A very disappointing day. I went with son (my daughter usually goes, but she had an audition) to World Wide Game Day in Warrensburg, at Thompson Productions. If you don't know Thompson Productions, if you've been to a convention and seen a booth with a solid looking guy with a thick moustache, that's Phil and Thompson Productions is his shop. Great shop, terrible name, but a great shop. Extremely well organized, Phil's is a one-stop shop for D&D and he prides himself on his stock.
The clerk was ready to run a game, but only my son and I showed up. Granted, we didn't preregister, I wasn't sure if we could manage it today. Sadly, no one else showed up. In the past, we sometimes had to wait half an hour for a player or two to show up, and games were often full. This year, nothing.
Strangely, I feel responsible. I've organized at Phil's before. I used to run that Eberron campaign, but stopped when I couldn't plan two month ahead of time because they wouldn't release specific information on the adventures. I was frustrating, since I have to be able to plan early to make things work.
Obviously, no one is organizing much there now. I used to run a monthly game day in Sedalia at Pair-a-Dice Lost when it was still open, and had moderate success. Given the WPN Delve format, there isn't a reason for me not to fit in three or less hours for something.
If people did that all over Missouri, we would have something going.
So I'm going to organize something, probably in the WPN Delve format, either locally in Clinton or in Warrensburg and posting about it here. I hope to serve as inspiration to others in Missouri, and the world. If an overworked, underpaid, teacher and father can organize, so can you!