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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
2:22 pm
[sprainogre]
Gary Gygax, July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008
In case folks havn't heard the news yet, Gary Gygax has gone to the big Convention in the sky.  Here's the news from the AP wire.  RIP Mr. Gygax.

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
3:26 pm
[yarrick]
Vintage and used gaming stuff to sell.
I have a bunch of vintage and used gaming supplies ranging from Vintage board games from the 60's and 70's, a ton of first edition AD&D stuff, and other assorted RPG books and supplements from the early 80's onward. I am going to start with some of this stock to re-start my E-bay business, but I thought I would give people on my friends list and communities I am on first crack at them. They can be shipped or if your local I can arrange a cash exchange. I do take paypal as a way of taking credit as well. I'm not going to post prices on the list since they may vary depending on how much of this you are willing to buy from me, and the price may be negoitable. Some items, like the D&D books I would prefer to sell in lots of more then one, but I will split them up. Again more your interested in, more I'll negotiate the price, I just want to get this stuff out of here to get some investment capital and extra money for the holidays. Below is the list seperated by type by what I have, I'll make a few LJ cuts for each section as its LONG. Listed with each entry is its year and condition, but for more detials on the items and pricing please contact me at yarrickwulf @ yahoo.com

1st Edition AD&D/D&D stuffCollapse )
2nd/ 3rd ed AD&D/D&DCollapse )
Vintage Board GamesCollapse )
Other RPG MaterialsCollapse )
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
4:40 pm
[yarrick]
*poke*
This is your happy moderator. Sadly I've had a very busy and stressful summer (loosing a job that was a bad situation to begin with and trying to start a small business which is now more of a side small business at the moment) but getting close to winter I've becoming more interested in trying to get things going for my part in getting more interest in the gaming community in Minnesota.

We've lost a few game stores while I was "away" but for once, in a long time we've actually managed to get a few back, and it seems that in general this year gaming is for the first time in awhile on the rise, and gaming in general- not specific to interest in only one CCG, etc. This is a very good sign and hopefully, I can get out there to stir the pot as it were in the next couple of months.

Anything anyone would like to contribute or share if anyone is still alive out there?
Monday, August 14th, 2006
11:35 am
[lokey]
Wanted: RPG/Gaming props
The search continues: we've had a couple folks contact us but are still seeking props and more so I'm reposting this with a few additions

We're working on the new episode of "Fear of Girls", and are once again on the hunt for props. We are seeking gaming stuff. If you have any RPG books, miniatures, Magic cards, posters, etc. that you'd be willing to allow us to use as set dressing we'd really appreciate it.

We're also looking for a few Art Department Production Assistants. We'll be shooting this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and any help on any of these days would be fantastic. These are unpaid positions but it will be a lot of fun.

For anyone who hasn't yet seen "Fear of Girls" its a very funny short mockumentary about a couple of completely over the top RPG gamers. You should definitely take a look. You also might recognize a few familiar faces.

The fun news is that it had been optioned by a studio and this second episode, is actually more of a pilot.

Thanks Much.

Sunday, October 30th, 2005
11:34 am
[djymm]
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
2:07 pm
[djymm]
a comprehensive list of RPG violations.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
8:03 am
[jbru]
Help for gamers displaced by Katrina
Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey are organizing efforts to assist fans and gamers displaced by Katrina. You can read more about it at http://www.gryphonking.com. If you know a fan or gamer in need of assistance, they can call 918-343-9462 or email gryphonking@gmail.com to find out how to get a roof over their heads thanks to Larry and Mercedes.

Spread the word so fans in need are taken care of.

(crossposted to mnstf)

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, August 28th, 2005
5:15 am
[pleasant_muse]
Sunday, August 21st, 2005
3:12 pm
[pleasant_muse]
Monday, July 4th, 2005
3:56 am
[yarrick]
Convergence Gaming
First off, Convergence was a blast. Pirates of the Spanish main seemed to be the most popular miniature game I had with me (and I ran games of it all three days.) We had two games of pirates running at one time, and I had players/comments even on the 22nd floor which I was glad that it worked out as well as it did.

I also had one sucessful demo of D&D Miniatures, Wargods of Aegyptus, a few people come in and simply talk about miniature gaming with me (from everything from Mech Warrior clix to Warhammer Fantasy), and even a group later Sat night that came in and painted miniatures (which had made me wish I would have brought my paints along with as well :/).

Overall with such short notice to the gaming staff this year as I was slightly pessimistic of being "lost in the fray" but it turned out really well. The CCGers controlled the gaming for most of Friday night, and there were a few other small things on Sat- but with the lack of foresight and not getting in contact with the gaming staff earlier on MY part; it went VERY well and a number of possilibilites are open for next year as I plan to work a lot closer with the gaming staff and get my volunteer/scheduling and ideas brought up a lot earlier then last year so it will be printed in the Con book and elsewise.

I would also like to thank the Convergence gaming staff once again for letting me have this opportunity. I look forward to working with you next year as I had a really good time.

Miniatures seems to be a niche thats been harder to fill at conventions that aren't strict gaming conventions. I think it has a better chance of filling a niche at Convergence in the future however from what I saw this year.

So once again it's another year off but its never too soon to start thinking about this for next year. I've had a number of ideas from running more quick game demos (espically during the earlier parts of the day) on teaching people how to play/ and running quick games to perhaps putting in a scheduled event or two. Do people think we'd have the interest in running a warhammer 40k mini-campaign for example?

Another thought that came up was the hobby aspect of miniature gaming. Such as painting and terrian building.
Friday, July 1st, 2005
11:28 am
[yarrick]
mngamerguild.org down
hi all, just a quick update:

The community website, minnesota gamer's guild is currently down (again I know.. but atleast this time it was a while between?)

Again it has more problems to do with the ISP at the location of the server. I'm not sure of the exzact cause yet, but I will hopefully get it resolved shortly, but knowing most ISP's it won't be resolved till atleast monday if not sometime next week. *sighs*

I'm going to add the LJ group to the business cards and possibly at some point the flyers as well as an alternate to when the community website goes down again. Once again I'm sorry for the inconvience and will get the problem resolved asap.

Thanks for your paitence.

Current Mood: frustrated
Sunday, June 26th, 2005
2:58 pm
[yarrick]
Convergence
Edit: Because of the below comments and getting a hold of the Convergence Staff in this way, this post has now changed.

I will likely be running some miniature gaming up on the 22nd floor. Mostly will be miniatures and short games and I won't likely be there the whole convention. There may be posters on the main level with the schedule, otherwise I will for sure make sure there is something on the upper level listing when I will be there running demos and such. I will likely be bringing some of the smaller games, like pirates, around the convention as well when I'm not up on the 22nd floor.


I really want to see Miniatures do well at conventions other then strict gaming conventions, espically the quicker games like Pirates, D&D minis, Star Wars minis, etc. What I will have with me will be small and limited to a duffle bag or a small rolling suitcase. I may however bring the wargods demo kit depending on how things run.

So if anyone is going to be at Convergence this year, I will be there, on the 22nd floor running gaming as well as around the rest of the convention.

What I'm seeing for the future here would be a possible room party at Convergence next year instead; provided I have the funds and interest to do it.

Convergence runs next weekend July 1-3rd at the Sheraton in Bloomington. Registration is $55 at the door (which is what I need to pay this year since I'm the eternal procrastinator) so its not too late if you want to go.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, May 6th, 2005
3:56 pm
[pleasant_muse]
Star Wars movie event! Please come!!
If you're planning on going to see Star Wars this month, listen to this!

I just purchased my ticket to see Star Wars on May 21 (Saturday) at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Theater in downtown Minneapolis. The cost is $5.75 and you can purchase them at the theater now.

Please come! Let's all get together and share the "last" film from a galaxy far, far away. Marfalump will be there! Honest! (is lying)

I hope to see some of you there (whether you are in costume or not). Hmmm... how shall we identify each other if we do go to the same showing? Any ideas?
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
3:47 am
[pleasant_muse]

Well, it's that time again. Wizards of the Coast is promoting yet another prerelease event, and it's happening on the 21st and 22nd of this month. Misty Mountain Games is hosting the event, and I believe they are going to have it at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The cost to participate is $30, or $25 if you sign up early at their site: http://www.legionevents.com/index.html (requires credit card).

Also, if you're in the Minneapolis area and are looking for a group to play Magic: the Gathering with, why not sign up at the Minneapolis Gathered Cards site? Just click the URL below and log on today!

Minneapolis Gathered Cards Club

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
11:47 pm
[yarrick]
mngamerguild.org down
Hello all,

Just posting that the Minnesota Gamers Guild website is down; it couldn't have come at a worse time for me after the Mini-con events in which I tried to promote it more there.

This has to do with an ISP problem where the server is housed. We have no idea of the cause of the outage yet.

My main e-mail account is thus also on said server and also down. Feel free to use the Yahoo group or Livejournal community untill the situation is resolved.

Thank you for your paitence.
Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
3:09 pm
[yarrick]
Re-naming MN Gamer
Poll #423536 mngamername

What should we rename MN Gamer?

League of Minnesota Gamers
0(0.0%)
Minnesota Alliance of Gamers
2(28.6%)
North Star Gamer
1(14.3%)
Up North Gamer
0(0.0%)
Minnesota Gaming Association
2(28.6%)
Minnesota Gaming Order
1(14.3%)
Minnesota Gaming Leauge
0(0.0%)
North Star Gamers Guild
1(14.3%)

Or suggest your own name:


After a lot of thought, I've decided that regardless of what happens on the legality side of things that I do not want to be associated with the Minnesota Gamers Convention as much (if not more at this point) then he wants to be associated with us for a number of reasons, but there is no reason to get into more detail right here and now, I think the previous post covered the matter well enough.

What will happen is this: mngamer.com will remain registered to me. It will contain a splash page with a re-direct to the new URL that will explain why we changed our name, etc.

The content of the site, including all all of the posts will remain intact. Since were still new theres a smaller number of posts that I can sort out and edit out any references to MN Gamer without much of a problem, but I will keep as much of the orignal content as I can intact.

In a way this is a good thing for us. Were still new enough that this is not a major disaster, and it gives us an opportunity to choose something truely unique and catchy.

There will be a couple of phases on this. First I am going to ask people to vote for a name above (taken from suggestions I've allready recieved).

When a name is chosen I will note it and the runners up just incase. I will then do a day or two of through research to make sure that name is NOT taken by someone else. (I did before but this time I will search registries and trademarks as well)

When that is done I will register the new URL. MN Gamer will still be up as MN Gamer during these steps of the process.

once I have gotten a clear URL to register, I will post that URL in an announcement on the very front of the site. Once it is submitted it will take several days to register.

Once this is done, MN gamer will be down for a few days while I make the appropriate changes. MNgamer.com will remain as a redirect page, and there will also be a splash page on the new URL while I make the appropriate changes. Depending on what we name it, I may change a few of the logos as well.

But the first step of this is names. Personally I like North Star Gamer and the Minnesota Gaming Association the best out of the names we've got so far. I've talked to people outside the state of MN on this one, and I'm a bit suprised that most of them can relate North Star to Minnesota; even the ones who have never been here. So its a good one to go on, but as allways I am still open for suggestions on names, please leave them below

The live Journal community user name will most likely stay the same, though the community title will change.

Once again I thank all of you for your paitence and support. We will get through this little bump on the road.

Current Mood: contemplative
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
11:37 pm
[pleasant_muse]
At the Source next weekend.

Magic the Gathering players, lissen up!

Next weekend, The Source Comics and Games (yeah, those guys you saw on tv) are hosting a Draft 'Til You Drop event as well as an All-Star Survivor event!

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, all draft games are $10 each. Any draft type that you can dream of will be played: Rochester, Backdraft, Iron Man, Kamigawa, and even Unhinged! Drafts will continue until 4 a.m. Sunday morning (children will need parents or guardians present after 9 p.m.)!

There will also be free pizza and pop all day, and big prizes to win!

Visit or call The Source Comics and Games today!

call 651-645-0386 or visit http://www.sourcecandg.com for more information.

DON'T MISS OUT, SOLDIER!

Also, don't forget to join my Magic the Gathering group:
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/minneapolis_gathered_cards/

Magic at the Source is very popular right now.

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