You would like to conclude your day at the SPIEL with a nice and comfortable game night in good company?
We are hosting our 6.th Dice & Mystics Fringe event on Saturday, October 6th, at our location in Bochum, 15 minutes by car from the SPIEL.
Like always, all you great people and fellow gamers from all over the globe are very welcome, and, as usual – our event is free of costs and totally non-commercial.
We simply want our fellow board gamers to enjoy, meet people, exchange their experiences of the fair and have fun together over their brand new games (and discharge shrink wrap and punched cardboard sheets to lighten their luggage).
There is space and time to play on Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to midnight. However, the places are limited, so we do kindly ask you to make a reservation in advance. To make your booking faster and easier and save you from having to queue at the entrance, we use an online booking service (see below), also free of costs.
There are hotels and restaurants in the vicinity that are no further away by car than some in Essen.
There will again be the opportunity to order food and drinks on the premises; a delivery service will bring everything to the tables. And of course teas, coffees and biscuits are free, as always!
You are going to receive an automatic confirmation as soon as you are booked, together with a detailed description on how to reach us (just 3 turns from the autobahn; also by public transport) and some important information.
No entry without e-ticket (on mobile device or print version).
We give you time and space for all those epic board games that need more than a single game night can provide you with. You can bring those loved but long-unplayed gems from your collection to our event to play on large tables and leave them set up overnight. In addition, we have prepared two tables hosting:
The event starts Saturday the 10th of March at 04.00 PM. At 07.00 PM we are collecting food orders for the delivery service. At midnight we close the rooms. Your games can stay over the night, but sadly, we must send you all back to your own living places, dens, and lairs. On the 11th of March, the second day of gaming starts at 09.00 AM. At 11.00 AM, we are collecting food orders for the delivery service. At 02.00 PM, we are closing the event softly. During the whole event, we will provide you with coffee, tea varieties, and cookies for free. You can order soft drinks from the delivery service with your food order.
The fifth Dice & Mystics Fringe started later than intended, but it took of with a flourish. It had been a long stretch from 2019 to 2022. Too long? We wondered, would people remember us, and would they come and play with us? Would we still miraculously get things for a raffle? You guys are amazing! When the bookings for this year’s Fringe opened, guess how long it took until first reservations rolled in? One second-questions answered.
The Dice & Mystics Fringe event had to follow the same rules as Spiel Essen, so everybody needed a mask, and also there were not quite as many people allowed in as in 2019. On the sunny side, that meant there was more space for everybody.
As soon as the announcement went public, publishers and designers – who, as always, were also cordially invited – immediately began to contact us and got us all excited about the truly wonderful things they would bring to our Fringe for you to win and enjoy. It soon became crystal clear that, even if the event was going to be a bit smaller, the hoard of raffle items would not. By no means.
Everybody was happy that the 5th Dice & Mystics Fringe was about to take place. Preparations started, our equipment had to be updated with things like disinfectant dispensers, new signs hung up, but all in all it felt like the “downtime” in between had never happened.
Prizes were sent to us, or we were invited to pick them up at the Spiel on Thursday and Friday. After the Spiel Essen had started, the table was soon groaning under the weight of good things donated to our raffle …
… and that was just the beginning; many more contributions arrived later in the course of the event itself.
People started flocking in and in no time at all the tables were well-filled with all sorts of colorful and fun things and buzzingly busy. At 10 o’clock sharp, a voice boomed through the building: “Silence!” All fell quiet. The raffle was about to start.
Three boxes of the little great game Witchcraft by King Racoon Games went to three happy winners, who went home with one of the most popular and sought after items of the fair. Witchcraft was sold out to the very last copy and could easily have sold lots more.
If you are looking for an easy but highly entertaining game for younger kids, try and get this beautifully designed portion of Popcorn Dice by Van Rider Games. Who would have thought making popcorn can be thus challenging and exciting?
So Kleever by Repos Games, intelligent at any time, soon exchanged hands, …
… and also copies of the cool “Cactus” by Second Gate Games:
LudoCafe from Brazil again gave away their unusually themed card laying game Afluentes (Tributary rivers) designed by Luish Moraes Coello …
… and two two copies of his brand new Ferias em Dupla (Double Holidays).
Van Rider Games generously brought a whole treasure trove of graphic novel adventures for you to enjoy. Here are the lucky winners of: Captive, Dark Mage, Sherlock Holmes – Four Investigations, Hostage Negotiator, The Grand Tournament, Space Brigade, and also Sherlock Homes- The Shadow of Jack the Ripper.
This beautiful “Spiel Attendee 2022” foldable wooden dice tower and also two dice trays and two vouchers for their Spiel booth or online shop are by InMyBox from Croatia. Maybe you remember Their ingenious and breathtakingly designed wooden storage box for Scythe. This year, among a number of useful board game accessories, they also showed off an equally impressive box for the game Concordia at their booth.
Not one, not two, but three awesome kickstarter pledges of the fabulous Flamecraft by Cardboard Alchemy with a number of exquisite enamel goodies, promos, a dragon miniature, and a pair of adorably cute fluffy dragons went to very happy new owners.
More phantastic creatures were to follow: The Ruinmasters Bestiary, a bestiary brimming with descriptions of fantastic creatures and beasts, with breathtaking art, by Riotminds:
Not with stupor, but with cheers from the audience the Repos game Harry Potter – Stupor! passed into the hands of this aspiring young wizard:
Others had to stay safely on the grounds of solid Muggle reality with Fun Facts by Repos Games.
A mask hides the broad grin as this lucky individual gets ready to join the gruesome festivities of Carnival Zombie, 2nd Edition by Albe Pavo.
With Fire & Stone – Siege of Vienna 1683 plus promo pack by Capstone Games, this combatant can get in touch with European history.
Another hush went through the room when a rarity found its new owner: Final Girl by Van RiderGames found its winner. It came together with the eagerly sought after and extremely rare Mystery Box, the promo card “Paula”, plus the vignette expansion Terror from Above.
These is nothing quite like the Illustrated Trudvang – Hidden Trails, the truly great art book of Trudvang, by Riotminds:
Riotminds also gave you the role-playing game Trudvang Chronicles – The Seed of Vanirs and the adventure book The Elven Road with an extensive and immersive role playing experience in the world of Trudvang, the latter written by Alexander Urbanek.
Chip Theory Games regretted they could not attend, but they sent greetings:
A copy of the famous Too many Bones by Chip Theory Games plus two delightful expansions: Ghillie and Nugget!
The full moon, its expansion, minis and everything came down on this poor person who had been bold enough to attend the Fringe and not bring an extra trolley …
… because King Racoon Games had donated a copy of their Tsukuyumi Full Moon Down – Miniature Edition. Look at his face and see if he has any doubts he will only be too glad to carry this home-!
Another very special treat was going to Brazil . an incredible diorama of Warhammer Khagras Ravagers in tournament quality!
This amazing piece of art by the truly gifted painter Adrijano Kesgei was donated by his Rhino and NavelMiniature Painting Studio and obviously took the winner’s breath away.
And last but not least, this Lucky Bob here gets a precious handshake from Jamie Jolly from Shadowborne Games – sealing the promise that in just a few days one of the – at that moment – last five existing standee pledges of Oathsworn is already his. We have news that the game has arrived in prime condition almost immediately after Spiel Essen, resulting in the winner skipping the weekly game night: “I have some unboxing to do…”
We had fun, we enjoyed coffee, tea and biscuits and each other’s company, the worldwide friendship, recurrent and brand new attendees, we were missing those who had not been able to come, a good friend we lost, we saw all the hotness of Spiel Essen in action and played through on our tables, and we thoroughly celebrated the hobby of gaming. And again, after such a long wait and a fun game night in Bochum, another Dice & Mystics Fringe event ended.
We are grateful for all those amazing and generous gifts of you, the publishers who donated the prizes, and send a heartfelt Thank You your way, and especially we thank King RacoonGames who also came with several crates of free drinks and snacks for everyone.
We give a Big Thank You to our engaged, tireless helpers and fellow gamers who made the event possible, especially our friend who came home alone from his family holiday to be there for us and for you while his family stayed on. Big Thanks to the Community of St. Engelbert of the Parish of St. Franziskus, who once again allowed us to use their entire building, and the kind ladies of the “Ecumenical Lunch”, who – as we found out only after our event – without further ado just postponed their gathering to the following week.
And we got presents from you, too, anything from manioc snacks and incredibly yummy pacoquita peanut bites from Brazil, delicious Tim Tams from Australia, extraordinary chocolates and specialty coffee, lavender tea (if you know you do know, if you wonder why, you do not need to know), beautiful shot glasses and liquor from Croatia, … to name just a few. Thank you so much!
Nice and friendly things have been said to us. Trying to be kind and sociable towards one another is quite enough, apparently, to give everybody a good feeling, at least for a wonderful while. We simply celebrated our hobby, just as you did when you came to us to play.
As it is 2023 now, we wish you all an excellent and very happy New Year! Hoping to see you all again. Stay safe, game on, and be kind towards each other!
We are forced to very sadly say:There will be no Dice & Mystics Fringe in 2021
There aren’t words to appropriately describe what it feels like to be forced to announce that, just like last year, the ongoing pandemic makes it utterly impossible for us to host the Dice & Mystics Fringe during the SPIEL ESSEN board game fair in 2021.
The SPIEL ESSEN is scheduled to take place, but what exactly the conditions are going to be at that time is really hard to tell within this dynamic situation. We hope all of you who come will have a good journey and a wonderful time at Essen, and you will all be safe, well, happy and successful in all your endeavours.
For us, your Dice and Mystics, and our Fringe event, it is, however, clear that the pandemic situation and the necessary preventive measures will make it virtually impossible for us to welcome you to come together as one large happy crowd, mingle, sit down, play together and be comfortable and well cared for.
We were even unable to do any planning and organizing to prepare – which would have had to start as early as March when it was still unclear whether there would be any fair at all this year – and up to this point in time, and under the present health measures, we have no guaranteed access to our location which we use(d) to host our game nights and especially the Dice & Mystics Fringe, which is so dear to our hearts.
There will be a year 2022, there will be another SPIEL ESSEN, and there will be a Dice & Mystics Fringe again, when we will all be looking back at the past 2 years with a sigh of regret but also of relief. The Dice & Mystics are readying themselves to see you all again and welcome you at our gaming tables.
Dear friends and fellow gamers,
you will have waited for news from the Dice & Mystics concerning the Fringe event 2020, and we had promised to find out what things may or may not be possible and to keep you updated.
Sadly, we are forced to stand up to this promise by announcing that there will be no Dice & Mystics Fringe this year.
Spiel Essen 2020 has – understandably under the circumstances – been cancelled, or as they preferred to put it in kinder and easier to digest terms: “postponed“ until October 2021.
As the name of our event clearly states, we are usually offering a place to come and play at the „fringe“ of the huge board game fair, Spiel Essen. We usually invite the many guests of the Spiel, exhibitioners, bloggers and vloggers and every other enthusiast to wind down after a bustling and exciting day, share the joys of gaming and often meet friends from previous years. But we now have to face a dire truth: No Spiel Essen, no Fringe event.
Even if we tried to whisk up something independently, we would still not have a location for it to take place in, no catering, and with all the necessary safety rules still in place, it would be a caricature of the happy meeting we were all hoping for.
These are tough times for gamers. If there is anything board games are not, that’s socially distanced, and we are happy and rightfully proud of the fact, too. We are heartbroken that a tiny little thing that is not even properly alive like a virus can force a longer wait upon us before we can all sit down togetherand happily game again. We missed you all since last October, and now we are missing you even more!
We hope you are all well and we are going to meet in 2021!
Take care, stay healthy – and keep on gaming to prepare for happier times to come!
The 4th “Dice & Mystics Fringe “ is in the past, and believe it or not, we have started preparing for 2020… As small as the event is, our “TinyCon” has turned into a regular thing by now, something that our guests regard as a natural part of their Spiel Essen experience: A night spent in good company, among old and new friends. And oh my, do we miss everybody!
For the majority of our guests, it has been the 3rd or even the 4th time. They meet but once a year at the Fringe – and immediately sit down together, unbox a game and play like they see each other at game nights on a regular basis. The rooms start filling up rapidly, but nobody wastes any time but gets down to some serious fun right away.
The guests of the Fringe have slowly turned into a real community where everybody looks out for everybody else. The new booking system worked just fine, and we have been told it made things a lot easier. We still handled the few cancellations manually, and we give our thanks to everybody who needed to cancel and was so kind to mail us so that others on the waiting list had their chance. As always, we do hope that only positive things have kept you away. It would have been so much easier to simply not turn up – but not a single one of you would ever do that to anybody else, oh no. You care for each other. The Fringe is starting to feel like an international family gathering. Many people from different corners of the earth know each other, have long since become friends, and they warmly welcome everybody who is new to the event. We hear that again and again, from regulars and first-timers alike: “We feel at home here.” What more could we possibly hope for?
People make appointments for games, bring each other presents, translate from one language to another and back, share, teach and learn new games, exchange Spiel experiences and insights, give each other lifts back to their hotels and apartments. And the special thing is, that such things are not just happening between “regular” gamers, but they include the publishers, designers, artists, reviewers and YouTubers, because apart from who else they may be, they are gamers like all others sitting at the same tables, having fun together.
and friendship are the key to everything. The Fringe would not be possible
without the Parish of St. Engelbert,
who once again let us use the building free of any charge. We humbly thank
for their hospitality and hope we will continue to benefit from their kindness
and be able to host the Fringe event for years to come.
There were so many people of the Dice & Mystics but especially the guests themselves who made this a special night. Last year we took photos of where the tables were standing after you had all left and used this to arrange them accordingly right from the start. The buffet in the lobby had a new feature: next to tea, coffee, biscuits and sweets, there was also plain tap water. Judging by the number of refills this had actually been a good idea, and it had sprung from observations made by everybody together. But you are the people who bring yourselves and your games to our tables and create this great sense of community.
A big part of this community are also those good people from the gaming industry who bring you gifts and want to share their passion and joy of board games:
Albe Pavo contributed some serious fun in the shape of “BEER & Vikings”:
Breaking Games did not think twice but gave us one copy of everything they had with them: “The Stars Align”, “We’re Doomed”, “Trellis”, “Rise of Tribes” deluxe and “Expancity”.
Chip Theory Games who were sad that due to their schedule they could not come this time insisted on donating a copy of their much admired “Cloudspire” for you to win.
there were quite a number of € 10 vouchers from Fantasywelt.de, the large German online game retailer.
GOTTA2 Games from Japan showcased their
beautiful little social deduction game “Who am I” where you are invited to the Tea
Party in Alice in Wonderland, sitting around a miniature table set with
miniature real china dishes (all actually in the box). Of course they donated
it to be raffled off to a lucky winner:
The amazingand wonderful Julie Ahern of Greenbrier Games did not take long to decide and simply gave us a copy of – everything! This bonanza included such gems as “Champions of Hara”, “Of Dreams & Shadows“ plus the expansion, “Helios Expanse” and – a huge box containing a full kickstarter pledge of “Folklore”, with a cherry on top.
InMyBox, the wonder workers who design incredible things crafted in wood, donated their prize item, an ingeniously constructed and most beautiful storage solution for “Scythe” (and did you now each and every “Big Bad Box” is individually numbered?):
again our friends King Racoon Games gave
us two copies of their famous “Tsukuyumi Full Moon Down”, the comic and also
the art book, signed by the brilliant Felix Mertikat himself, and also the
novel (in German) that was written after the game.
Mythic Games againpresented our guests with their great success “Time of Legends: Joan of Arc”, and once again rounded off with a “little” big extra: The “Reliquiary” box containing kickstarter specials!
were two copies of the much anticipated “Last
Bastion”, quite the hotness, by REPOS Production:
Scribabs (you may know their “Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas: Malleus Maleficarum”) generously provided for those who enjoy running in packs and hunting in the night: a copy of “Armata Strigoi”!
There were some prizes by Spieleparadies Wagner, the local toy and games shop in Bochum, too, of course. And they wouldn’t be who they are if they had not thought of including some very special prizes catering for the refined and more tender taste…
Tetrahedron Games gave away two editions of their fun
and colourful game “Dodoesque” – “Cherry Blossom” and “Jungle Fever”- for the
raffle. (Check out their Viking game VALHAL,
but by no means least we once again had the great pleasure of having with us:
The Dice Tower, who brought happy moments with their cute dice panda. It will be loved and cherished in its new home.
It is not hard to see that by accepting your prizes with a radiant smile you also made the donors happy.
I was told that for the people inside the booths at the fair, it always remains a two-sided contact between a salesperson and one or a few customers at a time, with pre-set roles and a real or a virtual sales counter separating them from one another. This is o.k., that’s what everybody goes to the fair for: showcase your games to the public, sell them, have games shown to you, and empty your pockets and purses to fill up the trolleys and car boots with hours and hours of gaming fun.
But at the Fringe, especially during the raffle, everybody is on “the same side”, and when a game is held aloft to be raffled off to a happy winner, the excited murmurs, the cheers and spontaneous branding applause from such large a crowd are a feedback publishers do not get anywhere else. From what we experienced, they really put their hearts into their games. Their audience’s love and appreciation for what they do and create means a lot to them.
The main thing, though, is the hobby itself and the people who share it. We hope you are enjoying your prizes, but in truth really everybody was winning, learning a new game, seeing many of the year’s new releases on the table and in action, meeting somebody maybe from a different part of the world and sharing that one legendary game with each other. Thank you to each and every one of you all!
You brought us plenty of great and tasty gifts as well, and we also say a big thank you for that!
Especially dear to us were also some wonderful people from Life of a Board Gamer (Danijel Ljubas) and from Meeple University (Stella Jahja)who work to keep us all informed about the board gaming hobby and the happenings around it and who also found kind words in their reports and v-logs about their first time at the Fringe. Maybe you would like to have a peek:
We do hope
you all had a great time, felt warmly welcome and are thinking back with fond
We do hope
you all had a great time, felt warmly welcome and are thinking back with fond
We are not
an organisation or club, neither have nor accept any money, with the exception
of the donations to the parish for charity and the upkeep of the house, for
which we thank you very much. Everything else is freely given away to make
Good play –
It is for you all that we are hosting this event, and we are ever more richly rewarded by a happy company playing all those great games together, and by having you all as our friends!
It is actually the fourth time running that we are looking forward to play together will all you wonderful people from all over this planet at our “TinyCon”.
You would like to finish your day at the SPIEL Essen with a nice and comfortable game night? Then come to play with us on Saturday October 26th at our game location in Bochum, 15 Minutes by car from the SPIEL. You are very welcome at our Dice & Mystics Fringe
As usual, it is free of any charge and entirely non-commercial. We simply like to give our fellow board gamers a place to enjoy their new games, meet people, exchange their experiences of the fair and have fun.
space and time to play on Saturday from 4.00 p.m. to midnight. However, the
places are limited, so we do kindly ask you to make a reservation in advance. To
make your booking faster and easier and save you from having to queue at the
entrance, this year we are for the first time use an online booking service
(see below); again free of any costs.
There are hotels
and restaurants in the vicinity which may be about the same driving distance to
the SPIEL as some in Essen.
There will again be the opportunity to order food and drinks on the premises; a delivery service will bring everything to the tables. And of course teas, coffees and biscuits are free, as always!
You would like to come? Make your reservation here.
You are going
to receive an automatic confirmation as soon as you are booked, together with a
detailed description on how to reach us (just 3 turns from the autobahn; also
by public transport) and some important information.
Registration ends on: Saturday, 12.10.2019
No entry without e-ticket (on mobile device or print version).
We give you time and space for all those epic board games that need more than a single game night can provide you with. You can bring those loved but long-unplayed gems from your collection to our event to play on large tables and leave them set up overnight. In addition, we have prepared three tables hosting:
Twilight Imperium 3rd edition Frostpunk Bardsung
The event starts Saturday the 18th of March at 04.00 PM. At 07.00 PM we are collecting food orders for the delivery service. At midnight we close the rooms. Your games can stay over the night, but sadly, we must send you all back to your own living places, dens, and lairs. On the 19th of March, the second day of gaming starts at 09.00 AM. At 11.00 AM, we are collecting food orders for the delivery service. At 02.00 PM, we are closing the event softly. During the whole event, we will provide you with coffee, tea varieties, and cookies for free. You can order soft drinks from the delivery service with your food order.
In Spring 2020 the first lockdown–or rather the pandemic itself–stopped us in full swing. No more game nights, no planning for the future. Staying safe and keeping others safe was paramount.
The core of the Dice & Mystics never stopped gaming: We went online. Now, more than two years later, we are back at St. Engelbert’s and are having our regular game nights again. Everything is not as before, but slowly getting there. We sorely miss a dearly departed friend we had shared good company and many an exciting game with. We gained some friends who had deepened their love of board games during the lockdowns.
We are again ordering our dinners to prepare for the coming adventures because most of us come straight from work, and with restrictions concerning the kitchen gone, we will soon be having biscuits, sweets, teas, and coffees once more.
And we have started planning for another Dice & Mystics Fringe event during the next Spiel in October 2022!
Providing nothing untoward is suddenly going to happen, we will attend the Spiel Essen this year and will also be able to host
the 5th Dice & Mystics Fringe on Saturday, October 8th, from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight.
We already reserved the location. There will be tables and chairs for you to bring and try out all those great games you will have bought at the fair, leave your shrink-wraps and punched cardboard behind, discuss your Spiel experiences and enjoy each other’s company. (For bokings see UPDATE at the bottom of this post.)
As usual, there will be no entrance fee or any other costs for you. We are soon going to update all information on how to reach us, and how to book places, on this website www.diceandmystics.de.
At the premises, you will be able to order food and drinks from our usual caterer and have them delivered directly to your tables. Please have some cash and small change ready, as you will not be able to pay via credit card.
As the dangers of the pandemic are not entirely over, we need to put some adjustments in place. We have to have more space between the gaming tables and less of a crowd around the free coffee, tea, and biscuits we would like to have ready for you. Consequently, we can, sadly, not allow as many people in as at our past events. We hope this is going to change again in the future.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to restrict, limit, or deny access to our event in order to protect your safety or the safety of other attendees. Especially we are bound by German laws, regulations, and ordinances related to COVID-19, which could change the format, the number of attendees, or the timing of our event. Additional restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic could also change other aspects, e.g. vaccination requirements, face coverings, and other precautions, of our event or even result in its cancelation at any time and possibly on short or no notice.
Should we have to cancel the event due to restrictions in place by the German authorities, we will attempt to inform you via our website www.diceandmystics.de as soon as reasonably possible.
We welcome your free decision to wear a facial mask and disinfect your hands to protect yourself and others from any danger and keep your distance where sensible. Please do respect the decision of any group that prefers to wear facial masks at their table.
There are no words to tell you how much we missed meeting you all, and we are excitedly looking forward to the Spiel and once again celebrating our great hobby together this October.
Take care, keep your fingers crossed, stay safe, and have fun gaming. We’ll be seeing you soon.
UPDATE 2: We are happy about the great response to our event: The Dice & Mystics Fringe is booked full.
An especially big THANK YOU to all our recurring guests and gamers for your support and enthusiasm for our great hobby. And a big WELCOME to all new faces. We are looking forward to seeing you!
If you were not able to book a ticket, you can have your name put on a waiting list. For this, please use the contact function of this website.
UPDATE 3: As promised, we would like to notify you of the following: Acccording to the current situation and the news, it now appears likely that we will have to have a mask mandate for our Fringe, just like Spiel Essen have already announced for the fair.
Therefore, please bring a medical grade protective face mask covering mouth and nose (“surgical mask”). Children aged 6 years and above will also have to wear the same type of face mask. Since safety is our top priority, we unfortunately will not be able to accept any medical certificates for exemption from the mask requirement.
On 23.9.2022 a new Corona Protection Ordinance NRW will come into force, which might require an extended hygiene concept. For this reason, please check this website again shortly before the Fringe event for any changes
ATTENTION! URGENT UPDATE!
We have a total roadblock on “Kassenberger Straße” just a very short distance before our event location.
It is approximaletly a 5 to 10 minute walk on foot from the entry into Kassenberger Straße to the Dice & Mystics Fringe. If you come by public transport, you might get off at the bus stop next to it, called “Scharpenseelstraße”, and walk a little downhill in the direction the bus is continuing and enter Kassenberger Straße on foot.
There is an alternative if you stay on the bus until it reaches “Bahnhof Dahlhausen” (Dahlhausen train station). However, we have no information if you can still continue via bus from there; we are researching the situation this very moment. (Waling from there is definitely the longer – and a rather steep – stretch.) There will be another update tomorrow.
This also applies to everybody arriving by train from Essen. Again, we are researching if you can continue via bus. We will update you tomorrow.
If you come by car (from Bochum city or via the A 40), drive past Kassenberger Straße and take the next small road that comes up on the right (at the nice blue house) called “Kapellenweg”. Ignore the sign that says “Anlieger frei (For Anlieger only)”. As you are guests at our location, you are “Anlieger” who need to go through to reach your destination. At the end of that short road, turn right or left, just as you please, whatever seems convenient. The road you get on is called “Gaußstraße” and runs in a full circle right past the event location. If you have been at our Fringe event before, you might have parked your car there last time. You can also drive past the church and on to “Kassenberger Straße” for more parking opportunities.
UPDATE ON COVID REGULATIONS
Please take note that you need to wear an FFP2 mask or a medical mask inside the building at all times, as it is the case at SPIEL ESSEN, too.
NEW UPDATE (September 29th) / NEUES UPDATE (29. September)
There is news for people arriving by train via Bahnhof Dahlhausen: The bus line 345 will still get you close to the event location by an alternative route. Take the bus 345 from Bahnhof Dahlhausen. (The line ends/starts there, so there is only one direction.) The bus stop is at the side of Lidl supermarket, right next to the little roundabout. It is just 2 stops up the other side of the hill. Get off at “Scharpenseelstrasse”. You will already have seen the entry into “Kassenberger Straße”. So get off and double back to “Kassenberger Straße”. From there it is just a short and easy walk, about 5-10 minutes, along Kassenberger Straße which will lead you directly to the church and to our event location. (Do not consider walking up the hill from the station directly, as this would take much, much longer and be uncomfortably steep.)
For people arriving by bus, coming from Bochum city: Get off at “Scharpenseelstrasse” and continue downhill to the entry into “Kassenberger Straße”. Follow “Kassenberger Straße” to reach your destination.
Please indulge me for a brief while when I tell you about my findings quite wondrous to behold. Yesternight I ventured deep into the woods longing to see the lights of the silver town again. Alas my searching gaze revealed only a deep pond, staring lidles up to the round pale eye in the sky. As soon as my soot black friend named shadow floated out into the silver to play with the waves a voice reckoned my humble me and spoke in the most finest words of wonders that are waiting for us in the near future. And here is what it spoke:
Swedish games publisher RiotMinds today announced the upcoming release of Trudvang Adventures, a full adaptation of the critically acclaimed award-winning RPG setting, for 5E. The game is based on the successful “Trudvang Chronicles” campaign world setting that was voted “The most anticipated game of the year” by the ENWorld community upon its release.
Trudvang Adventures 5E (TA5E) is anchored in a unique world setting of fused Celtic and Nordic myths and sagas. TA5E players are afforded the opportunity to explore the incredibly rich and visually stunning fantasy setting of Trudvang Chronicles while still remaining familiar and accessible for players of 5E. Both players and DMs will feel instantly at home and comfortable with the TA5E toolsets for their epic campaigns.
Trudvang Chronicles is licensed and translated for use in a number of countries and is also the basis for the new board game Trudvang Legends. The Trudvang Legends board game is scheduled for release later this year and is produced and published by renowned game design company CMON.
Trudvang Adventures will be launched as a Kickstarter campaign May 23rd 2020.
You all are sitting next to me at the fire with sane minds, unscarred bodies nor ripped-off limbs.
It is clear to my old eyes that you do not know the wrath of dragon fire.
But out there in the land of Kickstarter are brave warriors, fighting and battling mighty dragons, demons and even the god of storm.
Their leader is named Leonidas by friends and cursed by foes. His most loyal retainer Az beats the war Drummond and keeps the troops in line. I have seen the battlefields on which they fought beasts of legends, and I collected many unattended corpses.
Are you thirsty for glory – thirthty to make yourself known to the people of the land of Kickstarter?
Do you want to bring boxes full of loot with you when you return to your home again or be known as one who fought and died on the bonefields of Legend?
Then follow this path to the KS and do not hesitate!
Pledge your soul to your god.
Offer your live to godfather death.
I will take care of your unattended corpse.
Come and follow me and let me tell you that the warriors of Mythic Games will gather at the Dice & Mystics Fringe Event with us. And they bring loot for our raffle: One copy of Time of Legends: Joan of Arc and one canvas print showing glorious art from the game!
Give them the proper support on KS and have big fun playing their games!