Welcome Gen Con Attendees!
True Dungeon 2017 will be hosted at the 50th Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN from August 17th – August 20th (Thursday-Sunday), 2017. Gen Con Indy is the world's oldest and largest game convention, and True Dungeon is its premier event.
You must obtain a 1-Day or 4-Day convention Badge either by purchasing one or earning one through volunteering. Badges go one sale Jan. 29th, 2017 at www.gencon.com (which you must have to buy tickets).
Event tickets for True Dungeon go on sale Sunday, May 28th at Noon (Eastern) at www.gencon.com
If you are new to True Dungeon, check out THIS VIDEO to learn more!
Fundraiser for Worldbuilders in 2017
To celebrate Gen Con's 50th year (as well as True Dungeon's 15th) we are working with Worldbuilders -- a great charity founded by best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss to make the world a better place. We are donating $2 per ticket sold at Gen Con 2017 to help Worldbuilders with its mission. Patrick has been gracious enough to allow us to base both of our adventures in his fantasy world of the Kingkiller Chronicle. If you are a fan of Pat's books, you will have some fun in 2017 exploring the Fae and the area surrounding the Waystone Inn. Further, you should enjoy using some of the Treasure Tokens included in your free pack. Some of them are based on items from Pat's world.
True Dungeon Located In Lucas Oil Stadium
We moved from the Indiana Convenion Center in 2016 to the adjacent state-of-the-art exhibit hall inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Easy access to the TD event is gained through a well-lit underground corridor that connects the convention center to LOS. Additionally, now that Gen Con is renting out the entire stadium, you can access TD's location from the football field. CLICK HERE to see TD's location.
Improvements for 2017
When it was finalized that we would be teaming up with best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss to host our adventures in his world, we immediately decided that we needed to really take our event to the next level. This year we have been constructing some very cool adventure sets and props, and we are excited to show off our real "antiqued" wooden walls that support massive beams and ceilings. Also, we have greatly reduced the size of our pre-event area (storyscape) so we are devoting much more space to the adventures. This results in bigger and more complex rooms in your adventures.
Finally, for all you "Name of the Wind" fans - we think you are in for a real treat. Patrick has worked with us to craft two adventures that feature characters and monsters from his first two novels -- as well as some new monsters from his world that have yet to (or may never) appear in print. This should be a bit of fun to hold you over until his third novel is published. And if you get a chance, check out our Treasure Token collection. Patrick worked with us to include many items from his fantasy setting -- like the Ultra Rare "Shaed".
2017 Event Details
The 2017 event is the exciting second year of a four-year story arc that will take players on an amazing chase through some immersive environments as they seek to stop a vile mind flayer from collecting a set of holy relics known as the Teeth of Cavadar.
True Adventures, Ltd. is proud to offer FOUR completely new two-hour adventures for 2017.
The Moongate Maze
We are excited to be working with best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss to present our 2017 adventures inside his Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy setting. In this 1st part of this year’s two-part adventure, players will enter a faerie-themed hedge maze within the Fae in order to find a planar gate. Players must work together while facing team-oriented challenges and fearsome monsters. This event is more oriented toward combat rather than puzzles - so there are more combat rooms. A 2nd adventure (set inside Newarre) "Dancing Among Stones" is also offered as a sequel to this adventure. For maximum fun, play both! This year marks the second year of an epic four-year story arc in which the party must stop a Mind Flayer from hatching a devious scheme to collect all the Teeth of Cavadar. Players get a free bag of 10 Treasure Tokens ($8 value), at least three draws from the Random Treasure Generator Chest and a collectible limited-edition token.
Dancing Among Stones
We are thrilled to present our 2017 adventures inside the world setting of best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss. One his Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy settings will be featured in this adventure. In this 2nd part of this year’s two-part adventure, players will adventure in a sleepy village (Newarre) with the help of a certain dashing, dark-haired stranger. Players must work together while facing puzzles and frightening creatures. This event is more oriented toward combat rather than puzzles - so there are more combat rooms than puzzle rooms. A 2nd adventure (set inside the Fae) "The Moongate Maze" is also offered as a prequel to this adventure. For maximum fun, play both! This year marks the second year of an epic four-year story arc in which the party must stop a Mind Flayer from hatching a scheme to collect all the Teeth of Cavadar. Players get a free bag of 10 Treasure Tokens ($8 value), at least three draws from the Random Treasure Generator Chest & a collectible limited-edition token.
Both of these adventures are presented in two different formats (for a total of four different events). Each adventure is available in a "combat-oriented" or "puzzle-oriented" version, so one possible event title will be "The Moongate Maze (puzzle-oriented)". Combat-oriented adventures have more rooms with monsters to fight, while puzzle-oriented modules present more puzzles to solve. It ends up being that each version of the one adventure has two different rooms than the other.
The cost of each ticket is $62. This admission covers your two-hour adventure, and it provides you with a FREE velveteen drawstring pouch of 10 Treasure Tokens ($8 value), at least three draws from the Random Treasure Generator Chest (super-rare tokens can be had!) & a collectible limited-edition token that only players receive.
Another Fun Event
True Grind: In this hackfest, players must race a series of deadly combats that will test even the most experienced and well-equipped party. No XP is earned, but 1 Treasure Chip and a Survivor Button is available. You MUST be a Second Level TD player to participate -- and expect to die without a lot of experience, skill and tokens. This is not an event for casual TD players. The cost of this event is $30.
FOUR Levels of Challenge
Due to the response from our players, we make our adventures playable at different challenge levels. Here they are in order of difficulty.
Non-lethal: If all players in the group agree, the party can tell their Coach they want to play their adventure on the "non-lethal" challenge rating. This is designed for people who just want to enjoy the True Dungeon adventure without having to worry about their character dying. Awarded XP for this challenge level is 650 XP
Normal: By default, the party will play their adventure on the Normal challenge level -- characters can die on this difficulty, but a good party can emerge victorious with only basic equipment as long as they work well together and think on their feet. If this challenge is too much (or insufficient) then other levels are available. Awarded XP for this challenge level is 650 + 50/room reached.
Hardcore: If all players in the group agree, the players can tell their Coach they want to play their adventure on the "Hardore" challenge rating. This is for people who have some TD experience and at least 3 bags of tokens. Awarded XP for this challenge level is 1650 + 50/room reached. They get only the Hardcore/Nightmare Completion token for attempting this level.
Nightmare: If all players in the group agree, the players can tell their Coach they want to play their adventure on the "Nightmare" challenge rating. This is for people who have lots of experience, moxie and/or tokens. THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT EVENT. Awarded XP for this challenge level is 1650 + 50/room reached. They get both the Normal and Hardcore/Nightmare Completion tokens for attempting this level.
Experience Points Earned
Players receive Experience Points (XP) for playing TD adventures and gain various benefits for achieving higher levels. Some TD veterans are now 8th level. The amount of XP earned is based on the challenge rating of the adventure as well as how many rooms your character makes it to alive. (Your character need notsurvive the entire adventure to get max XP, s/he just needs to enter the final room alive.)
Non-lethal = 650 XP
Normal = 650 XP + 50 XP/room
Hardcore= 1650 XP + 50 XP/room
Nightmare = 1650 XP + 50 XP/room
If a player plays the same adventure more than once, they receive the highest XP earned in all runs of that particular adventure. So someone playing an adventure twice, once at the Normal level and once on Nightmare level, will receive only the XP for the Nightmare adventure. (I.e., the XP awards for the same adventure don’t stack.) Note that the two versions (puzzle or comabt) of each adventure are considered the same adventure because they are somewhat similar. The highest XP available for Gen Con Indy 2017 is 4,000 XP – if the player makes it to the final room of two different adventures on Hardcore or Nightmare difficulty.
As stated earlier, players earn a cool limited edition participation token just for playing a TD adventure. There are FIVE unique tokens available at Gen Con 2017. The two versions of both modules have the same participation token, and the Hardcore/Nightmare version of both modules have their own special participation tokens. True Grind has its own unique limited-edition Participation Token. For the two-hour adventures, anyone playing on the "Non-lethal" setting will receive the Normal participation token, but no Survival button can be earned.
True Dungeon 101
This one-hour seminar, presented by a group of great TD veterans, is highly recommended for new TD players. This seminar will be offered at three different times to better suit your schedule. Search "TD101" at www.gencon.com event listing for more info.