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Special Events for GenCon50; Call for Gamemasters


Yep, that's me back when I started playing roleplaying games many, many years ago. Eventually, I was the world's top-ranked player of classic RPGA tournaments for about fifteen years.

As many of you know, I put together Paragons from the Past to run RPGA Classic-Style Adventures From the Golden Age of Gaming and Today at GenCon 50 this year. The posting about it got a lot of likes and comments about how cool an idea that was, and most of the tickets were sold, but when the calls for GMs (contact Carol Clarkson on Facebook or at gildana@aol.com) went out, the responses were more muted: "Not going this year ..." "Maybe next year ..." "My schedule is full ..." "Haven't GMed in a lot of years ..." Here's the thing. I'm not going to be doing this next year. This is special for GenCon 50, so if you want to relive the glories of the golden years of the RPGA and classic-style games or get your friends to see what all the fuss was about or just help people play some really cool games written by legends of yesteryear, there is no tomorrow. The time is now. Dust off your GM screen (we have both 2nd edition of 5th edition modules), gather your improvisational wits about you, and volunteer to GM an event NOW. We need to know we have plenty of GMs for all of our slots; you need time to read the module before the con and prep. Schedule follows. Please SHARE (don't just like) this post with all your gaming and RPGA friends. Schedule Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon: No events in this slot. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pond’s Place by Jean Rabe (NEW! D&D 5th Ed.): 4 tables of 6 Don’t Go There! by Saul Resnikoff & Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 2 tables of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Heart of the Forest Savage by Skip Williams (NEW! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 5 tables of 6 Down on the Farm by Linda Bingle, Jay Tummelson, and Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! Chill 1st Ed.): 1 table of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 Friday: 8 a.m. to Noon: Pond’s Place by Jean Rabe (NEW! D&D 5th Ed.): 4 tables of 6 Don’t Go There! by Saul Resnikoff and Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 2 tables of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Heart of the Forest Savage by Skip Williams (NEW! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 5 tables of 6 Beyond by Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! Paranoia 2nd Ed.): 1 table of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pond’s Place by Jean Rabe (NEW! D&D 5th Ed.): 5 tables of 6 Let Loose the Sheep of War by Tom Prusa & Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! Battle Cattle 2nd Ed.) 1 table of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon Heart of the Forest Savage by Skip Williams (NEW! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 5 tables of 6 Down on the Farm by Linda Bingle, Jay Tummelson, and Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! Chill 1st Ed.): 1 table of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pond’s Place by Jean Rabe (NEW! D&D 5th Ed.): 4 tables of 6 Don’t Go There! by Saul Resnikoff and Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 2 tables of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Heart of the Forest Savage by Skip Williams (NEW! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 4 tables of 6 Beyond by Donald J. Bingle (Rerun! Paranoia 2nd Ed.): 2 tables of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 Sunday: 8 a.m. to Noon Heart of the Forest Savage by Skip Williams (NEW! AD&D 2nd Ed.): 4 tables of 6 Pond’s Place by Jean Rabe (NEW! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 The 6th Warrior by Tom Prusa (New! D&D 5th Ed.): 2 tables of 6 Descriptions: Heart of the Forest Savage By Skip Williams. A quest to a forest filled with robbers, fairies, and more awaits in this new, classic RPGA-style adventure. Pre-generated characters; interaction notes; roleplaying emphasized. The Forest Savage lies on the kingdom's eastern border like a great wall of gloom and green. Its shady depths hide all manner of secret deeds, from fairy revels to highway robbery. Still, the place has its guardians. There is Sir Evrain, knight of Castle Savage and enforcer of king's writ. And, there is Lady Sigune, wise woman of the forest (some would call her witch). Some say these two are rivals, others call them lovers. All warn that it would be most unwise to provoke anger from both at the same time. So, it is perhaps a mite odd the pair have entrusted you and five of your friends with a quest to the forest’s very heart. This is a NEW 1 round AD&D 2nd Ed. scenario written by the legendary sage and DM, Skip Williams. Roleplaying emphasized. RPGA classic-style event, with pre-generated characters with PC background, personality description, and interactions. Beyond By Donald J. Bingle. This rerun of a classic RPGA-style adventure is about six Citizens competing to go beyond Ultraviolet Level. Pre-generated PCs with interaction notes; roleplaying emphasized. Beyond is a wacky Paranoia 2nd Ed. adventure written by legend in his own mind and friend of The Computer, Donald J. Bingle. Six ultraviolet level PCs are tested and pitted against one another to see who is worthy of being promoted beyond Ultraviolet Level. Can they succeed? Can they even find out lies beyond their already elevated status? This scenario was originally run as the first Paranoia Grandmasters at GenCon in 1990. Return to the golden age of RPGA gaming or try out the style for the very first time. Paragons from the Past have a full slate of new and rerun adventures in the style of RPGA classic scenarios. Emphasizing role-playing, the scenarios will all include pre-generated characters with stats, skills, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other PCs joined in the quest. The 6th Warrior By Tom Prusa. Viking warriors face mystery and danger in this new classic RPGA-style adventure by a legendary RPGA author. Pre-generated characters with interaction notes; roleplaying emphasized. Legendary RPGA author Tom Prusa lends a NEW D&D 5th Ed. viking adventure to Paragons from the Past's slate of new and rerun adventures in the style of RPGA classic scenarios. Vicious beasties besiege a band of viking warriors, who are doomed to perish unless one more joins their ranks. Are you the 6th Warrior? Emphasizing role-playing, the scenario includes pre-generated characters with stats, skill, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other PCs joined in a quest with plenty of battle and plenty of character interaction. Pond's Place By Jean Rabe & Bob Farnsworth. Adventurers run a friend's store in this fun, new classic RPGA-style adventure. Pre-generated characters with interaction notes; roleplaying emphasized. Pond's Place is a NEW one round scenario using D&D 5th Ed. rules written by the legendary RPGA Coordinator, writer, and gamer, Jean Rabe, and well-known gamer and DM, Bob Farnsworth. Six seasoned adventurers are asked to mind a friend's store while on vacation. Such an easy task, it will undoubtedly also seem like a vacation for the PCs, but, then, maybe not. Return to the golden age of RPGA gaming or try out the style for the very first time with the full slate of new and rerun adventures organized by Paragons from the Past. Emphasizing role-playing, the scenarios will all include pre-generated characters with stats, skills, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other PCs joined in the quest. Don't Go There By Saul Resnikoff & Donald J. Bingle. Experience classic RPGA-style adventure with this rerun of a 1999 scenario specifically designed by top-ranked players for strong role-players. Deadly encounters. Written by a team of Nationals/Best of the Best winners to test the wits and worth of participants in a series of complicated and dangerous situations, Don't Go There was first run at BenCon and Summer Revel in 1999. Return to the golden age of RPGA gaming or try out the style for the very first time. Paragons from the Past have a full slate of new and rerun adventures in the style of RPGA classic scenarios. Emphasizing role-playing, the scenarios will all include pre-generated characters with stats, skills, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other PCs joined in the quest. Down on the Farm A classic RPGA-style Chill rerun from Gen Con 20, thirty years ago. Something mysterious is going on at Grandpa's farm. Pre-generated characters with interaction notes; roleplaying emphasized. A group of kids who have never heard of S.A.V.E. or experienced the supernatural are faced with a mystery they must solve. Written by Linda Bingle, Donald J. Bingle, and Jay Tummelson, Down on the Farm is a Chill 1st Ed. scenario first run at GenCon 20, thirty years ago. Return to the golden age of RPGA gaming or try out the style for the very first time. Paragons from the Past have a full slate of new and rerun adventures in the style of RPGA classic scenarios. Emphasizing role-playing, the scenarios will all include pre-generated characters with stats, skills, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other PCs joined in the quest. Let Loose the Sheep of War By Tom Prusa & Donald J. Bingle. Rerun of the most unusual classic-style scenario ever sanctioned by the RPGA: an RPG version of a wacky miniatures game about armored cattle. Since RPGs originally started as a miniatures game variant, it is only fitting to run a single table of the oddest scenario ever sanctioned by the RPGA: An RPG version of the wacky miniatures game, Battle Cattle (2nd Ed.), written by legendary RPGA writers Tom Prusa and Donald J. Bingle for the all-charity convention, BenCon, in 2001. Play a telepathic, armored bovine bristling with weaponry and accented attitude. Remember, we moo as one. Paragons from the Past have a full slate of new and rerun adventures in the style of RPGA classic scenarios. Emphasizing role-playing, this scenario includes pre-generated characters with stats, skills, equipment, background, personality description, and interaction notes about the other bovine PCs joined in the cow quest. Just one table of four to six fun-loving gamers ready for a silly stampede of mayhem, moos, and hi-tech slaughter. Contact Carol Clarkson through Facebook or at gildana@aol.com to volunteer to GM any of these events. Do it now!!!


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