• It Starts! GenCon 2016

    By / December 9, 2015 / Dave, General, News

          Reminder: Holiday Closures and Upcoming Important Dates The Gen Con offices will close on December 21 through January 1, so employees may enjoy time with their families and friends during the holiday season. In 2016, Event Submission will begin on January 6, and Badge Pre-Registration will open on January 22. Additional information… [read more]

  • Folklore: The Affliction UPDATE of the Ridiculous

    By / October 26, 2015 / Dave, General, News

    So, I was prompted to write about Kickstarter a couple of weeks ago, after we received a press release for Folklore: The Affliction being on Kickstarter. Then promptly forgot about it.  Here’s a link. This arrived this morning: Final Days on Kickstarter! “In case you missed it, Folklore: The Affliction is wrapping up on Kickstarter and has… [read more]

  • In defense of Wil Wheaton, even though he’s completely capable of defending himself

    By / October 20, 2015 / Dave, General, News

    Around the same time Marty and I were starting PTG Felicia Day started Geek and Sundry. Will Wheaton, a friend of Felicia’s, proposed a show called TableTop for G&S, the idea behind the show being a group people (celebrities) would get together play a game and talk about what-not. Simple, kind of like “Dinner and a… [read more]

  • Kickstarter Fatigue and Risk

    By / October 5, 2015 / Dave, General, News

    I like the idea of Kickstarter. I been a backer since 2012 and backed about 70 projects. I think it’s great that there is a community of like minded individuals out there that can come together to help someone create their dream. With that said, is anyone else out there getting Kickstarter fatigue? Kickstarter  is being… [read more]

  • Gen Con Reaches Agreement with Games & Gears to Create Exclusive Items for 2014

    By / June 13, 2014 / Breaking News !, Dave, News

      INDIANAPOLIS – June 13, 2014 – Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention, has partnered with Games & Gears to create exclusive new branded items, including a Gen Con Collectors Series Brush Size 0 and a Limited Edition Gen Con Adventurers Tavern terrain piece . Beginning today, these limited-edition items, created for the 2014 convention, are available… [read more]

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ at GenCON

    By / September 8, 2013 / Dave, General

    As I was wandering through Adepticon’s dealer room I had a chance to see some of RPG Tactics Robotech models up close and personal. RPG Tactics had a successful Kickstarter, bringing in $1,442,312, to fund this game  They weren’t doing any demos while I was there but I did get a chance to talk to… [read more]

  • Game Day Talisman!!

    By / January 1, 2013 / Dave

    It began the morning of  December 30th. The atmosphere thick with the morning gloom of overcast sky as the legendary Chicago winds  blew, numbing to the core, the hawk was out this day. One by one they descended, drawn from the four corners of the world, compelled by the promise of carnage and plunder. Each seeking… [read more]

  • The One Ring

    By / September 24, 2012 / Dave

    I played The One Ring. I haven’t played a role playing game in about 5 or 6 years. Not because I didn’t want to, mainly because finding a regular group you can gel with isn’t easy. In my opinion a good role playing game is more about the group then the theme or system. When… [read more]

  • C2E2

    By / April 16, 2012 / Dave, News

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of C2E2. This being its third year, it’s fairly new to the “Con” scene.  ReedPop the folks that bring you New York Comic Con, Pax Dev, Pax, East, Pax Prime and many others put together C2E2 for the Midwest. C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) happens in… [read more]

  • Game Day – Circus Maximus 10 ft map!

    By / March 30, 2012 / Dave

    My friends Brett and Mark have been breathing new life into some older games. Recently they’ve been retooling Circus Maximus, a fun chariot racing game from the late 70’s, early 80’s. The first thing they did was enlarge the map. The Original was about 18 inches by 33 inches. The new one is 10 feet… [read more]

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