2018 Gen Con Event Details

True Dungeon starts its adventuring season at Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN in August -- and then we take the show on the road to other Cons until we end the season at a grand finale at Origins Game Fair.  More info about conventions other than Gen Con is available by CLICKING HERE.  

Welcome Gen Con Attendees! 

True Dungeon 2018 will be hosted at the 51st Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN from August 2nd – August 5th (Thursday-Sunday), 2018.  Gen Con Indy is the world's oldest and largest game convention, and True Dungeon is its most fan-favorite event.  We premeire our adventuring season at Gen Con, and we present our most detailed adventure sets here.  

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. 14th, 2018 at www.gencon.com (which you must have to buy tickets).  

Event tickets for True Dungeon go on sale Sunday, May 6th at Noon (Eastern) at www.gencon.com

If you are new to True Dungeon, check out THIS VIDEO to learn more!


In its 16th year, this is the premier True Dungeon experience where the 2017-2018 season starts!  We will present four two-hour adventures (both combat & puzzle versions of "Odin's Haven" and "Vault of the All-Father") in a 44,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall inside Lucas Oil Stadium.  We put on an incredible show here, and you don't want to miss it. 

More information will be posted here in early 2018, but make your plans now to enjoy True Dungeon at Gen Con!


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.

2018 Event Details

The 2018 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 brain slayer 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 2018.  

Odin's Haven

We are excited to advance our 4-year story-arc to Year Three as the party of adventurers travel to a good-aligned Outer Plane in seach of their foe.  In this 1st part of this year’s two-part adventure ("Odin's Haven"), players will reach the outer edge of the Bliss - a haven for the souls of armorers and weaponsmiths who must proven their mettle to join Odin's Hall of Smiths.  Players must work together while facing team-oriented challenges and fearsome monsters.  A 2nd adventure ("The Vault of the All-Father") is also offered as a sequel to the first adventure where players will seek to locate their foe within Odin's Hall of Smiths. For maximum fun, play both! This year marks the third year of an epic four-year story arc in which the party must stop a Brain Slayer 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.  


Vault of the All-Father

In this 2nd part of this year’s two-part adventure, players will join Odin's host of armorers and weaponsmiths within the Hall of Smiths to bring a end to the mad schemes of a vile Brain Slayer.  Players must work together while facing puzzles and frightening creatures.  A 2nd adventure "Odin's Haven" is also offered as a prequel to this adventure. For maximum fun, play both! This year marks the third year of an epic four-year story arc in which the party must stop a Brain Slayer 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 "Odin's Haven (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 2018 is 4,000 XP – if the player makes it to the final room of two different adventures on Hardcore or Nightmare difficulty.

Participation Tokens

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 2018. 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.

 

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