Monday, August 13, 2012
What am I gonna play at Gencon?
This year's going to be different, no really, seriously! That's the goal at least. Since moving two hours away from my gaming group, I've really been looking forward to getting some good gaming in for a couple of days in a row. The fact that I've been away from the blog for a while is not a coincidence with the fact that I haven't been doing any real gaming. It's 50% that and 50% trying to do some writing for my own sake that I hope to some day share with the world, but that's for another day.
I have high hopes both for events I'm signed up for and events I hope to crash. First, and most importantly on my list, is lots of Call of Cthulhu. There's nothing better for a one-shot convention game than Call of Cthulhu. Dread comes close, because Dread is awesome, but I get nervous around having to play a Jenga tower (hence whey I love GM'ing Dread), and it's hard as hell to actually get into a game of it since so few people run the game. Anyway, Cthulhu is one of the all-time best role-playing worlds. I know I don't have to tell you that, but some power beyond me compelled me to do so. You gotta listen to those powers beyond you, right? Right.
The other thing that's got me really stoked is the chance to play in another game of The One Ring. I got to play Words of the Wise, the first adventure Cubicle 7 released for the game special just for Gencon (and later a pdf that's since been removed mysteriously - probably from one of those powers from beyond, they're so tricksy!). It was a blast, and reminded me of why I love exploring Middle Earth. Should be good times this year as well. Hey, if I only get to play the game once a year, I can't really complain. It's more than I get to play most games I own, have read, and dearly love.
So, what are you excited to play this Gencon? Is it an old favorite? Is it something you've never played before but always have wanted to give a shot? Is it a game the rest of your normal group just hates and hates you a little bit for liking it so much? Whatever it is, hope you get to your game on time and that it's everything you've ever hoped for! See you at the con!