Saturday, September 4, 2010

In Memory Of...Gygax Patches on Sale, Partial Proceeds to Memorial Fund

Hello everyone! We've teamed up with our patch provider -, to make a couple of the patches we wear available to the public. They are of course, our "In Memory Of..." patches for both Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the co-creators of Dungeons & Dragons! You can see both patches here, and make sure to take advantage of this limited time offer: for the month of September, the patches have been reduced to $5.95 a piece AND a dollar of every Gygax patch sold goes to help fund the Gygax Memorial Fund being designed by the Gygax family and friends (we have no association with them, we're just supporters of the cause!). Even if you miss out this month, they'll only be a dollar more when they go back to their regular price next month - and the donated portion of the proceeds will continue.

So, help out a good cause, and get a great piece of swag to place on Con bags, jackets, or wherever to show your appreciation of two men who helped nurture a hobby we all love.

Ogres Out

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Camp Oggie: A Weekend Gaming Campout Extravangza

If you're a lurker on some of the other O.G.R.E.s websites, you may have heard that we're gearing up for our yearly party: CAMP OGGIE! The weekend camp out of open gaming will take place October 22nd through the 24th, and we'll be logging volunteer hours to go towards Gamers for Humanity's 28k Project. And we're staying in a large communal cabin: no tents!
For specifics on the weekend, just head over to and check out Camp Oggie!

See you there!

Ogres Out

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

T-Minus 48 Hours until OMGcon!!!!!!

We can't wait to see you all out at this weekend's OMGcon. In it's fifth year, Paducah's annual anime and gaming convention is set to be even bigger! Members from many chapters, including the Sic City Ogres, Soil Ogres, Derby City Ogres, Saluki City Ogres, and many more including us (your very own hometown Quilt City Ogres), will be in attendance. In addition to that, our chapter had the privilege to create the schedule for the tabletop room for this year. Click here to check it out!
Anyways, we'll be filming for our youtube as always, especially during our RPG Myths, Lies, & Misconceptions panel. See you there!

Ogres Out

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Middle TN State University's Psychological Gaming Survey

A student at MTSU is currently conducting a survey among both tabletop gamers and console/computer gamers. The goal is to highlight and quantify the benefits of social interaction and development that can come from gaming, especially traditional tabletop or LARPing style gaming that has a physical aspect. We're making a call to see if you could please take the time to do the survey that fits you best (if you're more of a tabletop or LARP gamer, then only fill out that survey, and if you're more of a console or computer gamer, then only fill out that survey). The more data they have to work with, the more precise they'll be able to be. Positive gaming studies are a rare and great item, so please - please - take the few seconds to take the appropriate survey.

So, click here to take the tabletop/LARP survey or click here to take the console/computer survey.

Until next time....

Ogres Out

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Brief Introduction

Hey guys!

Its Davo here, your new OGRE Editor-in-Chief, just checking in.

We've got a lot of upcoming changes here around the OGRE Lair, so keep an eye out for what is to come!
As a quick introduction, I suppose, I shall let everyone know that my intentions as Editor is to, first and foremost, make sure all the current content available is grammatically and typographically accurate, to the best of my ability. Parallel to that in importance is making sure everything is well composed and a worthwhile read. I know from personal experience that great concepts can turn sour by poor content, and that is something we do not wish to fall victim to here.

As a second order of business, if any chapter or person associated with the OGREs has any fiction writing from personal 'homebrew' settings, games, etc... and would like to submit them for review to be added to the Wiki and the OGREs mainstay literature, just send it to me and I'll review it, edit it, and respond with its acceptance or declination, but never will I decline without a reason and a way to amend what you submit for further consideration once altered.

That's all for now, as I don't have much time - I'm actually away from the Serenity game with our Supreme DMs car, so he is probably waiting for me to return so he can know with full assurance that his car is safe.

Until next week...

Ogres Out

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Preparing for OMGcon, RPG Myths Panel

After shutting up for the entire month of April, we've decided to annoy you again! So, you, well, you just sit there and take it. We've had a great deal of fun recently, from local conventions to several new chapters, but the time is fast approaching for our chapter's favorite convention right here in our own backyard: OMGcon! In it's 5th year, the convention boasts over 1,000 attendees here in Western Kentucky who come together for anime and gaming. Oh, and guess what chapter of O.G.R.E.s is helping run the Tabletop Room?....Yep! You caught us, it's our chapter!

You can always hop over to our Calendar of Events page at the Ogre Lair and check out the schedule we've put together for the tabletop room. You may notice that we're planning a great panel entitled "RPG Myths, Lies, & Misconceptions: An Interactive Timeline of Bad Press." As RPG Examiner mentioned, we invite anyone to come and sit in (We're really hoping local journalist Mr. Walker of the Paducah Sun, who is infamous in the RPG world for some horrible articles on gaming he ran back in the 80s that stated things completely opposite of what sources had, will show up and get enlightened).

Other fun events include the Laser Ponies: Prances With Wolves session with it's very special pre-game Laser Pony Miniature Creation Workshop, the Magic: The Gathering booster draft tournament(which comes with a special prize provided by O.G.R.E.s), the first public testing of the homebrew West Canaan Wizards, Hex Games coming in to run a session of their in-development "All Stars" game with the previous working title of Super Zeroes, and of course some sessions of chapter favorites Settlers of Catan and BreadTwist.
Preregistration for OMGcon is open right now and those booking in groups get discounts, so make sure to jump on before it's too late. Other events outside of the tabletop room include cosplay contest, guests, panels, artist alley, vendors, rave, and so much more! You won't want to miss out on what will be our chapter's biggest party this side of OgreCon. Oh, and they'll be girls there. Yeah. Confirmed. We'd tell you more, but we're sure you already clicked the OMGcon link as soon as you read about girls and started the preregistration process. Good for you.

Ogres Out

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Ogres, New Chapter, and Egypt Wars

You may have noticed that we haven't uploaded much to Ye Olde Blog in the past few weeks. Well, here is our excuse - and it's a good one: our blogger just had a baby. Well, he didn't have it, his wife did, but he was there man. He was there.
Meet our newest Ogre, William James Riley Hooper, who came in at nearly 10 pounds after 36 hours of labor (followed by a C Section because who doesn't want to have all the agony of prolonged labor with the fun of surgery?).

You can see more chapter members here. Speaking of chapters, the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts would like to welcome yet-another new chapter aboard. This chapter goes by the name the Friendly City Ogres and hail from Athens in Eastern Tennessee.

Currently, our chapter is preparing for its participation in the Egypt Wars gaming convention in Carbondale, IL next month. Sponsored by Castle Perilous game store, the event is in about two weeks and we strongly recommend you come out and visit us at our O.G.R.E. booth. Til then....

Ogres Out