Posts Tagged ‘wgp’

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. […]

Philly Games Con was a good con, and both well-attended and well-run. Neither are to be taken for granted at a first year event.  I was impressed and would return again. Kudos to Dave and the Philly Games Con crew for a great debut.   Friday night, I got to play in a game of […]

Maelstrom 2015


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, […]

Dreamation 2015


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 […]

Metatopia 2014


I think this was the best time I’ve had at Metatopia yet, and that’s saying quite a bit. Many thanks to Avie and Vinny and our hard-working hospitable hosts from Double Exposure for making this amazing gathering possible. *With Great Power* My first moments at the convention were the first playtest of my newly-revised kappa […]

Dreamation 2013


I have never had a bad convention experience at Dreamation, but this year’s was one of the best ever! Low stress, lots of excitement and enthusiasm on faces both old and new made for a very, very good time. I kicked off the convention with my newest Mouse Guard scenario “Death Among the Drifts.” It’s […]

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 […]

Just to make the announcement all official-like: I will be re-designing, re-writing, and re-publishing With Great Power. The entire system will be redesigned to handle superheroic melodrama better than ever. The book will be completely rewritten with new aspects, sample characters and scenarios. My goal is to have the game ready for sale by DEXCON 2013. I […]

I woke up with an idea for a story. It’s set in the Liberty League universe that I have used for my With Great Power… convention events. What do you think? ******** THE STALWART in “The Cold, Hard Truth” by Michael S. Miller The Armor of Truth was going to fail. Already a dent in […]

Going to a Double Exposure convention is always a little bit like going home. You see friends you haven’t seen in far too long, you talk until your voice goes raw, and you smile until your face aches. Or at least I do. Thursday We were doing convention prep until the wee hours of the […]

Maybe so many years of really, really great years at Origins set the bar too high. Maybe the staff and software changes at GAMA came too late to be truly integrated into convention management. Maybe the stars were just wrong. Whatever the reason, Origins 2010 was plagued with numerous drawbacks and pitfalls. On the whole, the people made for a positive experience, but I was left wondering if we’ll return next year.

The fine folks over at Minions of the Monster Master have podcasted their actual play of With Great Power… and blogged about it. Check it out! I love how they use minis on the pages of conflict to illustrate who’s fighting who.

I’m enjoying the interface here on WordPress. I’ve been meaning to create an Actual Play and Review page for With Great Power… for a few years now. This morning, I made it in about an hour.

For months and months, I’ve been somebody else. A troubled, heartsick, disgusted, frustrated, isolated, curmudgeonly version of me. Not every day, but more often than not. And for the last four days, I had a chance to take off that heavy, confining suit, and put on a better skin–to be a better version of me. […]

I’m taking a rest between the Christmas festivities at my mom’s house and taking everyone over to Kat’s family for the next phase. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but James Nostack writing an awesome actual play about his With Great Power… A completely unexpected Christmas treat!

PoliCon 2008


Yesterday we went to PoliCon 2008 in Philadelphia. Every year, Don and Joanna Corcoran organize a convention as a birthday gift for their buddy, Joe Poli. Some years it’s invite-only due to space, some times its part of a larger convention. But I’ve had a good time every year I’ve gone. Kat and I made […]

You can hear what Brennan Taylor and The Enny-Award-Winning Paul Tevis have to say about With Great Power… on The latest episode of The Voice of The Revolution.

Some folks on the NerdNYC boards just played With Great Power… With Great Power AP Report They have some of the coolest superheroes around. I particularly love Favorite Son!

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 […]