Friday, February 7, 2014

North Texas RPG Con 2014 Lineup

Well it's time for the 6th Annual North Texas RPG Convention! The NTRPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (mainly OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-2000 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry and others). All RPG games are welcome at the Con, but we do not schedule card or board games except in special circumstances...unlike most other cons we are primarily old school RPG focused!

Our convention dates are: Thursday June 5, 2014 @ noon until Sunday June 8, 2014 @ 1800. You can register for the convention now at Registration for events begins at 12:01 am April 15th, so please make sure you have registered and paid your fees beforehand at the site!

It is our second year at the DFW South Marriott, with lots of space for all sorts of gaming activities (we have the entire grand ballroom and several boardrooms, accommodating almost 30 tables of gaming), it is only a couple of minutes south of DFW airport and easily reached by shuttle. This venue also features a full restaurant and bar, as well as being right in the center of an area with many restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. 

We have many, many confirmed special guests from the early days of the hobby attending in 2014; returning are Erol Otus, Sandy Petersen, Jeff Dee, Tim Kask, Dennis Sustare, Steve Winter, Frank Mentzer, Jennell Jaquays, Steve Marsh, Jim Ward, Doug Kovacs, Zeb Cook, Dennis, Jason Braun, Diesel Laforce, and Jeff Easley. New guests include Darlene, Kevin Hendryx. Chris Clark and Lawrence Schick. The lineup includes several of the more important figures in the history of RPGs as a whole and Dungeons & Dragons in particular.

This year games include AD&D, Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, Swords & Wizardry, OD&D, Basic D&D, GURPS, Recon, Call of Cthulhu, Adventurer/Conqueror/King, Amazing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperbora, Tunnels & Trolls, Runequest, DCC Rpg, Castles & Crusades, Cavemaster, Classic Battletech, and many more! Included will be our 5th annual Mythrus Tower game run by Matt Finch and Bill Webb; Also this year we will feature our 5th annual chariot racing classic Circus Maximus with the finals run by Tim Kask, an Aliens boardgame run by Allan Grohe with large scale miniatures, Avalon Hill's classic man-to-man combat game Gladiator (2nd year), and more. Included is the 4th Annual NTRPG Con AD&D tournament (run once again by Pacesetter Games). We also will have a lot of gaming goodness for sale and several dealer's tables set up (expanded to 15 tables including special guest tables) along with a raffle and auction. 

Several seminars are scheduled including an art panel featuring Otus, Dee, LaForce, Braun, Easley Jaquays and Kovacs. Bill Meinhardt (aka "Stratochamp") has one of the largest and most complete collections of D&D in the world, and will be exhibiting and telling the history of several rare items in a Q&A session; there will be others including the first annual NTRPG con Trivia contest! Besides Garycon, this is the premier old school style convention in the country with more classic gaming available than any other con in the south, run by some of the giants of the industry.

Game Event registration won't be open until April 15th, 2014! You must register for the con and pay your fee (either daily or weekend) before you are able to register for games. 

Rooms at the beautiful Marriort DFW South are only $107 a night! A bargain!!!

The North Texas RPG con is the south's premiere old school con and one of the few dedicated to OOP or old school roleplaying games. If you are in the area, please come by and check us out.


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