Milton Keynes RPG Club:Concrete Cow 17

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Milton Keynes RPG Club are holding another of their games days on 18 March 2017.

WHO?

We're Milton Keynes RPG Club. Find out more about us at https://www.mk-rpg.org.uk .

WHEN?

Saturday 18 March 2017.

This is the approximate timetable for the day.

Doors open 9.00am
Morning game sign up 9.40am
Morning games 10.00am – 1.30pm
Afternoon game sign up   2.10pm
Afternoon games   2.30pm – 6.30pm
Raffle draw 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.)

WHAT?

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 We welcome published and unpublished one-shot scenarios, free-form role-playing, and everything in between.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?

Traders

  • 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!

Gamers

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.)

WHERE?

The Old Bath House, Wolverton, in the north-west corner of Milton Keynes. The full address is

The Old Bath House

205 Stratford Road
Wolverton
Milton Keynes

MK12 5RL

Maps are available on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Streetmap.co.uk, and Google Earth.

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.

HOW MUCH?

£5.00 per person (free for under 18s) to cover the cost of hiring the hall.

SAFETY?

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.

Harassment incidents will be handled by one or more of Vicky Allin, Scott Dorward, Amy Hewitt, and Neil Smith.

(You can also read our harassment handling procedures).

GOOD CAUSES?

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?

Hotels

For those staying overnight, there are various hotels and bed-and-breakfast establishments around Milton Keynes, Wolverton, and Stony Stratford.

Coffee

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.

Other

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?

Discussions of Concrete Cow take place at the Concrete Cow forum at UK Roleplayers. For direct questions, best to PM me there or on one of the forums listed below.

We're also on the lists of events maintained by Phil Masters and UK Roleplayers.

Concrete Cow also appears at

The Twitter hashtag for Concrete Cow is #ccow. The Bit.ly link for this page is http://bit.ly/e5tNiK.

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.

You can download a Concrete Cow 17 poster (A4 PDF) and some Concrete Cow 17 flyers (2xA5 PDF), and a Concrete Cow 17½ poster (A4 PDF) and some Concrete Cow 17½ flyers (2xA5 PDF).

HOW CAN I DO MY OWN?

If you want to organise something like Concrete Cow in your own neck of the woods, go for it! It's not difficult and quite satisfying. For some tips, read our Concrete Cow howto or ask us directly.