Friday, April 26, 2024

DaveCon 3 is happening right now!

 Reports are coming in from DaveCon, one of the conventions arranged to commemorate the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons Co-Creator Dave Arneson. This is the third time, Victor Dorso organizes this convention, which is taking place this weekend in Minnesota. I wrote about DaveCon3 and its wide range of honored guests a few days ago. 








Photos from CastleBlackmoor


Are you at DaveCon right now? I would love to hear from you!


-Havard

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

New Blackmoor T shirt from WotC on Amazon (Fake Story

This story has been debunked. The WotC store did not link to this clothes store on Amazon. Hopefully someone takes care of this.  


A friend sent me a link to this long sleeve t shirt sold on Amazon. The store says the clothes are officially lisenced from Wizards of the Coast.



Officially Licensed Dungeons & Dragons Apparel for Women - Men - Boys - Girls - Toddler; D&D 50th Anniversary T-Shirts; Hasbro T-Shirts; Wizards of the Coast; RPG; Role Playing Game; Fantasy; Adventure; Monsters; Magic; 20 Sided Dice; Blackmoor; Vintage;


This is interesting given the discussion of ownership of the Blackmoor name and logo. 

I have to say I love the text on the shirt saying "It started with Blackmoor". 



For some reason, I am unable to  to click buy on this product. Does it mean the shirt is not available yet?




-Havard

Saturday, April 20, 2024

DaveCon 3 fast approaching with incredible list of guests and events

I can't believe we are already going to see the third DaveCon and it is coming up in less than a week! For those who felt the first DaveCon was more about D&D in general and less about Dave Arneson and the original Twin City Gaming legacy, dismiss those concerns right away. With its third instalment, DaveCon is living up to its name like never before with a foundation is that is stronger than ever. This is the year of the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, the game co-created by Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax and coming up next weekend (April 26-28, 2024) in, Bloomington, MN, USA, DaveCon 3 organizer Victor Dorso promises Three-days of Gaming, Vendors and Art, plus The Auction.



The special guests lineup looks incredible. First of all, there are guests who were there at the beginning with Dave Arneson:

  • Dave Wesely 
  • Mike Carr 
  • Dave Megarry
  • Ken Fletcher
  • Ross Maker
  • William Hoyt


But also, a list of people who will be known to many of you:

  • Dan "Professor Dungeon Master" Defazio 
  • Andy Thomas & Dave Yaeger
  • Baron Deroop
  • David Johnson
  • Justin Alexander
  • Kevin McColl of Castle Blackmoor



D&D 50 is definitely going to be a year of celebration for Dave Arneson fans. We already had amazing Blackmoor and Arneson Alumni presence at GaryCon and more events are coming later this year! 

Are you going to DaveCon this year? I would love to hear about your plans and your experiences!


-Havard

New Maps and More details on Blackmoor Foundations Book

More is being revealed about the Blackmoor Foundations book coming from the Secrets of Blackmoor crew. I mentioned the other day that the b...