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Green Mountain Gamers Game to Raise Money for Extra Life

Posted Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 9:04am

Play Games. Heal Kids.

That’s right, you heard it. Just by simply playing games, you can help raise money for sick children by participating in Extra Life. Extra Life is the biggest gaming charity event of the year and this year, Green Mountain Gamers is encouraging fellow gamers to help by participating in Extra Life at the Carnage Gaming Convention from Nov 2nd to 4th.

Participating is easy. All you have to do is sign up at Extra Life, join or create a team, choose a Children’s Miracle Network hospital to support, ask friends and family for donations, and sit and play games, any kind of games, for a total of 24 hours.

Green Mountain Gamers has created a GMG team and is available for anyone to join. Or create a bit of competition by creating your own team (i.e. the Granite State Team or the RPG Team). Remember, anyone can participate.

GMG would also like to find those gamers who are hard core and want to go that extra mile. We are looking for the Iron Gamer. The Iron Gamer is one who will go the distance and sit and play games for 24 hours straight, or longer! Carnage has set aside 2 board game tables and one RPG table for Iron Gamers. We will need a minimum of 4 board games players (maximum of 10) and for the RPG’s, we’ll need a willing GM and players to play.

To find out how you can participate in the Iron Gamer or for more detailed information, please visit Green Mountain Gamer’s Extra Life team page.  Please note, the date at the top of the GMG team page is NOT the correct date. The GMG team plans to participate from November 2nd to 4th at Carnage.

Raffle at Game ‘n Grill

Posted Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 8:59am

At the Game ‘n Grill on June 18th in Norwich, VT, Green Mountain Gamers will hold a raffle to support Rob Hartwell’s family. Rob lives in Derby, VT and is a fellow gamer and member of Border Board Games. Rob’s 15 year old brother, Zach, had a malignant brain tumor removed in February. Since that time he has developed a rare complication and had to moved from Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital to Boston. The complication means he has to relearn basic motor skills such as walking, talking, picking up things, or any other fine motor skills. This has created a hardship on Rob’s family. His mother has not been home since February and is on unpaid leave. His father is supporting the family while watching their even younger brother and managing to drive to and from Boston as much as possible.

Raffle tickets will cost $2 each or 3 for $5 and the prize will be your choice of either a gift certificate  to or weekend admission to Carnage. Bethany will sell the tickets at the Game ‘n Grill. Bethany has short, reddish hair and will be wearing an orange shirt.

If you’d like to read more about Rob, Zach, and their family, please click here.

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OGC and Carnage Updates

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 10:08pm

We have news on the convention front for two regional events, OGC and Carnage.

OGC — short for Open Gaming Convention — went live with a new site last night for the Year of the Ninja. They’re now accepting preregistration, and event and vendor forms. In Nashua, New Hampshire, August 19th through the 21st, OGC has a strong focus on role-playing games, while also offering the entire panoply of tabletop pursuits.

Meanwhile on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley, Carnage’s field marshals have begun rallying for GM submissions for their November convention. It looks to be a big year at Carnage as they host the North American Diplomacy tournament.

Carnage Game Additions and Cancellations

Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 8:58am

For all of you gamers trying to figure out which games to play at the Carnage game convention don’t forget to check the list up at the Carnage website showing new game additions 🙂  as well as game cancellations. 🙁

Some new board games, role-playing games, and miniatures have been added and some board games, role-playing games, and LARPs have been canceled. Keep checking back at the Carnage website for anymore gaming additions and cancellations.

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Download the Carnage the 13th Con Book

Posted Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 10:14pm

The conbook for Carnage the 13th is now available for download. While this also means the physical version is winging its way through the halls and trucks of the United States Postal Service, too, if you can’t wait that long or aren’t, go ahead and snag that PDF. It’s yours for the taking.

I’d say it looks like a good crop of events this year, but I have to admit to some small amount of personal bias. Some will be excited by the Grand Endeavor Tournament. Others will ooh and ah over Andre Kruppa’s horrific Lovecraftian role-playing adventures. Still more just want to marshal their troops against the oncoming hordes.

Now everyone can figure out exactly what they want to play and when. Get crackin’!

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It Came From the Carnage Math Trade

Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 11:38am

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For the last couple years, Matt Golec (@mattgo on Green Mountain Gamers) has coordinated a board game math trade at the Carnage convention in Fairlee, Vermont. In a math trade, participants list the games they want to swap away on a geek list. Then they pick out the games they’d like from those offered by other participants in the trade. A computer program works a series of exchanges that maximizes people getting what they want.

Just yesterday, Matt posted the geek list for this year’s trade, dubbed It Came From the Carnage Math Trade. Hit the link for details, including how to list games you want to trade and generate your want list.

The list is young at the moment with three items as of this post’s writing, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. The more people who list games, and the more games they list, the better the odds of a trade working out for you.

Call for GMs

Posted Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 4:13pm

Vermont’s premiere gaming convention, Carnage, has put out a call for GM’s. To be sure your game will be published in the convention book mailer, please be sure to sign up by July 26th. Carnage has posted a list of board games they would like to offer at this year’s convention. This year’s theme for Carnage the 13th is Razor Sharp Horror! So, c’mon, and send in those game submissions!

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Carnage the 13th

Posted Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 6:00am

Carnage, Vermont’s longest-running tabletop game convention, is gearing up for their thirteenth year in 2010. As an all-out gaming convention, they welcome every kind of game that’s played. They always try to strike a balance between old favorites and the new hotness, to use the modern parlance. Board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games, LARPs, the whole shebang.

This year’s theme is slasher horror, going by the fact that the horsemen of the apocalypse and their steeds are all wearing hockey masks. Should be a ripping good time!

This year, Carnage takes place at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT, November 5th through 7th. Submissions for events are now open via the website.