Carnagecast 2: Uncommon Nonsense and Andre Kruppa

In episode 2 of Carnagecast, Rod Sheldon fills us in on the Uncommon Nonsense Charity Auction, a silent auction of donated games and other items whose proceeds benefited victims of flooding in Vermont caused by Hurricane Irene.

Next, Interview with the Gamer visits Andre Kruppa, known on the New England convention circuit for his games’ theatrical production values and high immersion Call of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror scenarios. Continue reading

The Uncommon Nonsense Silent Auction for Vermont Flood Relief

This year the staff has decided to lend a hand to those affected by Irene in our home state.  We will be holding The Uncommon Nonsense Silent Auction.  All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Vermont Red Cross.  Games have been donated by various game companies and individuals.  They will be displayed  near the registration desk. The auction will begin Friday at 1pm and all bids must be in by Saturday at 6pm.   A list of all games with a suggested starting bid will be available near the desk.   There will be auction forms available at the desk.    Bidders need only write the name of the game on which they are bidding and the bid price.  After the Saturday 6pm deadline the highest bidders for each game will listed at the front desk.  High bidders should pick up their games by the end of the convention on Sunday.

Here are just some of the great games that will available in the auction:

  • Dominant Species
  • Manoeuver
  • Formula Motor Racing
  • Ivanhoe
  • Leaping Lemmings
  • Conquest of Paradise
  • Battle Line
  • Breakthrough Cambrai
  • Rails of New England (Can be signed by designer Walter Hunt)
  • Asteroyds
  • Pantheon
  • Mouquetiers du Roi
  • Axis and Allies: D-Day
  • Hull Breach CCG
  • Karma  RPG
  • Dream Factory RPG
  • Amun-Re
  • Dragon Parade
  • Terra Prime
  • Many others!!

So come bid on some great game and help the Vermont Red Cross help our neighbors hit by the floods!

Upper Valley Gamers in Support of Irene Flood Relief

In the wake of catastrophic flooding in Vermont caused by tropical storm Irene, Upper Valley gamers are stepping up to support flood relief efforts through the tabletop game hobby:

  • Matt Golec has created a geeklist auction on Boardgamegeek. All proceeds from items listed will go to the Red Cross of the Vermont / New Hampshire Valley to aid in short term aid for flood victims. The auction ends Wednesday, September 7th.
  • On September 10th, Triple Play of West Lebanon hosts a Flood Benefit Game Day. Freewill donations are taken at the door, with a suggestion of $10. Games start at 10:00am when the store opens and continue on as long as there are people to play.