Jul
21
2017
0

Gotta help with a game tonight…

…I’m going to a playtest for a Delta Green game for WashingCon. So gonna be light posting tonight. You know how it goes.

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Jul
09
2017
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So, definitely planning to do that Dragon Age game at @WashingCon.

And maybe a TimeWatch game as well. Depends on the number of slots still open. Either way, expect me to call for an online playtest in August. Via Google, as usual.

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Jun
15
2017
1

I’m second-guessing my possible @WashingCon games again.

The Dragon Age RPG makes sense, given that it’s a world that I already know (having played the video games obsessively) and can easily improvise. And doing Timewatch is tempting, because I think that a convention is a perfect place to run a madcap, nigh-incoherent time-travel scenario. But now I’ve been thinking about a Day After Ragnarok dungeon crawl.  Seed: somehow the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store survived the tsunami that wrecked the East Coast. At least parts of it did. The loot from that lost world could make the people who salvaged it rich, rich, rich.  Just mind the flooded parts. And the monsters. And the cannibals…

I can’t run three games, though. I may be too ambitious to run two. It’s a puzzler.

Jun
09
2017
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I may be scheduling some playtest sessions in August.

WashingCon is coming up, and it looks like I will be doing at least one game (the Dragon Age RPG), and quite possibly another (Timewatch) if I can talk myself into running myself doubly ragged. Which I may very well do, if only to get myself out of the house for the full weekend. Gotta think about it; but if I do run a couple of games I’m going to want to do an online playtest first, to make sure that it works in a four hour chunk.  I’ll remind folks about it as we get closer to September, but if you’re DC-area and want to get in on a game, well, WashingCon is also (and primarily) a highly impressive board game convention. Some of all y’all might be down with that.

Jun
06
2017
2

Thinking of running a game at WashingCon again this year.

They seem interested enough, and I need to get out more.  As for the game; Green Ronin is a sponsor this year, and it turns out that they do the Dragon Age RPG.  I’m not committing to running a game in that, but I ordered the core book because I’ve been looking for an excuse to pick it up. But I could also run 7th Sea, Unknown Armies, or Delta Green. Or, shoot, GURPS or In Nomine. I can easily run adventures in those last two systems without any prep time at all. I will have to think about it.

All of this means, by the way, that if I do run a game for WashingCon I’m going to probably do an online playtest.

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Mar
01
2017
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WashingCon (@washingcondc) is now selling tickets for 2017.

September 9th and 10th, over at the same Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.  They’re promising catering this year, which addresses what was easily the biggest problem that WashingCon had in 2016: the relative lack of open restaurants. As some of you folks may or may not remember, I ran a game there last year, and now I’m deciding whether to run one this year as well. I’m half tempted to try to get an In Nomine game going, except I don’t know if I’d get the players…

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Sep
20
2016
3

So, yeah, I give @Washingcon 10/10 for proper treatment of GMs.

I just found out something that makes me really interested in running a game at Washingcon next year, too. I wasn’t really expecting it, either, which is what made it even nicer.  All in all, I liked the way that they ran the con; the only problem I really had with it was the relative paucity of food choices, and that was something that turned out to not be entirely under their control. Certain vendors were inexplicably closed, and that was the long and the short of it.

So, hey, if you like board games and/or RPGs and you live somewhere near Dizzy City you should check Washingcon out next year.

Sep
11
2016
3

Back from the convention!

A little… different… than what I was expecting. To be honest, I was expecting more of a vendors’ presence from the sponsors, but I guess that’s not how it works.  The game I ran was well-received, although I had to scramble to get a third person after the guy who triple-booked a slot decided not to show up; the endgame went completely differently than it did in playtest, which is exciting news!  That makes the setup marketable, I think.

The game I played in (Bookhounds of London/Trail of Cthulhu) was fun, too.  I ended up going mad, because I will be damned if I play a Cthulhu game where nobody goes mad and gibbering insanely is part of the fun.  I managed to not be there for the occult stuff until the very end, and had spent the game genially insisting that there was no such thing as real magic – which led nicely to me emptying my revolver into the magician and then running out, shaken and broken, into the night.

So, good gaming even if I wasn’t able to do any professional networking.  So it goes…

Sep
10
2016
1

Annnnnd I’m back home.

Forgot the sleep apnea machine. Cannot sleep at this point without the sleep apnea machine, so driving for another couple of hours was the least painful option.  Back on the road again…

Sep
10
2016
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Off to #Washingcon…

…I don’t know who else is going, but if you do, I’ll probably see you there.  Should be a reasonably full event for me: one game to run, one to play in, a dealer’s room to plunder, and maybe even a beer.  Yeah, that’s some crazy talk, right there.

Aug
25
2016
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Update on the BubbleGUMSHOE con game I’m online playtesting.

If you showed an interest, check your email. If you showed an interest and didn’t get an email, let me know.  If you didn’t show an interest then but are interested now, again, let me know.

And if you’re going to Washingcon, hey, my game isn’t ‘sold out’ (free to play, to con goers) yet. That will be on from 5 to 9 PM Saturday, so you’ll be able to go out and drink afterward.  Or eat. Or… wow, it’s been a while since I did a con, huh? I don’t have a clue what people do at these things anymore.

Aug
24
2016
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The signup page for playing @Washingcon’s RPG games are live.

…And mostly ‘sold out’ (the slots are free, but you have to attend the con) at this point, so run on over if you’re going to attend Washingcon this year.  There’s a couple of Saturday night games (including my own BubbleGUMSHOE game) and at least one Sunday morning game open at this point, so hey.  Should be a thing.

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