Monday, October 16, 2017

Want to Play Blackmoor With An Original Player?



Now is your chance. A group who call themselves the United Geeks of Gaming are
hosting an event in Minnesota:

"A special event at the Source Comics and Games. Blackmoor game, the game that started it all! Guest Game Master Robert Meyer hosting a game that is the first and longest running Fantasy RPG! Bring pencil, paper, and 2 six sided dice! ūüé≤ United Geeks of Gaming has a day for role playing games! "

Robert Meyer played Robert the Bald, a powerful Wizard in Dave Arneson's campaign, and has DMed several Blackmoor games for the original group since Dave passed away. The Source is the gaming store where Dave ran many of his games.

Learn more about this event here!



-Havard

Monday, October 2, 2017

Frank Mentzer launches Empyrea Kickstarter

Frank Mentzer, TSR alumni and creator of the D&D Red Box and the rest of the BECMI series of D&D, has been working to prepare his own game world for commercial sale for a long time. Previously this setting has been referred to as Aquaria, but the setting title has now been officially announced as Empyrea, named after the greatest empire of the continent of Aquaria.

I am a big fan of BECMI D&D and Frank Mentzer's game design. I am also excited to learn of the design team that Frank has brought with him:


Frank Mentzer, Darlene,Ted Fauster, Tim Beach,  Steven Winter, Anne K. Brown, Peter Bradley, Don Higgins, Mark Quire, Alyssa Faden, Anna Meyer, Christopher Wiese, Kevin “Doc” Wilson , David "Zeb" Cook, Ed Greenwood, Allen Hammack, Tracy Hickman, Harold Johnson, Tim Kask, Len "Leomund" Lakofka, Steve Marsh, Douglas Niles, James M. Ward , “Skip” Williams, Margaret Weis, Clyde Caldwell, Liz Danforth, Jeff Dee Jeff Easley, Larry Elmore, Jennell Jaquays “Diesel” LaForce, Erol Otus, Stephen D. Sullivan


Check out the Kickstarter for Emyprea here


Also, if you want to learn more about Empyrea, visit the Empyrea/Aquaria forum at The Piazza, where you can ask Frank questions about this project and other things related to gaming.

-Havard

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Blackmoor MMRPG Season 4 Debut!

Season 4!


The first adventure episode of Blackmoor the MMRPG Season 4 has been released. This is part of Dave Arneson Day 2017 and is beeing released at The Comeback Inn. Season 4 was played at conventions back when Zeitgeist Games were still doing their d20 Blackmoor Line, but these episodes never made it to release on their website.




-Havard

Dave Arneson Game Day 2017 is Today!

"Ribbit!"

Today is a great day for gaming! On October 1st 1947, Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons was born. Do we need more excuses to get together with friends and roll some dice? Dave Arneson loved gaming all his life. He was the one who first combined the roleplaying techniques he had learned from his friend Dave Wesely with a fantasy environment. Dave also developed the dungeon exploration model and allowed his players to create characters who would advance in abilities as the campaign went along. In 1972 he went down to visit Gary Gygax because Dave wanted to show Gary the game he called Blackmoor. The two of them set down to create Dungeons & Dragons!

Last year was an incredible year for Dave Arneson Day. This year we also have many things in store for you. Many people are reporting that they will be running games today. Others are posting blog articles or posting on the different forums where Blackmoor and Dave Arneson are being discussed. There is a Renessance Fair happening not to far from Dave Arneson's home in Minnesota today and we hope they might make some announcement regarding the day. Over at the Comeback Inn, Season 4 of the MMRPG (Free D&D adventures!) is about to be released.

Get Your Updates here:

Havard's Blackmoor Blog

Dave Arneson Game Day 2017 Facebook Event

Comeback Inn Dave Arneson Game DayThread 

Piazza Dave Arneson Game Day Thread



-Havard