The 7th year of the tabletop gaming convention 1d4Con is this Friday May 3rd at noon to Sunday May 5th at 4pm at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown. The convention was an idea that James, of the 1d4cast Podcast, when he realized how little the presence of gaming conventions were in the topmost Northern Virginia and West Virginia Panhandle parts of the Shenandoah Valley area.
The con has a series of block-scheduling system for games, with six gaming blocks set for the weekend for various planned sessions of traditional and indie board games, miniatures, and RPGs. Plus board game demos on demand, a board game library, play to win games, Magic: The Gathering tournaments on Friday and Saturday, Munchkin Madness tournament, D&D Adventure League, World of Darkness LARPs, minis paint & take, Pathfinder/Starfinder Society, Rogue Cthulhu,
Every year the con runs a charity drive called Game for Charity, this year’s charity is Extra Life of the WVU Children’s Miracle Hospital of Morgantown. One part of this is being able to purchase tickets ($2) to get special boons (such as re-rolls or bonuses to dice rolls) in certain games during the con. Special charity-dedicate game with an extra cost will be available to join. There is also a Charity Raffle, $3 a ticket, with various lots, drawing will be on Saturday night.
Vendors this year include Aroc Gaming, Cardboard Gaming, Dad’s Armies, Fey Chien’s Gently Used Goods, Game Table Adventures, Rantings of a Wandering Mind, TNT Laser Works, Your Hobby Place, and other gaming stores and companies.
Badges at the door are $40 for adult three-day pass, $20 for those 11 to 17, and free for kids ten or younger with accompanying adult. Two day and one day passes will be available too.
A nice old school gaming con dedication to gaming with lots of various things to do.