“Why don’t you go out and get some fresh air?” my mum would shout through the airlock of my teenage bedroom.
My whole damn life has been preparing me for this moment: Staying indoors is one of my super talents. It’s something that I’m really good at.
On Sunday, I released the virtual GROGMEET games that had been offered by the GROGMEET GMs, in the hope that we’d manage to muster some people, because the event clashed with other conventions. Those other conventions were cancelled and virtual GROGMEET is the only show in town, so it went gangbusters. All the games were filled and the waiting lists grew and grew.
It’s clear that we needed more!
This year virtual GROGMEET is having a TURBO-BOOST to make it a fully fledged online convention with games, a seminar and a virtual trade hall.
No experience of online play needed. If this is your first time, let your GM know and they’ll accommodate.
Here is the itinerary. Places on the games will be offered to Patreons of the GROGNARD files first (on Sunday 22nd March) prior to being opened to all on Thursday 26th March.
17th April, 2020 – Friday – 8pm – 11pm
Operation Deep Freeze: The Morrow Project
The Jewish Gene: The Jewish Gene
The Mad Queen’s Jewels: A Midderlands Adventure (Sharp Swords and Sinister Spell)
The Master and Fellows of Balliol College Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts: Ghostbusters
Werewolves of London: Monster of the Week
Knight Takes Queen: Pendragon (Gaz from the Smart Party)
Not All Kiss Me Quick, Strange Goings on in Tenby: Liminal (Dave Paterson)
Hell Gate: Alien RPG (based on the GrogHell scenario) (Steve Ray)
Poetry Night: Call of Cthulhu 7th ed (Keeper Matt)
18th April, 2020 – Saturday – 10.30am – 1.30pm
A Death in Dublin: Savage Worlds
Greenwood of the Fey Sovereign: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Legion of Gold: Gamma World (Dirk the Dice)
The Mark of the Hunter: Cthulhu Hack (Steve Ray)
18th April, 2020 – Saturday – 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Defiling the Doomcrypt: Mork Borg
Once More Unto the Grind Core:Five Torches Deep (OSR 5e)
The Freedom of Pelargir: Adventures in Middle Earth (Rick Knott)
18th April, 2020 – Saturday – 8.00pm – 11pm
Jelly Manelly’s Done A Runner!: Strontium Dog (unpublished GW game 1987)
Sun Up High Noon Sun Down: HeroQuest QuestWorlds
Black Thumb: Delta Green (Bud from Bud’s RPG Reviews)
Manoeuvres on the Moor: Call of Cthulhu (Paul Owen)
Tower Trouble: Traveller (Ed from F-Side Games)
19th April – Sunday 11.00 – Noon
GROGFringe – Interview with Pookie – “How RPGs Taught us to survive the apocalypse” and other stories
The Iron reviewer from Reviews From R’lyeh joins me in the Virtual Room of Role-Playing to talk bobbins about his Role-Playing life and to act as a consultant as explore the weird and wonderful world of post-Apocalyptic gaming. The interview will be used in a forthcoming GROGPOD but this is a chance to join in a live-stream.
19th April – Sunday 8.00 – 11.00pm
The Difference Between You And Me Is That I Am Not On Fire: Punk Apocalyptic RPG – (Dr RPG Griff)
An Affray at the Blue Milk Cafe – Star Wars Edge of Empire (James Done)
Ghost in the Shell: Ghost is infected – FATE – (Carl Clare)
Ruckus at Worm Creek – DeadLands ReLoaded (Chimpion’s Mark)
The Pit of Katullu – Conan (Wayne Peters)
Virtual Trade Hall There will be offers from our friends at D101 Games, All Rolled Up!, Bonhomie Games, Fenris Games and Fannyside Games too.
Keep watching the GROGMEET page for more developments (I still have more games awaiting confirmation).