Sunday, June 8, 2014

NTRPGCON After Report

The curtain falls on NTRPGCON today and it's all airports and getting ready for the work week. Though it lacks the scale, I think I enjoyed this convention better than my trip to GenCon a couple of years ago. Part of that was getting to meet (and consume alcohol with) blogger/Google+ compatriots like Chris Kutalik, Robert Parker, James Aulds, and Brad Ncube, and renew my acquaintance with Justin Davis. I also found that I am not wholly immune to the thrill of getting to meet the celebrity of luminaries of gaming history: it was a kick to listen to Jim Ward spin tales of the TSR of yore, and to hear Chris Holmes reminiscences about his father's gaming and writing.

Of course the gaming was great, too. I played in Tim Snider's SyFy channel creature feature-esque Cryptworld session, and got to try Jeff Dee's Bethorm (my first actual Tekumel game, despite years of loving the setting) with the author himself gm-ing.

All in all, it was a good reminder that G+ Hangout games are great, but there is something to be said about being present in the same


The Angry Lurker said...

Pressing the flesh so to say, glad you had a good one.

Kaiju said...

Sounds like a great time!

Chris C. said...

Glad you had a good time!

Scott Anderson said...

I had no idea ntrpgcon was such a big deal (or that it even existed) until it came up on the radar of so many of the bloggers I have just discovered this year.

Maybe next year I will make the trek from New England?

Trey said...

Thanks guys.

@Scott - I didn't know it was either, but it had a good size crowd , I think (only having one other con to compare it to).