karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Dice)
Was good. Met many of the usual suspects, went to open ceremony, listened to a panel on computers (failing or not) in SciFi, wandered around a bit and then spent the rest of the evening playing the War on Terror board game, which was a lot of fun, even if it lasted until well after 1am (the terrorists won). I actually would have won in my next turn if I hadn't been obliterated by a Civil War.

Filkers are strange people. That's a completely different level of geekiness... o_O

Off again in a bit to see if there's something interesting to sign up for in the afternoon (and in the morning, if possible), then maybe grab a few people to play a board or card game, then the Lost in Translation panel at 1 and then we'll see.
karohemd: (Photo)

It was a jolly good con with loads of different games on offer. I regret that I didn't get photos of Gamers' Wives II (the freeform run by the Dempseys), a good shot of the Collective Endeavour stall (that corner was always rather busy) and obviously the auction (because I left early to get to the gig). Captions to follow.

karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Blofeld)
Behold the Tesla Purple Energy Shield, yours for only $90!
found by [livejournal.com profile] belaroo

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karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (d70)
Gah, what a lazy day. I got nothing done, except the photos and a load of laundry. As I was so shattered from the week before, I just hung around and watched TV and DVDs.
I need to do some serious dishwashing tomorrow, the rest can wait until next weekend which will be free except for a quick birthday drink with [livejournal.com profile] razornet.

Good thing that con snapshots don't require much thinking apart from resizing so here are the photos from Dragonmeet, including the two freeforms I played in.

(fotopic still hasn't created thumbnails but the big photos are there)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
Got out of work nice and early, dropped off my deliveries at home, made some sandwiches and headed off to Consternation. Took me about 20 minutes because Histon Road was packed but got there eventually. Funnily enough, the first familiar face I met wasn't a roleplayer but [livejournal.com profile] medieval_bunny who's currently staying at New Hall with the rest of her troupe before they go off on their big US tour.
Other familiar faces soon followed, the usual suspects really I only see at cons. Got my badge and programme, put up the sign up sheet for Midway City (5 of 6 slots filled at time of writing!), signed up for Dogs in the Vineyard run by [livejournal.com profile] gbsteve tomorrow morning and played San Juan  (card game) with Hammy and some other people.
Sat in a bit on a panel about self-publishing RPGs with Allen Varney, [livejournal.com profile] ffutures and Nicholas Caldwell. Quite interesting.
Then it was time for the Paranoia freeform. Much fun but a bit short and showed that Allen Varney can not only write well but is a great player, too.
I chatted to him a bit afterwards and showed him Midway City, which he thought was a great idea and was well impressed with the layout and artwork. Too bad his Paranoia XP game clashes with it but I might run another one Sunday morning.
Wandered back to the walkway and found the boardgamers from earlier to join in a game of Puerto Rico, in which I unexpectedly came second. It's a very good game but not one for me as it's only strategy and has basically no random elements.

Quote of the evening:
D20 has eaten the brains of the RPG industry - Allen Varney, author of Paranoia XP (among others), at Consternation

Photos

Very good first evening of the con. Looking forward to tomorrow. Don't know what I'm doing tomorrow evening yet. Someone's running Kult but I don't think it's a good idea playing Kult with people I don't know. I'll take some small board/card games and do the quiz and things, I think.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Gaming)
To those of you who are going or thinking of going to Consternation, the BRPS con in Cambridge in two weeks' time:

I'll be running a taster/preview game (or maybe even two, if there's enough demand) of

Midway City


(check out the website for a teaser), written by the ever talented Eddy Webb ([livejournal.com profile] eddyfate), based on an original idea by Cynthia Celeste Miller, i.e. the team behind the 80's cartoon RPG Cartoon Action Hour.
As the game will only be released at GenCon Indy a week later, this will be your chance to sample the game before anyone else in the UK (or the world, for that matter).

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] eddyfate for making this possible!

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