NTRPGCon - 2020

Due to COVID-19 many games are now online/virtual since many attendees have had to cancel travel to Texas. Please feel free to sign up as a Virtual Attendee to play in some of the online games


Welcome to the North Texas RPG Convention! The NTRPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-1999 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades, and others). ANY RPG games are welcome at the Con, be it D&D 4e, Pathfinder, or something we haven't even heard of, just be sure you can fill a table with 5-6 people before you ask to have it added to the schedule...

Our 12th annual convention dates are: Thursday June 4, 2020 @ 1800 until Sunday June 7, 2020 @ 1800

The Con cost is $80.00 to attend for the weekend. Daily rates are $40 except Sunday, which is $30.00

During Registration period, you can buy Con T-Shirts, and purchase discounted "squeaky cage" tickets in preset quantities. (you can also purchase Vendor Tables, Convention Rooms, Sponsorships, and Advertising)

Many things including merchandise are not available after March 31, 2020.

The Early Bird Discount is $20.00 and is available through Sep. 30, 2019. The Standard Discount is $10.00 and is available through Feb 29, 2020. The discounts are listed during the checkout process, click them to use them, or don't and we appreciate the extra money :)

Please look around, read up and register if you plan to attend. You must pay for one day or a weekend before you are able to register for a game.

If you want to sign up to run a game, please buy your badge, then select the "Host" drop down box and submit your game.

The Con will be held at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel : 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving , Texas 75063. It's just north of the airport. We have a special rate for con attendees ($110.00/night) that is in effect until May 15th, 2020 so don't delay in getting your reservations.

We have the following confirmed guests at this time: (these may change)


Physically at the hotel: (Eddie Bartlett, Ben Burns, Matt Finch, Matt Gullett, Mike Kelly, David "Diesel" LaForce ).

Hopefully Virtually online: (William Barsh, Chris Clark, David 'Zeb' Cook, Darlene, Jeff Dee, Jeff Easley, Alyssa Faden, Dr. Greg Gillespe, Allan Grohe, Jeff Grubb, Alex Gygax, Ernie Gygax, Allen Hammack, Chris Haskins, Jon Hershberger, Alex Kammer, Timothy Kask, Doug Kovacs, Manda "Talzhemir", Steve Perrin, Stefan Pokorny,  Dr. Scott Robinson, Elizabeth Stewart, Michael Stewart, Paul Stormberg, Dr. Dennis Sustare, Jeffrey Talanian, Jim Wampler, James M. Ward, Bill Webb, Thom Wilson, Steve Winter ).

The lineup usually includes several of the more important figures in the history of RPGs as a whole and Dungeons & Dragons in particular.

Hope to see you here !

NTRPGCon - 2019 is over

The 2019 or Eleventh Annual North Texas Role Playing Game Convention ended on June 09 2019 at 1800.


It was a great success.


We had 425 people show up over the 4 day event.


Over all, a good turn out for our eleventh Con.


If you didn't make it in 2019, look to be here in 2020...


June 04 - June 07 2020


We'll see you then

What is North Texas RPG Con

The North Texas RPG Con was started in 2009.


In previous years, Mike Badolato had discussed having an annual get together of various people that frequented the D&D collector community site called The Acaeum (http://www.acaeum.com).


In 2008, a few of those members got together for an impromptu back yard BBQ on July 4th weekend. They included Mike Badolato, John Liles, John January, Brian Kawano, and Doug Rhea.


The following year in February, Mike & Doug decided to put together an actual convention to be held in Bedford, Texas.


The main focus of the convention is "old school" RPG gaming. Mostly on D&D type RPGs, but just about any RPG based game prior to 1985. Any RPG based game from any time frame is welcome at the convention, but most "special guests" and sponsored game events are for older games.


The First Annual North Texas RPG Convention was held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Bedford, Texas on June 5th through June 7th 2009.


The list of "special guests" attending the first convention were:

Jason Braun - artist

Frank Mentzer - game designer

Paul Jaquays - artist, game designer

Tim Kask - game designer

Rob Kuntz - game designer

Dennis Sustare - game designer

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