Category Archives: Gaming

RPGCON V – Part 1

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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.

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A Few Convention Badges (2012-2015)

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

Shadowrun

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

G.U.R.P.

  • to be continued with this years 5th anniversary special

Make a Move for MARS

Make a Move for Mars

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?

DoubleTree Hotel
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

D&D 5th edition

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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.)

 

You can comment here or over at the Forums or Facebook

Episode 51 – D&D 5th Edition

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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 42 – DragonLance Chronicles Book II

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 Episode 42 – Dragons of Winter Night

 

On this episode of the Menagerie, The Rambler and Greenloontern discuss and review Dragons of Winter Night. Let us know what you love about Dragons of Winter Night! Keep an eye out for more Dragonlance review all summer!

Episode 36 – Dragonlance & the world of Krynn

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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:

Tracy Hickman – Website

Margaret Weis  – Website

Douglas Niles  – Website

Richard A. Knaack  – Website

Jean Rabe    – Website

AD&D material and Fan sites

Dragonlance Nexus

Dragonlance RPG books

PDF downloads – DrivethruRPG

 

Larry Elmore’s web site!

The Dragonlance Nexus is the greatest community for Dragonlance fans! You need to check it out! Not only that but they also have their own PODCAST – The Dragonlance Canticle! Please check it out!