Gen Con

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 crisis there exists a chance that Gen Con may not happen.  We will update this page with certain information when it becomes available.

True Dungeon's grand experience can be played at Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN from July 30th – August 1st (Thursday–Saturday), 2020. Gen Con Indy is the world's oldest and largest game convention, and True Dungeon is its largest event. We present our FULL adventuring season at Gen Con, with our most detailed adventure sets here.

To purchase tickets for True Dungeon either before or at Gen Con, you must obtain a 1-Day or 4-Day convention badge either by purchasing one or earning one through volunteering. Badges are sold at www.gencon.com.

Event tickets for True Dungeon go on sale Sunday, May 17th at Noon (Eastern) at www.gencon.com. The results last year were a smash with almost 8,000 tickets being gobbled up in under an hour. 

CLICK HERE to see all the available event tickets for TD at Gen Con.

CLICK HERE to see all the available FREE seminar tickets that are True Dungeon focused at Gen Con.

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

And here is a Trailer for the events we ran at Gen Con 2019.

 

2020 Event Details

The 2019 Season brought a multi-year story arc to its conclusion. Before we begin the next grand story, we thought you'd enjoy playing three stand-alone adventures that each harken back to stories and events from classic table-top gaming. All players of the 2020 S-Series adventures must work together while facing team-oriented challenges and fearsome monsters. As stand-alone stories, these adventures can be played in any order. They include:

S1 - Weird Magic
S2 - Darkhold Keep
S3 - Tomb of Terror

The S-Series of modules are the most immersive in True Dungeon history!
The 2020 S-series adventures are being presented with the largest footprint in the history of True Dungeon. Also, the quality of the sets, props, costumes and animatronics are at a level never seen before. Because we have an extra day of installation and a larger build crew at Gen Con, all three adventures presented at Gen Con will have the BEST look and feel of the year—not seen at any other convention we attend. The extra time is used to add additional set and prop pieces, as well as fine-tune light, sound, and special effect levels.

Admission covers your enhanced two-hour adventure, and 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!) and a collectible limited-edition Treasure Token that only players can acquire. The cost of each ticket is $80.
 

Intro Event Designed for New Players!
Ex - Sealed Quest is an immersive adventure presenting the best rooms from last year's Evil-Lands themed E-Series adventures. Players must journey to the Abyss via a murky swamp and an abandoned(?) evil temple to stop an extremely evil entity from completing a powerful artifact. A full 2,000 tickets are offered and the cost per person is $58.

In keeping with the "sealed" theme, and to keep the fun more light and new-player friendly, no outside Treasure-Enhancing Tokens may be used. Parties may only use the tokens found in their free starter 10-packs of Treasure Tokens--if you happen to pull a treasure-enhancing token from your free 10-pack, you may use it. Additionally, this Sealed Quest adventure may only be run on Non-lethal or Normal challenge settings, and only players who have not played any previous E-Series adventure (Abyssal Swamp, Path of Death, or Infernal Redoubt) can obtain XP for playing Ex - Sealed Quest. All players get three draws from a special random treasure generator and a limited-edition Participation Token.
 

Participation Tokens for Gen Con
At the conclusion of their adventure, all players receive a completion token. The token received depends on the adventure and the challenge rating their party elected to run for that adventure.

Players of S1 - Weird Magic get one of these:

Players of S2 - Darkhold Keep get one of these:

Players of S3 - Tomb of Terror get one of these:

Players of Ex - Sealed Quest get:

 

Five Levels of Challenge
Due to the response from our players, we make our adventures playable at different challenge levels for the S-Series events.  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. They get the Normal Participation token for attempting this level.

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. They get the Normal Participation token for attempting this level.

Hardcore: If all players in the group agree, the players can tell their Coach they want to play their adventure on the Hardcore 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 the Hardcore/Nightmare Participation 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 Participation tokens for attempting this level.

Epic: If all players in the group agree, the players can tell their Coach they want to play their adventure on the Epic challenge rating. This is for people who have a great deal of experience, top-tier Treasure Tokens, and an appreciation of a great challenge. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT EVENT. Awarded XP for this challenge level is 1650 + 50/room reached--the same as Nightmare. They get both the Normal and Hardcore/Nightmare Participation 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 9th 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. (Character need not survive the entire adventure to get max XP, they just need to enter the final room alive.)

  • Ex - Sealed Quest (same as Non-lethal or Normal*)
  • Non-lethal = 650 XP
  • Normal = 650 XP + 50 XP/room
  • Hardcore= 1650 XP + 50 XP/room
  • Nightmare or Epic = 1650 XP + 50 XP/room

*Players who played any previous E-Series adventure (Abyssal Swamp, Path of Evil, or Infernal Redoubt) cannot obtain XP for playing Ex - Sealed Quest.

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, receives only the XP for the Nightmare adventure. (I.e., the XP awards for the same adventure don't stack.) The highest XP available for Gen Con Indy 2020 is 6,000 XP--if the player makes it to the final room of three different adventures on Hardcore, Nightmare, or Epic difficulty.
 

Participation Tokens
As stated earlier, players earn a cool limited-edition Participation token just for playing a TD adventure. For the two-hour adventures, anyone playing on the "Non-lethal" setting receives the Normal participation token, but no Survival button can be earned.
 

Volunteer Tokens
All True Dungeon volunteers at Gen Con receive a special token available only to Gen Con volunteers. Part-time volunteers receive a Garnet Charm token and full-time volunteers receive a Greater Garnet Charm token. For more information about volunteering for True Dungeon, please visit tdvols.com.

FREE True Dungeon Seminars
CLICK HERE to see all available seminars at Gen Con 2020.

True Dungeon 101: This one-hour seminar, presented by Dungeon Delvers Anonymous (a group of great TD veterans), is highly recommended for new TD players. This seminar is offered at multiple times to better suit your schedule.

Other Seminars: There are other FREE seminars to attend, so be sure to click on the link above to see them all!
 

Token Transmuting
To save time and hassle with transmuting your tokens, we offer a location where you can drop off tokens to be transmuted, then either pick them up later at your convenience or wait while we verify your submission. This is a great--and FREE--way to do token exchanges without needing to deal with shipping. This service is open to all token collectors. Unfortunately, we are not able to do trade token exchanges at Gen Con.
 

True Dungeon Located In Lucas Oil Stadium
We've been in the state-of-the-art exhibit hall inside Lucas Oil Stadium since 2016. Easy access to the TD event is gained through a well-lit, air-conditioned 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.

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