Virtual/Online Wargaming Convention 13-15 January

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"What's The ACDC?"
An online/virtual game convention!


Every January, the Armchair Dragoons hold a virtual convention, with 2-1/2 days of wargaming, talk shows, history presentations, pickup events, and learn-to-play/bootcamps for gamers.

We use Discord as the 'home base' for the convention, and the GMs use VASSAL or TTS or other similar platforms to play the games, while we stream the talk shows and other presentations through YouTube (limited to attendees).

This year?
  • Learn to play Great Campaigns of the American Civil War with Ardwulf
  • Learn to play Littoral Commander with designer Sebastian Bae
  • Learn to play Point Blank: V is for Victory with LNL Publishing
  • Learn to play an online Kriegsspiel with the International Kriegsspiel Society
  • Learn to play Squadron Strike with Ad Astra Games
  • The Wargame Bootcamp will teach you the essentials of Discord, VASSAL, and Tabletop Simulator
  • Epic multi-player games with GOTY Jim Owczarski of Saturday Night Fights
  • Twilight:2000 RPG sessions
  • World at War 85, Song for War: Mediterranean Theater, Jutland, Robotech: Reconstruction, Judean Hammer, Ginormopod 2300, Campaign: Fall Blau, Blucher, and other games
  • Interviews with Bruce Maxwell, Harold Buchanan, The Center for Naval Analysis, and Sebastian Bae (and maybe more?)
  • Historical presentations on the Inchon Invasion, Washington Naval Treaty, and the USS Scorpion, among others
And all of that crammed into one weekend, that you can join from your living room 🤠

 

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Twilight 2000 is still one of my all time favorite RPGs.
These sessions are using the new system from Free League Publishing, which is waaaaaay more streamlined in combat, but retains the post-apocalyptic setting that resonated those of us living in Europe in the mid-80s.
 

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Added a couple of events for #TheACDC!

Our virtual game convention starts in less than a week - details below

• We've added a detailed Air & Armor demo with Bruce Maxwell & Fred Schwarz, as they'll walk thru a full example of play while taking Q&A w/ the audience
• There's now 2 sessions of Robotech Reconstruction, so you check out this COIN-inspired asymmetrical wargame of the factions after one of the major Robotech wars
• 2 sessions of the always-awesome Boardgame Bootcamp with Tim & Karl, teaching users how to use Discord, VASSAL, and Tabletop Simulator Some attendees have said that this session alone was worth the price of attendance 🤠
• The outstanding Patrick's Tactics & Tutorials will be teaching both Combat Commander AND Commands & Colors: Ancients

And all of those have been added to our agenda, so come join us next weekend for #TheACDC and spend the weekend wargaming in your pajamas with us!

 

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#TheACDC is this weekend, and we've got some great seminars / talk shows as a part of the event

(note that you do need to be registered with the convention to participate live)

– Bruce Maxwell talking Air & Armor

– Jim Werbaneth talking about the Inchon landing

– Moe interviews Sebastian Bae about Littoral Commander

– The sinking of the USS Scorpion

– Interview with Harold Buchanan

– The 100th anniversary of the Washington Naval Treaty

– Interview with some of the professional designers from the Center for Naval Analysis

plus the opening / closing Happy Hours with Brant, Moe, and Ardwulf

 

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Our convention is kicking off this Friday & we've still got some great events w/ seats available at #TheACDC

Both FR & SA, the Boardgame Bootcamp will teach you the essentials of Discord, VASSAL, and Tabletop Simulator, to help you get the most out of your virtual wargaming (like, say, at #TheACDC)
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/36
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/37

Cyrano's afternoon Memoir '44 game still has seats? C'mon people!
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/12

Hazdrubal added a Sunday evening game of Rebels & Patriots, if you want to re-fight some skirmishes from the American War of Independence
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/41

Somehow, there are still seats available in the Saturday morning learn-to-play game of Point Blank: V is for Victory from Lock 'n Load Publishing
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/9

Robotech Reconstruction (from Strange Machine Games) is, as you'd guess, based on the sci-fi series. But the COIN-inspired asymmetric play has had wargamers digging this title every time it hits the table
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/34
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/35

Catastrophe Games has their new East Front game Campaign: Fall Blau on Saturday morning
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/14

Ad Astra Games were one of the first companies to support our ACDC's and they're back again to teach their Squadron Strike space combat game.
They even developed their own proprietary platform for it
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/28
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/29

Ryan Heilman has been one of our longest-running GMs, and is back with the finally-published Ginormopod 2050 AD, which we've playtested in pre-pub form at past ACDC's
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/6
https://tabletop.events/conventions/the-acdc-january-2023/schedule/7
 
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