Howdy All, The Collector's Trove and Gary Con would like to announce an ongoing series of events at Gary Con that pay special attention to the early days of wargaming prior to the introduction of Dungeons & Dragons. The special events will be gathered under the aegis: Legends of Wargaming. These time capsule events bring Gary Con attendees the classic board and miniature wargames that were a staple during the early days of the Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association (LGTSA), International Federation of Wargaming (IFW), Castle & Crusade Society, Midwest Military Simulation Association (MMSA), and Gen Con. Each event will present the history of the game and its significance to the hobby of wargaming and even role-playing games. The original rules, vintage figures, and accurate accessories will be used during play. When possible, the events will involve individuals who played, refereed, and authored the games along side Gary Gygax and his friends during this golden age of wargaming. This is your chance to experience what it was like to play these games at the earliest Gen Cons and Gary Gygax’s own basement in Lake Geneva! The games will be taught and refereed so interest is all that is required by players. Even if you don’t sign up to play be sure to stop by to view the displays, ask questions, and watch the fun of classic wargaming! Returning Events: The following are the returning Legends of Wargaming events currently scheduled for Gary Con X. To find these events in the registration catalog type "Legends of Wargaming" into the search field and all will be conveniently be pulled up for you! Action on the High Seas: Iron Bottom Sound (John Bobek) Braunstein I (Dave Wesely) Braunstein IV: Banania (Dave Wesely) Chainmail Fantasy: Battle of Brown Hills (Nathan Lyke, Mike Sefton) Chainmail Fantasy: Battle of the Moathouse (Paul Stormberg) Chainmail Fantasy: Orc's Drift (Kevin Cabai) Chainmail Historical: Battle on the Ice (Mike Mornard) Chainmail Joust: Gary Con Jousting Tourney (Paul Stormberg, Tom Fortunato, Kevin Maurice) Chainmail Man-to-Man: Viking Raid! (Terry Kuntz) Classic Warfare: Fury of the Celts (Kevin Maurice) Dawn Patrol: Brisfits: Once More Into the Breach (Skip Williams) Dawn Patrol: Early War (George Henion) Dawn Patrol: Mid-War (George Henion) Dawn Patrol: Late War (George Henion) Dawn Patrol: Baron's Revenge (George Henion) Don't Give Up The Ship! (Mike Carr) Dungeon! (Dave Megarry) Jutland with Miniatures (Keith Sloan) Legions of the Petal Throne (Victor Raymond) Little Wars For Queen and Country (John Bobek) Remagen Bridgehead (Jon Pickens) Siege of Bodenburg (Paul Stormberg, Ed Stahlnecker) Source of the Nile (Ross Maker) Sturmgeschutz & Sorcery (Mike Reese, Ben Reese) Tractics: Arab-Israeli War Battle of Bir Lahfan (Tibor Ipavic) Tractics: Arab-Israeli War Jiradi Pass 1967 (Tibor Ipavic) Tractics: WWII Russian Front Spring 1943 (Mike Reese, Ben Reese) New Legends! In addition to the Legends of Wargaming VIPs listed above we are proud to announce the following new additions to our Legend's VIP cadre: Scott Duncan was friends with Gary Gygax way back in late 1960s when there was a little known postal Diplomacy club named the United States Continental Army Command (USCAC). Scott was the club's President, Bill Speer, the Vice President, and Gary Gygax, was the treasurer. Well around, 1967 these guys decided to change the focus of this group. The new course was to be one which would encourage and foster the growth of an international club of wargamers. Rechristened as the IFW (the International Federation of Wargamers), this club would go on to connect over 700 wargamers worldwide. Many of these gamers formed friendships and a desire to gather together to game. This desire for a national convention failed at it's outset but then Gary Gygax tried his hand at it with help only from his immediate family and local gaming group. That convention was Gen Con I in 1968 and it became an immediate hit. The IFW and its monthly fanzine were integral to Gen Cons for years to come, faltering every now and then but still dedicated to the idea. Eventually D&D came about and TSR took over the convention and now, 50 years later it is one of the largest table-top gaming conventions in the world. Greg Bell was just a high school kid in the mid-1970s when he became integral to a cultural phenomenon that would soon sweep the world and he soon proved to be indispensable to the company that produced it. The phenomenon was Dungeons & Dragons and the company, TSR. Greg was TSR's seminal artist, doing artwork for TSR's flagship publication, Cavaliers and Roundheads in 1973, as well as Dungeons & Dragons, Warriors of Mars, Classic Warfare, The Strategic Review, The Dragon, Greyhawk, and Blackmoor to name a few. Ads, catalogs, periodicals, letterhead, games, books, buttons, miniatures, posters, t-shirts, and even matchbooks carried his artwork to people all over the world. Indeed, his iconic lizard man illustration became the very colophon for the company in 1975! It is amazing to think that this company, poised to take over the gaming hobby, relied so heavily on one young man. While Greg's career as a TSR artist was fleeting, lasting just over two years, it left an indelible stamp that remains to this day with his crazy, cool, weird, sci-fi vibe that we all know and love.