Monday, April 2, 2012

DexCon 15 Registration Now Open!

Pre-registration and GM event registration for one of my regular conventions has just opened. DexCon, held in beautiful Morristown, NJ, will run from July 4th through the 8th of this year. It's a wonderfully eclectic mix of board games, RPGs (with an emphasis on indie RPGs), miniatures wargames, video games, and LARPs. It's held in a really terrific hotel, right in the middle of town, with easy access to a tremendous array of great restaurants. I can't recommend this convention highly enough.

This year, I've submitted the following events:
  • Ogre Miniatures ("Operation Shockhammer")
  • AD&D 1st Edition / Adventures Dark and Deep ("Temple of the Old Ones" - a new adventure)
  • The Awful Green Things from Outer Space (the old Steve Jackson classic by Tom Wham)
As always, if anyone else wants to submit some old-school gaming goodness, I'll put together some flyers and hopefully drum up some additional interest. Let the Invasion of the Awful Grognards from Outer Space begin!

Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

From the BBC:

Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. 
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. 
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
I think it is so cool that there are still so much history that is still left to be discovered. I mean, entire pyramids!