Did I just miss it in the catalogue, or is there no True Dungeon this year?
They announced some time ago that they wouldn't be at Gen Con this year.
True Dungeon has been running virtual events monthly since last August. It's worth checking out if you haven't already.
Originally TD said they would be coming, but then they backed out with no explanation and a brief 'sorry'. Their online games are fun, but like Online Gen Con, only about 60% as good as the 'real thing'. This year, their only in-person events will be at Gamehole Con.
Uggh I looked into the online events. I mean that is nice, but I am way too invested in the game token wise and time-wise to want to do some kind of online run through. Part of the fun is actually being in the room and seeing the things in person etc. I don't know why they canceled on Gen Con, I just wish they hadn't. This is now the 2nd year I have not gotten to use my tokens and go on adventures with my group.
They do use the tokens in online TD, and they mail you physical tokens as treasure.
It's surprising how quickly they changed their answer -- and without explanation.
Gen Con has stated that the entire financial future of the convention would be unclear without a physical convention this year. I was hoping companies would step up to support at this critical time. Personally, I plan to notice which companies have done so and support them in turn where I am able. It is sad that I cannot count True Dungeon among them.
Other companies have their own concerns. It's not their job to "prop up" Gen Con. I'm sure they would attend if they could address & settle whatever issues they have on their end, but in this case, TD and several other big companies felt they could not.
Perhaps not co-incidentally, this was about the same time Paizo (and a few other companies) also announced that they weren't coming. I have to wonder if there was some behind-the-scenes issue that caused all of these companies to pull out... perhaps some restriction for in-person Gen Con, or some guarantee Gen Con couldn't give, that caused it?
After that, it was a full two months later that True Dungeon canceled.
We can speculate about why they canceled. But it is just speculation. Because they haven't told us.
True Dungeon at least might have had some social distancing issues they were not interested in working out ... well, if not for the fact that GameHoleCon is actually being more stringent than Gen-Con, anyway. Yes I just talked myself out of the point I thought I was making halfway through this post
They are doing a thing for gencion online con
Game Hole Con, I believe, is limiting attendance to fully vaccinated individuals only which makes something like True Dungeon easier to pull off without as much worry around social distancing. True Dungeon did announce they will be part of GenCon online which is very cool.