For the last few years at Gen Con, we’ve run a unique tournament: The Red Dragon Inn Doppelganger Tournament! In this tournament, players are first randomly assigned to 2-4 player games in which each player plays the same character (i.e. 2-4 Zots, 2-4 Fionas, etc.). The last standing Gog or Serena at their table is declared the “real” character, and proceed to the semifinal matches.
This year we had the largest turnout we’ve ever had for the Doppelganger tourney: 38 players! The first-round winners were:
- Gog: Bobbie Almy from Michigan
- Fleck: Joe Hopper from Chicago, IL
- Zot: David Kowalski from Grand Rapids, MI
- Dimli: Krista Borja from Indianapolis, IN
- Fiona: Carrie McMichael from Greenfield, IN
- Pooky: Charlie Schaefer from Greenfield, IN
- Deirdre: Brandon Stepro from Corydon, IN
- Gerki: Garrett Lindgren from Florida
- Wizgille: Andria Mahl from Columbus, IN
- Kaylin: Dusty Easley from Kingsford Heights, IN
- Eve: Klaudia Stamatakis from Chicago, IL
- Erin: Sarah Craft from Indianapolis, IN
- Serena: Matthew Forsyth from Chicago, IL
The final table consisted of Deirdre, Kaylin, Wizgille, Pooky, Serena, and Gog. And in case there’s anyone out there who still thinks that there’s no skill involved in RDI, check this out. Final table player Matthew Forsyth (playing Serena) was last year’s champion! This guy knows how to play!
The final standings were:
Dusty Easley (Kaylin) and Charlie Schaefer (Pooky) play heads-up for the title.
A big thank-you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our champion, Charlie Schaefer!
We are happy to to say that one of our friends and former SlugCrew will be laser cutting brand new deluxe RDI Boards! Barry has been a huge help in advising us on our own Kickstarter, and it only seems fit to let him tell you about his own awesome project!
Lyris Laser Studio creates laser-cut board game accessories that make your games faster, more organized, easier to learn, and easier to play. We put an emphasis on attractiveness and affordability, and we keep a huge variety of designs in stock, with more being added every day!
Lyris Laser Studio is currently active on Kickstarter, raising funds to improve our equipment and introduce new designs. We’ve been working closely with our backers, taking suggestions and improving our designs. You can check out my project here:
Thanks for your support!
Barry Figgins is the founder and lead designer of Lyris Laser Studio. A veteran of the online gaming industry, he’s now putting his design expertise and gaming intuition to work to bring organization and quality components to gamers around the world.
It’s official, The Red Dragon Inn: Guide to Inns and Taverns is live on Kickstarter and you can check it out here!
If you hadn’t noticed, The Red Dragon Inn has been SlugFest Games’ most popular card game to date. We have filled the game with brilliant characters and fantastic stories to tell, and are extremely proud of the game. And thanks to you, we are constantly sold out of it!
We get asked a lot at conventions about roleplaying games. It’s obvious we draw a lot of our inspiration from tabletop tropes, and one thing that kept getting brought up was Pathfinder. We adore roleplaying games, and Pathfinder is one of our favorites. We started putting together character sheets for the Party, as well as new rules for drinking and gambling, and before too long, we where outlining histories and even adventure paths. When the dust cleared, we had the core to a sourcebook, and were excited to write more.
That’s where we need you. We are stoked to be writing a sourcebook. We are excited about even going on to write more material that’s Pathfinder compatible. The problem is we don’t know if YOU are as excited about it as we are. We’ll be at Gen Con with samples and plenty of info about the project, but I know there are more of you than the folks we’ll see next week. Visit the Kickstarter page. Check out our samples. Leave us feedback and tell us how we are doing, and what sort of stuff you want to see. If you are feeling generous, back the project. But most important, if you are as excited about this project as we are, spread the word!
Help make The Red Dragon Inn: Guide to Inns and Taverns a success!