For those who don’t know, North Texas RPG Con is an old-school RPG gaming convention which has grown in popularity each year (this year they had well over 300 attendees which maxed out their gaming space; next year they will have bigger facilities and more attendees I believe).
What games are folks running at NTRPGCon? Here’s a rundown of the 2016 games based on games listed on their 2016 calendar.
Early D&D (OD&D, B/X, BECM, AD&D, 2e, retroclones): 55 Games
This breaks down into:
- 8 OD&D games
- 11 B/X games
- 2 BECM games
- 9 Swords & Wizardry Games
- 23 AD&D games (1e & 2e combined)
- 2 Labyrinth Lord games
DCC games: 19 Games
DCC is a new-ish game but with a very old-school vibe.
D&D 5th Edition: 18 games
The rise in popularity of 5e is notable given the old-school focus of the con. By contrast, I’ve never seen a Pathfinder or 4e game run at NTRPGCon (somebody correct me if I’m wrong on that).
Traveller: 8 games
This is the Classic Traveller edition (the little black books). We didn’t have any of these games for years, then last year Mike Kelly and I ran a total of 3 Classic Traveller games. Now this year, we had 8. Great to see this games surge in popularity at this con!
There was also a smattering of other games (each run 1 to 3 sessions):
- Gamma World 1e
- Villians & Vigilantes
- Ghostbusters RPG
- Metamorphosis Alpha
- Call of Cthulhu
- Boot Hill
- Barbarians of Lemuria
- Astonishing Sorcerers and Swordsmen of Hyperboria (AS&SH)
In my next post I’ll talk about ‘Top Games Wanted at NTRPGCon.’