Monday, July 9, 2012

OSRCon 2012 Approaches!

OSRCon 2012 Registration is still open! OSRCon only costs $25 CDN (about $26 US) and it is well worth every penny for what you get: two full days of old-school gaming, exciting celebrity panels, and general OSR camaraderie. I cannot wait to return to Toronto again this year to create some new OSRCon memories. And as an added bonus, my collaborator and friend Spawn of Endra will be attending the Con with me this year!

OSRCon 2012 takes place August 10-11 in Toronto; this years' guests of honor include Ed Greenwood (Elminster), James Maliszewski, Chris Huth, and a personal idol of mine, Tunnels and Trolls creator Ken St. Andre. In addition to running my own Labyrinth Lord games (see below), I will be fulfilling a lifelong dream by playing T&T with the Trollgod himself at the Con.

Last year's panel discussion featuring, among others, James Maliszewski and Ed Greenwood. I am sure many folks are eager to get a chance to play at both of these guys' gaming tables again this year.

Other games being run at the 2012 Con include James M.'s OD&D-based Dwimmermount campaign, Greg Gillespie's Barrowmaze, a couple of Boot Hill sessions, a B/X game, and a very promising looking AD&D game featuring a run through G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief ("there shall be much slaughter").

This year I will be running two Labyrinth Lord games (straight LL, no AEC), playing a homebrewed adventure called Keep of the Zombie Master with my usual OSRCon House Rules:

(1) Multiple Round searching for secret doors allowed, and

(2) Shields Shall Be Splintered!

Like last year, I will provide Pre-Generated PCs to all participants.

My GM code on the linked schedule is #6421; I'm at Table 2 during Session Two (Friday 3:30pm to 7:30pm) and Table 1 during Session Three (Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm). I hope you'll strongly consider attending OSRCon if you can, and that you might even join me at my Labyrinth Lord game one of those sessions.

I really cannot convey in words how special this Con is, though perhaps this post, this postthis post, this post, and this post can convey some sense of the excitement and fun to be had at this event.

Please keep your eye on the official OSRCon website and blog for updates about the Con, the schedule, and so on.

This guy is going to be there -- need I say more?


  1. 6,421 different GMs? That is one big convention!

    Seriously, though, it sounds like a lot of fun.

    1. Carter's in the Premium Class of GMs. There will be more than 65000 GMs in attendance.

  2. Sounds like a great time. Very jealous. Roll some dice for me while your there.

  3. The entrance to the venue looks like this:

    I can't wait.