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  • #559479
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    People on the site have discussed the possibility of running an online RPGMP3 gaming con. Interested parties may wish to check out ConTessa Online, an annual online tabletop gaming con that makes an effort to bring more women into focus as GMs, players etc.

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    Looks like the next con is scheduled for February 2014, so there’s still time to plan and start packing your imaginary virtual suitcases. 🙂

    #643015
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Hey @[member=”WhiteKnight”] and @[member=”ross”] and all you other BAGgies – check out their Coloring Contest! If you’re doing your Christmas Special before December 25th, you could let all the players color this lovely cute beholder:

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    If you upload your finished artwork at their G+ page, you’ll have a chance to win a snazzy RPG artbook:

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    #643016
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    And the online gaming convention ConTessa starts today! Hurry up, if you’re in the mood for gaming. 🙂

     

    #643017
    Hal
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    • Treant

    Are you attending it Monkey?

     

    I am at work… Bah!

     

    Hal :hal:

    #643018
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Hey @[member=”Daniel”] – fancy participating in an online OSR competition? They’re running OSR Dungeon Crawl Competition – Team Caltrop and OSR Dungeon Crawl Competition – Team Ten Foot Pole on Sunday, and OSR Dungeon Competition – Team Mimic and OSR Dungeon Competition – Team Displacer Beast on Monday.

      [*] Stacy (me) creates a random dungeon. The map is random, the monsters are random, the traps are random, even the ‘dressing’ is random. I use anywhere from 8-10 tables to construct the dungeon.

      [*] An hour prior to the start time, I hand off the dungeon to the GM. This is all the time they get to study the dungeon, so the environment will be just as new to you as it is to them.

      [*] At start time, the group has 3 hours to complete character creation, build their group up, and get through as much of the dungeon as they possibly can.

      [*] At the end, we tally up the amount of loot received, the amount of rooms explored, and the experience gained by both of the parties.

    (Looks all the teams might be full already, though, so new attendees go on a waiting list, or somesuch.)

    Hmm, the AD&D (1e): The Mines of Anantashi game is also fully booked, but – oh! What about Tatterdemalion: OSR? There’s still two open seats. 🙂

    Tatterdemalion is a strange, mysterious world of ancient cities and ghostly marshes, strange creatures and stranger sights. Come for danger, adventure, strange and wonderous sights.  

    Tatterdemalion is an huge, ancient caravan, travelling the Road of All Worlds. Stopping here and there in cities far-flung and disparate, it spans everything from junked out spaceships to ancient spice bazaars in its winding route.  Sometimes, the enigmatic and mysterious Elders of the caravan have a job to do, something they can’t do themselves. Then they turn to you. Will you go and seek adventure, glory and honour, in service of the Caravan?  Will you manage to make it hope again?

    This game will use very simple, old-school DND rules. A set of dice (or an online die-roller) and a character are all you need! Bring your character, or generate one before the game. Either are fine!  Characters should be Level 1-3 in general.

     

    #643019
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    I’ll pass this year as I’m buried under personal projects atm.  Might be something for next year though.  Sounds like it could be a lot of fun.  My secret weapon being that generally speaking I spend less time studying most modules before I run them – being the lazy bum I am. 😉

    #643020
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    You weren’t tempted to sign up as a player, rather than a GM, then?

     

    #643021
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    To be honest, no. 🙁

     

    I’ve only ever really been a GM, so I get really bored when playing roleplaying games as a player.

    #643022
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    To be honest, no. 🙁

     

    I’ve only ever really been a GM, so I get really bored when playing roleplaying games as a player.

    *Cough* Castle Whiterock. *Cough*

    #643023
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    Precisely. 😛

    #643024
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    …Well played, sir. Well played. Monkey_La___Contest_Entry_by_Mirz123.gif

     

    #643025
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Hey @[member=”Daniel”] – if you want to find out how the different teams handled themselves in the ConTessa OD&D games, check out some of these vidcasts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7HPzUIXGwM

     

    #643026
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer
    #643027
    Pencil-Monkey
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    #643028
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    That looked like a lot of fun.

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