Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Interest in playing Dark Ages AD&D at GaryCon?

(UPDATE 3/16 - Confirmed/Maybe count is at the end of the post.)
(UPDATE 3/21 - added links to wiki, chargen/houserules and player handout that covers the basics)

GaryCon is coming in less than two weeks (Mar 25th to 27th) and judging by how the weather is shaping up, there's a good chance I can hop on the Harley and have a nice ride up to Lake Geneva for a Saturday day of gaming. One of the hallmarks of GaryCon is the huge number of open gaming tables and pickup games - it was only last year (GaryCon II) that they started doing events and event registration.

If there's interest in exploring a bit of my Dark Ages world, I'd be more than happy to lug the campaign binder and minis up for the event. If not, I'm fine with that as well, I'm hoping to get into some great games and have a good time and meet a lot of great RPG'ers.

If you're interested, just leave me a comment. If I get 4 to 8 players, I'll definitely plan on it. Say about a 4 hour scenario? Please note that this would take place "in-situ" in the campaign world as it exists right now and anything that is done will be canon and affect the ongoing tabletop game. I'll also be happy to look at people who want to bring their AD&D/1e (and OSRIC) characters from other campaigns to visit. Levels can range from 1st to 4th level and we can judge on magic items and other devices brought into my world.

Locations available:
1. A troll mage is rumored to live under the bridge on the road from Enonia (the PC Home Base) to the fabled/lost city of Irecia. It has claimed the lives of many adventurers and rumors hint it may also be opposed to the marauding orcs who've begun to threaten Enonia.

2. Dark rumors have been heard now and again about a sacred druid's temple or tomb somewhere to the north of the old Enonia Wayfarer's Inn. Of course, that's goblin-infested territory, and with the goblins now outright attacking Enonia, it's sure to be a contested journey.

3. The Dale Woods have not been explored since the Doom of Man fell 57 years ago. A generation of hunters and locals have begun to die out, making the area one of mystery and rumor. It is said a dragon lurks in the woods, as well as a "Crystal Lake". Nobody knows for sure, but now that a mysterious mage's tower has arisen from the Dale Woods, some say it's time for exploring. Who knows what could be found... or what local tales may lead to riches.

Let me just say that I'm somewhat intimidated by making this offer, knowing the high caliber of DMs and games that will be running at GC. It would be an honor to have people there play in my world, which is why I'm making the offer. So we'll see what happens...

UPDATE: Player list -

Confirmed:
1. Delve Lord
2. Friend of DL
3. Friend of DL

Maybe:
1. Mr. Zed
2. grodog
3. Jon K.
4. Charley
5. Druvas (GC Forum)
6. Tron (GC Forum)
7. Totan (GC Forum)
8. Smokin (GC Forum - maybe w/char)

UPDATE #2: Links
Player Handout - brief summary of my campaign
Campaign Chargen/Houserules
Campaign Wiki - has a lot of information and adventure logs

5 comments:

Delve Lord said...

I'll be there with 2 friends and would be very interested in playing, you can count on 3.

Mr. Zed said...

I shall be there as well...See you there, and I will bring a character. We shall see what my schedule looks like and which games I made it into.

grodog said...

I'll be running my version of Castle Greyhawk, Michael, but if I'm free, I'd love to hop into your pickup game (as would Jon, too!).

Allan.

charleyp1 said...

As I said over on the GC forums, I'm in if I can make it fit with my elusive schedule. :-)

Charley

ChicagoWiz said...

Wow, I'm really surprised. Thanks for the interest!

Here's the count so far:

Confirmed:
1. Delve Lord
2. Friend of DL
3. Friend of DL

Maybe:
1. Mr. Zed
2. grodog
3. Jon K.
4. Charley
5. Druvas (GC Forum)
6. Tron (GC Forum)
7. Totan (GC Forum)
8. Smokin (GC Forum - maybe w/char)