Run and Play Role-Playing Games at Mega Spring Meltdown

Green Mountain Gamers want to host role-playing games at their next event, Mega Spring Meltdown at Lake Morey Resort in April. This weekend, they put the call out:

Calling all RPG GM’s! At Spring Meltdown, we have four 6-foot round tables that can be reserved for roleplaying games. If you wish to run an RPG, please let us know what time periods you want to reserve the tables for (i.e 9AM to 1PM). And, give us the details of the game so we can add the info to our Spring Meltdown page to help promote it.

If you’ve got a role-playing adventure to run, reach out to Green Mountain Gamers via their contact page. Mega Spring Meltdown is just under two months away!

[Via the NNEG mailing list.]

Mega Spring Meltdown Mega-fied

Green Mountain Gamers posted updates this morning expanding the fun at their Mega Spring Meltdown game day, held April 27th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee:

Silent Auction to Benefit the Vermont Foodbank

Event-goers have the opportunity to bid silently on games and game-related accessories to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Current items for bidding include shiny new games donated by Cool Stuff Inc., Eagle/Gryphon Games and Fantasy Flight Games, plus a “handmade Doctor Who bag” from organizer Bethany Creaser. Green Mountain Gamers is also accepting donations

Every $25 raised provides 150 meals to hungry Vermonters. Bid early and often!

Mega Minis Tournament

Triple Play will host a 35 point Warmachine / Hordes tournament. Players fielding fully painted armies enter a drawing for a special prize, in addition to the top three players winning Steamroller coins. For full details, visit the Mega Spring Meltdown page.

Abyss of Insanity

Area game designer Nik Palmer plans to run his newly published role-playing adventure, Abyss of Insanity, in which the collapse of an antarctic ice shelf triggers an expedition into unknown frozen depths.

[Tip via Green Mountain Gamers.]

Green Mountain Gamers Makes a Mega Meltdown

Yesterday Green Mountain Gamers announced their first “mega” game day. On April 27th, 2013, the Lake Morey Resort hosts MEGA Spring Meltdown, from 9:00am to midnight. In the style of Unity Games, this game day is open play from start to finish. Bring a game, look for a game to play.

The convention-going gamer may recognize Lake Morey Resort. It’s the former home of Carnage and has certainly proved itself as an ideal location for tabletop gaming. Odds are there will be ample pre- and post-game day gaming, as the hotel provides the opportunity for attendees to sleep over and not worry about driving home.

Preregister for MEGA Spring Meltdown for $10 or you can pay $15 at the door. This is a change for Green Mountain Game Days, but certainly a reasonable one, given the leap from grange and church halls to an event space like Lake Morey.

If you don’t wish to wait until April to get your game on — and who would? — the group’s Winter Weirdness game day is right around the corner in Barre. In addition to playing game, donate canned goods to enter a raffle for a gift certificate to the friendly local game store of your choice.

Winter Weirdness 2013 Game Day

Green Mountain Gamers host their annual winter game day, Winter Weirdness, in the undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Barre, Vermont on January 12th. 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.

In addition to the gaming fun, Green Mountain Gamers will hold three raffles through the course of the day to benefit the local food shelf. Non-perishable goods get you entries into the raffle, where the winner receives a gift certificate to the friendly local game store of their choice.

Fall-loha Game Day September 15th in Burlington

Green Mountain Gamers host their annual autumnal game day, Fall-loha, at Christ the King School in Burlington this year on September 15th: “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.”

The Green Mountain Game Days offer the opportunity for ardent hobbyists to break out their favorite long form games — witness the perennial planning of sessions of A Game of Thrones on the forum thread — and newcomers to sample whatever takes their fancy among the smorgasbord of games people bring to share.

Fall-loha asks for a suggested $5 donation at the door, but it’s free for all attendees. Visit the Green Mountain Gamers website to find out more.

Green Mountain Gamers’ Summer Game ‘n Grill in Middlebury

This coming Saturday, July 21st, Green Mountain Gamers and Ilsley Library present the Summer Game ‘n Grill game day at Ilsley itself in downtown Middlebury, Vermont:

 . . . the Game ‘n Grill brings two great things — meat and games — together in a fiery conflagration. The Game ‘n Grill is a grand gaming picnic. Everyone brings their favorite games and picnic supplies.

Green Mountain Game Days are twelve hours of open play gaming goodness, with people coming from the local community, as well as all around Vermont and beyond to take part in the fun. If you’re a newcomer, there are plenty of people eager to share their favorite games. If you’re one of those people eager to share your favorite game, you know what to do.

And there will be a grill available, should you wish to bring something that tastes better after the application of fire.

The Summer Game ‘n Grill runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm at Ilsley Library in Middlebury. There is no admission, but donations to cover event costs are gratefully accepted.

Reminder: Spring Meltdown Tomorrow!

Spring Meltdown BannerTomorrow, April 21st, the Green Mountain Gamers host their annual springtime game day, Spring Meltdown, at the Lyndonville grange hall. These game days are a great opportunity not only for old friends to meet up and enjoy their shared hobby, but also the curious newcomer to the tabletop hobby to explore what it’s all about. Many people bring their favorite games to share and eager to teach them to interested comers.

Most of what goes on at a game day is pick-up play: someone picks out a game from the selection shared, other people cluster around it in interest and off they all go to play. Dark Tower Gaming will run a pair of Magic: the Gathering tournaments.

Additionally, Dark Tower Gaming will be vending Magic cards and other related items. Triple Play has the rest of the gaming marketplace covered. Triple Play has also kindly donated a mystery door prize, to be won by some lucky attendee of Spring Meltdown.

Spring Meltdown runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5 per person are gratefully accepted to cover the costs of the day. For more information, visit the Spring Meltdown page at the Green Mountain Gamers website.

Winter Weirdness 2012

Tomorrow is Winter Weirdness 2012, the Green Mountain Gamers’ winter game day. Held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Barre, Winter Weirdness is a full day of pick-up gaming from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Bring a favorite game of your own or sample something from the dizzying assortment of options that inevitably materialize as players arrive.

If you’ve never been to a game day or are just getting into tabletop gaming, rest assured, there are lots of friendly people at these dos who happy to teach newcomers some cool games. After all, the more people you teach to play one’s favorite, the more potential people with whom you can play it.

Book and game emporium the Book Garden of Montpelier will be on the premises, vending and running a Magic: the Gathering tournament. The Book Garden also kindly donated a $50 gift certificate as door prize for the day. Anyone who donates at the door  — the proceeds of which are split between Green Mountain Gamers and the Church of the Good Shepherd — gets to enter the drawing for the gift certificate. And with the Book Garden vending on site, the winner doesn’t even have to leave the gaming action to enjoy their prize.