“Rump shakers and monster slayers
Feel the wave of sonic arcane sound
Magic users and boogie blues-ers
Wear well your erudite crowns“
Dice Throwers & Rock n’ Rollers, Gygax
Well, I’m back from Gary Con. I played in two games and ran six games. It was a blast to play with people in person for a change. I had a great time.
Let’s talk about the games. (I will avoid spoilers in case some of you play these games at future conventions or otherwise.)
My first game on Thursday at 9:00 AM was a Call of Cthulhu 5th Edition game called “Save Weird Tales”. All of the characters were famous writers of weird fiction. I played Clark Ashton Smith. We were called together by the editor of Weird Tales at their Chicago headquarters. I won’t say any more about it as I don’t want to reveal any details of the adventure. In the end, we prevailed. I had a blast. I love playing Call of Cthulhu.
My second game was also on Thursday at 2:00 PM. It was a session of Hyperborea (AKA AS&SH) titled “Hyperborea: Spirits Of The Land”. I played a cleric of the snake god. We won but it was on our very last breath. Only one character was still up. It was a lot of fun.
For the rest of the con, I ran MCC (Mutant Crawl Classics). I ran two sessions of “Hive of The Overmind”, two sessions of “Reliquary Of The Ancient Ones”, and Two sessions of “Carnage In The Casino”. One of each on Friday and one of each on Saturday.
Each session had four players with four characters each. Each session ran a little short of the full planned 4 hours. There were two sessions that resulted in TPK (Total Party Kills). In the rest of the sessions, the players won. It was a lot of fun for all that played and myself. (All the players said they had fun.)
Overall it really got me excited for the other convention I plan to attend this year, GameHole Con 9. I have big plans for it (which I will detail in future blog posts.)