NTRPGCon - 2017

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 9th annual convention dates are: Thursday June 1, 2017 @ 1800 until Sunday June 4, 2017 @ 1800

During Registration 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)

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 ($108.00/night) that is in effect until May 15th, 2017 so don't delay in getting your reservations.

We have the following confirmed guests at this time (Bob Bledsaw Jr., Mike Breault, Chris Clark, Darlene, Jeff Dee, Jeff Easley, Matt Finch, Allen Hammack, Lance Havermale, Bruce Heard, Kevin Hendryx, Mary Hendryx, Jack Herman, Timothy Kask, Doug Kovacs, David "Diesel" LaForce, Stephen Marsh, William Meinhardt, Frank Mentzer, Mark Nelson, Erol Otus, Steve Perrin, Stefan Pokorny, Merle Rasmussen, Dr. Dennis Sustare, Bill Webb, Steven 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 !

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