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Come Live the Adventure at Origins 2005

June 16, 2005

NERO will be attending the Origins International Game Expo in Columbus, Ohio. NERO will be presenting several exciting events...

White Plains, NY - The Kingdoms of Avalon are restless with visions and dreams. Diviners, seers, and augurs look up from their pools and prophetic flames with a look of panic on their faces. The final plague is coming… You, like many other adventurers, are here to lend your knowledge, crafts, skills, arms, and possibly your life to stop the coming plague. We now know that there is a force behind the plague, a force which intends to win the final battle. Can you stand against such a force?

Members of NERO® International will stand together! NERO is pleased to announce its attendance at the Origins International Game Expo put on by the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) from June 29 to July 2, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio. The Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel will be transformed into the world of Avalon where new and experienced players alike converge on the Kingdom of Avalon. NERO will be presenting numerous events during the Expo, beginning Thursday, June 30th at 10 a.m. All NERO events presented begin at 10 a.m. each day and continue until 10 p.m. through July 2nd.

Attendees will encounter Medieval-Style Live Adventures, in which players must decipher hints and clues, defeat mythological beasts and more. In addition to Live Adventures, NERO offers Expo participants a wonderful new experience, The Interactive Tavern. As well as taking part in intense Live Adventures, all attendees can relax, chat, and/or trade wares with others, swap stories, enjoy games, compare treasures, read Realms of Fantasy Magazine, construct or repair armor and weapons, eat delicious food, and of course meet new people!

However, the Expos most exciting event, brought to you by NERO, revolves around an entire weekend of sword fighting. Live Action Role Players go head-to-head with NERO Sword Fighting Champions in the Champion Challenge. Show up any time for your place in the Spontaneous Combat (thirty-two 32 person) tournaments which are mini-tournaments held every hour. For the more advanced Sword Fighters there is the “Field of Honor”, featuring small-group tournaments for tougher competitions. Finally, NERO presents the Grand Boffer Tournament with 1024 participants, which will have 32 tournaments with 32 challengers, all leading up to a stunning final showdown tournament on Saturday Afternoon.

For all tournaments a brief orientation is provided, as well as a short practice session for safety reasons. Practice rings will be available in the Interactive Tavern and in the Sword Fight Tournament room. All winners will be awarded prizes generously sponsored by Game Companies like Mongoose Publishing, Edhellen Armory, Knighthawk Armoury, and Sovereign Media. As a special bonus, NERO will donate $0.75 of each ticket from this tournament to the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation of Central Ohio. Watch the donation chart increase each hour of the Expo.

Come live the adventure at Origins 2005!
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