This year’s GROGMEET will be held at Manchester’s Mad Lab, in the heart of the city’s Northern Quarter, on 11th November from 9.00am – 6.00pm.

Tickets are now available here

You’ll be able to play two games during the day, hosted by fantastic Games Masters, who will be bringing the best of old school games: Judge Dredd RPG, Paranoia, Warhammer Fantasy Role-playing and Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes; and new editions of old favourites, such as Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and D&D.

There’ll be some vintage miniatures too, in a pick up and play game within the Dwarven Forge.

Sessions will be from 10.00-1.30 and 14.00-17.30

The GROGNARD files annual ‘zine will be launched and all attendees will get a copy.



We’re hoping that some of you will be able to make a weekend of GROGMEET this year.

A handful of people were able to join us the night before the event last time. To encourage you to come along, we have arranged some games for you to join.

They are availble from 18:00 and will finish at 21:30 ish (so we can get to the pub).

Sign up at these links:

World of Darkness – Jon Dawson – Strange things are happening in your appartment block and what you thought was the start of a normal evening ends in you being thrown together with other tenants in a fight for survival.

Night’s Black Agents – Dirk – A page torn from the Edom files – burnt out, The Lucky Deck team of agents, are called to investigate a discovery that could change the world order.

Numenera – Blythy –  Set a billion years in earth’s future, eight great civilisations have risen and fallen. Some alien and intergalactic and even interdimensional, the nature of these civilizations is shrouded in mystery but the remains of their technologies are still present to be discovered and used in this science fantasy setting.

The games will be taking place at the newly, relocated, rebooted FLGS Fanboy Three.

If you can’t get on a game – don’t worry – let me know at There are some GMs on standby if needed.



What’s the GROGNARD files?

A podcast, that talks complete bobbins about table top RPGs from back in the day. You’ll find it at

What’s a $5 Patreon?

The podcast is supported by a Patreon campaign to help cover the costs and to help the development of associated projects. $5 backers can get a discounted ticket for themselves as a reward.

Will there be food?

Hob Nob biscuits will be available. You will need to provide your own food. Mad Lab has a ‘bring your own’ policy as long as you tidy up your own mess. There’s Common, opposite the venue and supermarkets nearby.

Will there be drink?

Tea, coffee and orange juice will be available free of charge all day. Mad Lab are happy for you to bring your own too.

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

11 plus. If a game is not suitable, we’ll indicate it on the game sign up. The content of ‘zine may not be appropiate for under 17s.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

Manchester is well connected with public transport and the motorway network. The nearest multi-storey is on Tib Street.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

I’m available on twitter @thegrognardfile or email me dirkthedice at gmail dot com.

What’s the refund policy?

Happy to refund if you can’t attend. Please give as much notice as possible if you can’t come as it will mean that I can open up cancelled tickets to the waiting list. The GMs will have prepared great adventures, so I want to make sure that there’s people play them!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


What’s the fee?

The fee is what Eventbrite charges for its services. I absorbed the cost last year and I was left a bit short for the room hire, so I’m going to charge it seperately this year. Sorry.