Milton Keynes RPG Club:Concrete Cow 17
Milton Keynes RPG Club are holding another of their games days on 18 March 2017.
We're Milton Keynes RPG Club. Find out more about us at https://www.mk-rpg.org.uk .
Saturday 18 March 2017.
This is the approximate timetable for the day.
|Morning game sign up||9.40am|
|Morning games||10.00am – 1.30pm|
|Afternoon game sign up||2.10pm|
|Afternoon games||2.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Evening game sign up||7.10pm|
|Evening games||7.30pm – 11.00pm||Close||11.00pm|
Sign-ups will be on the day only. You may want to learn more about our signup system.
(Concrete Cow 17½ will be on 16 September 2017.)
Any tabletop roleplaying game. You want to play it, bring it along and run it. It doesn't matter whether it's a mainstream system like Dungeons & Dragons, an indie game such as Dogs in the Vineyard, or something entirely of your own design. We welcome published and unpublished one-shot scenarios, free-form role-playing, and everything in between. It's generally RPGs that get played, with the odd boardgame happening in breaks between games or during a slot with people at a loose end.
A full list of games on offer is on the Concrete Cow games page.
WHO'LL BE THERE?
- Leisure Games will have all manner of RPGs and other sundries. Expect plenty of choice of all your favourite games. They'll only have a few board games, as usual
If there's something specific or special you want, make sure you ask them to bring it along!
That's you guys! And all the fantastic games you'll bring along and run. If you let us know what you're planning to run, we'll put it on the Concrete Cow games page.
(Note that for child protection reasons, under-18s will need to be accompanied by an adult at Concrete Cow.)
The Old Bath House, Wolverton, in the north-west corner of Milton Keynes. The full address is
The Old Bath House
205 Stratford RoadMK12 5RL
Directions for drivers are on the Concrete Cow directions page.
The nearest train station to the con is Wolverton, about five minutes' walk away. The station does not have step-free access. The Old Bath House is next to the large Tesco store in Wolverton. Once you get off the train, ask for directions to Tesco, climb the stairs/ramp by their front door, and you'll be outside the entrance to the Old Bath House.
More trains serve Milton Keynes Central, one stop south, which does have step-free access. If you're coming by train, beware the ticket price difference between Milton Keynes Central and Wolverton. It might be cheaper to get the train to MK Central, then a taxi (about £5-6) or a bus (£2-3) to Wolverton.
Inside, there are six main areas for gaming in the venue and a kitchen area for tea and coffee. All the rooms we use (bar one gaming room) are on the ground floor with level floors, step-free access, and wide doors. There's a wheelchair-accessible toilet. There are lots of tables and chairs around if you need them. The Old Bath House has a step-free entrance and there's step free access to the rest of Wolverton and all the car parks.
£5.00 per person (free for under 18s) to cover the cost of hiring the hall.
Concrete Cow will be a safe place for everyone to have their geeky fun. To help that happen, we have a harassment policy. It boils down to "be excellent to each other, and do something if you see someone else not being excellent." But everyone who attends Concrete Cow is wonderful, so that's fine.
(You can also read our harassment handling procedures).
We'll be supporting Alzheimer's Society again, with a charity raffle and any profits we make on the door. If you can offer a raffle prize, please let me know.
Raffle prizes at Concrete Cow 16 can be found here.
While not a simple donation, the Old Bath House venue give us a very good rate on the room hire, which allows us to donate even more to charity. Thanks to them.
A great many thanks to everyone who is contributing prizes. Concrete Cow 16 raffle raised £400.63. Can we do better next time?
FOOD AND BOARD?
For those staying overnight, there are various hotels and bed-and-breakfast establishments around Milton Keynes, Wolverton, and Stony Stratford.
If you're after a good coffee, cakes, or a light meal, I recommend Buskers coffee shop, about a minute's walk away. A friendly, local shop that serves much better coffee than the large corporate chains.
For other food, there's Tesco (with a coffee bar) and various takeaways in Wolverton. There's also a kitchen in the Old Bath House, and we'll provide things like tea bags, instant coffee, and washing-up facilities.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Concrete Cow also appears at
- an event on Facebook, linked from the Concrete Cow Facebook page.
- an event on Google+, linked from and the Concrete Cow Google+ Community and the Concrete Cow Google+ Page. (Note to self: create the event in the Community, then share it out.)
- an event on Meetup.com
- Yog Sothoth
- RPG UK, RPG, Roleplaying Games, G+ Tabletop Roleplaying Games - UK, G+ Tabletop Roleplaying Games, and RPG Life UK communities on Google+
- The MK RPG Twitter account
If you want to tell others about Concrete Cow, please go ahead! If you start a new discussion, let me know and we'll link to it from here.