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Welcome to DunDraCon

Friday Noon in Tri Valley 2 for 2 hours
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Presenter(s): Steve Perrin
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

Steve Perrin and other members of the DunDraCon Committee welcome attendees to the convention, give a quick summary of what we do and answer questions.

Improv for Gamers

Friday 2:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 2 hours
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Presenter(s): Randy Angle, Ariel Petersen, Roderick Robertson, Mark Schynert
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

Improvisation is one skill that enhances any game playing experience as both players and game masters. Learn to riff off of other players and generate collaborative stories.

Blockbuster LARPs

Friday 4:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Mark Mensch
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

A new type of LARP is hitting the scene but what are they, what to expect at them and which ones are in the US? Come and find out.

Using Boardgames in Real Life Settings

Friday 5:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1.5 hours
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Presenter(s): C.J. Lowe
Type: Seminar

Real life is about learning how to apply strategies you have taken from various scenarios using those applications to situations as needed. This can be simple applied strategies you learn in board games.

Gaming the System - Using RPG Skills to Write Novels

Saturday 9:00 AM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Guy Riessen
Type: Seminar

Learn how to turn the same rich imaginative worlds you create for role playing games into tightly plotted novels

Coming this year from the Chaosium

Saturday 10:00 AM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Steve Perrin
Type: Seminar

Steve presents the upcoming new edition of RuneQuest and a look at Call of Cthulhu and RQ products to come.

Mining The Movies For Ideas

Saturday 11:00 AM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Doc Cross
Type: Seminar

Let's talk about getting ideas from movies. Not just plots, but characters, locations, creatures, style and genres. From Grade Z horror to blockbusters, we'll talk about them all.

World Building: Legal and Political Systems

Saturday Noon in Tri Valley 2 for 1.5 hours
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Presenter(s): Daniel Creelman
Type: Seminar

Why does every country your characters visit have a king? Why would they have necessarily known that wearing blue is forbidden except during certain religious holidays? Who makes the laws and how are they enforced? What legal systems are likely to make which laws, and which laws are incompatible with which political systems. Laws and politics are inextricably linked, so let's look at both.

City Building

Saturday 2:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Michael Blum, Kenneth Hite, Anders Swenson
Type: Seminar

The long-running seminar about the nuts and bolts of creating and using cities in RPGs. This year we’ll discuss how cities physically divide social and cultural groups with ghettos, forbidden zones, caravanserais, tax or legal havens, and develop a few examples on our whiteboard.

Trials and Tribulations, The GM's Forum

Saturday 4:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Glenn S. Thain
Type: Seminar

An informal discussion (audience participation encouraged), where we talk about being the GamesMaster, (players are encouraged to come too...).

Blockbuster LARPs

Saturday 5:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Mark Mensch
Type: Seminar

A new type of LARP is hitting the scene but what are they, what to expect at them and which ones are in the US? Come and find out.

Staying Alive in the Game Publishing Biz

Saturday 6:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Josh Christensen, Rick Loomis
Type: Seminar

Experienced entertainment entrepeneurs give you the lowdown on whether you can make a living in the games business.

What's Cool

Sunday 10:00 AM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Bruce Harlick, Kenneth Hite
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

2 icons of the gaming industry present their unique viewpoints on the best in current game products, straight from the dealer room.

Cool Tools for Gaming

Sunday 11:00 AM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Clyde Lee Graham, Bruce Harlick
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

Overview and recommendation of various software (and some physical) tools for a better gaming experience. Will discuss tools for character generation, map making, remote gaming, and more.

Japanese history and culture for LARP or re-enactment

Sunday Noon in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Lisa Joseph (Saionji no Hana)
Type: Seminar

Want to give your Legend of the Five Rings impression some flair? Draw inspiration from the culture and history of Japan with Saionji no Hana-sensei of the SCA. Learn about the Imperial court and interaction with the Shogunate, how to walk like a lady, bow like a samurai, deal with your social inferiors and superiors and get ideas for improving your game.
Website: www.wodefordhall.com

LARPing in the Post-Apocalypse: An Introduction to the World of Dystopia Rising

Sunday 1:00 PM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Ariel Petersen and A panel of players
Type: Seminar

Dystopia Rising is a post-apocalyptic, adrenaline fueled, zombie infested, fully-immersive weekend LARP. Join players as they show off costumes and props and give an introduction to the world.

Improv for Gamers

Sunday 2:00 PM in Tri Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Randy Angle, Ariel Petersen, Roderick Robertson, Mark Schynert
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

Improvisation is one skill that enhances any game playing experience as both players and game masters. Learn to riff off of other players and generate collaborative stories.

Winning Isn't Everything in Board Games

Sunday 3:00 PM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Jonathan Cantin, Sarah Graybill, and John Shulters
Type: Seminar
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

A lighthearted discussion about some of the the hidden joys of playing modern board games. Plus tips on avoiding king-making, analysis paralysis, and outright table-flipping!

Kickstarting a Board Game

Sunday 4:00 PM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): John Shulters, Jonathan Cantin, Sarah Graybill
Type: Seminar

An overview and discussion with successful Kickstarter board game project creators. Insights on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your baby. Q&A Welcome. Topics will include pre-campaign preparation, running the live funding period, posting project updates, pre-production, backer fulfillment, and what to do next... John Shulters just finished running the Foxtrot KS campaign for Spy Club, which will be released later this year. Jonnypac's contributions will stem from his experiences in 2014-15 while Kicking Hangtown.

D20 Hunker Down or Bug Out

Sunday 5:00 PM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Karl Reichhold and Karen Kelley
Type: Seminar

What do you do when zombies, monsters or the supernatural attack? Do you hunker down or bug out? Come find out your D20 and real life options based on real life situations, scenarios and responses. The first 20 people will get a free gift.

Getting Your Game Design Published

Sunday 6:00 PM in Tri-Valley 2 for 1 hours
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Presenter(s): Jeff Tibbetts, Brandon Raasch, Josh Christensen
Type: Seminar

You have a Great Game Design! — Industry experts discuss what you need to know to publish your game (or have it published by someone else)

Tatting for the Novice

Monday 10:00 AM in Tri-Valley 2 for 2 hours
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Presenter(s): Donnamarie Fuller
Type: Seminar

From fishing nets to fine ball gowns the art of tatting has been practiced for centuries. Tatting combines stitches and picots to create a strong lace suitable for function and decoration. Learn the basic technique. All materials will be provided.