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
We are pleased to announce, Guest of Honor for Year 9, LJ COHEN!
LJ Cohen is a Boston area novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, geek, and relentless optimist. After almost twenty-five years as a physical therapist specializing in chronic pain management, LJ now uses her anatomical knowledge and myriad clinical skills to injure characters in her science fiction and fantasy novels. When not doing battle with a stubborn Jack Russell Terrier mix or her equally headstrong border collie mutt, LJ can be found writing, which looks a lot like daydreaming.
Read more about her on our Guests of Honor page here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/guest-of-honor/
In case you missed the Facebook post this past weekend, we have officially SOLD OUT of Exhibitors Booths! 173 DAYS to go — before the event in October. Think this is a new record! We still have Creator Tables and Clubs & Org spaces! If those apply to you or your interest. Thanks everyone!
Last year we had Year 8. We did a subtle touch of 8-bit to our fliers, website, t-shirts, etc. We didn’t want the 8-bit theme to override the idea that G.A.M.E. is for a variety of interest and not just video game / 8-bit fun.
This year we are doing everything NINE. You’ll see on Facebook and this website graphics that make announcements and then have a “9” theme to them. So, stay tuned and have fun.
We are pleased to announce our first Guest of Honor for Year 9 is author D.A. Roberts! Read more about him on our Guests of Honor page here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/guest-of-honor/