Winter Fantasy 2021 DM Registration

Welcome to D&D in the cloud. We’re taking what you’ve all been doing around the table for years and bringing it to the world. You’ll have a chance to train your skills, make a name for yourself, and some cash along the way. You’ve worked hard raising your DM chops to this level and now it is time to reward yourself.

Winter Fantasy, in a normal world, is our cozy little show in Fort Wayne, IN in the cold and dark winter of the Midwest. Since the mid-70’s D&D royalty new and old have made the mecca to roll dice, meet friends new and old, and to play games with their gaming brethren. This year is no different – just less driving, more gaming, and you can wear shorts without frostbite (not that frostbite is a worry for The Baldman – he is part frost giant).

Interested in helping out? Are you are you a regular DM for us, DM a lot for your local scene and looking to step up, or perhaps just love D&D and want to give back a little? Fill out the form – help out at an awesome online show, help us support some great charities (including Jasper’s Game Day), and raise your DM chops to the Next Level <whoop whoop>. I think this is where my kids would roll their eyes and say “Dad . . you’re not funny . . stop it”

So I will. Click the link – do the things

Winter Fantasy 2021 Goes Virtual

It’s Friday everyone!!!! The weekend is ahead and hopefully you have some physical distanced interaction with friends planned.

With that some bad news. Most probably knew it was coming but it’s official now.

There will be no in-person Winter Fantasy in February next year. With us setting new infection rate records daily, winter coming, and no vaccination plan in sight we just cannot run WF the way WF needs to be run and keep everybody safe. If we ran the show and somebody got sick or even worse took it back to an older family member who got sick it would crush me.

Now the good news to counter that. We will of course 100% be having a virtual Winter Fantasy over those same dates. We have a ton of new premiere content lined up, all the awesome DM’s, and you can stay at home and pretend your at O’Reillys having a drink each night if you want. We’ll be taking all that we would normally be spending at the event on hotel rooms and convention space and instead donate it all to charity.

Make sure to leave Feb 4th to 7th blocked off on your calendars. There is still fun and shenanigan’s to be had.

Virtual D&D Weekends

Virtual D&D Weekends

Welcome true believers to Virtual D&D Weekends!!!! As the world continues to change, and how we game evolves, we are excited to partner with Wizards of the Coast to launch this new monthly D&D program.

Starting this November 13th to 15th, we will be organizing a huge weekend celebration of D&D games, friends, hanging out, and other exciting surprises that will then repeat each month into 2021 and beyond. The newest released seasonal content, epics, special events, and CCC content from the D&D Adventurers League (AL) as well as non-AL content and even older editions of D&D games will be available as the program ramps up and expands. All available from the comfort of your own home, no mask required (but please wear one when stocking up on snacks to prepare for the weekend).

What more info? Do the clicking thing here!!!

Gen Con Online 2020 DM Registration is Live

So are you planning on attending Gen Con this summer to enjoy the  ‘The Best Four Days in Gaming’? Did the shutdown of the physical show really bum you out?  Well we are alive!!!!  We are looking to run as many, if not more tables of games online then we would have done in person. Bigger, better, and 21% more fun is the goal.

Why should you help out? Well besides playing D&D is awesome, becoming part of our Herald’s Guild DM community (greatest bunch of evil dice rollers anywhere), and just having a blast in general? How about  it benefits charity? Part of our ticket price will be going to the Gen Con Charity. On top of that Baldman Games is donating another chunk to Black Lives Matter charities (we are still working out which ones but NAACP is high on the list). My goal is to see if we can power past $15,000 at the show beyond what Gen Con is doing already. On top of on top of that – we will also be partnering with Jasper’s Gameday to work on re-rolls and such things to see if we can raise another $5-10K on top of that. That is potentially $30-40K going to some awesome causes all while rolling some dice and having fun. 

Interested?  Click the link – fill out the form – we will be in touch quickly – and let the fun times begin!!!!

Gen Con 2018 DM Sign-up are LIVE!!!!!

Gen Con 2018


So are you planning on attending Gen Con this summer to enjoy the  ‘The Best Four Days in Gaming’? What should you do while there?  Why enjoy the worlds greatest roleplaying game that started it all of course.  The Herald’s Guild is going to Gen Con this summer to help run D&D games as part of our fundraising efforts. We will be helping Baldman Games with our awesome DM’s make D&D at the show as great as we can. Not only spreading the love of our hobby to a new generation, but running seminars on DM training and empowerment, and earning funds to continue to support our mission statement and other guild activities. Click the big shiny link below for more information.


Gen Con 2018 DM Sign-up

Winter (Fantasy) 2018 is Coming!!!!!!

With leaves falling off trees and everyone’s thinking of scary costumes, handing out candy (or keeping it), and a belly full of turkey in the near future, but you don’t need us to tell you that winter is just around the corner. All is not lost, however, as with winter comes Winter Fantasy! This year’s show runs from February 7th-11th, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Registration opens in early-December, so keep an eye on your inbox for your opportunity to be first in line to register!

We have given the website a fresh new count of paint (okay it is still Winter looking – we are what we are) but TONS of updates.

Hotel Block: Is now live and the Hotel Page has been updated with a link to book your room this very instant. As always please try and book in the block if you can as it really helps us out.

Show Hours: Winter Fantasy is now 14.2% more chilled then in past years. Games do not start until 9am (except Sunday – wake up ya bums) and we are done each night at 11pm. Giving you plenty of time to socialize each night and still shake off that head cold  before you have to roll in the next morning for more gaming.

Event Grid – What is that you say? Dave actually has a preliminary event grid for all our D&D goodness up for you to look at in October. The first half of October at that? Holy smokes. Somebody buy his wife some wine and scrapbooking paper. We cannot spoil everything that we have (though we are so itching to do so) but I will say we have even more awesome content then last year, unique never been seen before content, and specials out the ying-yang (a very technically gaming term).

Dungeons & Dragons at Winter Fantasy

Winter Fantasy continues to grow and offer more games, and we’re proud to be the best place to play Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League content.

Additional Events added for Origins 2017

The Baldman has survived the holiday weekend in that horrible state up north (Boooo Blue!!!!!!!). Now that it is over he has some exciting news for Origins. We have some additional Author Only and Sneak Preview Boardgame events that will be happening onsite using generics only (to late to get them into the registration system but “I’m Mary Poppins Y’all”).
 
We have Alan Patrick running his new AO – DDAO-11 Those That Came Before – at Tier 3 and 4 – 6 person tables – $20 (generics only)
Slot 1 – Tier 3 Only
Slot 3 – Tier 4 Only
Slot 6 – Tier 3 Only
Slot 8 – Tier 4 Only
 
We have the wonderful Shelly Mazzanoble from Wizards as well running the following: Dungeons & Dragons and Avalon Hill have joined forces to bring you an as-of-yet unannounced board game coming this fall. Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to experience this exciting new offering!! – 5 person tables – $6 (generics only)
Thur 10AM – Thur 3PM – Fri 10AM – Fri 3PM – Sat 10AM – Sat 2PM (this event is approx. 2 hours in length)
 
These events and will be first come first served. Check in with HQ to find out where to stand for the lines. You MUST personally be in line to participate in these events. You cannot have one person stand and claim extra tickets nor will one person be allowed to hold a spot for a person showing up later or who is “On the way”.