On August 2nd we had to formally cancel the Dungeon Master Battle. We hated doing this. The event was originally scheduled for July 9th. This was the Sunday after the 4th of July weekend and that was probably a mistake. We had ZERO pre-registrations about a week before the event. We decided to postpone the event to August 13th rather than cancel. Doing that so close to the event — about a week out — we ruffled some feathers. We also heard from others that the new 8/13 date was great. So we had another month for people to sign up. At our latest meeting for Eclectic Endeavors we decided that we needed a deadline for sign-ups so that if we needed to just cancel the event we would give everyone plenty of notice. August 1st was the deadline. We posted this notice on FB along side all the event notices.
Over the next 3 weeks we posted the event everywhere we could. We spent money with Facebook post boosting as an advertising effort. This resulted in the event being seen by about 2,500 people. Great reach. In that time we only had 3 people sign-up and got 1 DM nomination. So on August 2nd we made the very hard decision to cancel the event. If we had any idea that people out there were waiting to sign-up and couldn’t meet the 8/1/17 deadline we would have kept the event open. We just need to get a post reply, and email, facebook message. ….. something to let us know. We did get a spike in G.A.M.E. EXPO Weekend Pass sign-ups. Great, but weird. 😉 No one contacted us to ask about signing up later — after the 8/1/17 deadline.
So, we will STILL HAVE AN EVENT on Sunday 8/13/17. We will do an unofficial GAME DAY from 12PM to 6PM. Let us know you are coming on the FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/120312328611175
It is an UNOFFICIAL GAME DAY as we will not have snacks & drinks for sale or a game library. Just the space, tables and chairs. Show up with your stuff, hang out and play. Chris Stuart will be running a 5th Edition D&D game with pre-generated characters. Once he has 4 players at his table he will begin. He can accept up to 8 players max. Come join us! Bring your own games and let people know on the FB event. See you there!
We are pleased to announce our Featured Artist for Year 9, David Faught and Adam McLaughlin, and Featured Artist Guests of Honor, DA Frizell and Michael Frizell. These two brothers have created on a joint project “Bender Volume 1”.
Read more about our Featured Artist here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/featured-artist-year9/
We are pleased to announce that Samantha Inoue-Harte will be our Guest of Honor for Year 9. Please join us in welcoming her to our event.
Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied entertainment industry veteran. She is currently producing an untitled Anime live action adaptation feature along with revival season 3 of the same Anime IP, acting in the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez live action adaptation of the anime Battle Angel Alita, and producing the 3D animated feature Tailchaser’s Song, based on Tad Williams’ novel.
Read more of her bio here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/guest-of-honor/
The DM Battle is a unique fun event where players and DMs alike get to dive into a impromptu D&D game to see who’s the best DM and the players decide! The day starts with assigning the players randomly to a DM. We will do our best not to put players into a group where they nominated that DM. Then the three secret ingredients are revealed. Last year they were; fungi, ferryboat and frozen. The DMs then take these ingredients and retreat to the library to make an adventure in less than 1 hour.
While the players wait we work on selecting pre-generated characters based on instructions from the DM. Once this is done we have a Trivia Contest with fun and prizes.
The DMs rejoin the room after prep and the DM Battle begins. They have four hours to run an adventure integrating the three ingredients. We will take a break at the two hour mark.
At the end of the event, the DMs retreat to the library and the players are given their evaluation forms. The DMs then share with EE Staff what their adventures were about and any highs or lows in the game. Evaluation forms are gathered by EE Staff and reviewed. Then after points are tallied and EE Staff discusses, we announce the winning DM and the DM awards the best player at their table.
The winning DM will receive a gift certificate from Meta Games. Amount will hopefully be $100. We will have that confirmed soon.
Join us! Let’s PLAY!
In case you’ve not seen the postings on Facebook, the DM Battle previously scheduled for 7/9/17 — has been postponed to Sunday August 13th. Same time. Same location.
To prepare for this event we needed a minimum of 8 players and 2 DM nominations. At the time of rescheduling we did not have anyone signed up to attend this event. Last year this event was an amazing success with 4 DMs battling and about 20 players. We assume that it being the weekend after 4th of July the event was just eclipsed by the holiday before it.
So there’s time to gather your fellow D&D players, purchase your tickets and nominate YOUR DM to be a participant!
Join us, won’t you?
DUNGEON MASTER BATTLE