On the bandwagon

Posted in Uncategorized by jrients on January 8, 2009

Over on the TARGAtalk yahoo group Victor Raymond is reporting some excellent responses to International Traditional Roleplaying Week.

Who is running the game: James Raggi
When is it happening: Sunday
What are the rules: Basic Fantasy Role-Playing
Where is it happening: His Secret Headquarters (home), Helsinki, Finland
How will people know about it: word-by-mouth, regular gaming group

Who: Jeff Rients
When: Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 7-10pm
What: Labyrinth Lord
Where: Armored Gopher Games, Champaign, Illinois
How: store owner’s word of mouth, store website, his blog, and maybe posters

Who: Victor Raymond
When: January 10th-18th, 2009 (precise date TBD; look for updates soon)
What: Labyrinth Lord
Where: Mayhem Comics and Collectables, Ames, Iowa
How: store owner’s word of mouth, posters, word of mouth

Who: James Maliszewski
When: Monday, January 10th, 3pm to later
What: Swords & Wizardry
Where: The Fortress of Solitude (home), (Toronto, ONT)
How: regular gaming group

Who: Julian Bernick
When: Sunday, Jan 11
What: Castles & Crusades or Rules Cyclopedia
Where: Dining Room of Iniquity, Minneapolis, MN
How: word-by-mouth, regular gaming group

Who: Mike Davison
When: Monday, January 10th, 1pm to 6pm
What: Swords & Wizardry
Where: The Basement of Doom! (home), (Villa Rica, GA)
How: regular gaming group

Who: Steve Zieser
When: Saturday, January 24th, 9:45am-4:30pm
What: Swords & Wizardry WB
Where: Marion Public Library Meeting Room A, Marion IA, Portland, OR
How: Semi-Monthly Game-Day event

Who: Steve Smith
When: Saturday, Jan 10 & Sun Jan 11
What: AD&D 1E
Where: (Sat) My house (Sun) buddy’s house
How: (two) regular gaming group(s)

It’s not too late for you to join in the fun! Don’t be shy! No one on this list is some kind of gaming genius, we’re just regular folks wanting to share some good times with old friends and friends we haven’t me yet.

For those of you running games, Victor offers some excellent suggestions:

1) If you can, take some pictures of your game session. Ideally, something showing some exciting action taking place. Also, get at least one pic clearly showing the rules you are using. You can put those photos in the photo section here. We’d like to use them in the TARGA blog.

2) Write up a short summary of how it all went, when you are done. Were dragons slain? Gold acquired? Magic discovered? Write it all up, and post it back here.

3) If you have anyone new to traditional roleplaying, get some reactions from them. Of course, we’re interested in the positive ones, but if there are any that are more critical, that is worth knowing, too. Again, post these quotes and reactions here.

Great ideas there, Victor! He’s also set up a Facebook page for the operation.

If you don’t want sign up on for the TARGAtalk yahoo group just shoot any reports and photos to me at jrients at gmail dot com and I’ll post them Or put them up on your own blog/myspace page/whatever and send me a link! TARGA isn’t about controlling old school gaming, it’s about sharing the fun. We don’t need to be any more centralized than is absolutely necessary to meet our goals.


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  1. K-Slacker said, on January 13, 2009 at 5:25 am

    We ran our second old-school ‘Dwarven Glory’ C&C session on Jan 11th. In response to the TARGA challenge, we snagged two new players to the olden ways, and the session log has been posted on the newly-created Dwarven Glory campaign blog:


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