6/07/2021

My "Haul" From North Texas RPG Con 2021

 

North Texas RPG Con 2021
I know I usually post a Free GM Resource on Mondays, but I just got back from what might be my only convention of 2021 so instead I'm doing a bit of a "loot list" of what I managed to acquire at the convention.....and I'm definitely burying the lead.

I did get to host a Whiskey Tasting at the convention, which was live-streamed over at Tenkar's Tavern, and I have a specifically vague accounting of my Friday night DCC game where I "won" through a lucky failure.

I had a great time at the convention and I could easily make a bunch of posts about each game and everything that went on, but I'll keep it simple and share my "stuff" instead of my "experiences".......I already did the one PC story and that's usually more than most want to read or listen to.

Now as far as my takings, er haul, at the con......

NTRPG 2018 Items
First off I picked up a couple of items I missed because I didn't get to go to NTRPG 2018 because I had just moved to Oklahoma from Idaho and had to save every nickle because I'd been told on what was to be day 1 of my new job that I wasn't hired.

That's almost a story unto itself, but not for this blog. 

Basically an adventure and what seems like a reprint of a Judge's Guild treasure map book.

NTRPG Con 2021 Adventure

Speaking of adventures, I picked up this year's convention adventure, along with the special-printing version (the one in green). The corner or every single copy of the limited-edition printing was dinged/bent, so that wasn't something I did. It was almost funny seeing some collectors spend way too much time going through every copy looking for an un-dinged one for their collection. It would be funny if they weren't holding up the line/register, but I need the practice in patience, so I did my best not to let it bother me.

Con Game Printed for Players
Again, since I'm still on adventures, I was surprised when the GM for one of my games had printed copies of the adventure we played for each and every player. This was pretty cool.

New Creature Compendium

My buddy Richard over at New Big Dragon Games Unlimited wasn't going to be able to attend the convention for reasons. I volunteered to spend some free time at his booth and help out as I could. To my surprise he had the first three volumes of his forthcoming four volume book/box set of new monsters printed up as a NTRPG 2021 special "thing" and he gifted me a copy. At $15 a set I was more than happy to pay for it and was actually getting out my cash when I found out it was free! 



Stuff I Largely Didn't Need
I bought these three Dungeoneer/Judges' Guild magazines, and this GM Screen because I'm an idiot...kind of. I wanted The Dungeoneer 1-6 Compendium as a reading copy and the other two magazines were because I had failed to record that I already owned them back home. The Chivalry & Sorcery GM Screen was picked up to round out my purchase to the nearest $5. The thin books on the bottom were some freebies I got when purchasing the other stuff.....and one of them is also a dupe.





Phylactery Zines
I didn't do a lot of Zines this convention because, well because I've gotten a bot overloaded on Zines in general. I am glad I picked up these two volumes of Phylactery because I found it to be a great Zine, one I can see myself actually using vs. reading once and storing away.....







5th Printing AD&D GM Record Book
Almost forgot to include this beautiful 5th printing of the AD&D DM Adventure Log. I liked (and used) the HackMaster version of this product, but I've never seen the original in the wild, so when I did I had to get one.









Jason Braun Art
I spent what initially seemed like a good chunk of change on this smaller painting from Jason Braun. I got a couple of cheap prints from him a couple years ago at my 1st NTRPG and it felt like he was just starting out and even though the prints were a bit "meh", I loved the art itself and getting an original painting........now I'm thinking I got it for a steal. He was a guest at the whiskey tasting so I don't feel as bad for getting this at a good price.




Ed Bickford Art
Jason shared some table space with Ed Bickford, who technically has a website but really should be linked to Facebook for now. Now I'm a fan of cool B&W art....Braun's stuff I got earlier was B&W.....so I knew when I got the painting I was going to pick up a couple of Ed's original sketches. Most were a bit sci-fi for my tastes, but I loved this grown-up Sea Monkey bit and the other bandit attack. I'm seriously considering making basically a large Sea Monkey tank-looking frame for the one picture......I think it'd be cool.

Isle of Dreadmoor Map
The last bit of art I got was not intentional, at least not on my part. The GM for one of my other games gave everyone this cool poster for the game. It's only Letter sized, but the picture doesn't do it justice. When I saw this I thought maybe I had signed up for a Far Away Land game, but nope, just a slightly modified BX game like I had expected. The cool thing was that this print was actually the map for the game! Cool idea, great game, and a worthwhile souvenir. 





Tom Tullis T-Shirt
I managed to acquire one item at the Midnight auction this year, a rather large "bootleg" T-Shirt featuring Tom Tullis on the front. I like Tom and champion Fat Dragon Games when I have the chance. I also like poking fun at him on Facebook and now I can do so as well at a convention!



D&D Electronic Game

At the regular auction I paid WAY too much for a complete but untested copy of this D&D Electronic Game. Now I did not know how much they go for on eBay, but I don't do eBay and this was a fundraiser for the convention, so overpaying for something is usually the point.....but not as badly as it is at the midnight auction. It was not uncommon for folks to tack on up to $25 to round up their winning bid to an even amount......well something ending in $50 or $00 anyway. I'm not displeased with this purchase, so win-win.


D&D White Box, 7th Printing
Every year just before the main auction they hold a raffle, and the big raffle item everybody wanted was this 7th Printing of the Dungeons & Dragons White Box.

Yep, I was the lucky SOB who got to take it home.

The books inside are in great shape and the box has one tear in the corner, but is otherwise excellent for as old as it is. I NEVER thought I'd get a White Box...period, so I consider myself doubly lucky. I cannot wait to display it with my 2nd Printing of the Dungeon! board game.







I did get a new RPG gifted to me that I forgot to take a picture of, but I might do a review on it instead because one of the guys from my gaming group just gushed on the game and even though it doesn't seem like my kind of thing, my interest is definitely piqued.






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