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Go Play – We’re back!

When: Saturday 29 Setember, 9am-5pm

Where: Ace Comics and Games Annerley
Shop 18, Annerley Arcade
478 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Q 4103

Cost: totally FREE!

What: Go Play is back to give you a fantastic day of Roleplaying while we wait for AusCon to return. Join us for a morning session and an afternoon session of all kinds of Roleplaying games.

To register, all you have to do is either:
RSVP on our Facebook page


Send an email to

Register today – we’d love to have you along!

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April 1, 2010 2 comments

It’s been a week and a half since the convention and my head is spinning. I wanted to post a brief retrospective on it for you.

Attendance was about the same as the last time, perhaps a little less. We had enough for two full game tables both morning and afternoon. Special thanks to Peter who managed to run an enormous game of Quincunx in the afternoon. Unfortunately, my playtest of Siege could only seat three people. I was especially pleased to see unfamiliar faces come along, and I hope to see them again at future events.

Planning and advertising is still an area I need to work on. The requirements to organise the day are minimal, there’s no doubt there. On the other hand, getting the word out takes more work than I expect, despite my previous knowledge of the event.

The games themselves were good quality. I was glad to see the more famous indie games of Burning Wheel and Poison’d get a good run. This was the best game of Poison’d I’ve run so far, and I’ll write something on my personal blog about it soon. Best yet was the afternoon session’s games – they were both Australian games in development. Michael Wenman’s Quincunx and my own Siege were taken through the ringer. Again, I’ll write more about my own game on my own blog, but it makes me happy that not only are there Australian games in development, but that they generated enough interest for people to run them and play them.

The last thing I’ll say here is that I continue to achieve my goals with this convention.

  1. People had fun.
  2. Indie gamers met other indie gamers.
  3. Indie designers got to play their games.

Win, win and win.

So how about you? What were your thoughts about the day?

One more game?

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

There’ll be one more game available at the con tomorrow: Siege. This will be a playtest session for a game that I’m working on for the Stockade Project. It will fit only two or three players. And like all playtests, the session will be vastly different to any other kind of game session. Come along and play it to be part of Australian game design.

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Why play Poison’d at Go Play

March 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Perhaps the sleeper hit is Vincent Baker’s Poison’d. I’ll have this on offer for you, and this is why I think you should play it.

Pirates! Bloodthirsty, murderous, lecherous scoundrels of the high seas. Give in to your ambitions for wealth or revenge, but most of all stay out of reach of the English navy. This crew needs a new captain to steer the ship to riches, but do you have the brinksmanship to be that captain?

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Why play Burning Wheel at Go Play?

March 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Peter Blake has two games on offer. As well as running Michael Wenman’s Quincunx, he’s also going to run the granddaddy of indie games – Burning Wheel. Here’s what he has to say about it.

It’s the fantasy game where every character has beliefs that challenge the status quo. Continually pushing the envelope is the only way to grow, but doing so pushes you into conflict with other movers and shakers – and some of them are bound to push back.
In this game, you’ll:
• Be an elf, or beat an elf – it’s your choice.
• Determine the fate of nations.
• Quite possibly see someone go mad from Greed or Grief.

I’ve played this scenario with Peter and had a great time with it. You will too.

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Why play Quincunx at Go Play?

March 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Maybe you’re still thinking about which games you’d like to play at Go Play? To help you think about this, I’ve asked Peter Blake, the GM running Quincunx on the day, to tell me why people should play it.

It’s Torchwood meets Channel 7’s The Force with corporate sponsorship and psychic powers. Don’t use your powers enough, and you’ll end up owing everyone favours. Use them too much, and your fans and sponsors will disown you.
In this game, you’ll:
• Appear on reality TV without losing your dignity
• Find the supernatural in your own neighbourhood
• Playtest a brand-new game by an Australian author

So how about it? Keen to play? Send an email to and register now.

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23 Days

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Only 23 days to go until the next Go Play in Brisbane. The registrations have been coming in at a steady rate, but there is still room for more gamers at the tables. Be sure to tell your friends about it and send registrations to

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