Register as a GM


Go Play needs you! We're looking for friendly GMs to run sessions at Go Play 2019 (September 14 & 15). All systems are welcome.

Click here for more detail about the event.

If you’ve got an idea that will take four to eight players on an engaging adventure, we want to hear from you.


Registration opens soon

Now's the perfect time to have a brainstorm about the kind of game you'd like to run at this year's Go Play. Registration opens soon! Subscribe to our newsletter in the bar to the right for updates.

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What we’re looking for in our GMs:

  • A sense of fun
  • An even temper and supportive nature
  • A great story idea
  • Enough familiarity with your game system to run the session smoothly on the day.

We highly recommend making sure you book yourself in as a player for some sessions too. Take a break and let another of our talented GMs inspire you.

If you want some help working out if your idea will be a good fit for Go Play, get in touch. We’re always happy to guide you.

If you're coming along to our event, please read our code of conduct to ensure everyone can share the fun in a safe space. 


Sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates about Go Play, including when games registration opens and the variety of games we’ll have on offer.


Register as a GM


Go Play needs you! We're looking for friendly GMs to run sessions at Go Play 2019 (September 14 & 15). All systems are welcome.

If you’ve got an idea that will take four to eight players on an engaging adventure, we want to hear from you.


GM registration now open!

Click the big red button below to register to run a session at Go Play 2019. This will take you to a screen where you need to log in or create an account. Then you'll have access to the page where you can "submit your event" (aka submit the game you want to run).

I want to register as a GM


Sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates about Go Play, including when games registration opens and the variety of games we’ll have on offer.


What we’re looking for in our GMs:

  • A sense of fun
  • An even temper and supportive nature
  • A great story idea
  • Enough familiarity with your game system to run the session smoothly on the day.

We highly recommend making sure you book yourself in as a player for some sessions too. Take a break and let another of our talented GMs inspire you.

If you want some help working out if your idea will be a good fit for Go Play, get in touch. We’re always happy to guide you.

If you're coming along to our event, please read our code of conduct to ensure everyone can share the fun in a safe space.

Guidelines to help you write your game pitch:

  • You only have 500 characters, so you won't be able to explain everything. Think about the best way to condense what you need to say.
  •  Let people know if they're expected to have experience with the game, otherwise you'll want to mention that 'no experience is necessary'. If you're welcoming new players, make sure to write inclusively – for example by avoiding system jargon.
  • Make sure you mention the genre of your game, especially if it's a niche or homebrew game since people who aren't familiar with the system might still be keen to play if they know it's a Sci-Fi or Swashbuckling Pirate game.
  • Match the tone of your pitch with the genre of your game.  Make it sound fun if it's a light-hearted game or give people a little chill if it's horror.
  • Try writing a little like you were making a movie teaser trailer for your game: make it punchy and brief to get people hooked. Read it back as if you were a player looking for something to join and didn't know anything about your game; if it's appealing and makes you want to sign up, you've done a great job!

Scheduling

  • Doors open 09:00, with events starting at 09:30. Standard lunch time is 13:00–14:00. Games finish at 17:30, no overruns, as venue needs to be packed up and doors closed at 18:00.
  • Standard session times are 3.5 hours in the morning (09:30–13:00) and afternoon (14:00–17:30), with 1 hour lunch in between. Quick shot sessions are design to run in 1.5 hours, 09:30–11:00, 11:30–13:00, 14:00–15:30, 16:00–17:30.
  • There are also options for 1-hour, 2-hour, 4-hour, or full-day (8-hour) games. Be mindful of other session times and lunch time if scheduling these. If you need other time options, please contact the organisers (contact details in footer) and/or put notes in the "Notes for Organisers" field (these will only be seen by organisers).
  • If you want to run your game multiple times, then after you have completed your first submission, use the 'Copy' button and then change the session times for each time you want to run. Alternatively, let the organisers know in the "Notes for Organisers" field, and we can schedule for you.