So Conpulsion Underworld is over. What other gaming is on in and around Edinburgh between now and Conpulsion Battlegrounds in 2017?
Well there is lots of lovely stuff going on and the Conpulsion team have a little list for you
Clubs and Societies in Edinburgh
For a whole lot of tabletop roleplaying goodness there are GEAS and ORC.
LARPers are well served by No Rest for The Wicked, Fools and Heroes, The Embraced, and Isles of Darkness.
For board and card games there are FAQ and Edinburgh Board Gamers.
Those seeking wargames have ELG and SESWC to choose from
Events in and around Edinburgh
Over in Glasgow a brand new event called Play Expo Glasgow kicks off this year with electronic, tabletop and other forms of games to enjoy. Dates are 11-12 June 2016 at Braehead Arena.
SESWC run Claymore a large Wargames convention, generally on the first Saturday in August. This year it is Saturday 6th August at Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus.
The Glasgow Games Fair is a great day out in November (probably) with open gaming and demonstrations of new games. We are guessing it will be in Glasgow!
Propulsion is a charity 24 hour role-playing marathon run by GEAS early in the year in Edinburgh, watch the website for details.
Edinburgh ComicCon will doubtless be back next year though we don’t have dates yet
And then it will be Conpulsion again, the theme next year is Battlegrounds (we’ve done all the vowels, its onto consonants now). If you want to get involved next year or even just go on the mailing list to stay informed of developments please send an email to email@example.com
Traders in and around Edinburgh
6s to Hit have lots of lovely wargames tables and run game specific events at regular intervals. They sell a wide variety of wargames and lovely food too.
The Games Hub have an extensive boardgames library, gaming PCs and a programme of gaming events. They also sell nice food and various gaming products
Black Lion run a variety of card games nights and sell boardgames, card games and roleplaying games.
Tabletop Cafe sell boardgames and nice food and run a variety of games nights
Murphy’s Vault specialises in Magic, selling packs and individual cards and providing play space.
Blackwells Books have a selection of boardgames and occasional boardgames nights
Red Dice Games only sell online but as they are Edinburgh based and came to the convention we have popped them on the list
Knightly Gaming are not based in Edinburgh but run a lively programme of gaming events in sunny Lanark. Especially good if you are interested in Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh
The Warhammer shop sells some nice paints and something called Age of Sigmar.
Gaming opportunities we missed…
If you think we have missed anything that should be on this list, please feel free to contact us with a web address and one line description for other clubs events and stores.
And finally …
We hope to have dates for Conpulsion 2017 really soon. Keep checking the web page for details. If you would like to be a trader, games demonstrator, guest or volunteer at Conpulsion Battlegrounds in 2017 however, there is no need to wait, contact us right away and we can put you on our mailing list so that we can be in touch as soon as we have dates.