Watch me go head-to-head with Mike Mearls at a Night with D&D in my FAKE TRIVIA CHALLENGE.
Note: I made up fake trivia questions, Mr. Mearls DID NOT.
Gamers, Joanna Gaskell is a lady of many fine talents: writer/producer/star of the excellent series Standard Action, she has a game review show called Starlit Citadel Reviews, and she’s appeared in various Zombie Orpheus projects like Gamers: Hands of Fate. Back in May I had the pleasure of sharing a stage with her at Berserkon.
At Gen Con, I got the chance to take her on a brief horse-drawn carriage tour of Indianapolis where we talked board games, Gen Con vs Comic Con, gamer funk, and what is up with all the motorcycles. SERIOUSLY.
Hey gamers, as part of the World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl live event I used two full rolls of Gaming Paper. This allowed me to LITERALLY scroll through the action as it progressed without having to redraw anything. It was fast, fun, and easy. I couldn’t have run the event in under three hours without it.
And now you can own the maps from the actual play experience.
After the game, I autographed the maps and turned them over to Erik Bauer, owner of Gaming Paper. He also volunteers with MacKenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill rescue shelter in the Midwest. I love dogs and I absolutely believe in their mission.
To help support the work of the shelter, Erik has posted the full set of maps on eBay. This is a UNIQUE item and — in my NOT so humble opinion — a part of GAMING HISTORY. To my knowledge, this is the only way to get your own copy of the maps in full-size roll format without, y’know, buying some GP Rolls and drawing them yourself. And, most importantly, all proceeds benefit MacKenzie’s.
Click here to bid.
So, own a cool piece of the project AND help abandoned animals find a new home.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE LAWFUL GOOD TO DO THE MATH ON THAT ONE!
Here’s ANOTHER installment of The Dungeon Bastard… AFTER HOURS. My special guest? Lyndsay Peters.
We talk about Gloom, Gen Con, the Doom That Came To Atlantic City, washing your luggage, and I play the piano! Or, more accurately, I touch the piano. REPEATEDLY.
I am proud to announce a new long-form segment called The Dungeon Bastard… AFTER HOURS
Don’t worry, I don’t parade around in a smoking jacket and make demeaning sexist remarks.
I do, however, get to hang out with cool geeks and talk gaming, Gen Con, and whatever else comes up.
First on the docket: game designer and all around nice guy, STAN!
Gamers, this year I was honored to provide the official coverage of Gen Con.
We started on Wednesday with the pre-con warm-up and kept charging hard right on through Saturday. (Sunday I was *AHEM* otherwise occupied.)
In case you missed an installment… here is THE COMPLETE MADNESS.
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A QUICK RUNDOWN
First off, I’ll be onsite as your official GEN CON correspondent, filming a wide variety of geektastic festivities and packing it all up for you each morning as a daily recap. See a cool costume or stumble into a particularly awesome game? Hit me up on twitter.
Second, if you’re looking for an autograph, some adventure coaching, or my new book The Dungeon Bastard’s Guide To Traps, stop by Fat Dragon Games at booth 709 on Thursday from 3pm-4pm!
Third, my jackass doppelganger Tom Lommel will be sitting on a variety of panels and issuing his misguided opinion about such things as Kickstarter, Social Media, and developing a web series. WHATEVER.
Finally, the World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl LIVE EVENT happens Sunday morning at 10am. According to the system we are sold out. HOWEVER, if we have room, we will do what we are able/permitted to do to get you inside. If you’re a fan, show up and see what happens. It’s shaping up to be a BLAST.
GEN CON. So exciting! I’ll SEE YOU THERE, GAMERS!
Hey, did you want to hear me sing and play guitar? TOO BAD. It’s my way of giving you a MORALE BONUS while I INSPIRE you to choose a character class.
It’s called TOUGH LOVE, gamers. DRINK IT IN:
Hey there gamer, attending the Great Geek Meeting of the Masses for the first time this year?
Listen, there’s so much to do, you might not know where to start.
Fortunately, the Dungeon Bastard has GOT YOUR BACK:
Gamers, if there’s one thing I believe in, it’s TELLING IT TO YOU STRAIGHT. You want my opinion? You get rammed in your face like a heavy lance wielded by a storm giant dive-bombing out of the sky on the back of an ancient brass dragon.
So when I tell you that the Illusionist class is all about TRICKERY, well, I think we all know where this is going…