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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

U-Con OSR Track Guest of Honor Spotlight! FINAL DAYS OF PRE-REG

 

Hey there! Just in case you've missed it, +Bill Webb will be the Guest of Honor at the OSR Track at U-Con in just a few short weeks! Bill got really ambitious with his two evening games and opened them up to UP TO 20 PLAYERS PER GAME! That leaves a lot of room! If you're a fan for Frog God Games, and want the chance to play with Bill, get thee to the registry now! We are still in Pre-registry mode right now, and that means CHEAPER PASSES than you will get at the door. Pre-reg is open through Friday Nov. 6th, so now is the time to register, if you have not done so! Check out Bill's events below, along with some special news regarding AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS! Bill doesn't get out to Michigan ofter (er... ever) so this is a great opportunity if you can't get to the cons that he typically attends!
 
OSR Discussion Panel: Old School City Scapes Roundtable Panel, GM: Ryan Thompson, 60 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-8p. Come gather round and take part in a round table style panel with the OSR Track's Guest of Honor Bill Webb (Frog God Games), Industry Insider Jim Wampler (Goodman Games), our track's sponsor John Reyst (PFSRD.com), along with Tim Snider (Goblinoid Games) and Michigan's own Bill Barsh (Pacesetter Games). We will discuss cities and their importance in old school gaming from the earliest days to the OSR as it is today. Time permitting discussion and Q&A will be allowed with the audience. Hosted by Gamers & Grognards' Ryan Thompson and RPG Podcaster Adam Muszkiewicz (Drink Spin Run). Family Friendly (7+) Free!
 
 
Swords & Wizardry Invades Michigan - The Maze of Eternity, GM: Bill Webb, 20 players, Some XP/Simple, Friday 8p-2a. There is no school like the old school! Late Night Swords and Wizardry with grognard GM Bill Webb of Frog God Games. Travel back to the dawn of the game where character generation took 2 minutes (which is good, because you die a lot!), there was no such thing as a spot check, dwarves and elves were classes, not just races, and a +1 sword was a wonder! In this session, expect a dungeon crawl adventure where you better bring your imagination and your thinking cap. Drawn from Bill’s devious mind, expect lots of puzzles, traps and unkillable monsters. The adventure this year is focused on solving a chess match of riddles of a lich’s tomb complex, hopefully defeating it and claiming the treasure. Oh yeah—most of the player characters are first level! You can roll up characters at the table. Rules (the very few that there are) will generally follow those in Swords and Wizardry White Box and Bill Webb's book of Dirty Tricks (available online at the Frog God Games website--and the rulebook pdf is free!). All character generation is 3d6 in order, although stats cap at +1/-1 on bonus and penalty, and are thus, mostly irrelevant. Bill's games are well known for having high fatality rates and extremely difficult puzzles and traps. If you play in both sessions, experience points and treasure carry over to the next night. If you have a character from Dallas or PaizoCon’s events (or bring yours from this year next year), the same applies. You never know who might show up at Bill's table. There are occasional special guests with names you just may have heard before. Games start promptly at 830 (800 if you need a character), and run until Bill falls over or runs out of whiskey. Kids are welcome (there will be a couple there already), as long as they can handle the time of night and have basic skills. Bring a 20-sided die, a few 6-siders and a miniature or three. All other materials provided (BYOB). Prizes: First to die, MVP (voted by players), Best Roleplayer, Best Rollplayer. Family Friendly (7+) $4.50
 
Dinner with Bill Webb, GM: Bill Webb, 10 players, Some XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-8p. It is our Guest of Honor's Birthday! Come celebrate with us. Attendees are responsible for their own meals/drinks. Family Friendly (7+) Free!
 
Swords & Wizardry Invades Michigan - Ragnarok?, GM: Bill Webb, 20 players, Some XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. No school like the old school! Late Night Swords and Wizardry with grognard GM Bill Webb of Frog God Games. Travel back to the dawn of the game where character generation took 2 minutes (which is good, because you die a lot!), there was no such thing as a spot check, dwarves and elves were classes, not just races, and a +1 sword was a wonder! This session is a wilderness adventure that starts with the players landing their longship on a strange island for repairs, having been blown off course by a storm. What they find is beyond the worst terrors of anyone nightmares. What evil lurks in the heart of the forest? Dark shadows and stone beasts from the end of time lead the way! You can roll up characters at the table. Rules (the very few that there are) will generally follow those in Swords and Wizardry White Box and Bill Webb's book of Dirty Tricks (available online at the Frog God Games website--and the rulebook pdf is free!). All character generation is 3d6 in order, although stats cap at +1/-1 on bonus and penalty, and are thus, mostly irrelevant. Bill's games are well known for having high fatality rates and extremely difficult puzzles and traps. If you play in both sessions, experience points and treasure carry over to the next night. If you have a character from GenCon, Dallas or PaizoCon's events (or bring yours from Friday night's game), the same applies. You never know who might show up at Bill's table. There are occasional special guests with names you just may have heard before. Games start promptly at 8:30 (8:00 if you need a character), and run until Bill falls over or runs out of whiskey. Kids are welcome (there will be a couple there already), as long as they can handle the time of night and have basic skills. Bring a 20-sided die, a few 6-siders and a miniature or three. All other materials provided (BYOB). Family Friendly (7+) $3.00
 
Additionally Bill will be popping into the Open Gaming/D20PFSRD Booth to do book signings (free of charge is the word on the street) throughout the weekend! +John Reyst will have a huge catalog of Frog God Games product, and Necromancer 5E product available for sale at the booth!