Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gary Con Starts In One Week (For Me, Anyway)

A week from today, I'll be on the road to Gary Con V. Although the con starts on Thursday, March 14, I always like to arrive a day ahead of schedule -- just to make sure that I have time to unpack, prep my games, get a layout of where I'll be. Also, I'm driving from Ohio to Wisconsin, so the weather could very well be a factor. Last year, it was 60s and clear. This year, there could be 8 inches of snow on the ground for the entire 7 hour drive. Gotta get an early start just in case.

  • This year, I'm suffering from a bad case of "Oh, that would be so much COOLER!" with regards to my already-written-and-packed-away games. Both my Chill and Timemaster games are undergoing last-minutes rewrites to encompass new plot twists and challenges for the players. Hope the effort pans out and they get a kick out of what's in store.
  • Looking forward to my Mutant Future game "Dead in the Water." I ran an abridged version at Gen Con 2011 and it went very well. This year's runthrough will be the last playtest before I prep it for release as a new Savage AfterWorld Mutant Future supplement this summer.
  • I'm really looking for ward to my Thundarr the Barbarian "Warlord of the Sacred Library"game. The storyline is right out of an 80's Saturday morning action cartoon. With the right group of players, these Thundarr games are unbridled fun. (And I have a very, VERY special piece of swag for each player.) If I'm still energized, I may run my other Thundarr game on Sunday -- "Across the Dimensional Divide" that I ran with much fanfare at Gen Con last year. "Demon dogs!"
  • This year, I'm acting as a bit of a packmule for Goblinoid Games to get Dan's stuff to the vendor halls where his table will be manned by the folks from Faster Monkey Games, who will also have a table in the hall. Gonna be packed with every Goblinoid and Pacesetter Game available, plus you will also be able to grab copies of Barrowmaze, Barrowmaze II, and my own Deviant Database at the table!
  • As you can see from my earlier-posted Gary Con Pictorial Schedule, I'll be playing quite a bit of Dungeon Crawl Classics. It's become my newest "gonzo Appendix N fantasy" obsession. Looking forward to spending each evening deep in the underdark.
  • And, as before, I plan to post a daily live-from-Gary Con report each day I'm there. So be sure to stay tuned next week for news, updates, photos, coverage, and tales of adventure!


  1. Be sure to post lots of pics and updates when you go!

  2. Keep us posted, my man. Looking forward to the coverage!