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ScrumCon 2020 is go for Ignition

We’re doing it again! Registration for the second Scrum Con is now open, as of this past Saturday! https://tabletop.events/conventions/scrum-con-2020 If you are in DC Metro area considering join us for this one day con on Leap Day 2020 (Sat Feb 29th). This time the event is being held in a larger venue, the Silver Spring Civic Building. This con is brought to you by the Second Saturday Scrum Club, of which I am a member. Nay, a founder! Registration is $15, and allows you to sign up for games in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Games are split evenly between RPGs and Miniatures Games; see the Event Listing for a list. Most games start at 10 AM or 3:30 PM and run for 4 hours, but there are some shorter 2 hour games, and a few start at other times.  Special guests include Zeb Cook, running Star Frontiers (already full, however), Bill Slaviscek running a Star Wars RPG game, and Ed Stark running a 5E Return to the Barrier Peaks.&nbs

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Fast Times in a Roman Coliseum

We playtest the coliseum game scenario for this year’s HISTORICON 2019 I have Adobe Sparkpost on my Ipad, so I decided to give it a try. I like the transitions but it can’t repost here directly, so follow this link:Playtest of Mad Maximilian 1934 Coliseum Race at the Scrum Palace Steve, Joe, Rich, Francesco, Jared and myself going pew pew pew and VROOM VROOM! View post on imgur.com//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js

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Yessir, that was the Scrum that was!

* Image Credits at bottom I am happy to report that Scrum Con happened, last Saturday, at Davis Hall, College Park, Maryland. Attendance was sold out a week ahead of the date, and adjusted a little with a couple of last minute cancellations and a couple of walk ins.  Davis Hall is a medium sized meeting room in College Park, used by the municipal authorities apparently, and I had never been there prior to this event.  It was full up, to be sure, but not too crowded.  We provided a lunch at reasonable price to mitigate any mid-day exodus in search of fast food, and that proved to be reasonably popular.  We even had vegetarian options!  Yeah, that’s right, we’re hip!  We also had coffee and bagels for GMs in the morning, which is more than I ever got at any convention. ScrumCon was conceived as a fair play, equal ground concept for both RPG and tabletop miniature games.  It was built that way because, frankly, that’s what the Second Saturday Scrum Club likes to play.   So there were equal pa

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Countdown to ScrumCON 2019

Our little jury rigged community effort convention is a mere short two weeks away (less, even). Video courtesy of Ellen Levy. Advertisements __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-26942-5c5c6bd3af6a0', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '26942', width: 300, height: 250 }); }); __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initSlot('atatags-114160-5c5c6bd3af6a3', { collapseEmpty: 'before', sectionId: '114160', width: 300, height: 250 }); });

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Scrum Con is launched!

Join US FOR A GAME OF CLASSIC AND NEW TABLETOP GAMING The Second Saturday Scrum Club, my local gaming club, has moved out on our objective to run a small local gaming convention.  This being our first venture into something like this, we have started small.   You can now register to attend.  As I have mentioned previously, our intention is to make this an inclusive, laid back kind of event that focuses on both roleplaying games (RPGs) and Tabletop games (as we interpret the term, “a game where moving miniatures is a major part of the experience”).   The venue is DAVIS HALL, College Park, MD.  There are two “tracks” .. Roleplaying Games and Tabletop Games.. they are both somewhat evenly dispersed over two shifts 10 AM to 2 PM3:30 PM to 7:30 PM Our Guest of Honor is David “Zeb” Cook, of longstanding TSR fame, and you can both meet and play with Zeb in a specially written sequel  to a classic D&D module he w

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Scrumcon, the height of Hubris!

The time has come for us all to strap on those wings and fly too close to the sun.  Our tiny gaming group, the Second Saturday Scrum club (see the “Scrummers” tab, above), is putting on our own tiny convention, ScrumCon.  It will be on February 16, 2019, at Davis Hall, College Park, MD.  We encourage you all to come.  Our approach is low key and calm.  This isn’t a “for profit” enterprise so we are just running it for a day, with a morning segment and an afternoon segment.  Given the nature of time and attention spans, there will likely be quicker skirmish style games in play at Scrum Con.  The convention is established as a venue for roleplaying games and miniature games of all sorts (that can fit into the time slots). Our Guest of Honor is Zeb Cook, whom I was pleased to drink a beer with at the recent Fall IN!  Here he is, running a pirate game at the same convention.For details, please visit here:SCRUMCON Google Site What will I be run

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Run from the Dead, the Halloween Game

Last Saturday was the second Saturday of the month, and therefore time for a Scrum club game– at the standard location.  The month being chill, the time was now for a Halloween themed game.  When it comes to horror games, it seems as if zombies are the go-to scenario.  Frankly, I can’t think of a better one.   I’ve been in many a zombie game, and if you want a scenario that’s going to play out in four hours or less, you want something with simple rules and a lot of space to run.  Fortunately, we had both of those– which is odd.. zombie games are something I associate with 28mm figures, myself.. it just seems to be the defacto choice.  Joe, however, has made a horde of 15mm zombies, a small (HO scale) town, and some survivors.  The whole thing fit on the same board that Sellswords and Spellslingers fit on, and used the same coordinate system.  That was the system Joe P. was using for Conan, remember?   Well, it should be familiar.  RUN FROM THE DEAD uses pretty much the same rule

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Fall IN banners, courtesy of Joe

Joe Procopio, our host for most Second Saturday Scrummers, is a dab hand with graphics and composition. You may have seen some of his work supporting his Conan games from Historicon (and upcoming Fall IN). As a favor, he made banner ads for both of us for FALL IN. Joe has an eye for a nice graphical touch.  I’m going to post this on the right column preparatory to FALL-IN.

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