Oct. 25th, 2011 07:18 pm
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Guys listen.

I have the best ide )
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V. pleased. Have had some interesting emails with co-GMs so far, and looking forward to more enjoyable chatter. Giving my GMs a chance to email before leaping on them from my lair of iniquity, though that might just be that I'm busy yesternight and tonight. Drew has sent mail already, so I need to think up a character in magical monarchical 1947. Whole world at my fingertips!

So looking forward to seeing what is up in Aurellis. About time someone deposed Graeme. The spelling of his name alone. Someday I will figure out how to join up with the online version of the game. Should I do that in these next few weeks?

For so many years I would rewatch "Tombstone" in this month to get in the swing of playing Doc Holliday in Jeremy Z's games... Perhaps I could rewatch it in preparation for _Enoch is Burning_?


Slot 1: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7pm to midnight

Enoch Is Burning -- (GMs) Madeline F, Mike S


Slot 2: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 9am to 1pm

Aurellis - The First One -- (GMs) Tim H


Slot 3: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2pm to 6:30pm

Game of Spies: Tibet '57 -- (GMs) Madeline F


Slot 4: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 8pm to midnight

OMENOUS -- (GMs) Drew W


Slot 5: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 9am to 4:30pm

Homecoming -- (GMs) Jen Z


Slot 6: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7pm to midnight

Sons of Ambarchy -- (GMs) Ogre W


Slot 7: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10am to 4:30pm

The Low Road -- (GMs) Simone C, Nathan B, Madeline F, Mike S
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Pretty well. Awww, who am I kidding, it was great! Like usual.

Anyway, this is how it went down. Covers through slot 1. )
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Soon I will be leaving for Ambercon Northwest for a week! People who might think about coming next year: the Summer Solstice 2011 is the time you need to decide.

Here is my schedule so far: )
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I'm curious if there's some potential roommates at ACUS, for Thurs-Mon, floating around... I have a line in on a group of 5 that was willing to fit in one room, but with 6 would mitose into two, and so it seems worthwhile to see if I can spare them that. I have a pretty small stuff footprint and I don't snore and I find the couch a comfy sleeping place.
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An email just went out that ACUS game submissions were due at the end of the week and my thoughts were, "Wait, what, really? You're high." Seems a bit soon after registration opened at all, eh? But oy, I suppose I should put some serious thought into that, since I'm quite likely going.

What do you guys want? Something Firefly? I have an idea that I'd like to run an incredibly depressing game about being part of the failed army of Chaos during the occupation of Thelbane, probably using "Don't Rest Your Head" which already has the axises of Honor vs Fatigue... After ACNW I decided that I should do more "build characters at the start of the slot" games, so maybe another go at the Pit of Vipers auction? With the Volatile uppity steampunk Rebma setting? Eh.

I'm open to broad suggestions a la "I would like to play more two-fisted stuff! I would like stuff with the Elders as antagonists!"

In other gaming/Amber news, Fred Hicks still wants the license to make the RPG. I'm ambivalent. Would it be better to have a well-marketed, potentially inelegant, diced, version of Amber that was a complete break from everything that has happened for the past 20 years? Or would the current wheezing critical illness of the entire sub-subculture be better?

In personal Amber/gaming news )

ETA: (Copied over from my Facebook) Have another $20 to give to Doctors Without Borders's Haiti efforts? Want a crapton of gaming PDFs with some really good stuff thrown in--like the Serenity RPG? Drivethrurpg has a donation bundle available until Jan. 31. They've raised $120K with it so far.
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I never got around to posting up what games I'll be in, and now as I consider figuring out what clothes to bring, seems like a decent time... Oh, and right now I'm going to pause to put my swimsuit in my bag, and I advise you do the same.

There. Hot tub tragedy avoided. )

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you guys.
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O my ACUS peeps who grow ever nearer to me in time, I have a few questions to get sorted, namely, where shall I sleep, what game shall I run, and what was that third song about getting high that I have forgotten?

For the first, anyone need a roommate? I am nonsnoring and I believe I have a relatively small footprint in terms of stuff scattered about. I'd love to share a room at US with a couple-three people to cut costs.

For the second, here are some thoughts: )

For the third, it will be the Dudesical on Sunday evening. Last Dude I mentioned to [ profile] corwin77 that I'd thought of four songs that would be perfect for a potential Dude soundtrack, but I could only remember three, and I'd forgotten the one that wasn't about getting high. Now I've remembered the not-necessarily-high song: Jonathon Coulton's "Mr. Fancy Pants". PANTS! And of course the other songs are "Smoke Two Joints" and "Because I Got High" (my version is by Afroman, is that the original?)... Ah! Is the last Ringo's "No No Song"? I dunno, I'm not sure even a former Beatle can join the elevated ranks of the three songs I've already listed.
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Bah! I've been meaning to write up a "what other game* should I run at ACNW" post for more than a month, now. So get your answers in soon!

The options )

(*"Other game"? Why, yes! Mike S, John 9, and I are going to be taking another stab at "Guns of Abalaa", so keep your slot 1 free!)
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ACUS! That was seriously fucking entertaining from start to finish. Making a note here, huge success. I would actually recommend it to people as distant as here in California. A large part of the fun is discussing your games and characters with other people at the con... You see everyone all the time, eat with random people because most anyone with a con nametag is going to be smart and entertaining, and thus get the fun from several different perspectives. The base assumption here, that the games are generally fun, is nearly a theorem. And yet for all the people you chat with, there are still people to meet years later: frex, this year I finally got to game in person with RF and the Kunkels; and I met totally random new people who had even so been going to the con forever, like Barbara B; and brand new people like the younger David McC.

Con changes and hotel stuff )

My trip out )

Bay Arean in the Midwest: alas for the salad )

Slot one, Thursday night, ShadowWorld )

Friday and onwards later.
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Well, that's the way of the world: posting what games I'm in for ACNW. Ubergood haul. Lessee....

Read more... )
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Just got back from ACUK. Good people! Dearly love Andy Ransom. Four games, more detail later perhaps. No troubles. Sweet hotel, save for heat issues in room of 3 of 4 games. Pulpy flavor, evil mercenaries, mercy towards Pattern, mystery solved. Met [ profile] goldfired, did not get enough chat in with [ profile] kittentikka; no doubt unintentionally slighting many other lj users...

In UK, visiting sister. Regret to inform, will not be in US again until mid-August.

Trip through New York was freeking hot, JFK v. stupid terminal design. Air France lost my bags, connecting flight, and vote. Trip from Reading (ACUK) back to London involved crouching in aisle of packed, creeping train for 50 minutes. I laugh about it now, of course!

We're all fine here, now. How are you?


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