Invasion of the Grognards! at Dexcon 2010

The reception of the Castle of the Mad Archmage at this year’s Dreamation convention was so good that I am enthused to try something a bit more ambitious at this year’s Dexcon. Dexcon will be held at the gorgeous Hyatt hotel in Morristown, NJ from July 7-11, 2010 (unfortunately the same weekend as Historicon, which I will be forced to miss once again in favor of Dexcon).

Folks responded so well to my running of AD&D 1E that, in addition to expanding my own series of games (probably two sessions of CotMA, plus perhaps a module from the classic tournament archives from the early days), I would like to invite my fellow old-schoolers to attend and run some games. If I can get two other OSR folks to join me, perhaps we could put together a panel on “What is the Old School Revival?” or something like it. If we can pull it off, I think this would be the ideal sort of thing for TARGA to hype (and vice versa).

I’d love it if a couple other people were running OSR games; maybe Labyrinth Lord, Swords & Wizardry, Barbarians of Lemuria, Gamma World, Tunnels and Trolls, etc. I think we could gain a lot of traction if we cross-promoted them; maybe put up flyers advertising all the games (and panel, if we can get one together). Hell, I might dig out Afrika Korps or something to get at least one hex-and-counter wargame on the schedule. I think this could be a lot of fun, and I know there are at least a few of my OSR comrades in easy driving distance of Morristown. Perhaps the cost of a hotel room could be split, to make it even easier to attend.

What say ye? Anyone interested? Either reply in the comments or send me an email directly; joseph at josephbloch dot com.

UPDATED 3/24/10: So far, we’ve got me running AD&D 1E, someone running Stonehell with Labyrinth Lord rules, someone running Moldvay Red Box edition, and maybe someone running Star Frontiers and another maybe for Gamma World. I am getting really jazzed about this. Keep ’em comin’!

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Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.

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