What Is Conpulsion?

This is a guest editorial from long-standing friend of scottishgames.net Phil Harris

“What is Conpulsion?”, I hear you cry? Well let’s answer you all then.

Conpulsion is Scotland’s Premier Gaming Convention. We bring people from all walks of gaming together with roleplaying, board games, wargames, card games and, introduced last year, video games all featured at the event.

This year Phil Harris, former editor of SquareGo, is running the event, ably assisted by games designer Gregor Hutton and an exceptional team and they have done their utmost to ensure variety and entertainment with over one hundred separate events and games throughout the convention.

Indeed this year the whole of the development team behind the One Ring (Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game) are attending. Loren Wiseman of Travellers Aid Society fame and renown fantasy artist Dave Allsop (who hasn’t attended a convention for over 5 years) as well as countless other artists and writers, workshops by Avenger Enterprises. Live swordplay from Dawn Duellists Society and much, much more.

More importantly, since its inception 25 years ago as Dungeon Aid, Conpulsion has always been associated with supporting local charity and this year is no exception with Pass It On, a lovely group of people who adapt donated IT equipment for use by the disabled, being our choice for this year,

People can donate through various means. We have a charity auction, you can paying for charity re-rolls in the games, use the Bring and Buy stall, buy soup from local retailer Union of Genius, invite friends to the Steampunk disco on Saturday night (where £4 of every £5 goes towards the charity) or simply ask at the sign-up desk.

At a price of £10 for a weekend ticket and events running from 10:00 until late evening on both main days, as well as a soiree for those early to arrive on the Friday (“As you wish” is all we’ll say about that one), there is so much to do in Edinburgh, this Easter.

So think Edinburgh, Easter, Conpulsion. Visit the site, book tickets and come along for a magical ride knowing the Monday is a bank holiday so many of you won’t have jobs to go to.

– Thanks Phil.

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