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  1. DrFaust

    [USA / Vermont] Preview the Carnage 21 Convention Schedule

    The gaming schedule for Carnage 21 is now live on Tabletop.Events! Carnage is a multi-genre tabletop game convention held November 2nd-4th in 2018 at the Killington Grand Resort in Killington, Vermont. Preregistration opens September 15th, so attendees have the coming days to look the schedule...
  2. B

    *Podcast* Polyhedron Ep. 68 - "There is gaming at Con?"

    NSFW[mild language] This time around the crew gets down and talks about how to run, and play in, various con games. This one is full of good advice, and cool stories. Enjoy! PS: We will also be at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA on August 31st at 5:30pm. Our panel is "Kill Your Darlings": a RPG...
  3. JediSoth

    Gen Con... Take Care, Be Aware

    Every year, I publish a blog post focusing on disability awareness at Gen Con. The advice therein is applicable to other conventions, of course, but I time it with Gen Con since it's the largest convention I attend, and my main convention appearance as an author (I'm on Authors' Avenue, table G...
  4. DrFaust

    [Killington, VT] Run games at Carnage 21, Nov 2-4, 2018

    Carnage is pleased to announce that it is now accepting game proposals from GMs for Carnage 21, November 2-4, 2018 in Killington, Vermont. A tabletop game convention like Carnage relies entirely on the games GMs volunteer to run. Without games on the schedule for people to play, Carnage wouldn’t...
  5. B

    Tabletop Roleplaying Conventions?

    Hey! I really had fun at GenCon and I want to go to more conventions but my main flavor of geekery is ttrpgs. So I was wondering if any of you guys could tell me about other conventions that are known to have tabletop roleplaying games in their vendor hall and/or demoing? And no. I don't mean...
  6. DrFaust

    [Convention] Carnage XX, Nov 3-5, 2017, Killington, VT

    Carnage XX, Vermont's tabletop game convention, has opened for registration! You can now browse the schedule of games for Carnage XX, purchase your badge and sign up to play games. Registration is hosted on Tabletop.Events this year, an online real-time system registration where you can see...
  7. mccleverly

    The Stormwatch Program Wants You! (End Transmission Games)

    A storm is coming, sweeping across this country, transforming it. But people don't know. Warnings fall on deaf ears, and they go about their daily lives in ignorance of the truth. That End Transmission Games are coming to conventions and game stores near them to rock their worlds and change the...
  8. Ben W Bell

    Convention Gaming - First Time GMing

    Well last night I finished a stint at Fan Expo up here in Canada running Star Wars at the con. It's the first time I'd ever done so and I must admit to having been as nervous as hell. I'd never even gamed at a convention before. However in the end after 6 sessions and 28 different gamers it was...
  9. V

    New for GenCon 2015?

    Note: I couldn't find any thread on this. If there is one, someone please just point me at it. Every year there's new stuff that premiers at GenCon. What's it going to be for this year so I can build my shopping list? :) PS if you're aware of any cool non-RPG stuff that's going to premier...
  10. B

    Convention Scenario Building

    Hi, I would like to know, how is your step for scenario building for conventions. I have my ideas, but what are your steps in details. I mostly wanna see if my "sequence" of things to do is good or am I shooting myself in the foot : Here's my steps : 1 - Have an idea - write down scene...
  11. D

    [Con GMing] Max & Min Number of Players

    When you are pitching your games at convention organisers to include in their programme, how do you come up with the number of players required section of the game submission form? Do you go up to the maximum you, as a GM, can accommodate? Do you just go for the standard of six players per...
  12. F

    Gaming at Vendor Booths during Conventions

    Ive seen stuff like people playing chess with a celebrity if they buy a signed photo or something, but is it unheard of vendor to have a game out to play? If so what would you play. I'm going to be vending at a Con for the first time and would love ideas!! Thanks
  13. DrFaust

    *Podcast* Carnagecast 60: Winter Weirdness 2015

    In episode 60 of Carnagecast, Tyler flies solo: no co-host, no guest! News of Carnage 2015 is soon to come. This past weekend the Green Mountain Gamers held their Winter Weirdness game day in Barre, Vermont. Games were played, money was raised for the Vermont Center for Independent Living and...
  14. DrFaust

    *Podcast* Carnagecast 55: The Legend of Curly's Errata

    A Fistful of Carnage’s convention book is available for download! Go register for games today! Ray and Tyler talk about the convention book and web addendum. To err is human, so as mistakes turn up in the convention book, we update the addendum accordingly, plus it includes new games that...
  15. DrFaust

    *Podcast* Carnagecast 53: A Fistful of Carnage

    In episode 53 of Carnagecast, Carnage staffer Ray joins the conversation on the precipice of the release of A Fistful of Carnage’s convention book. We talk about some of what’s on offer this year at Carnage, particularly in our own areas of expertise, offer some advice on what to expect at the...
  16. P

    UK Games Expo 2014...anyone going?

    And has anyone who's been before got any survival tips for my first con in over a decade? I'm pretty much planning to hit the trade hall in search of those little gems still missing from my collection, maybe take in a panel or two and praise Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone for being so damn...
  17. Libertad

    Can I get a rundown of popular table-top gaming Cons?

    We all know about the big guy in the house, Gen Con, but I'd like to hear about the others out there. Gary Con's about old-school gaming and honoring the contributions that Gary Gygax delivered to the gaming industry. Paizo Con's a Pathfinder-centric convention. DunDraCon's a general West...
  18. DisgruntleFairy

    [cWOD] revised Convention Books

    I've read over Progenitors, Syndicate, and Void Engineers new Convention Books and I really enjoy them. Should I invest in the NWO and Iteration X books? How do they compare? So what are you positive impressions of these? I'm really wild for them so far. They present a cool take on the...
  19. Summer Solstice

    Anime, sci-fi, and brony cons 2014

    Anyone feel free to chip in, I think we kind of need a central resource. I'm trying to get to a bunch of conventions this year as I actually have vacation to use. Some that I'm going to I desperately need roomates, some I have a ton of maybes from friends (and we all know maybes are for...
  20. D

    [UK] Con-Quest 2015 The Long Weekend

    We are pleased to announce the dates and venue for Con-Quest 2015. After its success in Derby for the last four years, Con-Quest 2015 will be a bigger event running all weekend long. Con-Quest 2015 ‘The Long Weekend’ takes place on Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August 2015 at John Foster...
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