Category Archives: Demos

Swordfighting for LARPers

Swordfighting for LARPers – Sunday, 1pm (Underground)
Dave McIlhinney leads a session designed to take lessons learned from studying medieval fighting manuals and to apply them to LARP fighting, covering basic principles of movement, attack, and defence and how these may be employed in games. “Swords” provided, but feel free to bring your own!

TLA: Three Letter Agencies

A game of high level chicanery for 3 to 9 players, Conpulsion is pleased to present Three Letter Agencies’s very first public playtest!

You are the director of a Three Letter Agency and you are trying to become the most powerful agency by amassing the most funds. This is mostly done by persuading the President that your agency is the linchpin in the War on Terror. In the course of doing so you may even defend the citizens of your country against threats both foreign and domestic, it’s been known to happen. However this is the land of the almighty dollar, money is the sole arbiter of success. Whichever agency head has the most funds by the end of the game is the winner.

The Orcfather

Conpulsion is proud to host the world’s first demos of The Orcfather – a card game based on a fantasy-themed mafia in which a player’s characters can be Orcs, Elves, Ogres, Undead, Dwarves and more. The players form two mafia families that are confronting one another, and each of the families elects its own “godfather” at the start of the game; the goal of the game is to eliminate the head of the rival family.

2-10 players

The Purging of The Crucible

The Solar System is a roaring mayhem of death and war. The surfaces of the inner planets have been swept clean by the violent onslaught of the Dark Legions storming hordes of Nepharites, Razides, Pretorian Stalkers and Undead Legionaries. In the enormous cities of the far and distant future, heretics devoted to the destruction of humankind stalk the dark backstreets and gloomy alleys spreading their teachings of greed, jealously and war.

In the late 21st century a growing madness of plagues, wars, terrorism and environmental collapse led to the rushed terraforming of the colonies by the major corporations, an exodus from Earth and the final cataclysmic nuclear war. It takes hundreds of years to re-establish life as we know it on the inner worlds of our solar system. Imperial, Capitol, Bauhaus and Mishima now rule from their homes in the steaming jungles of Venus, the caverns of Mercury, the deserts of Mars and the many orbitals and asteroid homes of the solar system. Luna City is a vast neutral sprawl, many hundreds of years old, built up and over the first colony and mines.

A fateful exploratory mission to Pluto unleashes an ancient evil force ‘The Dark Symmetry’ upon the thinking machines of man. As technology fails (and even fights back), mankind is beset with conspiracy and corporate intrigue from within. Dark things gather on the edges of the colonies and whilst corporate war consumes the greatest armies of man, the Dark Legion’s citadels rise up throughout the worlds of the solar system and terrifying armies march out to consume all. They were defeated long ago, they will not be defeated this time…

As the Dark Symmetry’s malign influence on humanity grows, the Brotherhood with their strange powers, arise to unite the corporate armies as one and fight back.

Set in the time of the First Dark Legion War, The Purging of The Crucible is a dark tale of survival and technological torment created by Red Scar Publishing for Modiphius Entertainment and their Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Roleplaying Game.

The best of intentions are the stuff of nightmares.

Exclusively at Conpulsion for the first time ever – this playtest game will take four players and plunge them headlong into the world of the Mutant Chronicles, as also featured in the Warzone and Doom Trooper games. It will may give players the chance help shape the final adventure and perhaps even the Mutant Chronicles universe.

System: Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition
GM: Bill Heron
4 players
Age 15+


From the makers of the Griffie Award shortlisted ‘Frankenstein’s Bodies’ comes the delightfully mean game of building and wrecking sandcastles. Can you build the biggest and best sand sandcastles before the big wave ends everything? Steal castle parts from opponents using seagulls, buckets, and crabs. Complete sandcastles before the tides of fortune turn against you. Grab your buckets and spades and come and join Andrew and Jenny for some factor 15 fun! It’s a summer holiday in a box. Fun, fighting and tears before bedtime. And of course ‘Frankenstein’s Bodies’ will be there too.