Gen Con

The best four days in gaming have now come and gone. This year brought a new Exhibitor’s Hall, an expanded convention center and record-breaking crowds of gamers enjoying the annual gathering of the tribe.

Dragon Age RPG got good representation in the sea of gaming awesomeness. Green Ronin was certainly promoting it hard at their booth, given they had Set 2 hot off the printers. From what I heard, sales of Set 2 (and of Set 1 for that matter) were hot, and some titles were sold out by Sunday. In addition, Green Ronin staff were running short demos of Dragon Age RPG at the booth all weekend long, getting more and more people hooked on the game and the mechanics.

Though there were no official games of Dragon Age RPG on the schedule, there were quite a few unofficial and impromptu ones being played. Contributor Enrique “NewbieDM” Bertran ran two sessions of the adventure in the Dragon Age RPG Quickstart given out during Free RPG Day (also available on PDF from Green Ronin). Both groups consisted of people who were new to the game and had been wanting to try it out. By all accounts both games were an entertaining success and we now have new fans in our midst. We also received word of a late-night game at one of the hotels, so for sure Dragon Age was being played about the convention.

For next year’s Gen Con, we at the Dragon Age Oracle will try to get more official games organized. That means that by January of 2012 (and don’t laugh, that’s right around the corner) we’ll put out an open call that we hope you will answer. Let’s get more Dragon Age RPG awesomeness into the official Gen Con schedule in addition to all the great side games that are sure to happen.

Here is a social media snapshot of Dragon Age at Gen Con

Dragon Age Display by Green Ronin
Photo by Daniel M Perez on flickr

RT @Pramas: Dragon Age in the house. #darpg #GenCon
Photo by DragonAgeOracle on twitter