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You May Call Me M’Lord…

Logo_2So in my travels on the Interwebz, I came across the Twitter account for someone called “The DnD Grandma.” I loved the positivity displayed on the feed as well as the impetus behind it. You see, the feed is maintained by Vinnie Pontillo and allows us to follow the adventures of his mother (who’s in her 70s) as she plays in their home Dungeons & Dragons game, as well as the rest of his family. Which is AWESOME!

The page inspired me so much that I asked my family to play with me…and they said yes! So now I have a semi-regular game with my mom, stepdad, wife, and brother. It’s going great! They’ve really caught on to the roleplaying aspects and the fun of the game. I’m so pleased to have them come and enjoy something that is a big part of my life.

Vinnie started a Patreon to fund a ongoing podcast of his family’s adventures. I feel like I owe them for inspiring me to take the step to include my family in my nerdy hobby. So I contributed. In return, I got to have an NPC (non-player character) named after me. And now, in their family game, I’m Shedrick Pittman, Lord of Commerce. How awesome is that?!!

Anyway, be sure and check out their podcast and their Patreon. They are a great bunch of folks and represent the hobby in such a positive way. Get hooked like I did!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dndgrandma/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DndGrandma

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dndgrandma/overview

Podcast: https://dndgrandma.podbean.com/

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Come Join Me at FenCon!

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This weekend (September 21-23) is FenCon in Irving, Texas. I’ll be running 7th Sea (2e) in the gaming room from 1pm to 9pm on Saturday. You can also see me helping out the wonderful folks at Meeple Solutions who are running the gaming area this year.

FenCon is one of my favorite cons in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I’ve been an attendee for close to ten years now and look forward to it every year. This year is extra special because I get to work closely with Meeple Solutions.

Meeple Solutions is dedicated to building community through gaming–a cause I definitely believe in. They also work to raise money for Extra Life; every year, gamers around the world unite in a day of play to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The 170 member hospitals provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.

You can join Meeple Solutions and/or donate to Extra Life through their team page at https://www.extra-life.org/team/MeepleSolutions.

Campaign of the Month!

d8ddb226f81e2cf8efd1cc140c783d4cSo this happened…

My Pathfinder campaign, “Shadows of the Rift,” has been named Campaign of the Month for September at Obsidian Portal!

My friends and I are very excited to be highlighted this month in the Obsidian Portal blog, “Words in the Dark.” This also places us in the running for Campaign of the Year and we get a gift certificate for Modiphius Entertainment!

It is so gratifying to have this distinction. I feel like I’ve worked really hard on the website and my friends and I have worked hard on the campaign. It’s had it’s ups and downs, but I really do think it is a good campaign.

You can take a look at the announcement here: https://blog.obsidianportal.com/obsidian-portal-campaign-of-the-month-september-2018-shadows-of-the-rift/

 

Game With Me in September!

Here’s a video I made where I talk about some upcoming gaming appearances I’ll be making in September in the DFW area and some great opportunities for gaming. There’s also a shout-out to Meeple Solutions, a brilliant local organization dedicated to building community through play.

Lone Star Game Expo

logo-2200x900aJust a heads-up: I’ll be running 7th Sea and D&D 5e at the Lone Star Game Expo in Grapevine, Texas on the weekend of September 7-10. I’ll be running 7th Sea on Saturday morning and D&D on Sunday morning.

Here’s my schedule

Here’s a link to their full gaming schedule. 

If you’re in the area, come on out and enjoy some games!