway Station.

From 19:00 to late in the upstairs part of the building. Some games may even break out there as well!
All are welcome to attend to discuss your war stories from the day’s games, relax in good company talking about the gaming hobby or even have some more games!

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!

Brunswick Inn Website
1 Railway Terrace

Derby, GB
Post #: 916
We are happy to announce that Team 8 will be running games at Con-Quest Midlands 2012!

Team8 was originally formed by a group of independent gamers to promote new material for existing games, we now offer Convention Support, Printing Services, and RPG support.

In the Belly of the Beast
Labyrinth Lord. GM = John Wilson.

Stars of a Northern Sky
The Laundry RPG. GM = Sue Wilson.

SLA Industries: The Long Walk
SLA Industries. GM = Ash Elliott.

Orc Stealer
Rogue Trader. GM = John Dodd.

The Mercy Question
Starblazer Adventures. GM = John Wilson.

Hangover City: Two Tribes
Dresden Files. GM = Sue Wilson.

A Darkness in Louar
Pathfinder RPG. GM = Ash Elliott.

Quest RPG. GM = John Dodd.

Derby, GB
Post #: 923

Malifaux is a miniatures skirmish game set in a universe infuenced by Victorian steampunk, gothic horror and the Old West, amongst others. Your crew of 32mm miniatures, led by your Master, will need to achieve a strategy and schemes, whilst preventing your opponent achieving theirs, and what's more you get to Cheat Fate along the way. All you need are a few figures with their stat cards, a tape measure, rulebook and fate deck (no dice here) to enter the world of Malifaux.

Come along to the Old West town of Edgeport to learn how to play. See Sonnia burst here opponents into flame whilst Rasputina puts the chill on them, and Lady Justice lays down the law!

Derby, GB
Post #: 930
We a delighted to announce the traders and stall holders that will be attending Con-Quest Midlands 2012.

Leisure Games (established in 1985) has long been one of Europe's leading specialist Games Shops, stocking the widest ranges of RPGs, Board Games, War Games, CCGs, Miniatures, Dice, and gaming accessories. We have a large bricks & mortar store in North London, and also run a very fast and efficient mail order service/online store, and we also support a number of Gaming Conventions around the country.


Magic Geek

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

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.

6d6 Fireball

We were asked to supply some blurb but rather than write some vague, self-congratulatory bollocks, we would rather you just played our game to find out why we have been receiving rave reviews and building a reputation as one the most innovative RPG companies around. Sign-up for any of the numerous 6d6 RPG games taking place or drop by the table for a quick game of 6d6 Shootouts. Alternatively, go to 6d6 Online and read all our products free of charge.

Silver Branch Games

Silver Branch Games is one of the UK's leading small press RPG publishers, run by Tim Gray just down the road in Nottingham. Albion, our Celtic-themed fantasy game, was recently voted UK Roleplayers 2011 Game of the Year. Jaws of the Six Serpents, a sword-and-sorcery RPG using the PDQ system, has been very popular at UK conventions - and has just got a line of T-shirts!

UK Laser Tag Association

We're members of the UK Laser Tag Association, an umbrella organisation of various smaller groups that organize live-action role-playing games in various genres. The people coming to Con-Quest will be volunteers hoping to publicise some upcoming games, and "Tag" as a medium for LARP.
As you can see from the calendar we have several games coming up that we hope to interest people in.
Derby, GB
Post #: 940
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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