|Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 10:54 pm GenCon Mini-Report|
Well, I'm back from GenCon. I went earlier than ever, bought less stuff than ever, and played more games than ever.|
I ran the my Spirit of the Century / Iron Lords of Jupiter hack I talked about in an earlier LJ. It worked great. I really fretted the adaptation, but there really wasn't a whole lot too it.
I ran two sessions of it, liberally stealing from "Aspect-off" and "Inspirational Art" threads for SotC on RPGnet. The characters were:
Mike Hunter, a dashing pilot (apex skill: pilot)
Big Tim, a muscular comms officer (apex skill: endurance)
Rebecca Two-Guns, rocket corps intelligence officer (apex skill: Guns)
Zack Zoeller, manly science hero (apex skill: Science)
Road Walker, Groll Shaman (apex skill: Might)
Arlla, Veth Beastmistress (apex skill: Survival)
Arlla didn't get played in either session; I also had an idea for an Iron Lord Merchant (apex skill: Deceit, modelled after Rigel of Farscape).
If you live in the DC or NC area, I may run this game again at the upcoming Gamedays, so stand by!
I also ran my "24 as written by Charles Stross" game and had a lot of fun. Think "CTU-clone investigates terrorists in league with cosmic horrors."
I played a lot of really cool games:
A D20 Future Zombie SF game
A Mutants and Masterminds War of 1812 game
A Star Wars saga game where the PCs were humans from Earth testing the first hyperdrive, which was then hijacked by Darth Lucas and taken to the Star Wars universe.
An official Spycraft fantasy/modern crossover event where the players have to deal with a Kaiju dragon.
A Star Wars SAGA Knights of the Old Republic game.
A D20 Modern hack of the GDW Space 1889 setting
A Mutants & Masterminds "old folks" game. (Oh, good lord that was fun!)
In the dealer hall, I got an excellent deal on Starblazer adventures: for $60, a softcover now, and PDF plus hardcover later. Can't beat that with a stick. (I just hope later comes... soon.)
I said hi to lots of folks. In addition to many friends from Circvs, I chatted with Erik Mona, Alex Flagg, Patrick Kapera, Joseph Goodman, Tony Mosley, "Koltar", and many others. I had hoped to catch up with the Evil Hat gang, but failed (I did think I saw Fred from afar in the Embassy chatting with Mike Mearls, but didn't have the opportunity to chase him down.)
All-in-all, a good year. Not much I would change.