eaturing game industry veterans, award-winning authors and artists, jaw-dropping costumes, thousands of events, a growing Family Fun Pavilion, and the newest games on the market, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming! This year, Gen Con takes place August 15-18 in Indianapolis, Indiana -- and is now underway!
In addition to the D&D gaming events taking place throughout the convention, we'd also like to highlight today's seminars (plus, more gaming with the Murder in Baldur's Gate Launch Event Weekend):
Q&A with R&D
Do you have questions about D&D Next, DMing, and all things D&D? Well, we have answers. Join Mike Mearls and members of the Dungeons & Dragons team to ask questions about the current state of the game, and where it’s going.
When: Saturday 2 – 4 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM
The Fate of the Forgotten Realms
Join novelists R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Troy Denning, Erin Evans, and Richard Lee Byers to discuss the Sundering, and the great stories still to be told.
When: Saturday 4 – 6 PM
Murder in Baldur’s Gate Launch Weekend
Something foul is afoot in Baldur’s Gate. An old evil stirs. On the eve of celebration, a brutal murder occurs. Will you answer the call for help?
This scenario launches the new adventure Murder in Baldur’s Gate, and sends heroes catapulting into the events of the upcoming D&D Encounters seasons. The experience uses the D&D Next playtest rules, and participants receive the exclusive D&D Gen Con dice set if they haven’t yet received one. Optional pre-generated characters are available, or players can create their own characters prior to the start of the event at the character creation station in the D&D area (please allow at least 30 minutes). No prior D&D experience is necessary.
Ticketed event. Generics accepted as space allows.
Run time: 4 hours
Recap: A Night with Dungeons & Dragons
On Thursday night from 7 PM - 11 PM, Baldur's Gate opened its gates to travelers from across Faerûn for a one-of-a-kind event. Attendees were able to mingle with D&D designers, authors, and other industry luminaries while enjoying food, drinks, music, adventure and more (plus, receive a special give-away exclusive to this event, shown below):
Something Foul Afoot in Baldur's Gate: Amid preparation for Founders Day, a sinister plot unfolded. Those closest to Duke Adrian Abdel fell to the blade of assassination, and it was up to attendees to uncover the truth in a murder mystery puzzle created by the devious minds of Lone Shark Games. Those who helped solve the mystery and become champions of justice had a chance to win awesome D&D prizes, including the unique sword (its construction chronicled in Parts One, Two, and Three).
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