The convention will offer a variety of gaming session options and dinner. Larry Wick, creator of the soon-to-be released Wickedly Errant Game System, will be the featured speaker at the event. Those attending will have the opportunity to preview the system. Sean Patrick Fannon, author of numerous articles on role-playing will also speak at the convention, which not only aims to acquaint people with role-playing, but also help familiarize the campus with this art form.
“The RPGuild is already a firmly established community on Wittenberg’s campus, but we wish to take this opportunity to introduce the fun world of role playing to the campus at-large and expand further,” said guild president Karl Schmitt, class of 2006, from Baltimore, Md.
During this unique convention, participants will personify self-developed characters from all genres, including characters from Dungeons & Dragons, based largely on J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed trilogy The Lord of the Rings, and George Lucas’s blockbuster sci-fi series Star Wars. Throughout the day, participants will experience firsthand the innovation associated with role- playing.
“Role playing tends to be an overlooked or misunderstood form of socialization, yet the RPGuild has more than 60 members, most of whom socialize outside of gaming sessions,” Schmitt said.
The RPGuild meets bimonthly; however, gatherings to participate in actual role-playing occur on a much more consistent basis. Such role-playing sessions actually motivated the RPGuild to establish a convention so more people could be exposed to the art form. Between 50-100 people are expected to attend.
- Alecia Dimar '06
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