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My Gen Con 2013 Packing List

Every year, I spent around ten minutes making a packing list for Gen Con, and usually wait at least another hour or two before I start packing, because other ideas will come up after the initial write-up. Having one of these has saved my ass on every trip I’ve made one. Here’s what’s on my

The Noise Reset

Here’s a convention GM trick I learned from the inestimable Carl Rigney: the noise reset. This is useful when you’re in a crowded room with multiple games going on around you, because in those situations you have that thing happen where everyone slowly increases the volume of their voices in order to be heard. It’s a

My NorWesCon 36 Panel Schedule

Going to NorWesCon 36? Want to hear me flap at the mouth? I’ll be there! System Matters: The Right RPG for the Job Friday 1:00 PM, Cascade 2 Like the invisible hand of fate, the rules you use weigh on every aspect of your game sometimes in ways you aren’t even aware of. Are you using

My PAX 2012 Schedule

Now that I’m back from Gen Con, PAX is upon us! Here’s my (rather short & pleasant schedule): The Art of the Table II: Return to the Table Friday 9pm — Raven Theater Ben Mandall, Jeff Fasenfest, Sage LaTorra, Ryan Macklin, Jess Hartley, Erik Mona, Robert Gifford, Mat Margalis The Art of the Table is

My Gen Con 2012 Schedule

As some of you might know (and more will after reading this), I’m an Industry Insider Guest of Honor this year at Gen Con. As such, I’m on six panels: Beyond Child’s Play – Raising Money for Charity with Gaming Events Thursday 1pm — Westin Council — SEM1238067 Tavis Allison, Ryan Macklin, Elizabeth Shoemaker Sampat

Convention Games & Calling Cards

Here’s a thought for publishers out there of the small press stuff. For the past several years, I’ve flown around from convention to convention running indie games for people. Many of them try several games, like sampling a buffet. If I’m excited about a game, like I am right now about running Technoir tonight, I’d