Gen Con event registration was earlier today. I got into everything I signed up for, which is pretty normal as my wish lists are Heroes of Rokugan heavy, even more so this year, with my esoteric RPGs not even as popular as previous years. According to my friend, we got into all of the True Dungeon events we wanted, which involved lots of late night sessions, which is probably how that worked out.
Speaking of previous years, I was doing some house cleaning and found miscellaneous items from Gen Con 2005 and 2006, including a disturbing number of Steak & Shake receipts for the same transaction (#258, not to be confused with the receipts I found for something like three other transactions that year). I have both program booklets. One year, we stayed at the Omni and it was like a total of $160 a night after taxes.
In 2006, I played:
Puritan Dogs in the Vineyard
Brawny Thews (Conan d20)
Rescuing the Dead (Armageddon RPG)
Bonfire of the Vanities (Four Colors al Fresco)
Work Sucks (Hunter: The Reckoning, probably the hotel game where a vampire convention was going on and I was playing a chef)
The City of Lies (HoR2)
Serenity 003: It’s Been a Pleasure (Serenity RPG)
Escape the Spider Cult (not writing the whole title, True Dungeon) x3 (three tickets, think that was the year Bernie went)
Escape the Spider Cult x3 (I don’t think we did the same adventure twice …)
Ten events. That makes sense as I think of Gen Con having 11 slots, 3 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 2 on Sunday. In recent years, I no longer leave a hole in my schedule as there are far more things I’d like to do than I can schedule in the paltry four days of gaming that GC provides. Would need like six days to have a leisurely schedule of three games four days and two games the other two days.
Speaking of 2006, I also found my invitation to an April 1st birthday party. A birthday party for a 90 year old Japanese woman. I went to it.
I found other amusing things.
I seek the ninth level of power and, maybe, an inexpensive hairbrush.
I say this as an elf. I have worked with reindeer for years. I’ve driven a reindeer sled to work for the last eleven years. They are the dolphins of land animals. They speak English!
After all, you can’t spell slaughter without laughter.
You think you the first barely legal chick to tie me up and try to eat my friend right in front of me?
Ah, the good ole days, when I used to gather quotes to use as email sigs.
Speaking of sigs …, er, speaking of L5R home campaigns, I ran session two of Rokugan 1600, The Northern Front.
Session zero was March Unto Death. Session one was Briefing, the heavy in what’s going on session before a quick rescue mission. Session two was Tonic & Jinn, a vignette heavy session to give more opportunity to engage individually with NPCs, where an assassination attempt was foiled by two non-blind PCs. Though, Jinn Toxic or a variety of other variants would have also worked.
Our window to play is short, as we use weeknights. That means I need to prepare to only cover sections of an overall narrative. Still heavy on explaining and light on activity, but we will see if next session, which involves mass combat, will feel more vigorous.