So, in my current Castle & Crusades campaign our young adventurers are thousands of miles away from home in the continents great desert, the ANZAR. They have been lead hear by an ancient relic, that is guiding the young cleric of the party on a crazy adventure thru the hot desert. This mini, when finished, will be the first representation of the little known desert elves. A race most people believe died out centuries ago. more to come….
Coming to a small work place office next weekend, I will be hosting the fifth annual RPGCON. I put this event together in the hopes of expanding our player pool, try out new games and introduce new players to role playing games in general. Back in 2012 on a random day in March RPGCON 1 was born. This free, invite only convention brought gamers from other groups together for a 10 hour day of role playing! I came up with this crazy idea to have the day split in half. Three games in the morning, then three other GM’s would take over new games for the afternoon.
Needless to say this went horribly wrong, games ran late, one game group merged with another game, Total chaos! At the end of the day each GM got to pick a reward from a selection of graphic novels that I had brought to the event. Then each GM picked the best player in his group to pick a prize. Everyone had a great time but I know I had to make changes if I was going to continue my little convention the following year.
Now the con had to be stream lined since I realized the mistakes I had made the previous year. First up games would be played all day with a short break for lunch (We do a potluck signup each year). To make it feel more like an actual convention I started making badges for all the attendees. Its become a tradition that I am very proud of and I really enjoy designing the badges. Not much has changed over the last couple years, the average amount of attendees is around 20 people which allows us to keep the games at a reasonable 4 players per game. Plus we have had a great group of GM’s that volunteer each year. Here is a list of the games we have played thus far:
AD&D – 1st & 2nd & 5th editions
A Song of Fire & Ice
Robotech / Robotech RPG Tactics
Harn – Zombie Apocalypse
Marvel Super Heroes
Savage Worlds – Gas Light
D6 Space adventure
Legend of the Five Rings
- to be continued with this years 5th anniversary special
Roy Folkker here to tell you about a wonderful event coming up in the Twin Cities called Make a Move for MARS.
A little bit about MARS.
Midwest Animal Rescue and Services is a wonderful dog rescue out of Brooklyn Park that works to find temporary and permanent homes for Dogs and Cats. As well, they have training and services to help promote safe and healthy pet ownership.
They are an incredible service, and I enjoy volunteering for them as much as I can.
With that being said, lets get to the geeky part!
What is Make a Move for MARS?
Is a open ended fundraising and gaming session. This means that anyone is welcome. All that is required of you is to go to the site (Make a Move For Mars) and register. Once you have registered, you will have created a personal donation page. Share that page with all your friends and family to help raise money for MARS. Then show up on the date, with your own games, or join in some of the other board games already there.
When is Make a Move for MARS?
It is on March 28th 2015 and it is actually coming up pretty quickly here, so please go and register (or if you can’t attend, please donate a participant, such as myself). The party starts and Noon, and will finish at Midnight.
Where is Make a Move for MARS?
411 Minnesota St
Saint Paul MN 55101
Who is going to be at Make a Move for MARS?
This is the cool part. Tony Amendola is going to be there. Yes, the impressive Master Bra’tac of Stargate.
Please, go check it out, spread the word, and please, if you can feel free to donate to this wonderful cause, I know I could use some help Roy Folkker’s Donation Page
Hi there! We want to invite you all to join in the discussion regarding character creation for the newest edition of D&D. Episode 54 will be released September 7th and we want you to chime in! Let us know what you think of the players handbook, classes, character creation, new rules(advantages/disadvantages, superiority dice ect.)
Episode 51 – D&D starter Set
Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks episode! So we recorded this last weekend and it went in a direction none of us expected. I have to say, we where all really impressed with the basic rules and I’m looking forward to receiving my copy of the players handbook on the 15th.
If you are interested in picking up a copy of the Basic starter set, it is available now and the Players hand book is available in select stores now, but the official release date is August 15th. I would recommend ordering a copy from Amazon.com, pre-order cost is $20 off list($49.95). If you have tried out 5th edition let us know what you think of it.
Episode 44 – World Building
On this episode of the podcast the Rambler interviews Greenloontern about his RPG World Cal’thel. Let us know about the world you have created for your AD&D gamers or any setting.
Episode 36 – Dragonlance
This week the Rambler and I discuss the world of Krynn, our favorite novels, characters and Authors. If you have never read a Dragonlance novel, here are a few links to information on the world and Authors.
List of Novels by author and website:
AD&D material and Fan sites
Larry Elmore’s web site!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to give you a heads up on upcoming episodes of the show. The next two weeks we are celebrating everything SUPERNATURAL, the hit tv series airing on the CW and the RPG Core book from Margaret Weis productions.
As some of you know March is the 30th Anniversary of Dragonlance! And to celebrate my favorite D&D world we will be discussing some select books and RPG material to round out the month of March!
Episode 30: D6 Star Wars
On this episode our gaming group joins us to discuss characters, the campaign and playing a dark sider. Sit back take a listen and let us know if you have played a dark side game or have played the West End Games Star Wars RPG.
Name: Dorian Species: Thackwaash
Gender: Male Age: 24
Dorian is a very strange character, jedi hunter, multiple personalities, multiple allegiances. Lord Palataus used him as an involuntary test subject for his Sith Alchemaic experiments. Player: Darnell
Name: Django Species: Human
Gender: Male Age: Mid 20’s
Django (the “D” is silent) has had a hard life thus far. Fallen Jedi, traitor, mind controlled by a ruthless Sith Commander named Keth, the group is not sure if he can be trusted. Can any Sith really be trusted? player: Adam
Name: Marn Haas Species: Falleen
Gender: Male Age: 16
Marn is a powerful Sith Assassin who wears no armor and will destroy anyone who gets in his way. player: Greg
Name: Viktor Species: Anzati
Gender: Male Age: 300
Viktor is an immortal Vampire that works as an Imperial Agent. Not much is known about this being, he keeps his secrets close and feeds on his enemies. player: Uriel
Name: Calek Species: Shistavanen
Gender: Male Age: 28
Once the Captain of Lord Palatuas personal guard / commando, Calek volunteered to be a test subject, gaining great dark side powers. But his love for battle is only eclipsed by his need to continue his masters experiments. player: Rod
Name: Sierra Species: Farghul
Gender: Female Age: 16
Former prostitute turned brothel ship owner, this lethal feline beings agility and cunning is more than a match for her Sith companions. player: Kayleah.
Name: Rar’Tok Species: Stanex
Gender: Male Age: 18
This Sith Marauder loves light sabers and has a knack for making deals and gaining knowledge he can use down the road. player: Chris
The story is yet to come….