Sep
13
2017
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Tweet of the Day, This Was My @WashingCon Strategy edition.

I had no plans.

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Sep
10
2017
6

Back from WashingCon.

Both games went well: the Sunday morning game had a couple of cancellations, but you have to expect that on the second day. It meant that the adventure ended a little early, but at that point I was ready to go home and collapse anyway. GMing takes it out of you, or at least me. Happy players both times, so I assume that it all went well.

And, hey, I went to a panel for once. It was on publishing and selling RPGs; there were a bunch of industry pros at that one. Very practical stuff, and I got to ask a question or two. Well worth the time investment. All in all, WashingCon is definitely cool. Especially if you like board games; in that case, it’s practically Nirvana.

Moe Lane

PS: Unfortunately, Georgetown University is a howling wilderness where the bars do not open until noon, and shut down at ten PM. This was almost legitimately horrifying. Isn’t it a college, or something?

Sep
09
2017
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Off to WashingCon!

There’s actually a panel I want to catch for once, so I’m going early. I will be back tomorrow, and I am deliberately not taking the Chromebook so that I can, you know, have a beer and relax a little instead. I am looking forward to it!

Moe Lane

Sep
08
2017
3

Calling WashingCon vacation early.

Six billion things to do, not all that much time to do them, you know how it goes.  Probably see you Sunday, honestly. Although I do have a Book of the Week and weekly microfiction to finish up tonight…

Sep
07
2017
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Reminder: WashingCon this weekend.

I’m going to be largely incommunicado Saturday and Sunday, and Friday I’m going to be busy throwing together the stuff for the two WashingCon games that I said that I’d run.  …Which I’m starting to wish I hadn’t volunteered for, or at least picked different game systems.  I could run In Nomine or GURPS in my sleep, after all.

Oh, well, at least I had the mother-wit to not go for overly convoluted. I have character sheets, I have dice, I have GM screens to hide behind, and I have the best advice possible for this kind of situation: “When in doubt, improvise.” After all, the goal here is not to break to my will a bunch of people I’ve never met before and probably won’t again. My job is to get a collaborative story going that people enjoy and that clocks in at just under four hours. I suppose that it’s good that it feels challenging; goodness knows I need more real-life stuff in my, erm, life.

 

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Aug
27
2017
1

Two weeks to @WashingCon…

…which means that I’ve got work to do.

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Aug
14
2017
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My games (Dragon Age and @TimeWatchRPG) at @Washingcon are up.

WashingCon schedule here.  My Saturday game (Dragon Age) here, and my Sunday game (TimeWatch) here. Gonna be a busy weekend, but that’s OK. To be honest, I’m not going to know very many people there anyway.

Jul
21
2017
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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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