DreadPixie’s Practical Guide to Gencon With Kids
Aug11

DreadPixie’s Practical Guide to Gencon With Kids

Second Time’s A Charm? I have been going to gaming conventions now for four years now and so far I have only brought my kids with me twice, once was a family trip to Origins. Jerry and I brought our oldest to GenCon with us the first year we went. He was only four then and he had a really good time. We didn’t have that good of a time that year though. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was great having him there and showing him...

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Winter Fantasy 2014
Feb12

Winter Fantasy 2014

A Frostbolt of Fun Let me just start off by saying that Winter Fantasy is a fantastic convention, probably my favorite. The first time I attended Winter Fantasy it was still called The Dungeons and Dragons Experience, aka DDXP. DDXP had some pretty awesome seminars, games being played all weekend, and so many great people to interact with. It still, to this day, is the only show where you can just sit down next to a game designer and...

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Dread Pixie’s Gencon Tips
Jul25

Dread Pixie’s Gencon Tips

Last week I gave you some tips on bringing kids to the con. I know not everyone has kids of course, so I wrote up a few more universal tips too. Even though this year will only be my 3rd GenCon, I have learned a few things in the past two years that I think are worth sharing. So here’s a few things that I hope will be helpful to you: Potion of Purify Flesh Con Crud is a real thing, and it is awful. You will probably meet a lot...

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Gencon Tips for Gamer Parents
Jul20

Gencon Tips for Gamer Parents

Hindsight Has 20/20 Darkvision My husband and I have only brought our son to one convention, not only was it our first GenCon, but it was our first convention ever. At the time our little boy was 4 and our daughter was too young to even debate bringing with, so we figured it would be a breeze. In hindsight we still had a great time but there were definitely things we would have done differently, especially now that we have 2 kids. So,...

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Momanatrix’s Musings: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Be A Fairy, Damnit!
Sep13

Momanatrix’s Musings: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Be A Fairy, Damnit!

More Like Grump Gazebo So the other day my husband was bitching about the new races that are coming out in the Heroes of the Feywild book. He was going on about how “back in the day” there were only a few races and nowadays there are all kinds of different creatures you can be. I find this funny coming from a guy who wasn’t really around “back in the day” as far as D&D goes. But my question to him was “and that’s a bad thing?” He...

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