This Saturday Jack & I went to ORCCON.
We ran out of gas on the way up & stopped at a fantastic station that had this very weird coconut juice with floating chunks.
We did not buy that--we did get skittles, honey & Mustard pretzels, chipotle & Cheddar snacks, and soda.
After registering we headed to the dealer room for a tube of dice.
We had to move quickly through the board game area to meet our friends who were playing Microsism in the Bar Area.
We headed to this Con with nothing--no character sheets, no dice, Jack did not even have a pencil. A new approach for us to see if we could still have fun. This meant we could not play any LFR 4E which we have been really enjoying--we had not signed up for any games, so after getting dice we headed to the RPG sign in sheets to find Sock Puppet D&D.
There was no Sock Puppet D&D this year, but we did find a fun looking AD&D 2nd Edition campaign.
We had 30 minutes to kill so we headed to the mini painting area.
Jack & I did a great job this year I though--and I was able to use my Thor mini as my dwarf fighter in the AD&D game.
You can also see my Tube of Dice at the table--Jack & I also have a tradition of buying these luck stones from the Hotel Gift Shop--this year I got a silver rock with Imagine on it--Jack got a Silver Key that said Power, I think.
DM Brett Miller plays old school D&D in a world that he has been building since the dawn of time--several of his players were at the table which made it fun.
Getting disintigrated during round one did not make it fun--I spent most of the game snacking and wishing the other players would free me!
The old school drawings and maps were very fun.
And the final combat was very fun--half the players had left after being disintigrated, Jack had his character flee the tower fairly early--but the battle was good for 30 minutes.
After AD&D we headed to Nerd Trivia which was a blast--lots of fun with categories like Nick Cage Movies, stuff on D&D cartoons, etc.
I ran into Ryan who I had not seen in a while and he was signed up for a game of GURPS at 8, so Jack and I signed up for that.
The Gurps game turned out to be an historically accurate modern adventure that was a total blast. One of the best games Jack and I have played together.
This was a fun CON for me--I spent more time playing older game systems and stuff I never play--I hung out with friends more since I did not feel as tied to tables as I have historically. And, most imporantly, I made some new friends.