Role-Playing Games

Carnage the 13th RPG Field Marshal Report

GM Sign Ups Due July 26

Carnage the 13th looks forward to another solid lineup of RPGs and LARPs in a wide variety of genres and systems, from the newest indies to well-established favorites. We welcome GMs both new and familiar—if you are a GM, please sign up by July 26 in order to make it into our printed convention booklet.

The Topic is Terror

For those who want to play along, Carnage’s theme this year is horror, with an emphasis on the slasher variety, a la Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. GMs have the opportunity to get creative incorporating the tropes of the genre into games. At the same time, we welcome every other sort of role-playing adventure, from Gygaxian dungeon crawls to the latest in indie hits.

New Blood Joins the Horde

RPG and LARP recruitment is off to a rip-roaring start this year with the sign-on of fiction author and GM CJ Henderson and the confirmation of a number of highly respected regulars from past years. Fresh new blood from the regional gaming and con scene joins us as well for Carnage’s 13th annual weekend of frighteningly good gaming fun.

Thank Yous

Speaking of past years, the marshals would like to thank all of the phenomenal GMs who ran games at Carnage 12, including:

  • Big Daddy Al
  • Neal Byles
  • John Crossley
  • Jim Doyle
  • Kalvin Jay
  • Andre Kruppa
  • Tom Loney
  • Gaylord Newcity
  • Pathfinder judges
  • John Prushko
  • Realms LARP organizers
  • RPGA judges
  • Rob Snow
  • TC Realms organizers
  • Michah Warren
  • Charlton Wilbur
  • Brad Younie
  • and all the other fantastic GMs who ran adventures

One Falls, One Rises

A special thanks is due to Dr. Nik, who stepped down last year after serving for many years on the Carnage board in a variety of positions including President and RPG Field Marshal. Nik’s energy, drive, and organizational ability will be sorely missed—but not his legendary GMing! We are exceptionally pleased to note that Dr. Nik will run even more of his renowned Carnage games than usual—both RPGs and a LARP—now that he no longer has board responsibilities. Special thanks as well to another noted Carnage GM, Tyler Dion, who has stepped up to help fill Dr. Nik’s shoes on the Carnage board. Welcome, Tyler!