Tuesday, April 22, 2014

OSWARP - Old School Wargaming and Roleplaying Convention

Looks like DexCon 17 in early July is adding a section to their excellent convention which they are dubbing OSWARP, the Old School Wargaming and Roleplaying Convention.  It'll be a sort of Con-within-a-Con, whereby many Friday and Saturday events at DexCon will carry the OSWARP tag in their programming schedule.  This is a great idea that I hope gets lots of support from Old Schoolers all over but especially on the East Coast.  Honestly, it'd be great if there was an Old School convention or gameday available within driving distance for everybody in the continental USA at least once per month.  It probably could be done.

Anyway, go check out the logistics and if you're going, be sure to setup at least one event.  It's better for a new venture to have too many events, in my opinion, and some tables get combined than to have too few.  At least that way events are prepped and ready rather than a mad scramble for someone to run a game and the players feeling the convention isn't ready for them.  Those of you who want to see this succeed, be prepared to step aside or filter your players to other games in the name of the overall success of the event.  It's the Gentle Gamer Way, my friends.

A couple of heads up type things, too, from others who are involved like +Joseph Bloch:
Make sure you select OSWARP in the "type of game" section in the form when you fill it out. And when you do send in a game proposal, let me know either in the comments here or by email, so I have some idea of what's coming. I'll be doing regular updates as games come in, so as to drum up interest, and have some ideas for stuff at the con that requires I know what's on the horizon. 
And don't forget, when you pre-register for the convention, use the code OSRDX17PX30, and you'll get a $30 discount off a complete membership. To take advantage of this deal, you must sign up for 4 Oswarp-labeled events once the schedule is posted, or two OSWARP events and the OSR Team Dungeon Crawl. (Which, if you're reading this blog, you were probably going to be doing anyway, but just in case...)
So, check things out more thoroughly here!


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