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Contributions for Furnace 2007 Con Book


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Furnace 2007. The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. UK
Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st October 2007.

Furance is a small two day convention for 70 attendees held in a former gaolhouse of Hillsborough Barracks in Sheffield, UK.
Call of Cthulhu, HeroQuest, RuneQuest and plenty of other game systems will be played at this convention.

A colour Convention Book will be produced and given free to all attendees on arrival.
As well as information on the convention, venue and games programmes there will be articles on gaming and role-playing.

The Furnace 2006 Con Book contained articles on convention GMing by Evilgaz, an introduction to Gwenthia by Tom Zunder, a Gloranthian HeroQuest scenario by Newt, 'Hunting the Marsh haggis' by Jane Williams, Serenity:HeroQuest by Darran Sims, a Kallyr story by Jane Williams, an intro to 'Red Star' for Evilgaz's game, along with information about the games, the venue and the favoured charity, Wateraid.

We are looking for contributions for this year's Convention Book, whether it is artwork, maps, articles, non-player characters, scenarios, encounters, gaming or GMing advice, settings, stories or anything else you can think of.

We can not pay you but all contributors will receive the heartfelt thanks from the Furnace Committee, the joy of seeing their work in print and a free copy of the Con Book. :D

All copyright of any material we use in the book remains the authors or artists, so you can use it again elsewhere.

If you can send all submissions to darransims AT googlemail DOT com.

Thank you for your time.


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More Details

A couple more things to think about.

The deadline for the Furnace Con Book is Monday 24th September 2007.

Getting stuff earlier would be good though. :wink:

As for word count anything from 1000 to 4000 words. A scenario could be a little more at 6000 maximum.

If you have any accompanying artwork I can include that as well or do my own for your article. Artwork can be in colour as the Con Book will be printed in full colour [that will be good for maps!].

I have had a few things already, news on them later, but I would like some more please?


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Furnace Con Book Update.

Okay chaps we have just less than a month to go until the deadline of Monday 24th September 2007. :shock:

Some stuff has been promised but not yet delivered to me.
This listed below is what we have so far but there is a little bit of space for those articles that have been promised.

Furnace 2007 Con Book Contents

So far:
Games Timetable.
Game write-ups from all GMs. [Hopefully this will be part of the timetable]
Intro to Furnace by Chairman.
Committee Write-ups.
Garrison Hotel venue info by Darran Sims.
Water Aid info.
Top Ten Player Tips by Evilgaz.
Aggar Homeland Write Up for HeroQuest By David Millians.
Tal'Vorn a Game World for D&D by Joshua Binks.
'Love, Honour & Obey' a DitV Scenario by Ric Baines.
'Dragonewts' by Darran Sims.
'Dark Heart of the Dragonlands' a HeroQuest Scenario by Darran Sims.
"When the snow lay round about..." a Gloranthan story by Jane Williams.
'Nemesis RPG Madness Meters for CoC' by Dominic Mooney.

Looks good so far, should be a cracking book for every attendee of Furnace 2007. :D
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A quick post just to say the Furnace 2007 Con Book is now completed.

Welcome to Furnace! By Graham Spearing
About the Venue By Darran Sims
Furnace’s Charity - WaterAid
Top Ten Tips For Convention Players By Evilgaz
Aggar Homeland for Glorantha HeroQuest By David Millians
Tal’Vorn a Game World for D&D By Joshua Binks.
The Shattered Lands a RuneQuest Setting By Newt Newport
When the Snow Lay Round About By Jane Williams
‘Love, Honour & Obey’ a DitV Scenario By Ric Baines
UK Roleplayers - a Brief History By Dave McAlister
Nemesis Madness Meters in Call of Cthulhu By Dom Mooney
Mob Justice Introduction By Iain McAllister
Game Design 101 By Iain McAllister
Kadvalla - A Saintly Order for Mythic Russia By Mark Galeotti
Saturday Timetable
Sunday Timetable
Scheduled Games Tabletop
Collective Endeavour
Furnace Committee
Dragonewts! By Darran Sims

Here is the cover:


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I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the Furnace 2007 Con Book.

We had such a wide and differing collection of articles, scenarios, games and settings I was worried that I wouldn't fit them all in! :eek:

Will you be able to do more articles for next years Con Book? :confused:

If neccessary you can start planning them now! ;)


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This looks good! :)

Any chance of getting a PDF version or will it be on sale at any conventions?

Unfortunately part of the deal in printing this con book is that we only give them to the attendees and contribrutors.
A few left over copies will be on sale in the auctions at Tentacles 2008 and Continuum 2008.

You'll have to bid high! ;)
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