Sunday, February 22, 2009

BASHCon 2009

Day One: Well the convention is well under way. Took two hours longer than it should've to get things rolling, and a legal pad would have helped avoid some of the bugs in the "paperless" administration of the event.

We ran the T&T game, but it started too late for the WHAP! or Peryton games. I dunno if we should try to run something tomorrow or just go with friends' games.

Quotes of the Con so far,

"Me: ( for the 114th time of the game) Write your XP down.

Jerry: (smiling patiently) So you like want me to write my XP after every successful roll then?..."


" Peryton locks the door with that special brass thingy latch on every hotel door these days.

Peryton: Gotta keep those damned ninjas out. You know how bad they get.

Me: At least they're quiet about things. Not like those damned Vikings and barbarians cavorting about all the time.

Peryton: Yeah, they are pretty quiet..."

Second day of BASHCOn went well. Despite a snow storm, Peryton and I made it to a GammaWorld game with time enough for grabbing some coffee and sweets before the start of festivities. The GM turned on the "old-school" energy from get go. He talked about how Gamma' has no alignments, and pulled out a two foot tall, wooden GM screen with at least 55 charts on the inside. In-color hydrogen explosion photos adorned the outside along with 1950's adds for home fall-out shelters. I was a bit worried as I thought he was going to let the charts and his own massive Skills List run the game, but when he saw the players get warmed up he basically sat back and just guided us with a nudge every now and then. His 20 y/o daughter was there, which made me jealous as my own 17 y/o has been poisoned by her mother against anything weirder than Smallsville.

Later I spoke with a the guy who ran "Cthulhu Over Sesame Street" last June at Origins about possibly being his Assistant-GM in an "Iron GM competition," this year. Picked up 1985's Oriental Adventures for some research for T&T's 7plus Specialist Types, and bought my second 100-sided die ever-- Pery played with it like a cat for an hour. Wrapped things up by 7pm and did pizza, writing, and the Sci-Fi Channel movie back at the hotel. Already thought of an excuse to swing by later today for a quick look around before heading home, and then to work... oh the dreadful horror.

Quote of the day:

"Peryton: ... I shut off the computer so get off my case!

Me: You still have your super-dooper cell phone!

Peryton: Yes I do. And there's nothing you and your ninjas can do anything about it..."

(Reposted from the defunct forum by Christina Lea, but originally written by Tom)