Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Spaghetti ConJunction

Simon Burley, James Mullen and Pookie are thrilled to announce:

Spaghetti ConJunction

A one day convention devoted to Tabletop Roleplaying Games right in centre of Birmingham.

Saturday February 11th 2017.

Hosted at Geek Retreat, Priory Queensway, Birmingham.

Put it in your diary today. It's going to be an awesome day of RPG goodness.

More details coming soon. If,you've any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at:


Sunday, 27 November 2016


My next convention is Dragonmeet in London. It's on Saturday 3rd December. I'm not offering my introduction to RPGs there, there are loads of people doing that if you're interested. I'm running two longer scenarios.

RENEGADES OF DARK SPACE - a "gritty" SciFi adventure, think Killjoys, Dark Matter, Firefly, Blake's Seven etc. The example scenario from my forthcoming multi-genre rules MANIFOLD. (More on that elsewhere.)

THE GREAT MARTIAN TRIPOD RACE - Franklin is the first human competitor. Can you get him to the starting line? Subterfuge and Adventure on the Victorian colony of Mars.

I'm not hanging around to run a game in the evening slot.  To be honest Dragonmeet doesn't warrant me paying for a night's accommodation in London. It should but it doesn't. It's a day trip.

I hope to be involved in a seminar before I leave.

Kick off!

This is the first post in this blog. Well you have to start somewhere!

This blog doesn't come out of nowhere. I've been playing Tabletop RPGs since the late 1970's, writing and publishing rules - and visiting conventions to test and promote them - since the early - 1980's. I've been writing about my convention visits for a few years now and details of them can be found on the UKROLEPLAYERS forum or in my CONVENTIONAL THINKING books.

In more recent years I've been visiting conventions which are NOT devoted to tabletop gaming demonstrating these wonderful games to fellow hobbyists from other fields. Following a tremendous experience at FantastiCon in Hull in November 2016, I've decided to devote myself more to this side of things. Hence this blog.