Friday, January 13, 2012

Marmalade Dog 17

So, this February I will once again be attending my local gaming convention. It is known as Marmalade Dog, and it is held in Kalamazoo on the Western Michigan University campus. This year it will be on February 24-26.

Last year I was scheduled to run two games (or rather, the same game on two days). The cool thing about running a game is that my admission is free, and since I scheduled early I got a nifty T-shirt and a glass mug. Unfortunately, no one signed up to play in either of my games. This was the game info that I listed:

Event Code: RPG3-01
Title: Not Quite Thundarr
Players: 2-10
System: Barbarians of the Aftermath
GM: Daniel Clark
Description:

In the barbaric future of southern Michigan, only the bravest (or most foolhardy) souls dare to oppose the rule of the mighty wizards and free the people. Of course, the wizards do seem to pay well...

The first day after waiting for a while for folks to show up I just sort of looked around a bit and then went back home. The second day I was determined to have some kind of fun, and I ended up jumping into two other games: A Japanese-themed D&D adventure and an All Flesh Must Be Eaten game where we were survivors trapped right there on the WMU campus. Indeed, I did have a good time.

This year I'm going Old School(tm) and I'll be running Holmes Basic D&D. The adventure is (of course) the sample dungeon given in the book, but jazzed up a bit. I'm also thinking of running a Carcosa game, but I don't have a firm adventure in mind (I don't have the new book, nor do I have "The Fungoid Garden of the Bone Sorcerer") though I'm sure I can come up with something.

And if again no one wants to play my game, I'm sure I'll still have fun.

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