Friday Night Dinners

So, I promised more information on the Friday Night Dinners.

For the lovers of sushi, the lovely and talented “Sushi goddess”, Betsy Marks Delaney, will be leading the charge to descend on Asahi Japanese Restaurant for sushi (which, I am told, is rather good).

For those who “prefer meat”, I will be be leading the march down the hall to the Outback Steakhouse attached to the hotel.  MMMMmmmm… Mighty Cholesterol Onions Bloomin’ Onions…

Both ventures will leave the gaming areas between 7:30 pm & 8 pm. We will have sign-up sheets in the gaming area so we don’t forget anyone.

Please feel free to RSVP to us at, especially if you think you might get there a little late. We’ll hold a seat for you. We promise.

More event notes!

So, as the once and future Game Room Czar, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the few planned events that we have during the weekend.

I’ve mentioned before that we used to have a lineup of “social” events, most of which have fallen by the wayside. However, we have kept one of these alive: The Friday Night Sushi/Meat Fest! We end up breaking into two camps: Those who eat bait sushi and those who eat meat (you can guess which one I fall into). The sushi lovers head off to a local establishment while the rest of us head down the hall to the Outback. I’ll have more info on these, including timing, in the next 24 hours.

Gamingwise, we don’t have a lot of planned events. Mainly because most of the participants have indicated that they prefer this. I’ll be running a few demos (including new SJG releases Revolution and The Stars Are Right), as well as the 2nd Annual Arneson/Gygax Memorial Dungeon Crawl (more on this in a bit). We also have the 4th annual Charity poker tournament again this year.

So let me talk about those last two.

The 2nd Annual Arneson/Gygax Memorial Dungeon Crawl consists of me selecting some “old school” Dungeon adventure and running it. Bring your dice, bring your wits, bring your finely honed bloodshot instincts and forget “skills” and “feats! This is gaming at it’s finest! While last year, it was simply labeled the Gygax memorial crawl, we also lost Dave this year, and it seems only right to include him. In years to come, I’ll be switching around who gets “top billing”.

The 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament. 4 years ago, the staff of Barking Mad went through a year that brought far too much tragedy and sorrow into our lives. Refusing to take this lying down, we set up this yearly tournament in memory of the people we lost. The charities that benefit from this event are the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, The Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University and the Mazzy Kaya Foundation. We hope that you will participate in our effort to raise money for these three groups.

New event announced for TCEP 16!

Yes, ladies and gents, we here at Barking Mad have just confirmed that we will be playing host to a Live Action Murder Mystery event at TCEP 16: Craig & Tad against the World Crime League!

For as long as there’s been a New Orleans, there have been rumors about what lurks in it’s shadows. Is that the baying of a werewolf? Did I see a glint of fang in that woman’s smile? Come and be a part of our Murder Mystery and find out for yourself!

This event is for 20 players; signups will be in the game room at TCEP.