Mar
01
2018
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@WashingCon tickets now on sale.

$40 bucks now; they’ll be $65 at the door, so if you like board games and/or RPGs and live in the DC area you probably want to go to WashingCon.  Honestly, this is much more a board game convention — an intensely family-friendly board game convention; a lot of families show up to run every game under the sun — than an RPG one, but they’ve been good about letting us roleplayers come in and get our game on. September 8th and 9th: I haven’t got official confirmation that I’m doing some games, but that’s only because they’ll start scheduling that later in the year. I see no major obstacles in my way for running a couple of games.

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Feb
23
2018
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@WashingCon dates, ticket availability announced.

September 8-9, 2018. Tickets for WashingCon go on sale March 1st; I plan to run a couple of games again this year (assuming that they agree, of course).  As I’ve noted before, this year it’s going to be GURPS Dungeon Fantasy and In Nomine, because I can run either without having to look everything up all the time.

Jan
20
2018
1

So I’m trying to decide what the @washingcon In Nomine game will be.

Assuming, of course, that they sign off on me doing an In Nomine game there. Although I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t: I’ve run games for them in the last two cons, I’ve caused no drama, and my other game’s going to be GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, which will be a whole lot simpler to plot out. I figure that they won’t even blink an eye, honestly. (more…)

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.

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