Friday, April 18, 2014

OSWARP is looking for game masters!

Hey all! I wanted to throw out a reminder that registration for OSWARP (and DexCon, the parent convention) is now open. OSWARP is the Old School Wargame and Role Playing convention, to be held in Morristown New Jersey on July 4-5.

We're looking for you to run a game! If you volunteer to run enough games (64 player-hours' worth if you're getting the special OSWARP membership), you get comped into the convention altogether. Types of games we're looking for:

  • Old-school RPGs (Basic, AD&D, White Box, BECMI, Metamorphosis Alpha, Boot Hill, T&T, Runequest, Traveller, C&S, FASA Star Trek, etc. etc. etc.)
  • OSR retro-clones and associated games (OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, S&W, C&C, DCC, Barbarians of Lemuria, etc. etc. etc.)
  • Wargames (hex and counter types and others, like Afrika Korps, Third Reich, War in Europe, Campaign for North Africa, Kingmaker, Starfleet Battles, other AH/SPI/Victory Games/etc. - doesn't have to be from the 80's)
  • Miniatures (historical miniatures from any era, Chainmail (with or without the fantasy supplement), Battlesystem, etc.)
  • Anything else you think would be appropriate for an "old school" convention

You'll find the game master submission form right there on the DexCon registration page. (DexCon is happening July 2-6, and a DexCon membership doubles as your OSWARP membership.)

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...)

That means you get into Dexcon, and can play as many RPGs, board games, video games, LARPs, miniatures games, and wargames as you can put into your schedule over 96 hours for just $40, including all the OSWARP games you can handle. That's pretty damn good. (If you're just planning on coming for the Friday/Saturday OSWARP programming, that's still the best option to choose, in terms of price.)

See you there, and spread the word!

6 comments:

Andy Action said...

I'm interested in running either a B/X, or OD&D (White Box) game set in David A. Hargrave's Arduin Grimoire (using his house rules and setting).
I will explore the submission forms later today, but I just wanted to run this by you.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
-=A

Joseph Bloch said...

I think that sounds like a terrific idea, Andy. And no need to get my blessing - if someone wants to run something, have at it!

Riley said...

Just submitted my Swords & Wizardry adventure: The Challenge of the Red Mage. The two days of OSWARP are the Friday and Saturday, right?

Joseph Bloch said...

Right, but your OSWARP membership gets you in to all of Dexcon, which goes Wednesday - Sunday.

Chirine ba Kal said...

I can't be there this year - work schedule, sorry - but would there be any interest in a Google+ hangout or Skype call?

- chirine

Joseph Bloch said...

I would love to share a hangout or Skype call with you, and hear some of the stories from the days of yore.

Would you maybe be interested in doing an interview for my blog?