You are cordially invited to yet another evening of exploration, merriment and almost certain death at
The 5th Annual RPG Vienna D&D Tournament
October 19, 2017
at Vienna’s famed Spielbar tavern.
Come one, come all, as we once again venture into the unknown to face fearsome foes, tangle with tricky traps, and ponder perplexing puzzles! No experience with D&D (or RPGs of any kind) necessary - just bring a pencil and your lucky dice.
Once upon a time, tournaments were a key part of the role-playing scene, attracting large crowds and spawning several of D&D’s most iconic scenarios. Several years ago, we decided to recreate this tradition by running a tournament of our own. The first one seemed to go over well, and it’s since turned into an annual event. We’ve certainly had some unforgettable moments - if there’s anything cooler to be found in fantasy gaming than staring down a beholder, I haven’t seen it.
In previous RPGV tournaments, players have woken vampires, befriended dragons, sailed the seas as undead pirates until the ends of time, and found many a salty solution to puzzling problems, all in an attempt to emerge as champion.
This time, things might actually get a little bit difficult …
Adventuring parties will simultaneously set off on their quests, encountering similar challenges, but having very different adventures depending on the choices they make. At its heart, the tournament is like any other evening of D&D - in other words, an excuse to share a beverage with other nice people and let your mind drift to other worlds - but with the added frisson of competing with other players.
If you’re ready to face this year’s challenge, please sign up in this thread. The tournament is open to everyone. Please also let me know when you can arrive, and whether you have to leave early. If you have any questions, feedback, suggestions or criticisms, post away.
Also, if you would be interested in DMing at this year’s event, please drop me a line.
Lastly, thanks to everyone for the opportunity to run these things, and for turning a small experiment into an annual tradition. Five years seems like a long time now, and it’s been a blast.
Best of luck to everyone - you might just need it!