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Welcome to DunDraCon 40!

The West Coast's Premier Game Convention

Countdown to DDC40:

We’re celebrating four decades as the premier West Coast gaming convention. Come enjoy our extensive catalogue of activities — everything from RPGs, minis, board and card games, LARPs to War College, a protospiel, and more. Sparky may even have a few special things in store. See you there!

Peet's Promotion

Everybody's favorite promotion is BACK! That's right, take your lucky 20 sided (or borrow theirs) to Peet's Coffee at Bishop Ranch Friday through Monday, and roll! If you get a 14 or better- get $1 off your drink, if you get a 20... FREE DRINK! Just show your badge and roll that 20!

Convention Book Available

The DDC40 Convention book is available online in zipped PDF format.

Convention Registration is closed; Games Registration is Open

Convention Registration for DunDraCon 40 is over. If you want to register for the convention, you will have to pay at the door.

Game Registration is open. See the Game Registration page for more information, and to register for games.

No Blood Bank this year

We're sorry to report that there will be no Stanford Blood Drive at DunDraCon this year. Due to personnel training, Stanford does not have enough workers to staff the Blood Mobile for DDC weekend. We'rehoping that you'll go out and donate anyway; We've attached the link to the Stanford Blood Center, so that you can find a drive near you. And we will be partnering with Stanford at DDC41, so be ready to donate!


Special Events

Games, Seminars and the like are all well and good; here are some extra-curricular activities for you!

Figure Painting

Ever wanted to paint a figure for your favorite character, but thought “I could never do that”?

Are you a serious figure painter and need a “fix” during the convention?

Have an hour to kill before your next game and nothing to do?

Come by the Figure Painting area across from the Info Table and pick up a brush! We’ll have Paint and Take running all convention long (well, from 9 AM-9 PM or so), and Speed Painting. Kendra Lindemann will be on hand to help out, and we’ll have paints, brushes, figures and light by which to paint a masterpiece.

LARP Lending Library

Want to try LARPing in a small group or with friends? Didn’t get into a game this slot? We have a selection of LARPs for 4-6 players, playable in ~2 hours in a hotel room or open gaming. Come borrow one any time Saturday or Sunday, or sign up to reserve one for later. Located at LARP Central outside Salon 2.

LARPs will be labeled and organized for easy setup, and many are teen friendly, and don’t require a GM so everyone can play.

The Game Schedule is up

Check our Events Page to see what is running when. Games Pre-registration (for those who have pre-registered for the convention) starts on February 1 and runs until 4:00 PM February 11 (the Thursday before the convention). At that point Pre-registration ends, and regular at-con electronic Games Registration begins.

The Hotel is Full!

Once again, we've set a new record: the Marriott is full already. We believe it will be possible to snag cancellations before the convention - there always are some, especially with reservations made far in advance - but avoid the online signup interface for the moment. It will tell you the event is "closed," which is not true. We're wide open; the hotel is just out of rooms right now.

Meanwhile, you can seek space at the alternative hotels - and check out our room-sharing page.

DunDraCon 40 - a Celebration

What is DunDraCon?

Protospiel DunDraCon 40 is introducing a new feature: a Protospiel (game testing salon). Designers (and that can be any convention member, from established game designers to rookies) bring in game prototypes, but these are games in need of refinement. They might be at the very earliest stage of development, or they might be fairly polished, but what you can expect to see are games that need testing. So any convention member can come in and help play-test any game. This allows the designers to find problems, see what works well, get players’ sense of what’s fun and what isn’t, and see what sort of strategies players use based on the present state of the rules.

For more information, check out our Protospiel page!

What People Are Saying about DDC 39 A Wargaming After-Action Report from Jay White.

Leslie Light from Black Nerd Problems visited and writes of her experiences at DDC 39.

Shannon Mac posted of his experiences.

Have a review you'd like to share? Just let the Webmaster know!

Shay's Games - Advice for Convention GMs Shay is compiling a list of "Tips for Convention GMs". Take a look!

DunDraCon Webstore Now you can get official DunDraCon mugs, hats, bags or stickers! Just follow this link to our Web Store, or click on the "DDC Cafepress" button in the header bar.

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