The sun rose on NukemCon to find many a bleary-eyed gamer driving through Phillipsburg looking for breakfast. After snagging sustenance at McDonald's and Manhattan Bagel, the stalwart dice-throwers returned to Easton and the first session of the day: Dungeons & Dragons.
The Blackrazor Motor Pool was forced into action on Day 2 of NukemCon, as car troubles harried our otherwise excellent day of gaming.
Day One of NukemCon arrived yesterday, bringing with it HeroClix, Illuminati, Dungeons & Dragons and plenty of Halo.
We've posted photos from the first day of our in-house event.
A run down of the games my friends and I will be playing at our in-house game day, NukemCon.
We wanted to go to Origins this year. We really did. But after crunching the numbers, many of those in my gaming group realized we just couldn't afford it. This would make the third year in a row that we weren't able to make it to one of the big conventions, which was disappointing on many levels. We wouldn't be able to mingle with thousands of other gamers, nor would we be able to retire to a pub for a night of fine food and drinking. We wouldn't be able to pick up that new set of dice, or check out any of the new releases weeks (or months) before they arrived in stores. But most importantly, we wouldn't be able to hang out together.
This free 1st level adventure is available for download from Monte's Web site. I'm very happy to see it -- it'll make running my group's upcoming Arcana Unearthed playtest much easier. Read the full story.
Another attack on violent video games, once again from the "public health" angle. If this sort of thing is allowed to proceed unchecked, then how long will it be until other types of speech and thought are deemed to be a "health hazard"? Read the full story.
One gamer recounts his RPG wanderings, from his disappointment with D&D to experimentation with indie games, and finally his return to the archetypal fantasy game. He asks a good question -- how do you get gamers to play anything other than D&D? Read the full story.