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A weekend of games, food, and fun! We have partnered
with local organizations to offer attendees a unique three-day gaming event.
A weekend of games, food, and fun! We have partnered with local organizations to offer attendees a unique three-day gaming event.
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Join OH Nerd for a weekend of games, food, and fun! We have partnered with local organizations to offer attendees a unique three-day gaming event! OH Nerd aims to create a casual setting for gaming and socializing. Our focus in on small press and independently produced role-playing games, and we're also big fans of contemporary board games.

Friday: Board Game Blitz

We'll kick off the weekend with Columbus Area Boardgame Society (CABS), a long-running weekly event for boardgame enthusiasts in Central Ohio. CABS boasts a spirited community of gamers who enjoy teaching and playing anything from their massive library of board games. CABS meetings are free for CABS members and first time guests - returning guests pay only a $5 entrance fee. 5pm - 1am

Saturday: Playing at the Goose

Join OH Nerd as we host our first Game Day! We have joined up with local art space Wild Goose Creative to present you with twelve hours of intense gaming starting at noon Saturday! Our GMs are ready to run scheduled games in three slots throughout the day. Or join the Games on Demand movement, a drop-in event that has taken major conventions like Origins and GenCon by storm! Either way, this is a great chance to try something new or see how a system plays out on the table. We’ll also have tables available for pick-up board games. $15 at the door.

Some of Our Favorite Games
Fiasco • Burning Wheel • Apocalypse World • 3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars • Diaspora • Lacuna • Dogs in the Vineyard • Freemarket • Dread • Lady Blackbird • The Mountain Witch • Dungeon World • Mouse Guard • Cthulhu Dark • Spirit of the Century • Bulldogs! • InSpecters • Don’t Rest Your Head • Sorcerer • Nobilis • Monsterhearts • Houses of the Blooded • My Life with Master • Burning Empires • Dresden Files • In A Wicked Age

Sunday: Game Design Lunch

Are you an accomplished or aspiring game designer, or are you wondering what makes the games you’ve been playing all weekend so great? Then join us at our FLGS Fog of Dusk for an informal meet-up starting at noon! We’ll discuss our projects, successes, and challenges. Close out your weekend by meeting local gamers and playtesting some never seen before games!

T-Shirt

New illustration from gaming industry artist Jordan Worley
New illustration from gaming industry artist Jordan Worley

Contact & Websites

OH Nerd: http://www.ohnerd.com
Columbus Area Board Gaming Society (CABS): http://www.buckeyeboardgamers.org/
Wild Goose Creative: http://www.wildgoosecreative.com/
Fog of Dusk: https://sites.google.com/site/fogofdusk/

Risks and challenges

Once we're funded, the largest challenge will be planning and managing the event, which we are well-positioned to do. Our organizers have overseen many similar game day events. Based on their considerable experience, we already have a successful model for game sign-ups and for coordinating GMs who have committed to run Games on Demand.

The event is geared towards local gamers, so we will need to promote locally. We already have a sizeable following on social media like Facebook and G+. Over the past few months, we have been building contacts at many of the local gaming and comic stores in Columbus. Our partners, Wild Goose Creative and Fog of Dusk will also be promoting this event.

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