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#1620
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Some illustrious members of this site (One even has a JOB) want to throw a convention somewhere sometime.

Any thoughts???

(MrMorden said he would buy all of the beer and I have an extra pair of swim trunks sombody could borrow.) ;)
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#1621
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Some illustrious members of this site (One even has a JOB) want to throw a convention somewhere sometime.

Any thoughts???

(MrMorden said he would buy all of the beer and I have an extra pair of swim trunks sombody could borrow.) ;)


HA, Thor is lying AGAIN! :?

But I'd love to have a ForgeCon. It could run something like this:

Day One: Setup. Everybody brings 2-6 sets of DF merchandise. The DMs spend the entire day mapping out an ENORMOUS dungeon (the maps could be pre-done and modified later based on what sets turn up as available).

Day Two & Three: Play time! The DMs run the hapless players through the giant dungeon using an agreed-upon game system. Everybody has fun & eats plenty of junk food.

Day Four: Half day. Tired little gamers pack up and go home.

If a lot of people showed up, games could be run in parallel after the gamers is split into groups of 6-10.

Ah, tis a dream...
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Deluxe Room Set
Advanced Builders Set
Wicked Editions I & II
Cavern Set x2
Cavernous Passages
Traps Set I
Narrow Passage Set
Fantasy Floor Set
Fantasy Starter Set

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#1622
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Maybe half the players could be monsters other half could be adventures.?

Or all the DMs could bring their fav. set-ups and we could have a "Best set" award?

Best homemade pcs.? Best Re-paint of a DF mini. Lottsa stuff!!! 8)

P.S. I have not STOPPED lying so I can not be lying Again :lol:
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#1623
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Yes...Yes...Yes...

There Could Be Several Events... GM's Could Pre-reg if they Want... There Could Be Say:

1) Best Mod (You Know, Home Made Special Pieces, Re-painted Bits Etc)...

2) Most Original Set Up?

3) Best "Mini" Dungeon...

4) Mega Game-1: As Thor Suggests, perhaps Have The Set ups Broken into Sections of a Large Dungeon/ Adventure So that as Players Move From Level 1 (My Table of Course...<Chuckle>...), they Move on to Thors Table For Level 2, Keep Things Simple Enough to Have a Limit of Like an Hour Per Level or Something (With Half Hour Between Rounds for Re-sets?), So That Several Groups of Players Could Go Through Essentially at the Same Time...?

5) Mega Game-2: Have All of these Set Ups Connect Up Through Trap Doors/ Stair Cases/ Teleporters What Ever, Then have Several "Entry" Points so That Several "Parties" Could Go Delving at Once Sort of Like a Race, Which Ever Group Gets to The Center/ Objective First Wins Etc...

6) Mega Game-3:... The Sky is the Limit! (I Said This Anticipating that Thor will intentionally "Assume" that I am Suggesting that We Build the Tallest Free Standing, Multi-level, 3D Dungeon Ever, Which I am Not... But It Should Be Worth Hearing Your Response anyway...<EFG>...)


Anyway, I Have Thought About What Kind of Game Systems Could Work Best for the Mega Games and the Answer is Of Course K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid), in This Light I Would Humbly Offer a "Mini" System that I Have Been Messing With For Quite a While, My Daughter and I Call it "Veto Quest" But It is Essentially the Original Rules For the Milton Bradley Game "Hero Quest", Which I Have Heavily Modified, By Adding New Classes, A Level Progression Scheme, New Spells and Monsters Etc... Some Of Which Is Not "Mine" Perse' As There is A Lot of Community Out There Supporting Hero Quest Adaptations... The Point Being that it is a Very Easy System, So You Do Not Get Bogged Down with Overly Intricate Combat Systems, Multiple Spell Effect Tables Etc...

In addition It Takes less than Five Minutes to "Roll" a Character There are Only Really Four Attributes, and They are Not Rolled but are Based instead on the Class and Race of the The Character So a Number of "Pre-Generated" Characters Would Be Very Straight Forward... And Of Course the Best Thing about (KISS) Systems is that The Role-play Becomes More Important than the Rules Themselves, While Making Hack-N-Slash Easy Too...

Ok... I am Running Long Winded Again... (Not Uncommon as I Really Do Love the Sound of My Own Voice...<Grin>... It Does Much Please me...)

Illinois Could Be An Option... Ummm... Would'nt it Be Kewl to Find Some Small Town with a Big-ole-Holiday Inn or Similar that Would Be CheapTo Stay at? (But Where Ever it is a Bar is a Really Good Idea!)

Alright Nuff' From me For Now... On This anyway... As I Must Say No Really I AM Employed... Really...<Chuckle>...
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#1624
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Very nice ! You thought of lottsa stuff. (Lets put him in charge of running all this - Hee Hee)

I really like Mega-game 2 with multiple groups of PC's, Might be fun to make it a race out of an area. Fleeing something ;) ?

Largest Master Maze Set Record Set Today: If this group gets toether we just gotta build the largest Dungeon in the WORLD. :lol:

Think: Media attetion, Polititions, Cheerleaders, Hookers, and Firetrucks!!!

Your game system (If its real easy) would be fine. (The goal is to run/chase/hide in a HUGE DF set-up!) Besides most folks with have been drinking anyway...

Maybe we should just have this in Athens Ga. (MrMordens House when he goes out of town :idea: ) We have great taverns. I'll tell you about "Toppers" after you've had a few. ;)

More Later......................
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#1625
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
I Have in Truth Never Been to Athens GA. (Or Greece Either Actually), but Athens Would Be Hell of Closer to me (In FL) then Say Illinois Would... Maybe Thor Can Call a Couple of Hotels and Find Out about What it Would Take to Actually Do This? (Not so Subtley Passing the Buck)... So This MrMorden Has a Really Big House Huh?...

Definatley it Would be Worth Making the Worlds Biggest Dungeon!!! (Always thinking Logistics, I Have to Ask if Simply Labeling Pieces will be Sufficient to Avoid Confusion on Propriety though, Since Litterally ALL of Our DF Stuff Looks Alike)...

Fire Trucks... Woo-Hoo!!! And Sky Writeing Planes Announcing the Event!?!?!?

Rather we Used "My" System (I Qualify that Because there is A Lot of "Borrowed" Stuff from the Online Community), or Even Just Came up with Some Basic Skirmish Rules Ourselves I Do think The More Straight Forward the Better... I Mean 3rd Edition D&D May be One of the Most Balanced Versions of the Game Ever (Just an Opinion Before I Get Flamed, My First Set of Rules was The "Collecters" Edition of the Original 3 Booklets, Pamphlets Really, which Refered Constantly to The Game Chainmail for Skirmish Rules, And I Loved it and Wish I Still Had It, but Even If I Did I Would Likely Still Prefer 3rd Edition And I Loved AD&D), However Character Generation is Much too Unwieldy For Our Simple Vision of Giant Dungeons and Mad Cap Monster Bashing...

Still I would think having areas Open to People Who Wanted Smaller more Involved Games, to be a Good Idea as Well...

So Is this Wishfull Thinking or are there Others who Would be into doing this too?
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#1626
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
We would have to get the DF guys behind this....somehow???

Just write/label your stuff with your name. (Like childrens underware)

It sounds like that if only two of us ever got togther they alone could build the biggest ever! :lol:

Athens Ga. is north/east of Atlanta (Collage town UGA) Big party school. Thor and MrMorden went here. MrMorden sorta works there now. Thor mainly disputes traffic citations with em'.

Can you have a con with three people??? :lol:
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#1627
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thor...

Is It Just You And I? That MrMorden Character Did not Even Comment on How Big his Pad Might be...<Chuckle>...

Ironically I Just Found Out after the Discussion about the Location of Athens that there is an Athens Illinois Too...<Smirk>... But I Would Still prefer GA. Any Leads On Possible Hotels?

Hey Admin...

Any Comments on this?

Anybody Else?
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#1628
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
We need a Canadian DF Con! :)

*feeling a little left out*
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#1629
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Well,

Come Help us Put Ours on... Then We Will Come Help You? (Umm... Borders are Still Open Right?... Even with Permenant Elevated Threat Level?...<Grin>...)
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#1630
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Wisconsin would be a great place to have something like this. You'd get a good turn out somewhere in or just outside of Madison as it's a college town...

Madison is surrounded by two beautiful lakes and there are tons of things to see and do in and around town. Some great (affordable) restaurants and bars too.

If I'm not mistaken--wasn't GenCon originally held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for like the first 150 years? ;-}~

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#1631
Forge-Con! 10 Years, 8 Months ago  
Athens has hotels aplenty. MrMorden hates it when I hold major Game-Cons at his house with out checking with him first.. (GRIN)


Don't look like everybodys too crazy about this........ :cry:
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