GMs Seminar at Endgame, 3-19-2011

Mike Montesa, Brian Isikoff, Ryan Macklin and I are putting together a really cool event at Endgame on March 19th, 2001: our first GMs Seminar! You could find out more on Mike’s blog post, or see what I’ve cut and pasted here!

The GMs Seminar
Saturday, March 19
At EndGame
10AM – 4:30PM
Fee: $20

Join the EndGame community of GMs for a day of discussion and workshops about running roleplaying games! Brian Isikoff, Ryan Macklin, Mike Montesa and Sean Nittner will be on hand to share their experiences and advice for getting the most out of your game, your players, and yourself!

Spin Up the Jump Drive: Gaining Player Buy-in and Team Building at the Table, with Brian Isikoff

Having trouble getting a campaign started up and firing on all cylinders? Brian shows you how to get everyone involved and invested in the game.

Fall in! Running Military Themed RPGs, with Mike Montesa

Have you ever watched a movie like Saving Private Ryan, The Great Escape, or a TV show like Band of Brothers and wanted to do something like that in a game? And then you thought, naw, it’ll never work? Mike will discuss ways of achieving the drama of a good war story, and touching on things like handling chain-of-command, adventure design and other issues and challenges specific to roleplaying in the context of a military setting.

Practical Props, with Sean Nittner

At the table, in nearly every game, is the opportunity to turn generic components into props that reinforce the themes and flavor of your game. Sean will be talking about converting over all your generic basics like dice, character sheets, and in game currencies into tailored props that help the game come alive and act as constant reinforcement of the setting to the players.

Bringing your ‘A’ Game, a GM Workshop by Ryan Macklin

Ryan Macklin will run a 2-hour, hands-on workshop on GMing techniques, based on the problems you’re dealing with today. He’ll help you find ways to address problems with preparation, dealing with people at the table, and executing a smooth session. Get and keep your players hooked on your game while making your GMing easier with Ryan’s help.

To register for the seminar, send an email to:
In the subject line put: EndGame GM Seminar Registration
Please include your full name.

After Mike receives your email, he will send you a PayPal request for the registration fee. Once you have paid the fee, you’ll receive confirmation as a seminar attendee.

Doors open at 10am and the seminar begins at 11am. Coffee and pastries available for registered attendees. Seminar materials will be provided but bring your own notebook!

Space is limited to 25 attendees, so don’t wait to sign up! (Note: we’ve had at least eleven sign-ups so far, so seriously, don’t delay!)

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