Spring 2017 Ring Game! The date for the Spring Ring Game will be Saturday, April 22, 2017! Details below.
I need more photos! There are a lot of people who have uploaded their photos to Facebook and the like, but I want to put them here, also! You will, of course, be properly credited and maintain all copyright to your photos. I'm looking for any photos from any Ring Games that are not yet on this site. If you have any pictures sitting on a computer somewhere, either:
Second Age Alliance Web Site! The Second Age Alliance has a separate web site for updates on picks meetings and the like, which you can find by clicking here!
T-shirts for sale! I've designed a few Ring Game t-shirts, the proceeds from which help to support this site. Click here for a link to zazzle.com, where you can order one of the following in your size:
"What Would Bondo Do?" "Don't Do That" T-shirt.
Clan Dunlender: Fer Foch's Sake! T-shirt (rated R for naughty language)
Ring Game Map T-shirt. The classic Ring Game map, in color! On a t-shirt!
Ring Game character sheet. Never lose your character sheet again! Wear it as a t-shirt! (You are responsible for figuring out how to wear a costume and a t-shirt at the same time.
Dark Elves T-shirt. "We <heart> Chaos! (and Daddy)."
Dark Guard T-shirt. "Kill 'em all. Let Gandalf sort it out."
"I Ran Up the Mountain and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt."
More t-shirts will be added as I think them up. If you have a t-shirt idea you'd like to see, let me know, and I'll make one up. I get roughly 15% of the total cost of the shirts, which is earmarked for assisting with web site costs.
Free Web Site! I've said it before, I'll say it again, this web site will never be a pay site. You will always be able to view everything on it completely free of charge. That being said, my finances are getting a bit tough these days, so I'm now accepting donations to help keep the web site going. Just click the "Make a donation" button above, and you'll be taken to a page where you can send some dough my way (you will need a PayPal account). Donations in any amount will be greatly appreciated!
The original Live Ring Game rules! You may remember that in early 2013, I was furiously bidding on eBay to get a copy of the original "Rules for the Live Ring Game" from 1973, which was supposedly the original inspiration for our Ring Game. Well, I didn't win, but the person who did win was nice enough to send me a photocopy! Which I've now scanned and put online for your viewing amazement! Check out page 5, where the author writes "Although the rules in the booklet are designed so that they may be applied to such a large size game [50 to 300 players], such a game would only be feasible as a convention, and not as a privately-planned expedition. (It is, however, the hope of this author that someone might someday take the initiative to plan such a game.)" And here we are, approaching our 40th year of playing a "large size game" twice annually! Anyway, click here to gaze upon this amazing bit of Ring Game history!
Directions to the Park! If you need to know how to get from Madison to either Ring Game or the Second Age, click here! And I've now also created directions to Gov. Dodge State Park from Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well.
Join the "Friends of Gov. Dodge State Park!" In case you didn't know, there is an organization dedicated to education, recreation, restoration, and preservation within Governor Dodge State Park. Their goal is to assist park users (like us!) in their enjoyment of the park, and to help the local DNR where funding is limited. Click here for more information, including how to join! I encourage everyone to sign up to show your appreciation to the folks that make Governor Dodge such a great place to hold our game!
Spring 2017 news!
Here's the 4-1-1 for the Spring 2017 game!
FIRST MEETING: Sunday April 9, 6:OO PM @ HUMANITIES
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, ROOM 1111
6:00 PM Fascinating explanation of the game
7:00 PM Okay sometime after 7:00: First pick of Characters
THERE IS NO SECOND MEETING!
If you want to reserve a character after the first meeting, call Jeff at (608) 241-8983.
GAME DAY: Saturday, April 22, 2017!
Due to a lack of attendance, the ringgame.net-sponsored pre-Game campouts have been put on hiatus indefinitely. If you want to camp in the park the night before the game, please visit Reserve America to reserve a camp site.
Based on the success of the one we had last time, we are going to have a pre-game back-yard hang-out at Jack's Lair the evening before the game instead.
WHO: Any and all Ring Game players are invited to join us (even if you aren't
able to make it to the game). People who know Joe are especially invited.
WHAT: Relaxing, roasting s'mores, last minute costuming.
WHERE: 409 Bowman Ave., Madison, WI 53716, see map under "Post-Game Party Information," below.
WHEN: Friday, April 21, 6:00 PM–10:00 PM. We will be kicking stragglers out at ten so everyone can get a good night's rest before the game.
WHY: Joe wants to see people and hang out with them.
HOW: Sodas and s'mores fixings provided. Bring your own beer or wine if you must (no hard liquor). This is an all ages gathering!
Until such time as the Repo Men come to take away my house, the post-game party will be held at Jack's Lair!
WHO: Any and all Ring Game players are invited to join us (even if you
weren't able to make it to the game).
WHAT: Relaxing and swapping stories from the game.
WHERE: 409 Bowman Ave., Madison, WI 53716, see map below.
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 7:00 PM–2:00 AM.
WHY: It's fun.
HOW: Sodas and snacks provided. Bring your own beer or wine if you must (no hard liquor). This is an all ages party!
I am going to presume that you can get from wherever you are to Hwy. 51 (Stoughton Road). If you're coming from the East Washington direction, go south (see red line); if you are coming from the Beltline direction, go north (see purple line). In either case, exit at Cottage Grove Road (Hwy. BB) and go WEST (toward Lake Monona). When you get to Dempsey Rd. (there's a KFC there), turn LEFT at the light. Roughly two blocks up, you'll come to a kind of wonky five-way intersection; turn LEFT again on Maher Ave. One block up, on the southeast corner of Maher and Bowman Ave. is your destination: 409 Bowman Ave. Look for the Ring Game sign hanging from the garage (once Jack arrives). Make sure you don't park on the grass! Please enter through the breezeway.