I’ll be at Gen Con for my 3rd straight year, my first as part of the Critical Hits team.
Here’s my official schedule for those who hope to catch me:
4 AM: Leave Montreal
5 AM: Play Nice with the US Border guard going into Vermont
8AM (ish): Fly from Burlington, short layover in Chicago O’HAre
2 PM (ish) Land in Indy. Book at the Hyatt, crash for 1 hour or so.
Early evening: Pre-Drunken D&D party: Boardgames, meeting with friends, etc. Location to be disclosed once we get there. (check Twitter).
8 PM: Drunken D&D: Dave and I will DM 2 simultaneous groups of 6 players through the fiendish dungeon of Miller the mad wizard. The games’ location to be disclosed on Wednesday afternoon. An audience is encouraged as they’ll get to participate!
1 PM: D&D 4e tips Seminar (Westin-Causus). Chris , Dave: The Game and I will share our wisdom about running 4th Ed. The room is already sold out but drop by, we may be able to squeeze you in. And we’ll record it for later sharing!
2 PM: Playing in Chris Sims 1st “Welcome to Dark Sun, Bitches” game.
7 PM: I’ll be one of the RPG bloggers playing in StupidRanger.com‘s Roleplaying Therapy for the Severely Disturbed at the Westin-Causus room. This you gotta see: We’ll try as hard as we can to break the DM.
11 PM: Mouse Guard, I’ll be showing the game to a few friends, I’ll announce where if you are curious to see how it plays.
2 PM: Playing Free Market with Luke Crane. This is a new Sci-Fi RPG created by Crane and Jared Sorenson. I’m sooooo looking forward to this. Playing with Luke is quite a cool experience, he’s enthusiasm incarnate when he GMs. I thank my good friend DNAPhil who invited me!
8PM: Ennies Award, we’ll see if Critical-Hits wins “best RPG blog”. Plus its a cool evening to meet industry peers.
Post Ennies: If we win: party! If we lose : Party and gaming! I’d love to do a Magic the Gathering Draft at a bar!
I left this day more open to meet with people and do unplanned stuff, like an official Magic Draft if I didn’t get to do one before.
10 AM-noon: I’ll be signing copies of the One Page Dungeon Codex (Color and CD versions) at the Tabletop Adventure booth (booth #530) hell, I’ll sign printouts of any of my posts if you want! 🙂 Come and chat!
8 PM: Media meet and Greet (Union Station) where bloggers and podcasters will mingle and drink.
Wide open, usually a grand tour of the exhibit hall and chillin’ because I’ll be dead tired by then.
Dave vaguely mentioned running a game of Fiasco. I’d love to try that.
4 PM: Fly back home.
On my “must buy” list:
Free Market (if available)
Savage Worlds Explorers Edition (used?)
Additional copies of Mouse Guard for my players
See you there, see you then
For those going to Gen Con, I look forward to meet you/see you again. For those stuck at home, I will be blogging about it, if not during Gen Con, right after.