March 23, 2017
As we clear out the old and bring in the new, you may have noticed that we haven't updated this website in a while (it was a long, long, loooonnnggg, winter.) The great news is that we will soon have a shiny NEW website! We are currently in the process of upgrading and moving our website to a new hosting site to bring you the best online experience possible. Over the next month, we will be putting the finishing touches on our new site and we can't wait for you to see it. Our site address will not change, so you'll still be able to find us as easily as you have been. If you want to keep abreast of our comings and goings, please join the PU&GG Team on Facebook and Twitter. Over the next couple of months, the information will start rolling out in earnest, so stay tuned!
The PU&GG Team wants to thank Rigg'd Games for the shout-out earlier this month! We love his show and encourage everyone to check out the magic that John Riggs weaves with old cartridge games and his lovely family. John, if you get a chance to read this, thank you!
Ok, time to get back to work. Again, please join us on the Facebook pages and on Twitter to keep up with all of the PU&GG announcements and info. We're excited to share everything we're working on with you!
~ Scott, Heather, Mark, and James
The PU&GG Team
November 7, 2016
GAMEHOLE CON 2016
One aspect we love about the gaming community is the diversity of people you meet: old, young, families, single, brand new to gaming or veteran of multiple decades, every line of work, education, and income level. We spoke with, worked with, demo'd for, purchased from, and just hung out with people from all over and had an absolute blast doing it! We met fans of Crypts & Creatures, made new friends, presented our guest author Dylan Held with his official copy of the Smuggler's Run module, traded stories with industry insiders, bought some more artwork from the wonderful Jason Braun (see his work in The Ruins of Zikx module), and even helped a mom find some presents for her kids (lucky kiddos will be playing Heroes of Shaleria over their Christmas cookies!). The whole team was blown away by the support of everyone we came in contact with, so we'd love to thank each and every one of you! An especially huge THANK YOU goes out to the staff and volunteers of GameholeCon!! You up the game every year and GameholeCon continues to get better and better! We feel so lucky to be a part of it and can't wait to return in 2017!
That's everything for now. If you were at GameholeCon this weekend or want to connect with the PU&GG Team, please contact us through the message box on the left or email us at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you!
As always, the whole team thanks all of you for your continued support. We keep going because of you! Thank you! See you in January in Milwaukee!
Autumn LARP Event Wrap-Up, Gamehole Con, and... NERD CAMP!!!
Autumn LARP Event Wrap-Up
Want to join our brave adventurers in 2017? Head over to the Shaleria LARP Events page to find out more! You can also join our Shaleria LARP Facebook page to get all of the latest info and meet your future party members.
Gamehole Con 2016 is almost here!
Join us and all of the gaming madness at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall on November 4-6, 2016. The PU&GG Booth will be found on Demo Row near the front of the con hall.
We will be demo-ing the newest installments to the Heroes of Shaleria Card Game line: The Cliffs of Delirium and our first Expansion Deck: Monsters & Traps! Find us at the booth during the day or in the Clarion open gaming room in the evening and join us for a round or three.
We'll also have all of our Heroes of Shaleria Card Game and Crypts & Creatures products for purchase. You can pick up a deck or book (or both or more) and be playing with your friends that night!
We'll see you in Madison very soon!
Camp Nerd Fitness... The experience of a lifetime!
September 12, 2016
GenCon Wrap-Up, Product Update, Autumn LARP Event and...Nerd Camp?
GenCon 2016 Wrap-Up
New Products Are On The Way!
Heroes of Shaleria: Cliffs of Delirium
soon! The PU&GG Team has been hard at work putting the finishing
touches on the newest deck for the Heroes of Shaleria Card Game: The
Cliffs of Delirium! This nature-based deck adds new heroes to the world
of Shaleria: Druid, Barbarian, Ranger, and Sorcerer, ready to quest and
level up. New quests, new equipment, new spells, this 50 card deck
includes everything you need to start playing within minutes and needs
no additional components! Plays as a stand-alone game or combine with
the Labyrinth of Pain deck for expanded play (larger group, longer play
time, higher level cap, etc). Mix and match your heroes, spells,
equipment, and quests for a completely customized experience.
Heroes of Shaleria: Monsters & Traps
The PU&GG Team has also been hard at work compiling our first Expansion Deck for the Heroes of Shaleria Card Game: Monsters & Traps! This 18 card expansion adds even more adventure to your Heroes of Shaleria games with fearsome monsters and fiendish traps. Can your hero survive and claim victory? Available Late Autumn 2016.
Autumn LARP Event in 2 Weeks!
While our LARP events are open to families with children, we caution that our events are geared towards the 18+ crowd. Anyone under 18 is required to have their parent or guardian sign a separate waiver in addition to the event waiver and anyone under 16 must have a parent or guardian accompanying them at all times.
To find out all of the information regarding the Shaleria LARP, its events, and the Event Menu, please check out the Autumn LARP Event page.
To keep up with all of the latest LARP event info, discussions, and more, please join the Shaleria LARP Facebook page!
Heather is Headed to Camp Nerd Fitness!
Nerd Fitness Camp Exists and it's Awesome!
In one week, Heather is headed down to Georgia to visit with some family, then is off to Camp Nerd Fitness for 5 whole days to learn from experts in fields such as Olympic Weight Lifting, Sword Fighting, Parkour, Archery, Nutrition (Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo!!), Mind-Body Connections, Hacking Life Skills of all kinds, and so much more! She'll be with 400 other like-minded nerds that'll be jamming to tunes during the Glow Night dance party, watching films during Time Travel Night, dressing up for Costume Night, eating, playing, laughing, dr-stressing, and generally gaining inspiration on how to level up her life (and help make PU&GG even better!) She'll be bringing back pictures, videos, souvenirs, and memories to last a lifetime. If you're interested in Camp Nerd Fitness (2016 is sold out, but keep an eye out for 2017 soon), head on over to their website and see for yourself why Heather is so psyched to be going. If you're headed down to Georgia next week, look for Heather in House Volo and say Hi. She'll be bringing copies of Heroes of Shaleria to play during downtime. Stay Tuned for a recap in a few weeks!
GENCON 2016 IS HERE! (almost)
In less than 48 hours, the entire PU&GG Team will be on its way to Indianapolis for the Best Four Days in Gaming! Yes! We'll be at GenCon 2016 and to say we're excited is an understatement. From August 2 - 8, we will be eating, drinking, and living all things gaming with a record-busting 63,000+ other like-minded geeks. Heather has been attending GenCon since 1992 and is a well-seasoned veteran of the event while Tim will be attending his very first GenCon (newbie!!). To save money and help the environment, we are choosing to take public transportation (bus and train FTW!) from our home base of Rockford, IL to Downtown Indianapolis. We hope to meet (and game with) you on the way!
Where to Find the PU&GG Team at GenCon 2016
Wednesday Aug 3:
The PU&GG Team, in conjunction with the Kentucky Fried Gamers, will be running some Heroes of Shaleria card games at . While official sign-ups have closed, stop on by, say Hi to the Team, have a delicious beer, and see how the game is played. We may even be demoing our newest deck: The Cliffs of Delirium!
After we wrap our gaming at The Ram, the team will be headed out to Georgia Street for the Sun King Brewery Beer Tapping! There will be food trucks and beer galore at the unofficial GenCon kick-off party! Come on out and help us celebrate what promises to be an amazing week of food, friends, and, of course, gaming!
Thursday, Aug 4 - Sunday, Aug 8:
The PU&GG Team will be wandering, shopping, gaming and making general geek fools of themselves throughout the Con. You may even see Scott and Heather renew their wedding vows in geek style as they celebrate their 10th anniversary! (Well done, you two!)
If you find one of our flyers (in the picture to the right), grab it! Our flyers will include a link that will allow you to download EVERY SINGLE CRYPTS & CREATURES PRODUCT we offer! That's right! Every. Single. One. For FREE! So keep your eyes open for our postcards around the ICC and you may come home with all nine Crypts & Creatures books.
NASCRAG games are full of silly, tongue-in-cheek plots and puns with an emphasis on puzzle-solving and roleplaying. Experience with Pathfinder or gaming in general is not necessary. Just a willingness to work as a team and have fun!
July 12, 2016
Summer Event, New Product, and GenCon! Oh my!
This past Sunday, the PU&GG Team held the Shaleria LARP Summer Event at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and everyone had a blast! Our only non-combat event of the season, there were puzzles to be solved and RP galore. Oh, and some great Faire eats and drinks too.
Our party of heroes arrived at Ghoul'hyme Castle in time for the Royal Day festival, commemorating the founding of the kingdom of Areos. The newly titled Lady Fea was welcomed to her new home in a grand way, yet the day was not without its trials as the goddess Lyndis decided to partake of the festivities as well. Taunting and mocking the party members for her amusement, forcing the group to solve her puzzles, allowing the heroes a thread of future events and, in the end, a choice... Should our brave heroes stay within the walled safety of Ghoul'hyme Castle or continue their adventure to the city of Jor-Carmin and its magical treasures?
Our Autumn Shaleria LARP Event will be held on Sept. 30 - Oct 2!
We have combined some of our best-selling supplements into a single handy book! Now, you can have our Advanced Players Guide, Psionics, Trinkets & Artifacts, and Vehicles & Airships supplements right at your fingertips without the need for multiple books. The Players Codex: Book One is the first in our Players Codex series.
Within these pages you'll find:
+ Fifteen new races, including: psionic races, Half-Ogres, Lizardman, Tieflings, Aasimars, and many more!
+ Seven new classes (Anti-Paladin, Oracle, Thaumaturgist, Gunslinger, Psion, Wilder, and Psychic Warrior).
+ Vehicles and Airships, including the ZS-3100 and the Century Eagle.
+ New Skill (Concentration).
+ Psicrystals (psionic familiars).
+ Psionic Powers & Items.
+ Two optional rules (Heroism and Multi-class).
+ More detailed rules for magic/psionic item creation (using the Crypts & Creatures system).
+ 36 unique magic items.
+ 2 unique psionic items.
+ Over ten new spells.
If you're going to be in Indianapolis on Wednesday, come play games with us and the Kentucky Fried Gamers at both The Ram and at Scotty's Brewhouse! Scott and Heather are running the Heroes of Shaleria card game at The Ram from 1-5pm. The gaming is FREE, so sign up here asap before all of the slots are taken: http://friendsofgravity.com/rpgsignup/
The PU&GG Team will also getting their interview on with the crew from Geekbotchery while at GenCon, so stay tuned to see what happens!
The Shaleria LARP Spring Event is Ov-ah!
Holy cow! We made it through another event! Season 6 has begun and we're excited for what's to come! We're also exhausted as hell, but that's to be expected. The whole LARP Team hopes that you had a great time. We know we did!
As we announced during Wrap-Up, our Summer Event is Sunday, July 10 at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and our Autumn Event is Sept 30-Oct 2nd at the Rockford Christian Camp (we will have the kitchen, cabins, bathhouse, etc). Look for all of the info on the Pick Up & Go Games website and on this page under Events.
after-event get-together was a blast as always, but this time brought
up some very interesting points of discussion. The GMs always value our
attendees' opinions as we strive to make Shaleria events better and
better, so this feedback was very important to us and we have decided to
make some changes to the way we offer meals and schedule times at our events. The specifics can be found on our Facebook page.
We are also looking into new ways to bring Shaleria LARP to players over the summer in some form. We'll keep you apprised as developments emerge.
Again, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for supporting Shaleria LARP and we hope to continue serving you in the future. Much love and Zzzzzzzz to you all!~ The Shaleria LARP Team (Heather, Tim, Scott, Mark, Jacob, and all of Monster Camp)
IndieBlend invades Shaleria!
Yes, you read that headline correctly! The amazing ladies from IndieBlend has decided that they need more gaming in their lives (as well as on their YouTube show) and have chosen to delve into the world of Shaleria to fulfill this quest. These brave adventurers will be trained in arts arcane and divine, devious and deadly, how to put the pointy end in the other guy and how to take a beating (or run away; that works too.) Then, after the dust settles and war wounds compared, they will take their new-found knowledge (and footage) and upload their adventures into the Interwebs for all to see.
You too can join these amazing geeks and discover the world of Shaleria for yourself May 20-22 (this weekend!!)
The Marketplace is Open for Business
Our Spring 2016 LARP Event is ONE WEEK AWAY!
Spring 2016 Event is now live!
If you would like to donate food, money, or assist the Team with meals, please contact us at [email protected] or use the Donate button on the Menu page!
Be seeing you! (Next weekend, that is.) Are you prepared?
April 21, 2016
Smuggler's Run is here!
The first Campaign Adventure from independent author, Dylan Held, Smuggler's Run is now available! You are an adventurer hired to investigate a caravan lost somewhere along the abandoned road. What seems like a simple task that any traveler could complete turns into something much more intriguing. The path to becoming a hero starts somewhere. The mysteries of Smuggler's Run may be more than just urban legends and leave you with more questions than answers. Will you find the courage to face the truth of the lost road? Will you have the guile to investigate its shady past? Will you live to tell the tale over a pint at the end?
This is a campaign adventure designed for 4-5 characters at levels 1-3. Smuggler's Run is specifically designed for use with the Shaleria Campaign Setting book.