GENCON 2018 News (Arkham Horror, Pendragon, Pathfinder 2.0)

Today marks the opening of the 51st GENCON and we’re watching social media very carefully to bring you the exciting news this year. We’ll continue to curate and bring you exciting news. Here’s what we have gleaned so far. FFG will be releasing a new and radically different 3rd edition of Arkham Horror Rumors abound that…

MACE Gaming Convention – Less Than A Week Away!

The MACE gaming convention in Charlotte, NC is this coming weekend and I am super stoked to be returning again this year. It has begun to become one of my annual destinations to play games and meet up with old friends. This year is promising to be better than last year for sure. If you happen…

Forming A Social Contract Within the Context of the Game Group

Players congregate around a game master with the hopes of having a great roleplaying experience, but not all are satisfied with experience. Some will leave the group for many public or privately stated reasons. Some will not express their concerns or feelings at all. Game masters need to be attentive to what their players want…

Non-Con Struggles – Local Gamers Fail to Turn Out

This past weekend I attended a little local shindig at one of our many local game stores that goes by the name of Non-Con. It’s run from 7PM to 7AM the following morning and is meant to bring the gaming community together for gaming and obviously to sell games and RPG books. I have not…

RapierCon Was A Blast!

I have finally recovered from RapierCon, well mostly recovered! RapierCon was great and the best part was seeing old friends and making new ones. If you’re not familiar with RapierCon, it’s located in Jacksonville, Florida and held annually each February. It started as a wargaming event and has grown over the years to include boardgames…

Why Don’t Conventions Provide RPG Participation Data to GMs?

I am gearing up for the spring and summer gaming convention seasons and I constantly run into to the same old problem, what RPGs to run. Try as I might, my attempts to curate information about RPG trends at conventions it is harder than hell. Getting good data is nigh impossible. There’s a regional convention, of…

Rapier Convention Bound – 10-12 Feb

Boxcar Nation members, I will be attending Rapier, a regional convention in Jacksonville, Florida next month. I will be running a scheduled Call of Cthulhu game and doing lots of pick-up gaming.  If any of you happen to be attending as well let me know. I always like to meet up with folks and talk…

Laser Cut Tokens & Hand Painted D20s Oh My!

Laser Cut Tokens & Hand Painted D20s Artist: Elizabeth Klosek Company: AROC Gaming Company Website This past weekend I had the good fortune to attend MACE in Charlotte, NC and got the chance to scour the vendors’ wares and I am very happy I did. One of the vendors, AROC Gaming, got a lot of my business….

Savannah Skirmish – A High Class Wargaming Weekend

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Savannah Skirmish in Pooler, GA. The Skirmish is an annual wargame-centric event hosted at Savannah Quarters Country Club by Chris Easter. Chris has been hosting this event for last nine years by my count. Skirmish is a great low-key and casual event. As you can imagine, every…