Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

Camp Nerdly always holds a special place in my heart. The scenery is great. There are plenty of people I only get to see there. It has more opportunity for me to display my pitiful Frisbee skills than all other game conventions put together. This was our fourth Nerdly, and certainly the best one yet. […]


Maelstrom 2015

12Apr15

So, Maelstrom 2015 was a very good time. It’s a small convention, emphasizing quality over quantity. As always, Avie and Vinny and the Double Exposure crew do a great job making everyone feel welcome. And this is the con where they just let the magic spontaneously happen. We didn’t arrive until later than I wanted, […]


Over on Google Plus, James Stuart asked about the history of the IGX. I started typing, and I wanted to preserve it somewhere that I wouldn’t lose it.¬†https://plus.google.com/u/0/112165300112510479765/posts/GDDVGX2GPqw Holy smokes, how much detail do you want? Most importantly, how much detail do I want to write? *Prehistory* The IGE did not leap fully formed from […]


Dreamation 2015

23Feb15

Dreamation is always phenomenal, and this year was no exception. The work that Vinny and Avie and the whole Double Exposure staff do to make the convention seamless is a wonder in its effectiveness and its invisibility. Thanks to each and every one. Now, here’s the fun I had: Thursday 8pm Event: *Kagematsu* “The Grand […]


Back from #Dexcon and had a great time. Despite any possible obstacles, +Avonelle Wing and +Vincent Salzillo and the entire Double Exposure family continue to present the most welcoming and fun filled conventions around. This year they even trumped the Fourth of July! FRIDAY My con started Friday morning with a rousing game of The […]


Okay, so my #maelstrom2014 post is a week late. It’s been a busy week. The convention was a good time, as always. Many thanks to Avie and Vinny and the incredible Double Exposure staff for making it happen. I launched three games and played in two. *Vast & Starlit*Friday night I was full of nervous […]


Back from yet another another amazing Dreamation. Massive thanks to Vinny, Avie and the whole Double Exposure crew, as always, for making such a fantastic environment to play in. And thanks to all the GMs, volunteers, and players who brought their staggeringly awesome creative might to bear on the snowy expanses of New Jersey. Thursday […]


Metatopia 2013

04Nov13

What a good, good convention Metatopia 2013 was. Despite the continual growth in size, the culture of critique and improvement has remained strong. While it’s never easy to talk about what parts of games aren’t working, almost everyone had a great attitude about both giving and receiving suggestions. Thanks to Vinny, Avie, and the tireless […]


The second annual METATOPIA convention in Morristown, NJ was this past weekend, and it was a great time, as always. We had called ahead to ensure that power was on at the hotel and that food would be available in the wake of the hurricane. And indeed, the only resources in short supply were gasoline […]


Just got back from a really, really great DEXCON. Played games, ran games, chatted with people, ate good food. Couldn’t ask for anything more. My Thursday afternoon Mobile Frame Zero game only had one player show up. He was a Kickstarter supporter, and I mentioned that the game really sings with three players, but we […]


Camp Nerdly 2012 was a really great time. Thanks to all who made camp possible and run so very smoothly. I played a number of unsavory characters early in the con and then put on my white hat to finish off the convention on a positive note. Friday night saw Kat, Remi, Georgianna, and me […]


Had a great time this weekend at Dreamation 2012. As always, the Double Exposure staff put on a great convention. The players are always top-notch and this year was no different. Thursday I started off the con playing Monsterhearts, MC’d by Brendan Conway. The game is built on the Apocalypse World chasis and sinks its […]


This weekend I went to the Burning Apocalypse convention in New York City. Finances dictated that it could only be a one day trip, but what a great day it was! I left the house at 6:15 AM and got home at 1:10 AM. Even today, my legs feel like they’re about to fall off. […]


I posted the promised AP about the Munchausen game: [Dreamation 2008] Troublesome Munchausen


Here’s the thread on the Forge wherein I discuss the somewhat problematic With Great Power… game: [Dreamation 2008] WGP… The Monster Squad


Where to start in summing up my experience at this year’s Dreamation? The biggest change was that Kat and I weren’t in charge of anything other than running our own games. That was very, very nice. The second biggest was the new hotel. It had lots of pluses (easier to navigate the area; lots of […]


Friday evening I playtested Mouse Guard with Luke Crane, Russell Collins, and Luke’s friend Bob. I played Albrecht, and brown, low-ranking mouse with a white cloak. He was a cautious, conniving weather watcher. I love how both here and in Burning Empires the strict limits of how many rolls you can make focuses gameplay on […]