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PAX East!

That’s right folks, this coming Saturday, lost among the 60,000 other folks there, will be three representatives from Troll in the Corner! PAX East is nearly here, and we’re going to be there! Which means if you’re there, we’ll be there as well and since two of us live here, it’s here in our backyard! There! Myself, Tracy and Scott will all be present. Digitally …

Total Confusion XXV in Review – A Wicked Awesome Convention

I was fortunate enough to be invited as a guest to Total Confusion XXV in Mansfield, MA.  Not only was I there to participate on a panel and do a podcast, I was also running a few games and (the most fun for me) playing as well!  It was an amazing time at a friendly, accessible and most importantly, fun convention. See the end of the article…

The Con Job – Troll in the Corner Goes to the Conventions

Some of us here at Troll in the Corner are going to be at a few gaming conventions in the near future.  Here’s what’s going on! First, I’ll be at Total Confusion XXV as an industry guest, GM, player and all around gawking tourist come this Friday, February 25th!  Among other things, I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions (PFRPG) and also hosting a massive Talisman…

Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar

Welcome to our third podcast, the 2nd in a series of Mini-casts to keep us all occupied in between our actual play sessions! In this mini-cast, I’m joined by Benjamin Alberti.  Professor, Archaeologist, gamer and co-author of Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic and More !  Ben has also helped me out a bit in the editorial department, and …

I’ll be covering Total Confusion XXV, and giving a bunch of stuff away too!

February 25th is rapidly approaching!  It’s a date I’m excited about because it will be the first day of Total Confusion (for me, TotalCon starts Thursday the 24th)!  In addition to being an industry guest for my small contribution to the roleplaying world, I’ll also be wearing my blogger hat and covering the convention here on TC. Total …

What I’ll be doing at Total Confusion XXV – games I’m playing and running

I’ve just finished up my pre-registration at Total Confusion XXV – here’s my schedule for the weekend.  I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions and premiering The Haunted Mine in New England.  That’s the first World of Aruneus adventure. Friday 1pm – 5pm R050  The World of Aruneus – The Haunted Mine (Running) 7pm – 9pm Game Design 9pm – 11pm…

Old School Actual Play Mini-cast #1 – 22 Minutes of RPG Goodness

We’re back!  Welcome to our Old School, Actual Play Mini-cast!  This is a 22:25 mini-cast, in which Scott and I get together to chat about old school RPGs vs newer systems. What’s good about Palladium FRPG 1st edition?  What about D&D 4.0, or 3.5?  Pathfinder? And just why does Savage Worlds rub Scott the wrong way?  Find out the answers to these burning questions and a bunch more…

KantCon 2011 – Enter the Jabbergluck

Any of you that have been around the site for a while will know that I had a great time starting my convention-going career last year. One of the high points was my attendance of KantCon 2010 in Overland Park, Kansas. You can find my coverage of it here . Well, it’s time for KantCon again (as well as a bevy of other gaming conventions )…

Convention Report: MarsCon 2011

I’ve had the misfortune of not getting around to much in the way of gaming lately.  I started a new job which changed my schedule pretty dramatically.  I run and play in a few play by post games, but my in person games went on hiatus for a while and are only now starting back to their…

What’s new with Aruneus

We’re a few days in to 2011 and getting closer to completion of the Aruneus project !  Here’s a brief overview of where the project stands and what’s coming soon. In late 2010, the Zombies and Orcs each went through several rounds of playtesting with great results.  The Zombies are in the process of being revised a final time.  The Orcs will see a few changes …

Total Confusion XXV Reminder – I’d love to see you there!

What are you doing February 24th through the 27th?  If you’re going to be anywhere near New England, then I hope you’ll stop by Total Confusion XXV and say hello! Total Confusion is New England’s largest gaming convention.  There will be non-stop RPG stuff going on the entire time, as well as healthy amounts of other tabletop and LARP events thrown in for…

My Year in Review

Image by: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton By any standard of measure, this has been an absolutely amazing year for me in terms of games and gaming. In fact, prior to the events of this year, I never would have guessed that I would have had the kind of year that I have. If you’ll indulge me, I want to take a look back at what has gone …

GASP-Con XI – The Wrap-up

As with every convention I have attended this year, I learned a lot at GASP-Con. And, as I have done with every convention I have attended this year, I am about to regale you all with the things I learned. Strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride. I did not have as good of a time at GASP…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a …

GASP-Con XI – Saturday

As is usual with my convention coverage, here’s  a rundown of my first day at GASP-Con XI. I have to say, after being a little disappointed with the state of the website, I didn’t have the highest of hopes as I was driving towards the convention. Still, as I pulled up to the venue, I decided to stow my cynicism…

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #3

Friday night’s session (#3) involved a game of  Apocalypse World , something I was anxious to try out having read a lot of positive reviews. For this game we headed back to the GM’s chalet since it was a quieter place to play than the main hall. Session #3 – Apocalypse World This session involved four players plus the GM – 3 …

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #3

Friday night’s session (#3) involved a game of  Apocalypse World , something I was anxious to try out having read a lot of positive reviews. For this game we headed back to the GM’s chalet since it was a quieter place to play than the main hall. Session #3 – Apocalypse World This session involved four players plus the …

GASP-Con XI – Overview

I’m writing this a little bit later than I usually like to, but I wanted to let all of you know that I will be attending GASP-Con XI in Pittsburgh, PA this weekend. I found about this convention from Pete Figtree, the guy behind the ever-excellent Ruthless Diastema Games blog . Ever since I found about what Pete does, I’ve been talking to him off …

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #2

My second game was an impromptu one: I couldn’t find an available slot in the second session and so coming off the awesome Fiasco game I played in during session #1, I decided to facilitate a game of it myself. Declan played in this game as well. Session #2 –  Fiasco We ended up with five players at the table once again. This time the group chose…