Photo by sean_hicken
On May 23-24 this year, the Off/On The Square bookstore in Jacksonville, IL, is hosting a charity event: Gaming for Goodness’ Sake. As the image here shows, they’ve made up some shirts for the event, and my Monster Con card game is one of the featured images. You can learn more about the shop in the Journal Courier.
I’ll be there Saturday afternoon, sporting my T-shirt, and running these games:
Hope to see you there!
It’s a con full of panels, workshops, and gaming. If you haven’t yet signed up, visit the Odyssey Con Web site to register.
I’ll be attending as a panelist on eight different topics, listed below with the other panelists. And you can find me in open gaming in the hours between, demoing Popcorn Press card games, and maybe a spontaneous D6xD6 RPG session or two. I hope to see you there!
11 p.m.: Zombie Games: Have We Hit Bottom Yet?
Panelists: Bill Bodden, Lester Smith
10 a.m.: Games In The Classroom, or “Can I roll Dice To Kill It?”
Panelists: Aaron Pavao, Doug Niles, Lester Smith
1 p.m.: Awards (Huh) What Are They Good For?
Panelists: Matt Forbeck, Matt McElroy, Don Perrin, Lester Smith
3 p.m.: Self-Publishing Your Game: How To Know If It’s Right For You?
Panelists: Aaron Pavao, Jason Blair, Lester Smith
6 p.m.: Is Crowdfunding the Way To Go?
Panelists: Tiara Lynn Agresta, Jason Blair, Lester Smith, Rob Wieland
10 p.m.: Breaking Into the Games Industry: How NOT To Do It
Panelists: Tiara Lynn Agresta, Jason Blair, Aaron Pavao, Don Perrin, Lester Smith, Rob Wieland
11 a.m.: The Golden Age of Gaming — What The Hell Happened?
Panelists: Bill Bodden, Doug Niles, Aaron Pavao, Lester Smith
1 p.m.: GMs: How To Handle Triage When The Party Goes Off-Map
Panelists: Lester Smith, Rob Wieland
I had a great time at Capricon a couple of weekends ago…
- Played D6xD6 Shotguns & Sorcery with Matt Forbeck, John Ickes, and others;
- Ran a “Ghost of a Chance” adventure for some crazy young guys;
- Played a six-person session of Monster Con;
- Chatted with The Con Men, and later with Margaret Weis, Kevin Stein, and others;
- Watched the Citizen in the Temple release; and
- Lost my “No Quarter Asked” medallion to a guy named Torsten (pictured below with it around his neck) in a Clashing Blades! tournament.
That loss was fairly humiliating. Given an odd number of players, I took part in the tournament myself, and ended up in the final round. Torsten’s opponent ended up accepting defeat (instead of mutual destruction) to guarantee someone would have a shot at the medallion. Torsten beat me in the tournament itself, winning the opportunity to fight for the medallion.
It was a hard-fought battle, with both of us severely wounded near the end. Then he pulled a perfect parry, activating the “Special Events” deck, turned up a Queen of Spades, and punched my fencer with his free hand, knocking my guy out, and taking the medallion from his unconscious body. Sigh.
So I’ve had to purchase another medallion for future convention challenges.
Congratulations, Torsten. Well fought.