Friday, January 12, 2018

Gary Con X Games Scheduled

Gary Con X dice bag with art based on Sutherland's Demogorgon from the original Monster Manual

Update: I had to cancel my attendance at Gary Con due to attend the funeral of a relative, but I ran the same scenario later in the year in June at North Texas RPG Con.

Last week I was notified that my approved game for Gary Con X (March 8-11, 2018) has been scheduled (two sessions). Event sign-up starts tomorrow for the highest badge level (Diamond), with the other badges levels following on successive weeks until February 3rd for the Silver general admission badge, which is what I have. Last year I didn't even register for a badge until after that date and still found plenty of great games to play in.

I'll be running the Return to the Tower of Zenopus twice (see description below), once on Friday from 9AM-1PM in Forum AB, and once on Saturday at the same time and location. 

Forum AB is apparently part of the Forum Convention Center, which is being used for the first time at Gary Con, and is on the opposite side of the convention center from the rest of the games (but much closer to where many of the rooms are, including my room last year). There are 37 pages of games scheduled for this room, so that's about 370 games scheduled for this new location. See the pdf map of the venue, the Grand Geneva Resort, which was same location of Gen Con X back in August of 1977 and the Holmes Basic was the new TSR release of the summer.

Links of interest:
Gary Con website
Gary Con forums General Discussion
Badge Registration
Full Schedule of Events (searchable)
Grand Geneva Resort website
Gary Con Facebook Group (public)
OD&D Discussion thread
Dragonsfoot thread
Knights & Knaves Alehouse thread

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Return to the Tower of Zenopus

Forty years ago adventurers first braved the dungeon under the ruined tower of the wizard Zenopus. Fearsome monsters were overcome and fabulous treasure recovered, but the doom of Zenopus was never revealed. The stairway leading down to the dangerous passages was eventually bricked over by order of Lady Lemunda, current ruler of prosperous Portown. However, recently your party uncovered a previously unknown means of entry. What secrets remain to be discovered in the old dungeons? Meet at the Green Dragon Inn and adventure as Boinger, Zereth, Murray or another character from J. Eric Holmes' stories (pre-generated characters will be provided). This adventure from the Zenopus Archives celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Holmes Basic D&D set.


  1. Darn. I can never make it up to the convention center that early in the morning.

  2. Looks like I might be able to free up some time to attend, this year - if so, will certainly sign up!

  3. That's great! I can't attend, but I'd love to have a copy for my collection of PDF modules, if you feel like sharing after the con.

    1. This post was referring to last year's Gary Con, but I will be attending this year.

    2. D'oh! I checked the month but didn't look at the year...