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Win a Cabin for Fan2Sea from Nerdarchy

Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2016 by boccobsblog


Royal Caribbean is hosting a comic-themed cruise. Think Comic Con, but in international waters with the possibility of pirates. According to their website:

The ultimate vacation experience for comic and pop culture fans alike! Set sail on Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas®. This stunning Radiance-class ship is the perfect setting for an ocean-bound con packed with incredible celebrity panels, themed parties, exclusive meet-and-greets, screenings and more! With stops in Key West and Cozumel the excitement is non-stop, on and off the ship, with unique excursions and adventure-filled ports of call.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, they are bring some of the comic industries biggest names, actors from your favorite shows, and several wildly talented cosplayers.

Your cruise comes with access to all of our amazing feature panels, held in a beautiful Broadway-style theater. Come see the creators and talent behind:

  • Stranger Things
  • Frank Miller, The Dark Knight III
  • The Walking Dead
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Marvel
  • DC Comics

See the full line up here.

The Best Part

As if high-fiving the world’s top cosplayers, watching Frank Miller Sparta kick a grown man out of the buffet line, and having a deep philosophical debate about The Upside Down with the cast of Stranger Things, all while wearing a Green Lantern Speedo wasn’t badass enough… The guys at Nerdarchy are holding a contest to win a free cabin on the cruise. And even if you don’t win the free cabin, the Nerdarchy crew are offering a 10% discount on the cost of the cruise if you use the promo NERDARCHY when you book.


The Contest Details


All entries received or postmarked by 11:59 P.M., ET, November 30th, 2016 from mail-in and online will be counted. Regardless of when the mail-in entry is postmarked, if it is not received by 11:59 P.M.,ET, December 8th, 2016 it will not be counted as an entry in the drawing. By completing and submitting the sweepstakes entry form in a timely manner, your name will be entered into our 100% chance drawing.

Full contest details can be found here

I cannot stress how amazing this cruise will be! While I can’t guarantee you’ll wake up in some stranger’s cabin wearing half an ewok costume; I also can’t guarantee that you won’t. What do you have to lose by visiting Nerdarchy and entering to win the contest? While you’re there, check out their store and grab a sweet tee for that walk of shame back to your cabin(at least until you find the top half of your Wicket costume).


FlatCon 2016

Posted in Conventions, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons,, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2016 by boccobsblog


October 21 – 23, 2016

Every year, hundreds of gamers from near and far gather at FlatCon for, as we say, “Three Days of Dice-Rollin’, Mini-Bashin’, Nacho-Eatin’, Friend-Fraggin’, Gaming Fun!” We play a multitude of games including board games, RPGs including Pathfinder organized play, miniature games like Warhammer, Star Wars minis, and historical minis, “homebrew” games, and many more.

Probably the coolest part about FlatCon is that all proceeds of the con are donated to Gamers For Life – a Relay for Life team.

Limitless Adventures will be present in the vendor area, as well as running the following games:

Other Flatcon vendors include, but aren’t limited to:

It should be a great con. If you’re looking for a game this weekend, don’t hesitate to join us.

Demo Dungeon Attack at Gen Con Indy

Posted in Conventions, Gen Con Indy 2016,, Uncategorized with tags , , on August 4, 2016 by boccobsblog

Find us at Gen Con Indy 2016

While we won’t be at Gen Con in an official capacity this year (fingers crossed for next year), we will be in attendance. If you want to say hi, you can stop by the Wizard’s Wagon booth 1607, where we’ll be running demos of Dungeon Attack! for our friends at Attack Dice. Dungeon Attack! and AD’s first game, When Zombies Attack!, are both fast-paced dice games that are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Give Attack Dice a try.

Looking for affordable, high quality D&D 5e quest ideas? Visit

Find us on Dungeon Master’s Guild 

The Bristol Ren Faire Opens Tomorrow!

Posted in Conventions, with tags , , on July 8, 2016 by boccobsblog

photo by Paul Pendlton

Saturday, July 9th, is the opening day for this year’s Bristol Renaissance Faire. The Faire has long been a family favorite and I’ve attended every summer for the last 25 year or so. Bristol has great food, music, entertainment and drinks. If you live in the Midwest, I cannot recommend this event enough. So what’s new this year?

Do you play D&D 5th edition? Check out of Ravenloft Encounters on DM’s Guild.

Video Walk-Through: Gen Con Indy 2013

Posted in Conventions, Gen Con 2013 with tags on May 22, 2013 by boccobsblog

Gen Con Indy is only 84 days away! With more than 300 exhibitors and a beer garden, this should be the greatest Gen Con yet.

Event registration is live and the event hall map is available here.

Star Wars: X-Wing™ Miniatures Game

Posted in Conventions with tags , , on July 19, 2012 by boccobsblog

Last year, I told you about a new X-wing / Tie fighter based miniatures game being developed by Fantasy Flight game (makers of Talisman, Battlestar Galatica, etc). Well, they have finished the game and will release it at Gen Con Indy this August (though it wont go on sale anywhere else until Sept.).

From the Gen Con Newsletter:

Star Wars: X-Wing  Miniatures Game

This year at Gen Con Indy, Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play for X-Wing™ gets started with the inaugural Star Wars: X-Wing tournament!

In X-Wing, the miniatures game of tactical space combat, powerful Rebel X-wings collide with nimble Imperial TIE fighters. Whether you field rookie pilots or legends like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the detailed miniatures and intuitive gameplay will immerse you in the game’s cinematic space dogfights. The epic space battles of X-Wing are designed to be every bit as dramatic and action-packed as those from the classic Star Wars trilogy, and the action is magnified when you play X-Wing as part of the game’s worldwide Organized Play community!

The game’s Core Set and first four expansions will be available from the moment Gen Con Indy kicks off until they sell out. You can pick up your copy of the Core Set at the Fantasy Flight Games booth in the exhibition hall, and you can further bolster your squadron with additional pilots and starfighters from the X-Wing™ Expansion Pack, TIE Fighter™ Expansion Pack, Y-Wing™ Expansion Pack, and TIE Advanced™ Expansion Pack.

Then, Friday morning, Gen Con Indy 2012 attendees can participate in the world’s first X-Wing tournament. Registration for the event begins at 10 am, and the action kicks into high gear by 11 am.

X-Wingis ready to jump to hyperspace at Gen Con Indy. May the Force be with you™!

D&D Experience Jan 26th – 29th

Posted in Conventions, Dungeons and Dragons with tags on January 26, 2012 by boccobsblog

D&D Experience: January 26th-29th, 2012

D&D Experience, the premier convention for fans of Dungeons & Dragons, is nearly upon us. D&D Experience offers players the opportunity to playtest unreleased game material, participate in the Living Forgotten Realms and Ashes of Athas organized play programs, and attend seminars hosted by R&D staff members from Wizards of the Coast.

The convention runs from January 26th to 29th. Like last year, D&D Experience is taking place in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Organizers at Baldman Games have arranged a special booking deal at the Courtyard Mariott. Visit Baldman Games for more details about ticketing and booking.

What really makes D&D Experience stand out among other conventions is access to the people who work on Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards of the Coast will be sending a delegation of staff members from R&D, Brand, and Organized Play to take part in the show. Staff members participate in seminars, run games (such as this year’s D&D Secret Special), sit down as players, and are available to answer some questions. You’ll never have a better opportunity to chat with the people who work on the game you love.


D&D Secret Special: Caves of Chaos Playtest

Join the first public playtest of the next iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The playtest offers players the chance to run pre-generated 1st-level characters through the Caves of Chaos, a four-hour D&D adventure. Wizards of the Coast staff will be running several tables each day. As part of the playtest, participants must sign a special non-dislcosure agreement for playtesters.

Adventure Description: For years, Castellan Keep has stood on civilization’s frontier, commanding a grand view of that dismal realm known as the Borderlands. A forlorn place, rife with monsters and terrors beyond imagining, adventurers have used this fort to seek glory and plunder in this dangerous realm, to unearth fabulous treasures and destroy foul monsters. Of all the haunts found here, none equal the Caves of Chaos in both danger and the promise of reward. Rumors abound of the wicked humanoids, the sinister monsters, and the dark priests that run amok in this dungeon. Only the most cunning and bold adventurers dare to face the dreaded caverns. Do you have what it takes to survive the Caves of Chaos?

Living Forgotten Realms: D&D Experience features the LFR Special (SPEC4-1 Cerulean Dreams) and the third 4th Edition running of the Battle Interactive (ADCP3-1 Swarm of Chaos).

The Battle Interactive is a unique event where multiple tables work together to overcome major objectives. The success or failure (and choices made by the tables) of all the tables are tallied together and affect the outcome of these events as they progress. Available only at conventions—and always premiering at D&D Experience.

Ashes of Athas: For players who prefer the merciless world of Athas, D&DXP 2012 will feature the premier of the fourth chapter of the Ashes of Athas campaign. A list of adventures that have come to pass before can be found on the Ashes of Athas website. This campaign uses 4th Edition D&D rules.

Living Divine: For players who want to explore this original campaign setting (and have a chance to be a god among men), there is an introductory adventure as well as a new Two-Slot Special (INTRO 1-10S As He Lay Dying). This program uses 4th Edition D&D rules.


Charting the Course: An Edition for all Editions (Thursday)

Join Mike Mearls, Monte Cook, and Jeremy Crawford as they discuss the origin for the idea to create an edition of Dungeons & Dragons that encompasses all previous editions. The designers discuss the challenges in creating compatibility and balance, as well as the exciting possibilities such a system creates. Seminar to be followed by a Q&A session.

Class Design: From Assassins to Wizards (Friday)

Designers Monte Cook, Bruce Cordell, and Robert Schwalb discuss their approach to class design, including the difficulties in creating iconic versions of the classes that speak to players of all editions. Should the cleric be more martial or more healer? Does the default ranger have an animal companion? What level of complexity should the fighter have? Seminar to be followed by a Q&A session.

Future Products and Q&A (Saturday)

Mike Mearls presents upcoming D&D products for 2012, as well as a vision for the future of Dungeons & Dragons. Seminar is followed by a Q&A session. Other members of R&D on hand to answer questions as well.

Reimagining Skills and Ability Scores (Sunday)

The role of skills has fluctuated throughout the life of Dungeons & Dragons, and ability scores have been of varying importance in each edition. Find out what the design team has done to reimagine these aspects of the game, and how they arrived at a system to marry the two concepts more closely together. Seminar includes Monte Cook, Bruce Cordell, and Robert Schwalb, and will be followed by a Q&A session.

Special Guests

Mike Mearls: Mike is the senior manager for Dungeons & Dragons R&D. He has also worked as a designer and columnist for the weekly Legends and Lore column. His recent D&D credits include Player’s Handbook 3, Hammerfast, Monster Manual 3, and the Castle Ravenloft board game.

Monte Cook: Monte has worked as a professional writer and game designer since 1988. Monte was one of the three principal designers of 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons and the d20 system. He has worked on numerous RPG products, and has published two novels, numerous short stories, countless articles, and a comic book series for Marvel.

via Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page – Home (D&D Experience).

Gary Con IV

Posted in Conventions with tags , , , , on January 23, 2012 by boccobsblog

March 22-25, 2012

Unfamiliar with Gary Con? Well according to their website:

What is Gary Con?
Gary Con is an annual gaming convention held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. But Gary Con is more than just a convention. It is intended to be a living memorial to E. Gary Gygax, the father of role-playing games. It is a time for family, friends, and anyone whose life was changed as a result of the work of Gary Gygax to gather, remember, and toss a few dice around. Gary Con is also actively working with non-profit groups to raise money to build a monument in Lake Geneva celebrating the life and accomplishments of Gary Gygax.

If you enjoy the old school games (D&D 1ed, Star Frontiers, Paranoia, and Chainmail) then Gary Con is for you. That isn’t to say that new games aren’t played at the con, but there is an effort made to retain an old-school feeling.

Check out their website and show Gary some love.

Midwinter Gaming Convention

Posted in Conventions with tags , on December 19, 2011 by boccobsblog

January 19-22 2012

The Midwest Gaming Convention is moving to downtown Milwaukee this year.

Some Highlights:

  • Starkid Productions will be in attendance
  • A huge selection of LARPs, to include: Vampire, Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, Paranoia, and many more
  • Several Magic the Gathering tournaments by Extreme Games

It is a long time until August so get your fix at the Midwinter Gaming Convention.

Their Site

True Dungeon 2012 Update

Posted in Conventions, Dungeons and Dragons, Gaming News with tags , on October 31, 2011 by boccobsblog

In a recent press release, True Dungeon Ltd. announced it will expand its fantasy world with NPCs, magic item crafting, and meals; all without breaking character. Also, by the sound of it, the tavern is back. Here’s an excerpt of the release:

“Gen Con Indy 2012 will be our 10th annual True Dungeon™ event, as well as Gen Con’s 45th anniversary, and I am incredibly excited about how our new location will help us celebrate these important milestones,” said Jeff Martin, CEO/Owner of True Adventures, Ltd. “True Dungeon will be an exciting celebration of Gen Con’s 45th anniversary as True Dungeon expands with an immersive story-scape area that players can enjoy before and after each two-hour adventure.”

“It will be possible for a group of gamers to spend an entire day immersed inside True Dungeon. They could arrive in the morning, speak with some NPCs for useful rumors, and then attempt to make magic items, gather information and obtain protective magic with a new event called “Truecraft,” noted Martin.

“After that, they could enjoy one of our famous two-hour adventures, and then they can sit down for a nice lunch.  A little later they could take on the epic challenge of True Grind, and then they can enjoy a round of adult beverages as they boast of their incredible victory.  Next, they could delve into a different two-hour adventure that would bring them back into the story-scape area at dinner time.  A quick meal and more drinks could then be enjoyed – as well as another session of “Truecraft”.  In short, gamers can spend the entire day immersed in True Dungeon’s fantasy setting.” said Martin.  Washroom facilities will be available inside the event space.