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Dave Arneson, co-founder of D&D, passes away [Apr. 9th, 2009|11:49 am]

Now they're both gone, Gygax and Arneson:

Dork Tower ran this strip yesterday, before this morning's news:

Ain't it Cool News:

Wired magazine article:

Nothing on the WotC site yet, though.


LARPing Location [Dec. 15th, 2008|11:36 am]

I don't know how active this community is, but I have run into a gaming issue in the Triangle, and I'm hoping someone has a solution. I currently run a Vampire: the Requiem LARP with ~30 players which runs once a month. We are playing in the homes of local players, but we are getting to the point where we're too crowded in the houses we have access to, and need another solution. Is anyone aware of a LARP-friendly college or business in the Triangle? Our specific needs are to have access to the space for 2-3 hours once a month, preferably on a Saturday. We need 6 rooms for private meetings, or enough space to have 6 private meetings without groups being on top of each other. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
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Munchkin Charity Tournament [Nov. 12th, 2008|06:43 am]

[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

The Saturday the 15th at my game store we are holding a munchkin tournament to support the
Junior Diabetes Research Fund. It is 10$ to join the game and 1$ per cheat during the game. All money
raised goes to the JDRF.

The games starts at 12 and all of the different Munchkins will be in play. The store is
The Game Connection
6727-B Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545


For those that do not know the game it is a simple fun and funny card game that will have you giggling.

Slay the monsters. Steal the treasure. Stab your buddy.
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(no subject) [Nov. 6th, 2008|10:27 pm]

I'm looking for several people for a series of one to two shot games of Call of Cthulhu. I am very, very, very newby friendly and this will primarily be interactive storytelling.

Arkham, MA, 1926:
A wealthy man has disappeared while on vacation in the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts. It is your job to find out what went wrong. This is an adventure in true Lovecraftian style. Expect to be driven insane.

I'm fairly flexible about places/times (although I greatly prefer the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area and you definitely don't have to attend every session.

Yours in tentacleness,
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D&D players [Nov. 3rd, 2008|07:51 am]

I am running a D&D 4e game at a gameshop in Knightdale. The shop is The Game connection
and right now the game is low level 1st. We are just beginning it so you would be starting off with us.

We meet every Monday at 530 and play for about 3 hours. We currently have a steady group of 4+ myself
and would like 1 or 2 more players. Anyone interested let me know and I will send you the address and
we can get you started.
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Because Ian asked me to post his review of Spore [Sep. 17th, 2008|01:03 am]

This is x-posted in my personal LJ. Ian wanted me to post wherever I could what he thought of Spore, so that people would not "waste" money on it without getting someone's opinion on it first.

Ian: My write-up for SPORE would be as follows:
Cell Phase: B. Repetitive, Pac-man with toys.
Creature Phase: A+. This says it all. They nailed it perfectly...which makes all the rest even more disappointing.
Tribal Phase: B. Too difficult to make allies at times.
Civilization Phase: B-. Too many limitations on placement of buildings / defenses in cities, too restricted (only 12 cities, no more, no less?!), too few choices of units that cities can build (3, no more, no less, period, end of city's production capabilities).
Space Phase: D-. The biggest, longest phase of the game is also the worst disappointment. I can't play 5 fucking minutes without being THE ONLY one who can respond to an ecological disaster, or an attack on my home, or my colonies, OR MY FUCKING ALLIES. Camera controls are positively abysmal, making combat impossible for ME, but obviously not the computer when I'm swarmed by 5 enemy ships and can't see them. Enemies come out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason to attack me without any warning (fucking radar, anyone?) Ridiculous demands are placed on me by my neighbors. Important missions are time-dependent (which I LOATHE, no matter the game) and are constantly interrupted by nagging, annoying shit. My cities seem COMPLETELY helpless in defending themselves, even if I leave turrets all fucking over the place, plus fighters and tanks. The galactic map is disorienting. I can't build additional ships (even to leave in defense) and the ships gifted to me by my allies are nearly useless, then I get blamed when the ship is destroyed by an enemy attacking me, that I can't fucking avoid.
FINAL REVIEW: D, which is terribly disappointing, after all the hype and the wait.
(I want people to avoid the same mistake I ALMOST made in buying the game.)
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miniature [Aug. 22nd, 2008|11:32 am]

The list has been real quiet for the last month, so I thought I would jump in and ask.

Does anyone here play D&D miniature? I just got into the game and I am looking for someone to
play, and learn the ins and out.
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Come get your game on at Trinoc-coN this weekend in Durham [Jul. 23rd, 2008|12:59 pm]

Gaming schedule for this weekend's Trinoc-coN is here:


Main con website is here:


This year's Guest of Honor is Catherine Asaro, Nebula award-winning author of the Skolian Saga, "The Veiled Web," "Sunrise Alley," "Alpha," etc. Other guests include Baen Books' Senior Editor Hank Davis, bud_webster, Allen Wold, and more. A full guest list is available at: http://www.trinoc-con.org/guests.htm.

The Crestwood is an all-suites property near the corner of the intersection of Highways 54 and 55, just off I-40 at exit 278 in Durham/RTP. It's very suited for the more laid-back programming at this year's con, with a lovely outdoor courtyard area and swimming pool.

The con hotel is now sold out; here are some numbers for the two closest hotels:

Marriott Courtyard: 919-484-2900
Homestead: 919-544 9991

Note that if you have mobility issues, or just don't like doing a lot of walking outside in the typical Southern summer heat, the Marriott is across Hwy. 54 (diagonally behind the Chick-Fil-A), while Homestead is on the same side of the road.

Register for the con here: http://www.trinoc-con.org/registration.htm.

Pre-reg is open until Wednesday night, tonight, 7/23, so you still have time to do that.

Official con questions can go to to these folks: laminahospes, loke_dogg, and pope_j_rod.

I know it's late notice, but I hope some of you will still be able to attend.

BTW, if you've not read any Catherine Asaro before, you can read and download the first novel in the Skolian saga, Primary Inversion, from the Baen Free Library, here:


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NC Game Day tomorrow! [Jan. 25th, 2008|09:37 am]

Looking to get your game on? Come out to NC Game Day tomorrow, January 26th, 9am-9pm at the Talley Student Center on NC State University Campus. There will be a board game library, miniature games and role playing games going on all day. Stop by and play!

For directions and scheduled events, check out http://ncgameday.dhorizon.org/
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NC Game Day 15 in 2 weeks! [Jan. 14th, 2008|04:20 pm]


January 26th, 9am - 9pm at Talley Student Center

NC Game Day is back again for another day of gaming goodness. Check out the schedule of events at http://ncgameday.dhorizon.org/ and sign up to preregister or submit your own. Of course you can still just show up on the day of and play the games in our library or bring your own!

See you there!
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