Friday, September 22, 2017

Farewell Grandcon!

Well our hometown convention is over.  Farewell Grandcon!  It was a whole lot of work, but again The Bards brought the games, full stop.  Some highlights from the convention floor:

  • We got to spend some quality time with our favorite vendors: DreamchaserThunderhead, and Realms of Fantasy!  
  • Ryan ran a Pathfinder game hack based off of Dwarf Fortress.  I have never heard people talking so serious about "mushrooms being in season."
  • Luke closing down the game room with Dresden Files.  He and his players were the last people to leave and most had been there for more than 8 hours.  I'm going to find out what is his secret and bottle it.
  • Matt covering the vendor floor, all weekend, like a machine.  Even with his injuries he has an 18 Constitution.
  • Mike, as always, was a gaming machine.  His games are always full!  How does he do it!  He's more machine than man!
  • It was Justin's first convention back since moving to Ohio.  He killed it, absolutely killed it and I don't just mean all the raiders he killed in the savage rifts game, well that too.
  • I got to run Tremulus and Kult:Divinity Lost!  In my Tremulus game one player left another player to die by pushing her out of a car, it was awesome.  In Kult there was a magic trunk filled with wonders and joy.  Just kidding it led to the inferno where their old art teacher from where they were kids turned into a monster.
  • Ben rocked it with Ghostbusters, and guess what, they crossed the streams.  
  • Wyl as always brought the DCC funnels!  And the Peasants rejoiced!  
  • Raven brought us some 5th edition games with a distinctly old school flavor in Iron Realms.  To no ones surprise they were a hit.
So ends another Grandcon in the bag.  Up next......The Continuum!

Oh and you thought I forgot about Podcasts......

Mike continues with his Star Wars Force and Destiny Campaign, Empires of the Destined Age.  In this episode they get harrier.

Next Cris takes the New School Crew to somewhere a little more Old School.  It's time for the fun house dungeon of death that is White Plume Mountian.

CN Luke takes the the New School Crew deep into the heart of corruption.

And lastly the second part of the Izendyll Resistance Rat Queen and Derp Boy.

Night Folks, it's been a long couple of weeks!


Friday, September 8, 2017

One Week

Well well well.

It comes full circle.

Grand Con 2017 is one week away!  The Bards will be running tons and tons of games there from all sorts of systems, from the popular and well known, to the indie and small press.  We'll be running it all.  Head on over to the site and pick yourselves up a badge, and we'll see you at the table.

Onward to Podcasts!

First up Mike the Half Human GM continues with the ever popular Old School Dungeon Crawl.

Next up we'll swing the alignment over a bit to the Chaotic side with more Old School Dungeon Crawl with CN GM Luke.

And we've got more Tremulus.  This time our investigators travel to Ireland to find a sword for the Dr. Johnson.  I'm sure things are going to be just fine.  Yup, no gross half seal monster here.  Non at all.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Two Weeks!

We've got less than two weeks to our hometown convening Grand-Con!  We've got lots of games going all weekend at every time slot.  Head on over to their website and get yourselves some badges.  We'll see you at the table.

Now just because of conventions doesn't mean that there will be no podcasts.  We've got podcasts!

First up we've got a bonus episode of Rappan Athuk this month.  In this episode we do some serious Skull Cracking.

Next Mike continues his highly popular Force and Destiny campaign Empire of the Destined Age.

Masks of Nyarlathotep is back.  In this episode Jack Allen, aka Cris, does a whole lot of mythos drugs, and then some very bad things happen.....very bad things.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Updates and Podcasts

Conventions season is right around the corner, with our hometown convention of Grand Con coming this September.  The Bards have their games in and ready to go!  This year it is going to be downtown Grand Rapids in a new venue.  Bigger and Better.

Rappan Athuk has ended for the summer, which makes me sad, but it will renew after Grand Con.  Just to give you a little taste we end up fighting some really nasty frogs.

Speaking of Realms of Fantasy, this coming Friday at 6 PM, the Bards are running the second part of an introduction to the system with special guest Mike Miller.  It will be at the The Gamer's Wharf, which is a fairly new, and awesome, gaming store.

And onward to podcasts.

The Doctor Is In!  Our motley band of space heroes have finally met the infamous doctor.  Now it's time to give him a terminal case of lead poisoning!

More Runequest!  Now that Our Gang is finally out of the backwater that is Pavis, and moved into the new backwater of Sartar, it's time to do what we do best, get into trouble.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dungeon Crawl Classics

We've got Dungeon Crawl Classics!

This time Wyl rounds up another mob of hapless villagers for a level 0 character funnel.  I'm sure nothing is going to go wrong and everyone will live.  If you want to know how the meat, er I mean characters were made check out the Character Creation.

And of course we also have more NSDC...

Luke continues in this unnamed episode the adventures of those questing for gold, glory, and dungeons!