Here are five quick(ish) ways that you can make your convention game really stand out. Some might even be helpful for your home games! 1. Use Props Players love props. If there’s a letter they find, make one to hand out. If there’s a special artifact they find, make a card up for it. Some people go over the top on this and actually create a mock-up [Read the article]
Lock Up Your Daughters!
A few weeks ago, my wife drove me and my 15-year old daughter, Rachel, to attend the mega-monster-sprawling gaming-anime-cosplay cradle of chaos called ConnectiCon. This would be my third consecutive year, but it was Rachel’s first, and by the way, her first convention of any kind, ever…
When I review the event listings at the conventions, there are always games that catch my attention, sometimes by the title, sometimes by the blurb, and sometimes by the level (when I foolishly decide I’d really like to play in a 27th level game). Then I realize this game that caused a lovely tingle in my lobes is all kinds of RPGA (Living Forgotten Realms, Living Divine, Ashes of Athas), and I do my best impression of Eeyore: “Looks like a good game. Guess I can’t play in it…”
PAX East is this weekend in Boston, the 6th to 8th! I am so excited! As of this writing there are still Friday and Sunday passes available (surprisingly), so if you haven’t gotten your passes yet, there’s still a chance. Go get them! I’ll be there with the Gamer Assembly, volunteering for Wizards of the Coast and generally hanging out. Feel free to say hi. [Read the article]