Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

DBA Demo Game – Battle Report and Impressions

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

DBA (De Bellis Antiquitatis) is a game with a lot of established players in my local historicals scene. At Broadsword 3, I played my third game with the ruleset. My host for this game was Howard Tulloch and we used a modified version the thir…

Gencon Program for FOE

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

For another year, I will be making the trip north to Indianapolis to participate in Gencon. Like Origins, I will be offering adventures for both 5e and Pathfinder.

You will notice that these adventures, other than the special (The Assar Gambit) are re-plays from Origins. This is on purpose: this summer will be a busy one as I will be travelling with the family to Canada, a major software upgrade at work, and just summer time. I plan on enjoying my time with the kids too. So I opted to limit the amount of writing I would have to do.

For the Service and Reward, this series of short 2h adventures may very well have some new material for the con, all of them falling under that S&R umbrella.

The Sorrowful Lady has been a work in progress for month, starting with a very simple adventure to something of a major story arc. My biggest issue is keeping it small. It is such a wellspring of inspiration that I have to remind myself to stay focused on the current plot and task.

5e Thursday

All these adventures will be run using 5th Edition.

Tyrants of Saggakar: Service & Rewards 8am-1pm

Tyrants of Saggakar: The Sorrowful Lady 1pm-6pm

Tyrants of Saggakar: Assar Gambit 7pm-1am

Pathfinder Friday

All these adventures will be run using the Pathfinder RPG.

Tyrants of Saggakar: Service & Rewards 8am-1pm

Tyrants of Saggakar: The Sorrowful Lady 1pm-6pm

Tyrants of Saggakar: Assar Gambit 7pm-1am

Rhym Sunday

All these adventures will be run using 5th Edition.

Rhym: Black Sails 8am-1pm

Edit: Fixed the times (1am->1pm)

Origins Program for FOE

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The last three origins have been a mixed bag for me. The two years I went to run events for Legacies, were not great. Not great at all, with only a single table out of 8 or 9 slots offered. Not exactly what I planned or wanted. It did get me in, but I …

Convention Report: Broadsword 3

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

May 6 (2017) marked a day that I was looking forward to for several months – the Broadsword 3 gaming convention in Hamilton (Ontario, Canada). Just before the event, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make it as we received tons of rain and several co…

Lexicon 2017 After Action Report

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This past weekend, I headed north into the green rolling hills of Kentucky into Lexington, home of the blue grass where I attended Lexicon, a convention I have been attending for the past few years with constant interest. Last year, it was the place wh…

Director’s Briefing – May 2017

Posted on May 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-second Briefing and the fifth scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading

Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest After Action Report

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

This past weekend, ActionMan and I headed to Chattanooga for the first ever Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest (CTGF). This time, we planned to play two Adventure League events, for higher levels (ActionMan is level 5 and I was level 7). My original plan …

Broadsword 3 is Coming!!! (May 6, 2017)

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

When there is an event coming that excites me, I like to lend my voice in hopes to have more people attend the event. One of those events coming up is Broadsword 3 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, May 6. Hamilton is about an Hour-and…

Iron Crown Enterprises at Gen Con

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In case you (somehow) managed to miss it: IRON CROWN ENTERPRISES ARE GOING TO GENCON!   We’ve been away for many years, but this year ICE is heading to GenCon 50. We will be sharing a stand with Pointy Hat … Continue reading

Frostgrave at Hotlead 2017

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

What a fantastic time I had running two demo games of Frostgrave at Hotlead 2017. This post is a retrospective on those games and a thank you to my sponsors. To start, I would like to show off five pictures sent in to me by a friend and …

Conglomeration 2017 AAR Part 2: Good, Bad, and the highlights

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you missed it, go check out Part 1The GoodConglomeration is a convention that feels rather laid back and relaxed. Its feel is one I would describe as “lazy southern”. Do not take this as a pejorative, “it’s a southern thing” for those of you not in …

Conglomeration 2017 After Action Report Part 1

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

This past weekend was Conglomeration 2017 in Louisville, a convention dedicated to all forms of geekdom. This is the second consecutive time I went, after skipping 2015. This is a con that was literally just around the corner from my house there. One …

LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our local “big” convention, LANtasy, was a couple weeks ago now. I participated in the Blood Bowl & Infinity tournaments all weekend, and my Infinity terrain made up two of the four tables in the Infinity tourney. We’d hoped for more players and had originally reserved space for up to eight Infinity tables, but six … Continue reading LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Returning from Hotlead – What a Rush!!!

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hotlead is an event that I look forward to every year. Last year I missed it, but this year – I attended and ran two participation games of Frostgrave. I will write about the Frostgrave games later, but suffice it to say, they went well. Every year, I …

Teaser for Conglomeration

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

For those of you who are still on the fence about attending Conglomeration in Louisville KY on April 7-9, allow me to add some more goodness to the lot… Saturday night, I will be running a special, one-time only adventure, the Battle of Dreadkeep. I …

Cold Wars 2017, a minor pilgrimage

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hurray!  Once again the sun dawns on a trip to an exotic faraway location where I can play toy soldiers all weekend long.  As happens this time in March, The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society held their annual SPRING convention, namely, … Continue reading

Hotlead Frostgrave Warbands – Part 2

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In the first part of this two part series, we looked at three Frostgrave Warbands available for use at Hotlead. In today’s post, we look at the other three.The first Warband is the Summoner’s Warband. If I were playing (and not as the Nameles…

Cold Wars 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

I managed to get to Cold Wars for a day of wargaming. While only played a few games, I did manage to scope out a number of great tables, chat with gamers and raid the vendor hall. Check out my photo dump:Games at the HostThe Eylau board.Tiny men and ho…

Hotlead Frostgrave Warbands – Part 1

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Today’s post is a quick look at 3 of the 6 Frostgrave Warbands I am hosting for Hotlead. If you are interested in trying the game out, be sure to come out to Hotlead and sign on the signup sheets for my games. I run games at 2pm and 7pm on the 25t…

[AAR] Arcanicon 2017

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This past weekend I traveled to the frigid lands of Michigan to take part in what is quickly becoming a personal tradition, Arcanicon. Arcanicon is a convention dedicated to the Arcanis campaign. I have been involved with this campaign as a player sinc…

Winter Priming at my FLGS

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

As some of my readers know, Must Contain Minis is situated in the Great White North of Canada. As such, I have to contend with snow and cold weather when I want to prime models. This means that spray painting outside is not an option. Spraying inside t…

Hotlead!!!

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

My favourite annual gaming convention is coming soon, and, this year, I am running a Gaming Table. The gaming convention I speak of is Hotlead. Yes… I dream of going to Adepticon and Gen Con, but until someone offers me an all expenses paid trip (or …

Nashcon: Pirates and Mecha

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

For this year’s Nashcon on June 2-4 in Franklin Tennessee (litterally 1 exit north of my work), I am planning big! I will be putting together two miniatures games, with hints of role-playing elements. I designed these games to be played by kids (such as my own), to be quick, fun and filled with action.

It seems Nashcon is the one minis-only conventions I attend and it already has a special place because I can attend with ActionMan who served as my helper last year! We had great fun together and he remembers it fondly. Let’s see what we can bring back this year. Perhaps we will do some shopping…

Lost Treasure of King M’koto
First Ones Entertainment’s JP Chapleau is bringing 16th-17th century action using 28mm miniatures using a simplified game based on “The Sword and the Flame”. This game for 3-8 players is centered around bands of conquistadors, pirates and native forces searching for the Lost Treasure of legendary King M’koto. This game can be cooperative or not, and is accessible to all. The rules are quick, simple and will be explained.
Saturday June 3rd Morning 9-1

Mecha Battles: Gundam
First Ones Entertainment’s JP Chapleau is bringing the Mecha Battles rule set to the Gundam universe using 1/400 models. This game for 3-8 players who will take the side of either the Earth Federation or the Principality of Zeon fighting each other. This game can be cooperative or not, and is accessible to all. The rules are quick, simple and will be explained.
Saturday June 3rd Afternoon 2-6