Spocon needs people to help fill many, many, many roles, please contact them right away to join in the fun!
Greetings fellow RPGers. Surprisingly I had 5 different people this week asking about open games (mine are all full and wait-listed), and I noticed only a few groups posting on various sites right now, though many are active in this area. I mentioned the various Facebook RPG & LARP groups (among others), but several of them stated they won't use Facebook (interestingly for different reasons), so thought it would be good to encourage folks to post their groups on the SpokaneRPG.com and local Meetup.com groups..
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Now beginning segment #5 (may be final segment) for the Extra Life Fund Raiser 24 hours gaming for Children's Miracle Network Hospital - D&D - [...]
Segment #4 - 24 hours Role-Playing Gaming - Extra Life charity fundraiser for Children's Network Hospitals, http://spokanerpg.com/extra-life for details, updated schedule, links, Updated Stream URLs, [...]
Now Beginning Session #3 - If You Can't Attend In Person - Watch the Fun Online Details, updated schedule, links,updated stream URLS, video archives, photos [...]
Session 2b Now Live - 24 hours of role-playing gaming - Extra Life Charity Fundraiser for Childrens Miracle Network - http://spokanerpg.com/extra-life - URL for Streaming [...]
Now beginning segment #2 (of 6 4 hour segements) for the Extra Life Fund Raiser 24 hours gaming - D&D - Spokane Area Gaming Alliance [...]
For the 24 hours D&D gaming session for the Children Miracle Network Fund Raiser by the Spokane Area Gaming Network, Part 1 of 3 - [...]
I am amazed how many avid role-playing gamers I run into that haven't even heard of The Gamers movies by Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus Productions members. If you love role-playing games, you should have seen The Gamers movies. Help Zombie Orpheus Entertainment get to the next goal of The Gamers: The Series!
Support Children's Hospitals through Gaming! Join us for as much gaming fun as you can handle: 4 hours, 8 hours, 16 hours, or the whole 24 hour marathon of gaming in Spokane, Washington, for the Extra-life.org fundraiser, raising funds for children's hospitals. (All times are Pacific Time Zone, Spokane, Washington, USA).
How much does your RPG book collection weigh? I was shocked to find out that my collection of RPG Books weighs ~1,400 pounds! I was wondering what challenges others have run into with their larger collections?
Michael, I was tied up with WorldCon 73 / Sasquan, and now am fighting an illness. I had contacted the local game stores the night [...]
Hawke, since this event, have you checked any pawn shops, used book stores etc in case they opted to sell your books?
Man, i am so sorry to hear about that, but damn, you are so blessed to have those connections to help you replace your books. [...]
A brief video summary from Grognard Games about the various dice used in RPG...
Here is information on the gaming room for WorldCon 73 August 19 through 23, including map of tables...
My youngest son has sold his ipad to his older brother (middle son) to get the money to replace the books (his idea not mine.his [...]
Most of my 5th edition books were stolen last night. 3x player handbooks, 1-2x DMGs, 1x Monster Manual.
Posted by Hawke at Nov 03, 2014 12:47 PM Here is a photo of my current AD&D 2nd Edition Collection (much smaller than my 1st Edition (which was basically everything ever printed)).
Posted by Hawke at Jun 24, 2014 09:20 PM - Filed under: DnD, 5th Edition, Original Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons, Merlyn's, D&D Next, rpg, OD&D, D&D, Gaming Group - We are starting up a late-night RPG group at Merlyn's every-other-Sunday at 9:00 pm. We will be starting first with Original D&D; boxed set, and then as 5th edition becomes available, consider either switching, or adding a 5th edition campaign. Here is information for getting started, with gaming schedule: Initially OD&D; Greyhawk Campaign. Hawke will DM first, then alternate with John Waite DMing the next, and back and forth. We meet every 2 weeks, Sundays at 9:00 pm. Though "officially" 9:00 pm to Midnight, if we're all up for it (like the "good ol' days"), we'll play later.
Posted by Hawke at Sep 26, 2014 07:55 PM - Filed under: DnD, 5th Edition, Dungeons & Dragons, Original Dungeons & Dragons, D&D Next, rpg, OD&D, D&D - How many times have you rolled that d20, added the bonuses, and had an awesome total (though not a “Nat 20”), and thought “What a waste of a great roll” because then you just roll your normal damage dice. Wouldn't it be nice if the greater the d20 hit roll, there would be a gradient of increasingly more severe consequences to the target being hit?
Posted by Hawke at Oct 06, 2014 05:41 PM - missed a request for advice from an aspiring new DM at https://www.youtube.com/user/rpgresearch/discussion , so I thought I would replicate that here. As many other sites have done, you could put out a new article daily on advice for running games, but hopefully this is useful to some. Happy Gaming!
Posted by Hawke at Nov 03, 2014 11:16 AM - Filed under: DnD, game system, Dungeons & Dragons, rules, Basic D&D, rpg, D&D - "You get a lot of experience for treasure, and NOT MUCH FOR KILLING MONSTERS" (emphasis added by me). "It's better to avoid killing, if you can, by tricking monsters or using magic to calm them down." - Page 12 of 1983 Players Manual of Dungeons & Dragons 1983 red box set.
Posted by Hawke at Nov 03, 2014 12:47 PM - Here you can view photos and videos (with music from Synthetic Zen) of my role-playing gaming collections, beginning from the 1970s to current...
Posted by Hawke at Oct 02, 2014 04:55 PM - Filed under: rpg - Role-Playing Game Players Wanted for new group forming - Science Fiction RPGs Group begins Monday October 13th, and then will continue on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month around 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (time can be adjust +/- 1 hour either direction as needed). Please join us ASAP!
Posted by Hawke at Oct 05, 2014 05:10 PM - Filed under: DnD, 5th Edition, Dungeons & Dragons, D&D Next, rpg, D&D, Gaming Group - Forming new group, players wanted.
Posted by Hawke at Oct 14, 2014 08:45 PM - Filed under: DnD, 5th Edition, game system, rules, Home brew, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg, D&D - One of my most controversial house rules for D&D 5th edition, is my overhaul of the cantrips.
Posted by Hawke at Oct 02, 2014 04:55 PM - Filed under: D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg, DnD - Basic Through Immortals D&D Wednesday Group - 1st & 3rd Wednesday Each Month
Posted by Hawke at Nov 03, 2014 09:56 PM - I'm concerned I'm overdoing it, and probably will have to back off after the holidays, but for now I am running a lot of RPG groups, streamlining my administrative processes of paperwork and such, planning for running games 5 days per week as a "job" as I get closer to RPG Research and RPG Therapeutics becoming a billable activity. For now, it's "just gaming" with some paperwork and process, here is a list of the many groups currently...