Hello, I’m the organizer of the Clark County Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures Guild. We’re a chapter of the international non-profit organization DDM Guild. In 2008, Wizards of the Coast named DDM Guild the official publisher and organizer of Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures games. We are also a member of Vegas Gamers (www.vegasgamers.org) an non-profit group that organizes games of all types and gets gamers of the Vegas area together for game days, tournaments and conventions including the big Neoncon convention at Palace Station Casino.
We play solitaire, two-player, three-player and four-player skirmishes; dungeon delves with four to eight players and three-encounter scenarios. We use all the D&D miniatures ever made that are sized Large or smaller. Every miniature has a free stat card that can be downloaded along with the rule book from www.ddmguild.com. CCDDM Guild uses the rule sets by DDM Guild as well as house-rules that all players at the table must agree to before they are used. We draw and make our own maps using map tiles and one-inch square scale graph papers as well as modifying all the published maps. Check it out at www.ddmguild.com
With the advent of Heroscape (also a Hasbro company) making a D&D Master Set, we are going to start blending elements of this game and DDM together. We’ll make use of the cool 3-D tiles and miniatures that come with the set in our DDM games. We’ve also found a card template on www.heroscapeisfoundhere.com and are using it to make heroscape cards for our other D&D minis. This way, we can play our games using either Heroscape or DDM Guild combat rules or blends of the two.
I am a long time video gamer (going all the way back to when the Colecovision and Atari 2600 were new systems) who has played many games based on or patterned after D&D on my PC and consoles, but who has only recently gotten back into table-top gaming. I love both styles of gaming and am so excited to see this recent increase in interest in table-top gaming. Some games like Panzer General: Allied Assault, Battle of Giants, Top Trumps, Halo and others now have both table-top and video game versions which is so cool!
I grew up in Nebraska on a cattle ranch but spent most of what little free time I had playing and making my own board games, drawing maps of imaginary lands and reading fantasy and sci-fi books. So these games I play now with Vegas Gamers have brought a lot of that fun back into my life!