What is AlbaCon?
AlbaCon is a virtual Tabletop Roleplaying Game (TTRPG) Convention.
The main aims of AlbaCon are to have fun playing games and to raise money for good causes when we are doing it.
When is AlbaCon?
AlbaCon is being held over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October.
Can anyone take part?
While the idea originated in Scotland, AlbaCon is open to players and GMs from across the world. We welcome everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
This great hobby of ours has the power to bring people from different countries and cultures together while raising money for great causes.
It’s Good 2 Give.
All proceeds from AlbaCon 2020 will go to It’s Good 2 Give.
What is “It’s Good 2 Give”?
It’s Good 2 Give offers real and practical support to young people with cancer and their families in their time of need including essentials they may need while in hospital such as healthy snacks, toiletries, ironing vouchers and specific requests to make hospital stays that little bit easier.
The It’s Good 2 Give Ripple Retreat is a place for young cancer patients and their families to unwind and spend some time together, away from hospitals, doctors and nurses during the most challenging of times. in a soothing natural surrounding. Located on the banks of Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Retreat has been custom designed to provide the best possible stay for families.
Each young cancer patient and their families are different and require help in their own ways. It’s Good 2 Give are there to help. They can provide bespoke equipment for patients such as mobility scooters and the items that teenagers want to continue with some of the normal things in their life such as laptops to allow them to continue with their studies and keep in touch with friends while in hospital.
Learn more by visiting https://www.itsgood2give.co.uk/
Meet Your Team Of Volunteers
AlbaCon is organised by a group of tabletop roleplaying game enthusiasts just like you.
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Dave has been playing RPGs since 1984 when he started out with the B of BECMI (Basic D&D).
After that he moved on to Golden Heroes, MiddleEarth Role Playing, Rolemaster, Traveller, Rifts, TMNT, Star Wars (WEG) and many more.
Currently he’s GMing games of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and Star Wars : Age Of Rebellion.
Dave is one of the directors of Tabletop Scotland, the largest tabletop games convention in Scotland.
He lives with his wife and daughter in the East Neuk of Fife where it is always sunny.
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Mark has been playing RPGs since 1982, after being gifted a copy of the classic Tom Moldvay Basic Edition of D&D. He gamed all through his teenage years playing mostly D&D and Tunnels and Trolls. This continued into his twenties before taking a lengthy hiatus from the hobby.
He returned to the hobby in 2016 when he discovered D&D 5th Edition. Since then he’s made up for lost time, running many a campaign for D&D, Dungeon Crawl Classics and 13th Age amongst other games. He lives in East Lothian with his wife and three children.
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Kirsten is a newcomer to RPGs, but what she lacks in experience she make up with her infectious enthusiasm.
Despite being an only child, she loved traditional games growing up, which as an adult progressed to murder mysteries before eventually falling in love with modern board games.
Having an interest in drama the transition to role player in 2016 was an obvious fit. Primarily a 5th edition D&D player, currently in 3 regular campaigns, she hopes to begin an illustrious run as Dungeon Master in 2020. She lives with her partner in the historical town of Dunfermline.
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Bulb has been playing and running RPGs for over 20 years.
One of his gaming highlights was GMing a Tier 4 (Level 17 to 20) table at the D&D Adventurers League Epic event at Tabletop Scotland 2018.
He has an interest in horror RPGs, writing bespoke adventures and researching the therapeutic uses of RPGs.
He lives in Dundee with his partner, four children and is lead official of the Dundee Roleplaying Club.
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Oli’s gateway to gaming was the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.
In the mid ’80s, he devoured Fighting Fantasy – The Introductory Role-playing Game, Out of the Pit, Star Frontiers and GURPS while they were still hot.
He has loved countless RPGs including WEG Star Wars, Traveller, Golden Heroes, Savage Worlds, Marvel Super Heroes, Ars Magica, Mage and Changeling.
Currently he’s a GM and player of Cypher System, Invisible Sun, and D&D.
Oliver is also an admin for the Cypher Unlimited fan Discord server.
He resides in a lonely tower overlooking the sea, in the Kingdom of Fife.
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Simon grew up playing video games more than physical games. He is a relative newcomer to the tabletop role playing game experience.
Having dabbled a little with Edge of the Empire he didn’t really pick up the hobby in earnest until getting involved in a D&D 5e game.
From there he’s gone from player to DM in almost no time at all and now can’t stop thinking about playing / running and thinking about writing RPGs!
Residing in St.Andrews he enjoys a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of cities and hoarding his collection of “math rocks”.
So many amazing companies and people have offered their support in making this event as successful as possible.
We will add more sponsors and information as things progress. In the meantime, check them out!