Guest Game Creator Pithy Productions

Anthony DeMinico, better known online as “LibrariaNPC” and the owner of Pithy Productions. He is a long time gamer that’s dabbled in playtesting, editing, and now creating roleplaying games, including the comedy-horror RPG GhastBashers, inspired by exactly what you think!

Pithy Productions is a proud purveyor of products for your tabletop pasttimes! Whether you want a new indie tabletop RPG or need the perfect mini for your next character, we are ready to bring great things to your table!

More details and links can be found at librarianpc.carrd.co

Pithy Productions is currently running a Kickstarter for their newest game Dualities.

Dualities is a narrative-focused, card-powered TTRPG of shapeshifting heroes. Inspired by therianthrope heroes, the mahou shoujo genre, tokusatsu shows and films, and shounen anime, the concept of the game focuses on protagonists that are capable of taking many forms.

Whether you want to tell a romance story of high schoolers that can turn into ancient deities, share the adventures of a group of spies with the latest in stealthy powered armors, or want an bloody arena battle of genetically modified humans that turn into animals, Dualities will cover what you need!

Sponsor Donations

I wanted to share some game donations we have gotten from game companies.

Atlas Games has given us two card games; Gloom and Murder of Crows.

Headless Hydra Press has given us three of their Sandbox Adventures modules for 5E.

From Restoration Games we have gotten Berried Games and Battle of Legends Volume Two.

See these games as prizes during the con you could win. Keep an eye out for where they go.

Check out these companies and their games. Give them a thanks from us.

I do apologize for the bad photos.

Guest Game Creator Mon River Games

Mon River Games was founded in the Fall of 2021 by Heather Cole, a faculty member of West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media and the College of Creative Arts shared program- Game Design and Interactive Media. It is located in Monongalia County, West Virginia although many meetings are held remotely. Membership is composed of adult community members with a passion for game-making as well as students, faculty, and alumni from nearby universities. Its primary goals are to promote independent large group work, share and improve member knowledge in game design and development, and support travel opportunities to large game conferences.

It operates three sessions annually: Fall (August-November), Spring(January-April), and Summer (May-August). At the start of each session, a review of former projects is given along with ‘tasks’ that need to be accomplished on each. Then, members are invited to make a pitch for a game. Pitches are voted on and the best pitch that wins the vote is what is developed. Some sessions are highly productive with multiple short games produced, and others are more complex with a project that involves much additional learning by the group members. For these sessions, it’s likely to have only one prototype by the end of the session that can be picked up by future sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the studio, then please come to an introductory/open pitch day at the start of one of the sessions. These are often announced about a month ahead of time. You can learn more about MonRiverGames at http://www.monrivergames.com/

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DualCon at Beckley Gaming Expo

DualCon will be setting up at the Beckley Gaming Expo this Saturday July 30th from noon to 8pm at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley.

They will have tournaments for Super Smash Bros, Guitar Hero III, Rocket League, Mario Kart 8, Call of Duty, Duck Hunt, Mortal Kombat 11, Dig Dug and Space Invaders on arcade machines, and a pinball tournament. Plus Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Magic: the Gathering tournaments.

There will also be D&D and Marvel Multiverse RPG demos.

They have also created their own Live Action Mario Kart Speedway for everyone to try.

They will have Free Play for console games, arcade machines, and pinball machines plus tables for open table top play.

There will be several vendors and exhibitors like us. We have been given plenty of room to set up video games and board games. Maybe even some real simple RPG.

Come by to play with us or just chat.

Guest Creator D.R. Croston

D.R. Croston has been exhibiting at cons since 2007. He started as a webcomic creator. Later he moved on to indie print comics. Making fun of life and folklore through Method Comix and Unicorns Changed My Life was great, but while getting a degree in interactive multimedia he gained some small success as a Redbubble artist. He eventually became an official fan artist designing merch for Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and Weezer through a partnership program. Now Derek makes video games as a solo game developer. His first full game was Executrix’s Folly, an unforgiving dungeon crawler. His second full game is a shmup with a single and two player mode. Derek is currently making a platformer with cryptids called Moth Ma’am. Think of it as an extremely heavy Kirby with eye lasers and the air dash from Sonic 3. D.R. Croston has games available at Itch, Gamejolt, and Kartridge. He also created a Moth Ma’am card game that has three theme decks available (a mob enemies starter deck, a moth ma’am deck, and a Unicorns Changed My Life deck). You can find him on Instagram as @DRCroston.

Guest Podcast Random Geek Culture in WV

Random Geek Culture in West Virginia 

It is what the name implies, the random culture of the geek nation from the perspective of a couple of West Virginia boys.

Luke Hersey the host, who is the jack of all geeks, will be at Dualcon this coming February

Also on the podcast is; Mike Mallow the author and journalists, Alex McLean the WV ranked fencer and Anime buff, and Greg Philips photographer and WV tourist aficionado.

We talk about Movies, TV, books, videogames, toys, survival, gardening, etc. If it’s something you can geek out about we talk about it.

Geeks United!

We now have all our content linked to one site!

988 and MADFEST

We wanted to make sure everyone hears about the new number to call for those who are in a mental health crisis and events with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

Those seeking support during a mental health or emotional crisis may dial 988 to connect to a nationwide support network beginning tomorrow. The transition to a simplified three-digit number is meant to increase access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will operate similar to 911.

The move was facilitated by almost $300M in federal funding to both expand telephone infrastructure and increase call center staff. Via the network, trained counselors at more than 180 centers will be available over phone, text, or chat—users may call on behalf of themselves or others. The current 10-digit number has received more than 20 million calls since it was launched in 2005.

Suicide was one of the three leading causes of death in the US for those between 10 and 24 years of age in 2020 and claimed nearly 46,000 lives that year—almost double the number of homicides.

Mountain Artist Democracy EC has brought back MADFEST on July 30th 2022 at the Nitro Soccer Complex in Nitro from 10am to 10pm. The event is to help raise mental health awareness with sponsorship with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention WV.

They will have live music from bands all day long like Hurl Brickbat, Heavy Hitters, Sever The Wicked, The Switch, Pinky’s Brains, and the headliner 5 Star Rebellion. Guest Speakers Tinia Creamer of Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue and licensed professional counselor Reverend Rance Berry. There will also be art vendors and food trucks. Admission is free and is open

The AFSP WV is also having an online volunteer meeting Sunday if you want to learn about helping out.

Guest Podcaster The Horror of Babylon

Welcome to “The Horror of Babylon”, your favorite horror book club podcast. Join us as we delve into the depths of literature’s most warped minds: King, Stoker, Shelley, Ito, Matheson, Koontz, Jackson and many more. With us, you will face demons that lie in wait and experience nightmares that shall leave you sleepless. Do you have the courage to enter our circle? If not, will you bow to our threats? We think you will…

Hosts:
Follow Daniel @Dstarsick on Twitter
Follow Ryan @DarthDaimyo on Twitter

Find the podcast on Twitter @HorrorPod69. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Slasher & GoodReads.

Watch our horror gaming videos on our YouTube channel.

Become part of the community by joining the Facebook group or asking for our Discord link.

Email us thehorrorofbabylonpodcast@gmail.com

Support the show at patreon.com/thehorrorofbabylon

You can listen to the show on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify & all major podcast apps.

DualCon at CharCon and Final Boss Con

DualCon will be on the road at other cons promoting and meeting all we can.

We’ll be joining CharCon this Friday July 15th and Sunday July 17th at the Clay Center for the Arts in Charleston, WV. You’ll see

Games at the event include Play to Win Games, game library, Catan National Championship Qualifier, several other board games sessions and tournaments throughout the weekend, Pathfinder & Starfinder Society, Sparks D6 Star Wars, 5th Edition D&D, plus some other less know RPGs, Battletech, Star Trek Attack Wing, Pokemon and Digimon CCG tournaments, and others.

Non gaming events include kids and adults costume contest, vendors, Quick Draw with artists, showing the movie Willow on the Clay Center Planetarium (non CharCon attendess may see it for $10), improv show with game podcasters Blue Peg Pink Peg, Garrison Carida, Amancane Base, and more.

We will be missing Saturday at the con, cause we have another convention to go hang out then.

On Saturday July 16 we will be heading over to Final Boss Con in Rio Grande, Ohio at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center from 10am to 6pm.

The University of Rio Grande eSports team will be on hand running games. There will also be Smash Bros 64 and Super Smash Bros Melee tournaments, Anime and Retro Nintendo Quizzes, Cosplay Contest, a panel from game designer and story and timeline writer for Dark Horizons Universe Brian Hammack, and a Magic: The Gathering tournament.

Admission is $5, plus kids 3 and under are free.

At both conventions we will have tables set up to promote at. We will also have games for you to come play while hanging out with us. So we hope to see you at least one of these conventions.

Guest Podcaster MeisterKhan

Meisterkhan, LLC is the brainchild of Michael and Brett Wall. Starting as a Facebook page and evolving to include the Too Opinionated Podcast, Meisterkhan is a safe haven for your inner geek. 

The Too Opinionated podcast includes over 400 celebrity interviews and is listened to by millions in 74 countries around the globe. We have interviewed stars from hit shows such as Halo, American Rust, The Morning Show, Virgin River, FROM, The Witcher, Super Pumped, Bones, Ghosts, B Positive, Bosch, Peacemaker, The Gilded Age, The Mandalorian, Midnight Mass, Succession, Foundation and Chapelwaite. From movies such as Black Widow, Hellboy, Being the Ricardos and The Voyeurs. From geek favorites such as Stargate SG-1, The Expanse, Fringe, The Batwoman, The Flash, Stargirl, Wheel of Time, Firefly, Resident Alien, Gotham, Babylon 5, Farscape, and all of the Star Trek shows. We have interviewed classic stars such as Ed Asner, Sherilyn Fenn, Loni Anderson, Marc Singer, Erika Eleniak, Bai Ling, Alexandra Paul, Mary Catherine Stewart, Lance Guest, Natasha Henstridge, Nicole Bilderback, Ed Begley Jr., Olivia d’Abo, and Adrienne Barbeau. We have held panel interviews with the cast from The Doom Patrol and the Walking Dead. We have had voice acting talents such as Ben Giroux, Montse Hernandez, Adam McArthur, Amber Nash and Rob Paulson appear on the show. Music wise we have spoken to Alicia Witt, Acid Jazz pioneer Monday Mirichu, Saturday Night Live’s John Zonars and dozens of other up and coming artists. We even interview authors such as Birdbox writer Josh Malerman. 

Social Media:

Website: Meisterkhan.com

YouTube: Meisterkhan Pod Meisterkhan Pod – YouTube

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Instagram: Meisterkhan_

Twitter: @Meisterkhan   

TikTok: @Meisterkhan_   

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