Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

May 23, 2017

        So you know that we are running a Go Fund Me, to purchase a new video camera for our convention and tabletop play coverage. We are (as of this posting) setting at $175.00 Pineleaf who many of you may know as one of the hosts of the Podcast has graciously put out a challenge!           From NOW through Monday...

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

May 14, 2017

  Gen Con attendees can get their first chance to view the initial list of Gen Con 50 events right now, as the Event Catalog is now launched on gencon.com.     With the release of the Event Catalog, attendees can begin building their Wish Lists on gencon.com, preparing for the opening of Event Registration on Sunday, May 28 at noon (Eastern). Gen...

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

May 14, 2017

    Thousands voted and the Official Beer name for Gen Con 50 is … Dragon’s Delight! Dragon’s Delight joins former winners 20-Sided Rye (2016), Drink On and Prosper Ale (2015), Froth of Khan (2014), Flagon Slayer (2013), and the Ale of Destiny (2012). A Belgian Golden Ale     Dragon’s Delight will be available...

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

May 6, 2017

  Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, Contest participants submitted more than 2,000 names, and the finalists have been chosen for the Official Beer name of Gen Con 50! For Gen Con 50, taking place August 17-20, Sun King will brew a Belgian-Style Golden Ale, available in both cans and drafts at the convention as well as via...

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

May 5, 2017

More than 500 exhibitors will participate in the historic Gen Con 50! Today, for the first time, you can begin your exploration of the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall through official convention maps. There are two ways to delve into the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall. The traditional way is to view the downloadable PDF document. Convenient to print and a handy web bookmark,...

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Apr 14, 2017

  Gen Con, the longest-running game convention in North America, will increase its 2017 presence within Lucas Oil Stadium (LOS), adding exhibition and event space to the same play field used by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. To commemorate 2017’s historic Gen Con 50, the convention will create a showcase area on the LOS field that honors the first Gen Con,...

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Apr 14, 2017

  The Ticket To Ride universe is expanding by 1 more country, this time up we head to the rails in Germany!   Turn of the century Germany… Through a fine autumn rain, a plume of smoke announces the arrival of the 4:15 train from Nuremberg in the Munich Central Station. The din of the massive engine grows more intense, culminating with a prolonged hiss...

Help Us Provide Better Coverage On DDO Players!

Help Us Provide Better Coverage On DDO Players!

Apr 14, 2017

  As you know, we talk about more than just DDO here at DDO Players, we have branched out into Tabletop gaming in a big way. We get the privilege of covering conventions such as Gen Con each year as press. We are in desperate need of upgrading our video camera that we use for this. With that being said we are looking for you the loyal reader/listener to...

They Might Be Giants To Perform At Gen Con 50

They Might Be Giants To Perform At Gen Con 50

Mar 31, 2017

    Gen Con, “The Best Four Days in Gaming,” is proud to announce that Grammy Award winning recording artists They Might Be Giants will play an exclusive concert to celebrate Gen Con 50 on the evening of Thursday, August 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. More concert details will finalize in the coming weeks, but Gen Con attendees will be able to...

Gen Con Announces A New President

Gen Con Announces A New President

Mar 15, 2017

  Game industry veteran David Hoppe will join Gen Con as President and take over the top management role in May, the company announced.  Hoppe will replace Adrian Swartout, who will retire after ten years as President, then CEO.  Swartout and Hoppe will work together for the next four months, until Gen Con 50 in August.   Swartout led the company out...

Sun King Brewery to Create Official Beer for Gen Con 50

Sun King Brewery to Create Official Beer for Gen Con 50

Jan 20, 2017

    Gen Con, the longest-running gaming convention in North America, has announced a renewal of their partnership with Sun King Brewing Company, continuing an uninterrupted relationship that began in 2012. As part of this partnership extension, Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, operate an outdoor 21-and-over beer...

Gen Con Extends Partnership with Indianapolis through 2021

Gen Con Extends Partnership with Indianapolis through 2021

Dec 6, 2016

  Gen Con, the longest-running gaming convention in North America, has reached a one-year extension of its agreement to stay in Indianapolis. This new contract extends Gen Con’s partnership with Indy through 2021 and includes an option that allows for the show to renew the contract annually.   “Indianapolis has warmly welcomed Gen Con with its Hoosier...

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Rick Loomis Interview

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Rick Loomis Interview

Aug 16, 2016

  Drac has a chat with the founder of Flying Buffalo Incorporated Mr. Rick Loomis  

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Ken St Andre Interview

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Ken St  Andre Interview

Aug 16, 2016

  Drac has a chat with the “Troll Godfather” himself Ken St Andre, the creator of Tunnels & Trolls     (Music) Pop Goes the Weasel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Grant Wilson Rather Dashing Games Interview

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Grant Wilson Rather Dashing Games Interview

Aug 15, 2016

  Drac stopped by the Rather Dashing Games booth at Gen Con 2016, and had a chat with Grant Wilson! We talk about We Come In Peace, and some of the upcoming games from RDG.     (Music) Pop Goes the Weasel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

Gen Con 2016 Shows Increased Attendance

Gen Con 2016 Shows Increased Attendance

Aug 10, 2016

  The numbers are in , and once again Gen Con 2016 shows more gamers and enjoying “The Best Four Days In Gaming”     Gen Con 2016, which for the first time featured more than 500 exhibitors and an expansion into Lucas Oil Stadium, continued a seven-year streak of record turnstile attendance with 201,852 attendees, up 2.5% from 2015...

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 HABA USA Interview With Lea Culliton

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 HABA USA Interview With Lea Culliton

Aug 8, 2016

  Our Gen Con Coverage Kickoffs with Drac talking with the president of HABA USA Lea Culliton       (Music) Pop Goes the Weasel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

Burger Up! Card Game

Burger Up! Card Game

Aug 3, 2016

  As your reading this I am at  Gen Con 2016. (See I’m posting this in future? The past?, or your reading this in future? it’s all wibbly wobbly, timey wimey!) Anyway, all this walking is making me hungry (See there is that time jump again) and a nice juicy hamburger sounds amazing right now.     In the game, you play as the...

Gen Con 2016 Program Book In PDF

Gen Con 2016 Program Book In PDF

Aug 3, 2016

  For those of you that can’t make it to Gen Con this year, you can get a taste of the program book via the Gen Con website.       The PDF runs 138 pages...

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Coverage

DDO Players Gen Con 2016 Coverage

Aug 3, 2016

      Our coverage of Gen Con 2015 will start in full TODAY!, so you will be seeing a deluge of Posts and Tweets covering many aspects of Gen Con 2016! We have a slate of interviews all ready scheduled, and should be adding more! And will have the chance to talk to some people on the show floor. Make sure your following us on Twitter and...