Fall-loha Game Day on September 27th

An autumn leaf and the words Fall-loha 2014. Calling all tabletop gamers! Green Mountain Gamers announced their Burlington game day, Fall-loha, takes place on September 27th, at the Best Western Windjammer in South Burlington:

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and Aloha to fall! And what better way to do that than by playing games! So, bust out your favorite games and colorful cabana wear for a day of gaming.

Open play is the name of the game at Green Mountain Game Days. A huge pile of games materialize as people arrive. Then everyone gets to either push their favorite or try something that sounds interesting as it hits the table.

Our game days welcome ALL types of tabletop gaming. Want to play a board game? No problem! Want to run a RPG? Go right ahead. Want to play some minis? Sure! Want to play a CCG? Awesome!

Bring your own games or just show up to play. Join us for the entire day or just for a couple of hours. It is all good.

Green Mountain Gamers events are free and open to everyone. Donations to help cover the cost of space rental, etc. are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit the Green Mountain Gamers website.

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Reminder: Game ‘n Grill

Settlers of Catan board.

Photo by gadl. CC BY-SA 2.0

This Saturday, at the Vergennes Congregational Church, Green Mountain Gamers host their annual summer event, the Game ‘n Grill. Entry is free, with donations cheerfully accepted. The Game ‘n Grill has an open gaming format, where everyone brings games to share, and try what others have brought, as well.

They’re not kidding about the grilling, either. The forecast is looking sunny for Saturday in Vergennes, so bring something to throw on the flame.

Reminder: MEGA Meltdown

Settlers of Catan board.

Here’s a reminder for gamers in Vermont: The Green Mountain Gamers will host their annual Spring Meltdown game day, this coming weekend, on April 12th and 13th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. Entry will be $10 if you preregister, $10.50 if you preregister via credit card with paypal (see here) and $15 at the door.

Here’s the rough schedule of games:

  • Netrunner tournament – 1:00pm
  • Magic the Gathering with 802MTG
  • D&D, 4th Edition, Eberron – ~3:00pm

There’ll be other games running throughout the day, however. There’s also going to be teaching sessions, starting at 9:15am:

  • Concordia run by GM Rodney Sheldon
  • Euphoria run by GM Bethany Creaser – this is a Play and Win game!!
  • Chrononauts run by GM Chuck Burkins – this is a Play and Win game!!
  • Mice and Mystics run by GM Gordon Spaeth.
  • Hegemonic run by GM Alex Clay – this is a Play and Win game!

 

In addition to the usual potluck mix of games people bring, MEGA Meltdown offers the Play and Win library for the first time, populated with games donated by publishers, which will be raffled off to people who play them during the day. Here’s some of the prizes:

A silent auction of donated games and more will raise funds to be donated to the Vermont Foodbank, as well. Here’s what’s up for bidding:

To find out more about the MEGA Meltdown and the Green Mountain Gamers, you can visit their website.

MEGA Meltdown Game Day

Settlers of Catan board.

The Settlers of Catan. Photo by gadl. CC BY-SA 2.0

Green Mountain Gamers host their annual Spring Meltdown game day, now MEGA-fied, on April 12th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. The MEGA Meltdown runs from 9:00 in the morning to midnight on the 12th, giving tabletop enthusiasts from all over Vermont and beyond the opportunity to share their favorite games and try out some new ones. In addition to the usual potluck mix of games people bring, MEGA Meltdown offers the Play and Win library for the first time, populated with games donated by publishers, which will be raffled off to people who play them during the day. A silent auction of donated games and more will raise funds to be donated to the Vermont Foodbank, as well. To find out more about the MEGA Meltdown and the Green Mountain Gamers, you can visit their website. Also, vice president of the club, Alex Clay, recently appeared on Carnagecast to spread the good word.

Your gadabout tabletop correspondent will be there as well, so say hi!

Reminder: Fall-loha Game Day Tomorrow in Burlington

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

Tomorrow in Burlington, Green Mountain Gamers host their annual autumnal tabletop game event, Fall-loha:

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and Aloha to fall! And what better way to do that than by playing games! So, bust out your favorite games and colorful cabana wear for a day of gaming.

Fall-loha runs 10:00am to 10:00pm at Christ the King School on Locust St in Burlington. That’s twelve hours of tabletop fun and it’s free, free, free![1]


[1] Donations gratefully accepted, of course.

Green Mountain Gamers Light the Jet on June 15th

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The Green Mountain Gamers’ Summer Game ‘n Grill is set for June 15th in Newport, not at all far from the shores of Lake Memphremagog. Green Mountain Gamer events are day-long free-for-alls where players bring their favorite games to share and enjoy. If you’re an old hand, you know what to do. If you’re new, you can browse the offerings until you find something that appeals or ask to join a game on the cusp of commencing. Most players are happy to bring in someone new.

Manning the grill and concessions this year are students from North Country Union High School, raising funds for their exchange trip to Germany. Highlights include “knockwurst, bratwurst (with sauerkraut!), German potato salad, and baked goods.”

Visit the link above for more details on the event.

Vermont Tabletop Gaming Round-up

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

There must be something in the weather, because new opportunities to get out, meet new people and play tabletop games are springing up all over the state. Let’s take a look at the state of play in open gaming events as it currently stands, divided up by regions of the state.

Central Vermont

Northeast Kingdom

  • Border Board Games meets monthly at the Derby Line village hall for an evening of friendly gaming, usually on the third Saturday.
  • Parker Pie in West Glover hosts a Tuesday night game gathering, according to a recent Facebook update from Green Mountain Gamers.

Northwestern Vermont

  • Bakuretsucon, Vermont’s anime convention, includes an open gaming space as part of the festivities.
  • Fall-loha is a Burlington area game day hosted by Green Mountain Gamers at some point in the fall.
  • Quarterstaff Games hosts themed game nights all week long in downtown Burlington. Area of focus include board games, Magic: The Gathering, Legend of the 5 Rings, other card games, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons & Dragons and the Pathfinder Society living role-playing campaign.
  • Vermont Gaming Community is a new Facebook community based out of Winooski. They regularly host Magic and board game nights at the moment, with occasional LAN parties.
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming meets periodically in the Westford area.

Southwestern Vermont

  • Gamers Grotto in Bennington has a full calendar of daily gaming activities. They cover tabletop and video games, with the analog focusing on MagicNaruto and Warhammer.

Statewide

  • 802 MTG is a Facebook group serving as an access point for Magic players all around Vermont.
  • Green Mountain Gamers is an independent social network for Vermont gamers to meet each other and share news of what’s going on. They also host a series of game days around the state.
  • Tru Gaming VT connects players via events and Facebook.

Upper Valley

  • Carnage is an annual weekend convention of gaming, convening in Killington, Vermont in early November.
  • The Colatina Exit in Bradford sees the playing of board games every third Monday. The organizer advertises them via Facebook.
  • Fairlee Public Library‘s after school programming includes gaming on Thursdays. Tonight, May 24th, they’re experimenting with a evening board game night, too.
  • MEGA Spring Meltdown recently became the Green Mountain Gamers’ longest event, held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee.[1]
  • Triple Play, a hop over the Connecticut River in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, offers in-store gaming most nights of the week, offering board games, miniatures, card games and more.

Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments.


[1] Green Mountain Gamers also host two game days that float around Vermont. Visit their website for details.

Last Day to Preregister for MEGA Spring Meltdown

Bethany Creaser of the Green Mountain Gamers reminds us all that Saturday the 20th is the last day to get the preregistration rate for MEGA Spring Meltdown game day at Lake Morey Resort on the 27th:

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-register for the Spring Meltdown. Pre-register to save $5. That $5 will mean you will have more money to use to bid on items at the silent auction.

Dominion_CaseThe silent auction, of course, benefits the Vermont Food Bank. Among the games donated by publishers, retailers and local donors, you’ll also find unique offerings like a custom Dominion storage case, pictured to the left, with laminated dividers and a compiled rulebook covering Dominion expansions published to date.

MEGA Spring Meltdown Game Day is Heating Up

The Green Mountain Gamers’ mega game day, MEGA Spring Meltdown, is now less than two weeks away. Preregistration closes on April 20th, so save yourself some cash.

In addition to the usual open play of a game day, Green Mountain Gamers have organized a Warmachine and Hordes tournament, an Android: Netrunner tournament, a day-long Call of Cthulhu adventure, plus a silent auction to benefit the Vermont Food Bank. Items up for auction include new games donated by Fantasy Flight Games, Asmodee Games, Cool Stuff Inc. and local gamers, too.

MEGA Spring Meltdown runs all day on April 27th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. For more details, visit the Green Mountain Gamers’ website. Admission is $10 by April 20th, $15 after the 20th and at the door.

Mega Spring Meltdown Offers More Than Ever Before

Green Mountain Gamers updated the event listing for Mega Spring Meltdown yesterday. As it currently stands:

  • Warmachine/Hordes tournament – 35pt Warmachine/Hordes tournament, two lists required. Character restriction applies. No reinforcements or specialists will be used. The top 3 players will win Steamroller coins, and anyone who plays at least one fully painted list will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. Registration begins at 10am, and the tournament starts at 11am sharp. Prize support provided by Triple Play Games.
  • RPG “Extinction” – Call of Cthulhu – 9AM to 5PM – 6 Players – GM James Davenport -”You fight back nausea as you push yourself slowly up to your knees. What happened? Just as you were achieving a victory against horror you are pulled…ripped…to here… The hairs on the back of your neck bristle with danger. This place. It’s not like anyplace on earth. Or is it?”Extinction is a Call of Cthulhu adventure designed with a continuing “revolving door” concept in which players can play for however long they choose, drop out, and even return later to an open seat. The entire game will run for 8 hours (with breaks). No experience is necessary. Summary game information and characters will be provided. Recommended for mature role-players.
  • Netrunner tournament – 1:00PM – Event format: Aiming at a swiss 3 rounds with a final showdown between the top 2. Will adjust according to the number of participants, if needed.FFG tournament rules 1.1 will be applied. Deck format: multiple core sets and all datapacks up to “A study in static” will be allowed. April’s datapack “Humanity’s shadow” will be allowed only if released earlier than April 20th giving at least a complete week for the players to adjust their decks. Cost: free, but must have paid the convention registration fees. Prizes: A total of $50 in gift certificates to winner’s choice of our main FLGS: Triple Play, Book Garden or Quarterstaff… $25 for the winner and a random $25 between the participants that cannot be won by the winner.

Additionally, there is the silent auction as previously reported, with donated board games and a special, one of a kind Doctor Who bag crafted by Green Mountain Gamers’ own Bethany Creaser. A preview picture of the bag — lining to be added — has gone up on the Mega Spring Meltdown Facebook event page, so go head over there to check that out and RSVP to the big day.

Mega Spring Meltdown runs from 10:00am to midnight on Saturday, April 27th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. Tickets are $10.50 in advance via Paypal and $15 at the door. Read more about the day’s doings at the Green Mountain Gamers web site.