Warpcon 2007

January 29, 2007 at 11:02 am (Cons)

Very different than expected.

I  didn’t end up being in that many rpgs, only one on the saturday evening and one that I didn’t get to finish on sunday. On the sunday morning the con opened late. T’s game started way late, started running at about 12.

Mine was to start at 2, but I put it back to 3 in order to try to give a chance for players who wanted to be in the game, but whose game was running late a chance (they didnt make it anyway). Probally a  mistake in the end, the game would have had more flavor to it if I got a bit longer with it. It ran 3.20-5.30 or so.

I was left feeling tired and confused. Ah well. I dont think I want to run a game at such a late slot again.  

It would have been nice if we weren’t getting chased out of the hall every day. Why didn’t they give themselves an hour after everything was supposed to end to wrap up?  

I bought way more rpg books than planned. I found Tunnels and Trolls! Very old school. Never been in a game of it ran by anyone, but now I can run it myself and see what its like.

The food at the con was poor. There was nowhere local selling hot food, just a cafateria selling sandwhichs. So proper meals did not really happen.

I think I had fun, but the stress and noise and disorganisation took away from it.


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Hope at the End of the World. WarpCon, Sunday.

January 25, 2007 at 12:59 pm (Cons)

Yip I am running an independent game at warpcon on the sunday of this weekend. 

Hope at the End of the World.

System: Cyberpunk 2020. Rating: 17+. GM: Mary Gilmartin. 

Long long ago, there was more people in the world, you believe that as a truth. You see all they left behind. These great women and men, who were leaders of their people, have left in the ruins devices of healing and war. You have found their teachings and you bring them to the small settlements and gangs you meet. They travelled to the stars and brought hope into the darkness. Then they went away, somewhere. You will become like them, in order to follow them. Death is not the end.

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Cons and GM’s

January 25, 2007 at 11:58 am (Cons)

Since a con is on this week in cork, I found this article on Gencon in America on slashdot particularly  interesting.

The review from one Tabletop GM is quite negative but the GM pack she is given is a cool idea. It would be great to be informed of all the thing you need to know in advance.

The GM’s are reimbursed for the con for their time, which is nice. The cons I have ran games for in Ireland, I usually spend near or all my time running games. Which I like but still, its not really worth paying a con to run games for them is it girls and guys?

Yet I keep doing it. Silly me. 

Ah well. I tried to email warpcon a couple of times (4) and keep getting fails on the email address. So I’m not sure yet if I’ll be running anything offically at warpcon. I’m still planning on running something for my players when they are bored when we are down there.

Looking at the warpcon scedule I see a few games I want to be in. I want to meet some of the women gms from cork to see if any of them are the corkwomen I meet in limerick who was in my shadowrun game. I want to try out some new systems and maybe try one or two I like the description of.  

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