Great Turnout: dT&T Fellowship at the Game Depot

Bear Peters, Rick Loomis, Liz Danforth, Steven S. Crompton & Ken St. Andre were all in attendence

Bear Peters, Rick Loomis, Liz Danforth, Steven S. Crompton & Ken St. Andre were all in attendance at Game Depot in Tempe, ready to sign, answer questions & run dT&T.  Dave and Patti Pettit, the store owners hold one of the old Buffalo signs that used to be used at conventions and in the store.

Saturday August 29 2015: the first (and only?) store signing of the entire Fellowship for Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls was held at Game Depot.  A bunch of Kickstarter pledgers came from as far away as Tucson (over 90 miles) to pick up their rulebooks, solos, GM adventures, dice, coins. pencils, maps, posters and any other items they were due.

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Turnout was great and also included long-time players of T&T along with brand new fans who got a chance to really discover just how fun Tunnels & Trolls can be.  Ken St. Andre and Bear Peters both ran demo games that ran for about five hours. As old players left, (or were killed) new players were added to the same adventure to keep the fun going.

Bear Peters runs the Dungeon of the Baer.  One player found a very clever way to avoid all the traps...

Bear Peters runs the Dungeon of the Bear. One player found a very clever way to avoid all the traps.  (Being a fairy helped.)

Besides lots of signing, Liz did sketches and spoke about the process of how the deluxe T&T evolved. She also had some of her art  from MAGIC and other projects on display. Rick kept track of sales and organized the giving of the Kickstarter items, while Steven answered questions about future plans and showed off the Grimtooth’s Ultimate Collection (he had one advance copy)  That collection of the five Traps books also includes work by the entire Fellowship.

There was also cake, veggies, free prizes, some giveaways and lots of remembrances of the early days of T&T from both the Fellowship and the fans.  A few of the attendees had even been employees of the Flying Buffalo at one time or another.

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? We sure did!

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? We sure did!

In fact the Game Depot was once the Flying Buffalo Game Store and current owner Dave Pettit was in fact the manager at Flying Buffalo’s store before he bought it from Rick about thirty years ago.  It’s a tribute to Dave and his wife that they have had such a successful game store for so long. We like to thank them for inviting us over for the grand dT&T unveiling!

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If you attended, let us know what you got , if you played or how good a time you had at the event – and thanks for attending!

If you visit the Tempe area in Arizona be sure to stop by the GAME DEPOT at Southern Palms Shopping Center, 3136 S McClintock Dr #11, Tempe, AZ 85282.  They have a full selection of all sorts of card, board, RPG, war games in 3500 sq ft. For more info call them at: 480-966-4727.  I’m afraid we ate all the cake, but they still have plenty of games left!

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4 thoughts on “Great Turnout: dT&T Fellowship at the Game Depot

  1. Thanks for the report and a look at the fun!

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  3. SSCrompton

    Thanks Kitty, a great first person report on how and what the Premier party meant from your perspective. We LOVE reading what you all feel about the game, the art and the future of T&T. Keep the faith, more solos are coming!

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