A large public meeting event for the purposes of enjoying a similar interest as a larger group.

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What do I need to consider running an open table dungeon crawl at a multi-day convention?

A friend of mine and I came up with an idea to run a mega-epic open table dungeon crawl over the course of an entire 3 days convention, and we have some questions and thoughts as to how to make it ...
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What major differences are there between convention DMing and home DMing?

I've been DMing for a while in 4th edition D&D, but I've only been DMing for Living Forgotten Realms and D&D Encounters. Now I'm thinking of starting to do some home games in various systems. ...
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Will there be a successor to the Tentacles and Kraken conventions?

The long-running Tentacles convention series —held at Castle Stahleck, Germany and centered on Chaosium games, chiefly Call of Cthulhu and the various Gloranthan games— ended in 2009. A ...
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What is special about Gen Con from a tabletop RPG perspective?

I get that Gen Con is a big convention, yes. But why should it matter to the tabletop RPG player?
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Is it better with sparse or detailed pregen characters for a con adventure?

This is probably a bit subjective, but what do people prefer for pre-generated characters at conventions? Detailed characters with well-defined histories and personalities, or more sparse characters ...
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Where can I find a schedule for games being run at GenCon?

I'd like to see what games are available to play in at GenCon. Is there a website with a published schedule or something?
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Guidelines for Writing a Convention Scenario

I am in the process of playtesting my RPG system, and I want to put together a scenario for convention play. But almost all my experience as a GM is with long, customized campaigns that are highly ...
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How can I adapt Gumshoe for a charity game?

At IndieCon, a local convention, we're going to run games for charity. I'd like to adapt GUMSHOE as a charity game. That is, I'd like people to be able to pay money for specific game-mechanical ...
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What should I do as a player to prepare for a gaming convention? [closed]

Should I bring lots of gaming books? Do I really need to sleep while I'm there? Trail mix is OK food, right?