Monte's Birthday Celebration - Monte Cook Games
Monte Cook’s birthday is Monday, January 29th. It’s his 50th, which is kind of a significant number to most of us. In addition, 2018 marks 30 years as a professional game designer for Monte, and that also seems like a pretty significant anniversary. So we’d like to celebrate, and we invite you to join us. We’ve chosen Saturday, January 27th for our day of celebration. Here’s what we have in mind: Gamers across the country and around the world playing games or adventures Monte created—from Rolemaster to D&D to Numenera. Calling All Gamers! We’d love it if you took part—and if you do, we have something cool for you to commemorate the event! The best part: To participate, all you need to do is something you love doing already: Play a game. Play one of Monte’s games—any game or adventure he’s written over his 30-year career—on Saturday, January 27th. What should you play? That’s totally up to you, but some of the games Monte is most proud of include: Ptolus HeroClix D&D 3E Arcana Unearthed Monte Cook’s World of Darkness And, of course, Numenera and the Cypher System In a career as storied as Monte’s there are literally dozens—hundreds, really—of other options, and any of them are great. You can find a full library of Monte’s current and past works at DriveThruRPG. That’s all you need to do to be part of it, but we’d like to make a slightly bigger deal of things. Here’s what you can do to really help make the most of the event—and get the most out of it. Organize your game in advance, including who you plan to game with on the 27th. Let us know about your game on our RSVP page. We’d love to have a sense in advance of how many people will be participating. Don’t be shy—the RSVP form is really short and will only take a moment or two. Play your game on Saturday, January 27th. Have a great time! Post photos and stories about your events on social media, with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMonte—that’s how Monte will see them! Afterwards, report your game by returning to the RSVP page. Let us know who played, and give us your address. We’ll send commemorative cloisonne pins for you and the members of your gaming group. That’s it. It basically boils down to playing your game and letting us know about it—and then we send you a little gift to commemorate the event! Retailer Events We’d love to have retail stores involved as well, and taking part is just as easy. We even have a free kit to send you. You can find all the details here (scroll toward the bottom). Haven Comics, Etc. 1871 Slaughter Rd Madison, AL 35758 Tucson Games & Gadgets 2900 E Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716 Tabletop Gaming Center 741 New Britain Ave Newington, CT 06111 Labyrinth Games & Puzzles 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003 Tyche’s Games 1056 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30605 The Geek Boom 431 Main St Vincennes, IN 47591 maCnarB Gaming 2307 US-90 Gautier, MS 39553 Twenty Sided Store 362 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Alterniverse 1164 Route 9G Rock Ledge Plaza Hyde Park, NY 12538 Broken Sentry Games 1375 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks, ND 58201 Nerdcore Toys & Collectibles 321 N Pearl St Ellensburg, WA 98926