It's that time of year again!
This year we're raising money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Also in a change from previous events, we plan on running 4 different games simultaneously! As always these will be run for a full 24 hours needing to be carefully run (despite lack of sleep).
The players will also bid/donate real money to take part, with the highest bids/donations taking a place at one of the tables. It will need support refs as well as support from as many people as possible to make it as unique, special and worthwhile as possible.
On the day, if it is like our previous attempts, there will no doubt be a running commentary, photos, and a live stream to show the depths of stress we can get into as the night continues.
So, despite the fun we hope we'll have, it will most definitely be a feat of endurance, logistics, and skill.
This year all the sessions will be running at WarGames in Southport.
If you'd like come in to see us on the day or if you are one of the players then WarGames can be found on Southport’s high street at:347-349 Lord Street,
There are a few way you can get involved:
One way you can get involved is by donating to our Just Giving page. By doing this you are showing your support for the poor saps who are role-playing for the 24 hour period in order to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
You can donate directly to our Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/24-hour-charity-rpg-marathon.
You can also donate to our event by texting RPGS50 followed by the amount to 70070. When using this method you can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10. For example if you want to donate £10 you would text the followinfg to 70070:
Another way you can get get involved is by bidding to become a player in one of the campaigns. You can bid for a spot in a campaign by sending an email to [email protected].
You can find out more about the campaigns being run and the current bids here. We will be closing bids at midnight on 31st October and announcing the final player list for each campaign on November 1st.
Please be aware of the following if you are successful in your bid:
If you are not successful in getting a place please do not be disheartened, you can still support the event in other ways. We would love it if you would consider still donating to the event or sponsoring another player.
You can also sponsor one of the players who are getting involved in the event.
If you are sponsering a player you will be able to help or hinder the player via a friend or foe sponsorship. If you choose to sponsor them as a friend then you will give the player a re-roll for the session. if you choose foe you will give the player's GM a re-roll to use against the player!
Sponsorship packs will be available from the 1st November.
This year we have four separate campaigns running.
Dungeons and Dragons (DND), the best known, most played and best selling RPG. Just incase you don't know what DND is, and if you don't where have you been, then here is a brief description. DND is your standard fantasy RPG with Elf, Dwarf, Orc and many other fantasy races. If you want to be a classic hero, and possible slay a dragon, then this is the RPG for you.
Starfinder puts you in the role of a bold science-fantasy explorer, investigating the mysteries of a weird and magical universe as part of a starship crew. If you want to see the standard Fantasy races (Dwarf, Elf, Gnome, Halfling, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Human) Intermingle with Aliens and robots (Androids, Ratfolk, Kasatha, Lashunta) Then Starfinder is for you.
Numenera is a fanatsy/sci fi rpg set 1 billion years in the Earths future. Civilisations have come and gone, etc. It's a lot of fanatsy elements with a Scifi twist, what a character might call a spell is a gadget or nano, a dungeon is actually an old reactor, a demon's just an alien that got stuck here somehow. Try it if you want to puzzle out the world and fight the wierdest beasties i've ever seen.
Runequest is a fantasy rpg. One of the oldest rpgs out there, its based more in ancient myths, than your D&D's, but if the myths were real. Roughly iron age setting. It's got chaos monsters, different and occasionally quite creepy magics and, my personal favourite, Tapir people! ( also howard the duck is from there, weirdly). Try it if you want your fantasy rpg with some neat twists.
These are the current standing for bids on each campaign. The top 6 bids for each campaign at the end of bidding will be the players at the event, if you would like to increase your bid or switch to another campaign please email [email protected].