History

Timeline for the evolution of the Rogue Judges

Gen Con 1988

  • Ron attends his first Gen Con at Milwaukee’s MECCA

Gen Con 1990

  • Ron returns to Gen Con after taking a year off

Gen Con 1991

  • Ron takes Roger to his first Gen Con
  • StarLords is publicly debuted in Open Gaming

Gen Con 1992

  • Gen Con 25th Anniversary
  • Roger and Ron run first six official StarLords events

Gen Con 1993

  • Dungeons & Dragons 20th Anniversary and debut of TSR Castle
  • Tadd joins Roger and Ron for his first Gen Con
  • Roger, Ron and Tadd run six StarLords events

Gen Con 1994

  • Roger runs three StarLords events

Gen Con 1995

  • Roger runs six StarLords events

Gen Con 1996

  • Roger runs six StarLords events

Gen Con 1997

  • Gen Con 30th Anniversary
  • Last year of Gen Con at MECCA
  • Tadd returns to Gen Con after missing 3 years
  • Roger and Tadd run five StarLords events

Gen Con 1998

  • Gen Con moves to Milwaukee’s new Midwest Express Center
  • StarLords renamed Conquest Of The StarLords
  • Roger and Tadd run six Conquest of the StarLords events

Gen Con 1999

  • Roger forms Rogue Enterprises
  • Rogue Enterprises sponsors events
  • Rob joins Roger and Tadd for his first Gen Con
  • Roger, Tadd and Rob run eight Conquest of the StarLords events
  • Roger runs Illuminati event for first time
  • Tadd runs Mythos event for the first time

Gen Con 2000

  • Rogue Enterprises renamed Rogue Games
  • Rogue Games sponsors events
  • Roger, Tadd and Rob run eight Conquest of the StarLords events
  • Roger runs Illuminati event
  • Idea to form judging group named Rogue Judges

Origins 2001

  • Tadd and Rob scout out Origins

Gen Con 2001

  • Rogue Judges officially formed
  • Rogue Judges takes over sponsoring of events from Rogue Games
  • Roger, Tadd and Rob run six Conquest of the StarLords events
  • Roger runs Illuminati event
  • Roger runs Advanced Civilization for first time
  • Tadd runs Mythos event

Origins 2002

  • Rogue Judges run unofficial events to see how they will be received
  • Roger, Tadd and Rob attend
  • New Rogue Judges HQ Banner debuted
  • Car Wars Rogue Arena debuted for trial run
  • Conquest of the StarLords debuted at Origins

Gen Con 2002

  • Gen Con 35th Anniversary
  • Last year of Gen Con at Milwaukee’s Midwest Express Center
  • Rogue Judges expands to eight judges
  • Roger, Tadd, Rob and Ron return
  • Bob, Julie, Adnan and David join
  • Conquest of the StarLords, Illuminati, Mythos, and Advanced Civilization return to schedule
  • Annual Diplomacy Tournament merged into Rogue Judges
  • Rogue judges adds Car Wars, Lunch Money, Family Business, and Call of Cthulhu d20 to event schedule

Origins 2003

  • Rogue judges officially returns to Origins after warm reception in 2002
  • Roger, Tadd, Rob and Julie attend
  • Car Wars Rogue Arena expanded and run as official event
  • Conquest of the StarLords is run for first time at Origins as an official event

Gen Con Indy 2003

  • Gen Con moves to Indianapolis’s Convention Center and is renamed Gen Con Indy
  • Rogue Judges expands to nine judges, eight attend
  • Roger, Tadd, Rob, Julie, Adnan, David and Bob attend
  • Gilda joins
  • Conquest of the StarLords, Car Wars, Diplomacy, Illuminati, Mythos, and Lunch Money return to schedule
  • Rogue Judges add Circus Imperium to schedule

Origins 2004

  • Rogue judges expands to 9 events
  • Roger, Gilda, Tadd, Rob, Ron and Julie attend
  • Settlers of Catan is run for first time as a Rogue Judges event
  • Late night Illuminati brought to Origins
  • Vicelords of Catizzle run as a demo for the first time

Gen Con Indy 2004

  • Rogue Judges expands to 10 game system with 39 events
  • Rogue Judges expands to 10 judges, all attend
  • Roger, Gilda, Tadd, Rob, Ron, Julie, Adnan, David and Bob attend
  • Chris joins
  • Rogue Judges add Junta, Axis and Allies and Settlers of Catan to schedule

Origins 2005

  • Rogue judges more than tripples its events to 32 events in 10 game systems
  • Roger, Gilda, Tadd, Rob, Ron, Julie, and Chris attend
  • Hex Hex, Middle Earth CCG, and Vicelords of Catizzle added to the Rogue Judges roster of events
  • Late night Mythos brought to Origins

Gen Con Indy 2005

  • Rogue Judges doubles in size to 96 events in 23 game systems
  • Rogue Judges join the top 10 groups in events and player hours offered
  • Rogue Judges expands to 13 judges, all attend
  • Roger, Gilda, Tadd, Rob, Ron, Julie, Chris, Adnan, David and Bob attend
  • Jason, Suzanne and Marty join
  • Amoeba Wars, Exalted, Family Business, Boy meets Girl: A Tragity, Gloom, Guillotine, Hex Hex, Kobolds Ate my
  • Baby, MechWarrior, Middle Earth CCG, This Game Sucks, Vicelords of Catizzle, and Zombies added to the schedule
  • Rogue Judges celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Diplomacy Tournament