Secret Monster Hunter Yumi

…more fake anime

DogCon 3: Day 1, Part 2

Ok, so let’s review my schedule and see how my day went.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Running Toon game “The House That Jerks Built”
This game went very well, as it has the last 52 times I’ve run it. Oldest player this time: 46 Youngest player this time: 11 Percentage of house actually constructed: 15% At what point in the game did everything explode?: just past halfway.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch & Dealer’s Room
Lunch was Mexican food off a taco truck. Muy bueno. I spent a surprisingly small amount in the Dealer’s Room, but had some excellent chats with folks.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Seminar (panel): “Neglected Games”
This was a pretty good seminar. Many old (and some not so old) games were discussed.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Seminar (watching): “Dungeons & ?”
The idea with this one was to mix fantasy/dungeon crawling, with other genres. My idea for “Dungeons & Disco” was roundly reviled.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner and a shower
First off, the place we ate at, “Big Slabs O’ Meat”, was spot on in the truth department. Grace had a steak that covered more square footage than out main bathroom and I had a porkchop that, had it been much bigger, would have been outside rooting around in the restaurant garden. Also, by the time out friends Sam & Paul were done with their beef ribs, it looked like an siesmosaur had died on their plates.

The critters got big bowls of chow, too and I swear, Flash (weight: 6 pounds) ate 7 pounds of fish.

8:00 pm – midnight: Playing in a game “The Lost Valley”
This game used the Basic Roleplaying system and was a pulp adventure into an African valley where dwelled the descendents of some lost Crusaders. It went very well and I doubt any of us husbands will be sleeping on the floor tonight.

Midnight – whenever: a nightcap & chatting
After getting Grace back to our room (where the critters were all still in food coma land), I went to seek out friends and have a wee dram of the good stuff. Naturally, I had 3 wee drams and we closed the joint.

I’m now back in the room and soon to bed. Tomorrow’s schedule is…

10:00 – 11:00: Seminar (panel): “Son Of Ask A GM Anything”
11:00 – 12:00: Cam Slave Booth visiting friends at GenCon
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30: Spa Trip
3:00 -4:00: Seminar (panel): “Old Gaming Farts Tell All”
4:00 – 6:00: Cruising Dealer’s Room & Other Con Areas
6:00 – 7:00: Pizza Dinner
7:30 – 10:30: I’ll GM my segment of the “Open To Close Dungeon” (this starts when the con starts and ends when the con ends. GM’s work 3 hours or more, players take over from other players.)
11:00 – 2:00: The Secret Event. I have no clue what the hell it’ll be.

More bloggage tomorrow.

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It Was The Chinese Monkey That Screwed Up The Entire Operation

…I think he was working for the feds

DogCon 3: Day 1, Part 1

Last night’s party was a blast. Free candy…free drinks…three rockin’ bands including the all female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zeperella…both male & female hotties serving drinks & candy…lots of great conversation…Stupid Human Tricks…and best of all, no hangover today!

By 9:00 this morning, while I was eating a free breakfast here at the hotel, Grace, Sharon, Arcadia and the critters were off to one of the famous DogCon Pet LARPs. Yes, a LARP for animals and their people. They are actually pretty fun and run several times a day during the con.

Speaking of pets, I’m told that the con expects several thousand humans and TWICE that number of pets.

And now, my schedule for today…

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Running Toon game “The House That Jerks Built”
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch & Dealer’s Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Seminar (panel): “Neglected Games”
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Seminar (watching): “Dungeons & ?”
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner and a shower
8:00 pm – midnight: Playing in a game “The Lost Valley”
Midnight – whenever: a nightcap & chatting

Oh, yeah, you know how last year the con staff had 6 GenCon attendees wearing camera helmets and we could see what they saw on bigass screens here? Well, they upped the ante this year with 10 people wearing helmet cams for general viewing and 6 more all cammed up for individuals to watch and control (for $25.00 an hour). You sit in a booth with a large monitor, a webcam and a microphone & speakers. You then tell your cam slave (yes, they call them that) where to go. Your face and voice are showing on a iPad they wear around their necks, so you can interact with folks at GenCon. This is, of course, totally fucking cool.

Anyway, I’m outta here. More bloggage later. Oh, and check out my updates on Facebook.