Hey all --
Any news on if Baldman Games will be returning to GenCon this year and running their usual slate of amazing D&D games? It's absolutely been the highlight of the last couple cons for me. Love those guys!
The Baldman Games Facebook page says it will be there, and is currently conducting DM signups.
"This year in addition to a massive slate of new D&D Content we will also be running D&D Onslaught (from Wizkids) as well as Avalon Hills games (Heroquest, Yawning Portal, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc)."
Bringing my oldest son. And his friend back to gencon and all they want to play is dnd 5e with Bald man Games. Very much looking forward to this year and seeing old friends have missed a few years of winter fantasy
Are there any D&D games that my friends and I can bring our legally leveled characters to? It looks like almost all of the sessions say that pre-generated characters will be provided.
I didn't see many games that were for 1st level characters -- looks like all the D&D Experience games are 11th-16th (maybe a couple lower?). Are you planning to add another tranche of games for lower level characters to the event list later? Thanks!!
Dragonlance is our lower level campaign at the show (if you want to start at 1st level or 2nd after the LTP event).
AL allows you to start at 5th level now (pregen or make your own using the AL rules) so you can jump right into the Dreams of the Red Wizards campaign if you want.
Regarding the note above about checking the campaign on your characters, is that true of all campaigns or something specific about Dragonlance. I have a moonshae character I thought I could take into red wizard events (pretty much only do AL with bmg at Gen con so not sure on the general AL rules)
Lower level play at Gen Con is funneled into the Dragonlance Campaign (our newest).
Forgotten Realms play starts at 5th and goes all the way up to 16th at the show. FR allows you to start a character at 5th level so it is also an onramp if you want to dance with the Red Wizards (surviving said dance is not guaranteed - BMG is not responsible for character death or being turned into some kind of undead zombie assassins).
I recall that in years past there was a lot of choice for lower level (1st-4th) 4 hour games, but it doesn't look like there were that many this year (and what there was of course has sold out fast fast fast). I see lots of the onslaught game and demos/learn to plays. The Learn to Play might be fun, but it says not for experienced players. Are there going to be more lower level 1 shots dropped before the con, or is this it? I really had fun at some of those! Thanks!
Dragonlance is our new-new player experience this year once you move from Demo - LTP - Dragonlance
We will be seating more people onsite as always but doubtful we'll add tickets prior to the show (I like to keep a bit of a buffer leading up to the show because we know we're going to have DM's dropout) - that has allowed us to be able to say that I think we've not turned away a single real tickets in a good 4-5 years (sometimes we don't get all the generics sat though).
Starting last year, and into this year, we've found that as One D&D gets closer more and more players are finding they like starting at 5th level and playing forward then 1st. Same crunchy fun adventures - they just have more tools to use as characters in it.