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Darran



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Continuum 2010 Registration - Now Open Reply with quote

Greetings

I'm delighted to announce that, with effect from tomorrow, 15th November, Continuum 2010 is open for registrations.

The event is to be held at John Foster Hall, University of Leicester, from Friday 2nd July 2010, until Monday 5th July 2010. The registration pricing is as follows:

Early Bird Registration (15th November 2009 - 1st April): £20
Standard Reg (1st April onwards): £25
En-Suite Room per night: £45
En-Suite for 3 Nights: £120



There are two ways to register:

Via Paypal. Our email address for Paypal payments is payment@continuum.uk.net. Please include the following:

Your name
Address
Number of nights accommodation required, and the nights you'll be staying
Any special rooming requirements (ie, I want be next door to X, Y or Z)


Don't forget that, in addition to the room cost you need to include your registration fee. Thus, a single night would cost £20+£45 = £65. Registration is a fixed fee for the whole weekend - so you don't need to pay a registration fee for each night you need.

Twin rooms are very limited in numbers, but en-suite rooms - and all single rooms are en-suite - are plentiful and comfortable.

If you wish to register by snail mail, a registration form will be made available shortly and we will accept cheque payments. The address to send a paper registration to is:

Continuum
53 Stepping Lane
Derby
DE1 1GL


We look forward to welcoming you to Continuum 2010 - The Year the Con Made Contact!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Foster Hall Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LG, is part of the University of Leicester's halls of residence.
Completed in October 2006, this is a brand new building with modern conference facilities.


The amphitheatre in front of the main Conference Building

The good thing is that we will have a greater number of en suite bedrooms to offer our membership along with more conference space to use for gaming rooms.

The conference organisers at the University of Leicester have sent us these publicity photos of the venue and they do look fantastic!



The Conference Building entrance foyer. Note the plasma screen.


The Swithland & Tilton conference room. Note the sliding partition that makes it two rooms.


The Oakham & Rothley conference room. Note the sliding partition that makes it two rooms.


The Main Dining Hall.


The Bar!

See some more photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/darran/sets/72157600421716341/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accommodation at John Foster Hall.

I thought I would go through and mention about the accommodation we have at John Foster Hall for Continuum 2008.
The Conference Facilities Building is centred amongst the new and very modern development that consists of several pavilion style accommodation blocks.
Each pavilion block is four-stories high and each floor contains two flats.
Each flat has four or five single occupancy en suite bedrooms and a shared kitchen and lounge.
This means that a group of five friends can share a flat together as they share the communal space together but also five strangers can occupy a flat as each bedroom has its own key.

The kitchen is fully functional with fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven, electric kettle, iron, ironing boards, vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, and there may be a selection of cutlery and crockery. There is also a large kitchen table with five chairs as well as plenty of worktop space for food preparation. A full list of contents will be posted nearer the time of the convention.
Some of the kitchens may not be fully stocked with all the items due to natural shrinkage with contact with the students.

Just off the kitchen is the lounge area. The lounge has a large window lets in plenty of daylight. There are five comfy lounge chairs and a small coffee table making this a nice place to relax in. There are ten chairs in total in the kitchen/lounge making it very useful for running games in, you can either be in the lounge or around the table in the kitchen. There is plenty of space to move about, even for those of us who are ‘standard gamer size’!
With each flat having this extra space ideal for gaming this opens up the possibility that more games can be ran during the convention. Just book the time and space with your flatmates first. Advertise your game with pavilion name and flat number and your gamers can arrive at your pavilion and ring your doorbell to be let in. Or just run the game for all your flatmates, whether you know them or not, simple!

You will be issued a set of keys when you register at the main reception desk in the Conference Facilities Building. The main key will open the door to your flat as well as your own bedroom door. The little key will open the post box in the pavilion entrance foyer and the key fob itself will open the main door to the pavilion electronically. The flats are numbered 1 to 8 while the bedrooms in each flat are lettered A to E.

All accommodation will be single occupancy bedrooms with en suite bathroom. You will be issued a set of towels and some basic toiletries but you will need to bring with you your own wash kits, bathrobes and other personal hygiene items. The bathroom will have toilet roll and the single bed will have fresh bed sheets, two pillows with fresh pillowcases and a duvet with bedspread.
There is a desk in your bedroom with built-in drawers, shelves by the window, a desk lamp, mini-kettle with a small selection of tea/coffee condiments, two power sockets, a phone, and an Internet connection. We do not currently have a list of the charges for using the phone or connecting to the Internet as yet.
Next to the desk is a medium-sized wardrobe with space to hang clothes as well as plenty of shelves to store folded clothes or other items.
The en suite bathroom, consisting of toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle, is located as you enter the bedroom. It has its own lockable door and is light and airy.

The good thing about this accommodation is that it is brand new. Very little wear & tear would have happened over the two years that it has been opened and even students will treat things better when they are new!



The front of the Pavilion [accommodation blocks]. Each has a wide path to the doorway and has plenty of lush growth between each of the pavilions. There is also plenty of car parking nearby.



The front door of one the pavilions. The main door is nice and wide for easy access.


Door bells to each of the flats in the pavilion. The key fob on your room keys will open the pavilion door electronically.


The post boxes for the flats. The small key on your room keys will open your flat’s post box.


The entrance foyer of the pavilion. Note the lift for easy access to the higher floors avoiding all those stairs.


The inside of the lift. Plenty of space to get your luggage in and up to your room.


The inside of one of the bedrooms. A single bed with a bedside table unit and light. A set of towels with basic toiletries will be waiting you on arrival.


The desk in one of the bedrooms. There is a desk lamp, a phone, mini-kettle with tea/coffee condiments, an Internet connection, and two power sockets.


The mini-kettle and tea/coffee condiments on the desk. Just bring extra if you drink many a cuppa.


The inside of the wardrobe in the bedroom. Plenty of space for all your clothes [and all those frocks for the freeforms!]


The en suite bathroom with shower. The shower cubicle is large with a modern shower unit.


The kitchen and lounge area in one of the flats. Perfect area to socialise with your fellow flat mates as you cook, clean, iron your clothes or have a drink. This is also big enough to host a game in either at the kitchen table or in the lounge area or both! Just reach over to the fridge to get a cold drink or put the kettle on to make a brew.


The kitchen area of the flats as seen from the lounge area. A nice large kitchen table, with five chairs, to eat your meals from or play some excellent games!


The lounge area as seen from the kitchen. Five comfy chairs with a coffee table in the centre. Ideal for a nice and relaxed game?


The fridge/freezer, microwave and electric oven. Plenty of worktop space to prepare your meals and lots of cupboard space for storage.


Everything including the kitchen sink!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALREADY!?!

Wow, it only seems like yesterday that was at continuum 08, having a great time.
I'll be booking by cheque when its available then.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To all Continuees,

Christmas is upon us this week; frantic shopping trips jostle with wondering where to put all the relatives, or where to hang the stocking. The UK looks like its going to be snow-bound for the first Christmas in yonks, and Eurostar has thrown in the towel. The credit crunch crunches and swine flu oinks.

But are we down-hearted? of course not, because we know that 2010 brings Continuum: The Year We Made CONtact.

It will, of course, out-shadow the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Football World Cup in terms of importance and stature, but, by keeping it low-key we ensure its purity.

So, let me extend Yuletide greetings on behalf of Continuum Central - Colin, Darran, Lawrence, Mike and Simon - and wish you all a prosperous New year. We look forward to next summer and seeing you at John Foster Hall.

(PS - if you're looking for the special last minute something, a sign-up to Continuum could be just the thing... Wink)

Have a great holiday.

Loz


0 Continuum 2010. John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.
http://www.continuum.uk.net
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Continuum 2010 registration form is now available from here:

Continuum 2010 Registration Form


It is a form fill-able PDF so you will be able to type in your details and save it.
The one on the Continuum 2010 website in the 'Register' section is out of date and due to server problems we can't change it. Crying or Very sad


Email it back to me completed at
darransims@googlemail.com
or you can print it off and post it to me via snail mail. The postal address is at the bottom of the form.

There are a couple of key questions that need answering that would assist in placing you in accommodation and making the event much better for you. They include a call for games and events, as well as where you want your room located and who do you wish to be roomed near you.
Any Freeform games should be sent to Simon Bray directly via the Contacts list on the Continuum website.

Some rooms will be located near the bar that gets quite noisy during the night - fine if the residents in the rooms spend their time in the bar. Wink
Other rooms are not quite as close to the John Foster Facilities Centre though still on site but should be quieter [depending on neighbours of course!] Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A call for games for Continuum 2010 from Mike Mason

Hello everyone

If you are wanting to run games (rpg, card, board or some crazy new gaming invention) please email me with what you're planing - bingopajamas@googlemail.com - once I have everything sorted I'll start posting games up to the main continuum website.
Please feel free to advertise your games here too - but please email me them as well (I will not be checking this site for 'new' games - it's a big internet and I only have so much time to check it ; ) - so without going on and on, if you email me then you'll know I have your game info. Otherwise don't assume that I'll have it.

For every game you pre-rgeister with me and then run at the convention, you'll get a beer token (for a free drink - soft or alcoholic) at the event. The beer token is an original piece of art - Cthulhu drinking a pint of beer - drawn by the brilliant Bob Shaw. It's a collectors item in its own right.




So - to register you game you need to do two things:

1. sign up to attend Continuum (see website for details http://www.continuum.uk.net)

2. Fill in a game registration form and send it to me at bingopajamas@gmail.com

Game sign up form available from the website. If you have any problems finding it or filling it in, then you can just email me with the following:

GM/Facilitator
Title of game
System
Number of players required
When you want to run it (Fri, Sat, Sun - morning, afternoon, evening)
Max Number of Players
Length of Game
Some blurb on what the scenario/game is about (up to 500 words)
Anything else you need to tell me



Thanks for your support and look forward to hearing about some ace games!

Cheers

Mike M
Continuum Game Czarina

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continuum 2010: Game Highlights

Updated: 8 March 2010-03-08

Here are some of the games already planned for this year’s convention. If your game isn’t listed here then contact Mike at bingopajamas@gmail.com with your game details!

You’ll be able to sign up for these games and lot of others at the convention – they’ll be game signup sheets in the main hallway (outside the dining room).

If you’ve not already booked your ticket and accommodation for Continuum 2010 then go to http://www.continuum.uk.net and get yourself sorted before it’s too late!

Mongoose Living Campaigns!
Continuum is proud to announce the launch of Mongoose Publishing's 'Living Glorantha' campaign at this year's convention. Continuum 2010 will see the launch of Living Glorantha and the continuation of Living Traveller (debuted at Conception 2010). Allowing you bring specially created characters from scenario to scenario, event to event, Living Campaigns aim to emulate the massive online experiences but conducted with the intimacies of the table top. Both Living Traveller and Living Glorantha are intended to be growing, developing, living events in which characters take part in the epic events of the Third Imperium and Glorantha's Imperial Age. These are games for heroes and heroes in the making - saviours of their worlds, or possibly their destroyers.

Join us at Continuum for the birth of a new and dynamic development of immortal Glorantha!

A whole sack o’ Cthulhu! Heaving and squirming like a squamous thing!
Ex Kult of Keepers Rik Kershaw-Moore, Wim van Hove, Keary Birch and Paul Fricker will be orchestrating horror and madness throughout the convention.

Wim van Hove will be running some classic Kult scenarios, and on Saturday night Wim and Rik will be joining forces to run a special version of Milan Conference for 8 players. This scenario has been proven to give players nightmares – you have been warned!

Rik Kershaw-Moore will also be running come Call of Cthulhu games single-handed, as well as the Ghostbusters RPG (Sandy Petersen’s ‘other’ game!) and the uber cool sci-fi pulp that is Spaceship Zero the RPG.

Keary Birch will be bringing his usual chills and spills with a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario titled – Camp Sunny 2: The Return! Be afraid, be very afraid….

Paul Fricker… well lets just say that Paul will be running an original new scenario using a very special version of the Call of Cthulhu rules (oh, and someone called Mike may be doing the same…)

The Dice are NOT your friends…
Cruel Dice is a brand new rpg system that’s been designed by the creative powerhouse that is Alan Bligh and John French, the lead writers of Warhammer 40KRPG: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and the soon to released Deathwatch. When not writing about corruption, chaos and Space Marines, Alan and John have been tinkering with Cruel Dice. Be amongst the first to try out the system with two very different scenarios.

Dino-Geddon II: More Awesome! More Destruction! More Action!
Can you handle the raw power of Dino-Geddon? Can you? This year convention attendees are invited to bring their own remote controlled (dinosaur operated) car to face off against the conventions own machines of death. Only the strong survive.

Plus we have a load of other great tabletop rpg action, miniature gaming and live action/freeform gaming – details on all these and more to follow soon!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continuum 2010
John Foster Hall, Leicester University. UK.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th July 2010.
http://www.continuum.uk.net

Here are a few games that have already lined up for Continuum 2010.
More news will follow.


Fire in the Heights by Alan Bligh
Run by Alan Bligh
System: Cruel Dice
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
An adventure of otherworldly horror in the Old West. It is the year 1887 and the peaceful night skies above Verdant City, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is shattered by fires and strange lights from the heavens. When a falling star sets the hills ablaze, that's only the start of the nightmare to come... This adventure pits six-guns and true grit against terrors from beyond, pre-generated characters provided. No experience of the game system is required, just bring yourself and some dice (3x D6 will do).
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

UnCOILed Reality by Che Webster
Run by Che Webster
System: Hero System, 6th Edition
Number of players required: 3 (5 max)
Synopsis:
An all female Superhero team finds themselves in a compromising position... Will the deadly agents of COIL succeed in their dastardly plan to open a reality gate in the very heart of London? Only you can save London, save England and save mankind!!!!
When running: Sun PM
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Geria-Trek: The Next Generation by Darren Driver
Run by Darren Driver
System: BRP
Number of players required: 4 (6 max)
Synopsis:
It's been a year since the mysterious case of the disappearing superheroes was solved and the ageing superhero, the Blur, has decided to form a team of new superheroes to relive his glory days and to lead the next generation into a new era of peace. It started to seem like a pointless task until ancient relics began to disappear by the hands of what seems to be the Blur's old team...
When running: Sunday Morning
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

The Third Summer of Love by Willard Foxton
Run by Willard Foxton
System: Shotgun Diaries
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
You couldn't get tickets last year and you were all sad... But this year you are happy because you have got tickets for the Glastonbury Festival! Yay! Go you! Just think… a week of awesomeness awaits you – music, dancing, drinking, eating strange food from strange men in vans, and herbal highs! It'll be ACE! You are simply not going to allow anything, ANYTHING to stop you from having fun and enjoying yourself…
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Captain Scarlet: Back in Black by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Savage Worlds – beginner and experienced players welcome.
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
When the World Energy Conference in Chicago is threatened by the Mysterons, Spectrum step in to provide a protective shield around the Windy City. With Captain Scarlet mysteriously attacked and only just `returning' from the dead (once again) and Captain Black making an unwelcome appearance it's just another day for Spectrum! Note that players will be provided with a FREE GIFT!!!! Which you can take home and impress your friends with! Wow!
When running: Sunday Slot 6, 10am
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

The Path by Chris Killey
Run by Chris Killey
System: Call of Cthulhu
Number of players required: 4-6
Synopsis:
The sun is warm and bright, an air of excitement hangs over the crowd. The marshal fires his pistol and you're off! Its 1924 and the most important cycling race of your life, however soon it may become a race for your life! Enjoy the delights of the British countryside, earn honour and a golden trophy for your club, oh and try to not get eaten…
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Camp Sunny 2: The Return by Keary Birch
Run by Keary Birch
System: Call of Cthulhu
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
In the depths of summertime something stirs... Behind the glittering slot machines and amusements, beyond the golden sands and late night revelry something waits. Join the non-stop party that is `Camp Sunny' and gorge yourself on happiness…
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

(Can't Get Enough of Those) Delta Green Blues by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Call of Cthulhu - Investigation/Combat
Number of players required: 7
Synopsis:
The UK was overrun three years ago by the Rage Virus. Gradually a repopulation began with armoured satellite towns set up across the country. One such refuge is the town of Middleriver. Local Torchwood Leader, Sapphire `Napalm' Jones, has been contacted by Delta Green. In short, there's a problem described as `rift-related, information leakage in the Pennines, urgent assistance required.' Torchwood ( along with a U.N.I.T. protective team ), head out to the Pennines to investigate the phenomenon, only to find that a DG operation has spiralled chaotically out of control...
When running: Friday Slot 2, 8pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Milan Conference by Rik Kershaw-Moore
Run by Rik Kershaw-Moore and Wim van Hove
System: Call of Cthulhu
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
After years of hard work, painstaking research you are finally to reveal your groundbreaking news! Finally, despite years of rejection by your academic peers, it looks like you have made it. You've been invited to speak at the international conference in Milan. You've worked for this; you've sweated blood and tears on this... Now it's time for you to shine! Go ahead, enjoy yourself!
When running: Saturday night
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Shatter Point by John French
Run by John French
System: Cruel Dice
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Survival horror in today's world. When you walked out this morning in to the crisp light of dawn, all was well with the world. A few hours later and that lie is shattered. Can you survive andremain unbroken? Pre-generated characters provided. No experience of the game system is
required, just bring yourself and some dice (3x D6 will do).

When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Combination by Paul Fricker
Run by Paul Fricker
System: Call of Cthulhu (new variant)
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Dare you enter the mind of Paul Fricker? This Continuum, the man who brought you Gatsby and the Great Race and Death Kittens on Ice brings you a new dimension in horror gaming (actual game details coming very soon!). What you do need to know is that Paul will be using a very special version of the Call of Cthulhu rules.
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Fight Klub (Demo)
Run by Che Webster
System: Fight Klub TCG
Number of players required: 1 (6 max)
Synopsis:
Come and try the Fight Klub TCG from Decipher. Demo decks will be provided including Terminator, Robocop, Ash Williams and Hannibal Lector decks! If you want to play, tell them "BlackFalcon" sent you. Each game lasts approx. 20-30min (1 on 1) – it'll be pretty informal, so just come by and have a game!
When running: Sun Evening (in Dining Room).
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Another Fine Mess by `Evil' Gaz Bowerbank
Run by Evil Gaz
System: Savage Worlds, Pendragon, Hot War, Legend of the Five Rings – and more!
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Evil Gaz will be bringing his usual blend of hot action pulp and thought-provoking scenarios to Continuum across a range of systems. Gaz has been tinkering with some `Indie Games' this year, so who knows what mayhem he'll unleash upon the gaming tables of Continuum! More details to follow....
When running: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – details soon!
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Flight of Doom! By Willard Foxton
Run by Willard Foxton
System: Godlike (using GURPS rules)
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
We've lost communication with the B17 sir!
What'd you mean? Lost communication? Give me that radio son!
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!

When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Way Out West by Mike Mason
Run by Mike Mason
System: Call of Cthulhu (new variant)
Number of player required: 6
Synopsis:
Saddle up, grab your linen and start yer grinning! There's folk in trouble and they'll be a needing your help partner! A posse is a-forming and don't forget yer irons. There's been a murder! And someone's gonna pay! I tells ya!!
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

FALLOUT: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Savage Worlds
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
"War.. War never changes. Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the killing path with rock and bone, blood has been spilled in the name of everything... The year is 2179. You live in the barricaded settlement `Storms Bastion', safe from the Raiders and Radscorpions on the outside. Last night, a trader passed on information about a scrap yard some two days out in the ruins of the city of Demasca. He has heard that there is plenty to salvage there and anyone with the know-how could probably reconstruct a car. The only `tiny' issue is the group of Raiders encamped there. This is where you come in. You have volunteered to go to the town and return with a working car and as much salvageable material as you can – simple! I bet you wish every task would be so easy...!
When running: Sunday Slot 8, 8pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Blondie: Parallel Lines by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Call of Cthulhu - beginners and experienced players welcome.
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
When a Turing-Lovecraft gate to a parallel universe opens up in an apartment above the local Chelsea Girl shop, Her Majesty's Extra-Secret Service are scrambled to investigate... The year is 1985. You are new members of ESSG (codename `Blondie'), about to embark on your first mission. Your job remit is to investigate any discoveries of the Turing Theorem, and suppress them. Tonight, somebody has unexpectedly discovered a derivation of the theorem and a Gate has opened up in downtown Middleriver... (Note: this scenario contains elements as detailed in Charles Stross' `Laundry' novels, although no prior reading is necessary).
When running: Sunday Slot 7, 2pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

3:16 Carnage Among the Stars!
Run by Chris Killey
Number of players required 2-6
Length of Game: 10 mins to 4 hours – it's variable, the version I that I will run will be improvised with notes so it will last as long as the players want to slaughter aliens!
Synopsis:
This high-octane science fiction role-playing game for 2 or more players has your Space Troopers killing bugs all across the cosmos. You'll advance in rank, improve your weapons, slay civilization after civilization and find out who you are through an innovative "Flashback" mechanic. Terra's plan is to kill every living thing in the Universe to protect the home world. See where your tour of duty in the 3:16thExpeditionary Force takes you and your friends. Revel in the kill-happy machismo and enjoy a campaign of Carnage Amongst The Stars!
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Street Urchins of Ancient Pavis by Darran Sims
Run by Darran Sims
System: Glorantha: HeroQuest
Number of players required: 6 (newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred)
Synopsis:
Abandoned by Family, Ancestors and the City itself, the street urchins have a very hard existence in the shattered remains of Ancient Pavis. They live on the discarded scraps from the city dwellers and `other' denizens of the Rubble - a place where life is very, very cheap. The only future they have to look forward to is a quick death somewhere in the unforgiving ruins of this once splendid city. The River Flock has a nice hidey-hole under the Sculpture Garden, a safe haven in this deadly world. Yet many of the street urchins are turning up dead... Now a stranger in red is poking around the upper entrance. Just what is he after and is he responsible for the deaths of the other urchins?
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

The Depths of Despair by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Cthulhu Rising
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
In an underwater exploration base on Europa, an all-android team working for a scientific exploration company is engaged in a project to exploit the mineral resources of this pristine moon of Jupiter. After an android crew member is found `dead', a disorientation slowly permeates throughout the facility's other inhabitants until it ceases all commercial functions. You are being sent to the facility on Europa to restore working order. Utterly alone in a world that is unravelling…
When running: Friday Slot 1, 2pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

DON'T OPEN THE BOOK!! A Scream Down Memory Lane…
Run by Wim van Hove
System: Call of Cthulhu
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Wim will be running games drawn from the back catalogue of the Kult of Keepers all over the Continuum weekend, scenarios include: Year of the Devil, Thicker than Water, A Walk in the Park, Eve of Destruction – and more! This could well be the last chance to play in some of these scenarios.
When running: Nearly every slot
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

The Chaos Engine by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Realms of Cthulhu - Steampunk
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Sometime in the last century an experiment with time space and computers created a bizarre machine...The Chaos Engine. Although primitive, the machine became incredibly powerful and turned against its creator. A cloud of chaos descended over the land. Humans and animals were turned into ravenous beasts. Whenever the British Empire attempted to engage and destroy the machine, it simply transported itself to another location. Each location becoming more remote than the last. Enter six hard nailed extraordinary mercenaries for hire. Their job is to travel to the current location of the infernal machine, Antarctica, and obliterate it once and for all. (Inspired by the original Bitmap Brothers classic of the early 90s).
When running: Saturday Slot 4, 2pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Crop Circles and Lights Out by Darran Sims
Run by Darran Sims
System: Supernatural: HeroQuest
Number of players required: 5 (newcomers very welcome. Maturity preferred)
Synopsis:
Police reports are coming in from Fulton County, Georgia, of cars driving at night without their headlights on. When helpful members of the public flash their lights in courtesy to warn the drivers, they become victims to the drivers! All that seems to be left are the abandoned cars with their headlights smashed out. No trace of the occupants has been found. Forensic reports confirm that the blood found in the broken headlights is canine, not human. Are these incidents related to the gang tags found in the recent spate of crop circles that are also plaguing the area?
When running: TBC
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Tales and Superstitions by Darren Driver
Run by: Darren Driver
System: Dragon Age
Number of players required: 4 (6 max)
Synopsis:
There are Witches in the Korcari Wilds... they say. Makes sense, seems any group of Templars that go waltzing in there either don't come back or return with so many holes in them that Demons won't even need the Fade to possess 'em. Just as well, truth be told, as it's probably a more merciful fate than those Apostates would inflict!. So imagine the shock the Chantry had when a young woman, covered in rags, returns claiming she escaped the clutches of these foul creatures and, even worse, that they're taking refuge with those Chasind Barbarians. Well, this time we have the upper hand! This time, we will cleanse the Wilds of that Chasind filth!
When running: Friday Evening
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

28 Decisions Later by Paul Lawrence
Run by Paul Lawrence
System: Call of Cthulhu - Investigation / Diplomacy
Number of players required: 6
Synopsis:
Two years and four months after the outbreak of the Rage Virus that infected the majority of Great Britain, many cities and towns are declared safe and the British survivors have now returned. Many towns and cities are set up as armoured satellite refuges, as a repopulation of the country begins. The town of Middleriver is one such satellite refuge, and has been established now for seven months, under local control. This evening though, the infected have infiltrated the town via the sewage works. Slightly perturbing is the fact that the perimeter alarms were not triggered - but the situation should be controllable with current resources. More disturbingly, a group of anarchists have claimed responsibility for this, and are now inciting a riot in the central part of the city. Your role as the Major Incident Plan Governing Body `Gold Command' is to bring the town under control.
When running: Saturday Slot 5, 8pm
Player sign-up: At Continuum.

Mass Effect - MIA by Darren Driver
Run by Darren Driver
System: BRP
Number of players required: 4 (6 max)
Synopsis:
The Citadel. Since its discovery, scientific expectations has known no bounds, feared no limitation and accepted all possibilities. Every gas giant, every dwarf planet, every hunk of rock that orbits any star in any system holds its very own little mysteries. It was scientific curiosity that brought a leading Citadel Science Team to Eletania within the Hercules System of the Attican Beta. A Science Team that has now gone missing... You're a member of a specialist team formed by the Council to investigate what has happened. Formed from the most respected specialists available; from Citadel: Security and Scientists to foreign Engineers and even Mercenaries. Your instructions are to find out what has happened and, if needed, escort the Science Team back to the Council for debriefing. What could possibly go wrong?
When running: Saturday Evening
Player sign-up: At Continuum.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the promotional video for Continuum 2010 that takes place on Friday 2nd to Monday 5th July 2010 at John Foster Hall, University of Leicester Halls of Residence, Leicester, UK.




Please remember that the 'Early-Bird' price break ends on 1st April 2010!
Official announcement about the Freeform/LARP games follows next week!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a remember that the Early-Bird Pricebreak ends in a week's time on Thursday 1st April 2010.

After that date it will be a little bit more expensive to book for Continuum 2010.


You can pay via Paypal - just send us your registration/room payments via PayPal. To do this, simply go to your PayPal account and send the correct amount of money to "payment@continuum.uk.net".

or

you can register your place at Continuum by simply filling out the Continuum Registration Form and sending it to:

Continuum
53 Stepping Lane
Derby
DE1 1GL


Please make all cheques payable to "Continuum".
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the Continuum 2010 Freeform Games.
More details are available in the Freeform section of the Continuum Website

Fall of the House of Malan

GM: Jeff Richard
No. of Players: TBC
Requirements: None

Teaser:
Set in Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha the Fall of the House of Malan is a story of clan politics, bloodshed, war, greed and faith.

The Orlanthi are a proud and strong folk, hot headed and always seeking to prove their worth to their god Orlanth. Join the barbarian clans of these fearsome heroes. This is the story of the Tribe of Malan, of its trial and tribulations. Walk with the storm gods, make war with your clan enemies and rejoice at the feasts with your ancestors.

This game will suit all kinds of freeformers, appealing to those who love to boast, covort and conspire.
The game is aimed at all levels of player and a deep knowledge is not required to enjoy in the fun.

For more information on Glorantha and the Orlanthi can be found at
WWW.Glorantha.com



Kingsport:Terror in Store

GM: Chris Killey
No. of Players: 18 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
A Lovecraftian horror freeform to be performed Saturday evening at Continuum 2010.
“In the morning mist comes up from the sea by cliffs beyond Kingsport. White and feathery it comes from the deep to its brothers the clouds, full of dreams…” – H.P. Lovecraft

All players are strongly encouraged to prepare appropriate costumes, further guidance will be provided once players have been allocated their character.

As this game is one of mystery, suspense and gut wrenching terror, no further information will be supplied prior to game other than individual character packs and rules guidance. Details on how to sign up for this game will follow soon! Chris may need support from GM’s to help run his game, if you are interested then contact Simon Bray via the Contacts section.


You Can't Take the Sky from Me

GM: Simon Bray & Darran Sims
No. of Players: 25 Players
Requirements: None

Teaser:
"By order of the Union of Allied Planets Eavesdown Docks is under full Landlock, no ships may enter or leave the area for the next twenty four hours. Persephone port authorities will be searching all ships; a known fugitive is believed to be hiding somewhere within the vicinity.
The Alliance requests that all citizens carry on their persons their ident cards. If you see anyone acting suspiciously then report it immediately to the nearest command post..."


Things are heating up down by the Docks, and it’s not just the 'Good Dogs' that are sizzling over the grill. There is civil unrest; the filthy underbelly of the city has rolled itself over for all to view and the Alliance are not happy. Tongs and Triads roam the streets, muscling in on the companies of 'legitimate businessmen', smugglers, whores and Browncoats keep rearing their ugly heads. The local garrison is spread thin, especially since the fire bombing of the Glorious Ole Opera and adjoining buildings. To make matters worse, Governor Macon has chosen this time of discord to further the objectives of his Electoral campaign and seeks to meet and greet the fair folks of the Docks. You can be assured that his rivals will be doing likewise. Combine that with the discord amongst the Companions Guild and Miss Dahlia and you have a whole heap of trouble.

Data: "You Can't Take the Sky from me..." is a freeform role-playing game for 25 players, set in the wonderful setting of Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity 'verse. There is no need to be a Browncoat or Firefly afficianado, however I do want players willing to throw themselves into their characters and chew scenery, new players are welcome, so long as they understand this expectation.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some more of the Continuum 2010 Freeform Games.
More details are available in the Freeform section of the Continuum Website

The Last Voyage of the Santa Anna

GM: Graham Robinson
No. of Players: 16
Requirements: None

Teaser:
"In 1883, the steamship Santa Anna left Liverpool, bound for New York. Many legends have grown up around her final voyage. It seems unlikely that her true fate will ever be known, not least due to the wild stories of intrigue and the supernatural told by some of the survivors..."
- Lost Ships of the North Atlantic

"Santa Anna" is a rules-lite freeform, which requires no special knowledge or experience. All players are, of course, very welcome.
The game emphasises scheming, sneaking, deal-making, trading, romance, and socialising, with an element of the supernatural. I should warn you that there is a risk that everyone will die, though some survivors is more likely.

So, welcome aboard, and discover what happened during the fateful final hours of the "Santa Anna".


Veteran's Day

GM: Martin Jones, Mike Snowden
No. of Players: 20
Requirements: None

Teaser: by Clare Gardner/Mike Grace/Alex Helm/Martin Jones/Adrian Smith/Mike Snowden

25 years ago was the age of Superheroes, who saved the Earth from the Alien threat. Today we celebrate the end of the war, and honour their sacrifice, with the last remaining veterans.

You are at the reception to present medals to the last remaining veterans.
Scores may be settled and secrets revealed.

Written at the 2009 "Peaky" weekend, and subsequently expanded.
For more information visit http://freeforms.sabreit.co.uk/veteransday
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've plenty of gaming space at Continuum, so there's still plenty of room for your games if you've not yet already registered your table top games.

All pre-registered game runners receive a free drink token as thanks. AND if you register your games before the show your name will go in the hat to win one of a limited number of Troll Ball board games or a Continuum polo top. We'll be drawing the winners at the opening ceremony.

So, get your game details to Mike Mason asap - email them to bingopajamas@gmailcom, in this format:

Name of Game
GM Name
System
Number of Players
Short Synopsis/description
When Running (day, slot, time)

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Firefly Larp/freeform 'You Can't Take the Sky from Me...' was last ran at Tentacles 2007, a RPG convention in Germany.

Here are some photos of the event then. Photos by Nick Brooke.


I do love this photo. The Serenity crew worked together and became a bit of a powerhouse in the game.


Lt.Commander Truman 'Top-Notch' Tillman and the Opera Singer Serena Lang. Tillman was in charge of teh docks and Serena was in charge of...well if I told you I would have to kill you!


Here is Mister badger up to no good no doubt. Behind him is one of his henchmen Harvard 'The Eraser' Berol, renowned for his accounting skills!


Jonah Wilkes is a tourist from the core though he did seem to act suspicously.


A foil for Capt. Mal Reynolds, this independant Captain seems intent on getting a crew for himself. Yet it seems the crew help themselves to parts of his ship?


Sheriff Kruger was told by the Governor to catch the bomber of the Grande Olde Opera House and catch petty thieves; he failed at both. Perhaps distracted by Miss Dahlia Black the Registered Companion of Eavesdown Docks?
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