Gencon is literally a week away and I’m pretty stoked. Last year’s GenCon was interrupted by some unfortunate circumstances which really took the wind out of my sails. Fortunately, the family still enjoyed the time we had. So much so we decided GenCon would become our family’s yearly reunion spot.
This year will be very different for me because I’m going into the convention with no plan whatsoever. This will be the last Con before my middle son heads off to college and I’m looking to four, fun filled days with him. My wife and daughter will arrive for the weekend. What’s also unusual for me is that I have no registered events on my docket. I have no tournaments to get nervous about. For four days, my plan is to go with the flow, see old friends, stroll the vendor hall, relax and, oh yeah, play and talk games with my son and friends. If I score some good games with my meager budget then it’s a bonus. If I get to playtest my RPG than it’s a Mega Bonus Super Score.
A lot of my time has been taken up with a job promotion and training, my new fitness regime and restarting my main blog, The Yoteden. If all goes well, I hope to have another play test of the new RPG rules this coming weekend. A short fantasy set piece that can help players learn the dice system and the basic idea of the game. Depending on how that goes I am hoping to have an initial run of the rules posted here by August. Things at work are about to hit a fever pitch so I’ve got to get things wrapped up before then. Otherwise, it might be September or even October before it gets to fly free. Currently, the rules are going through re-edit and cleaning them up.
Almost a year ago I announced my idea for a Supers Sandbox. As mentioned last post, the idea still lives! Due to several factors, it was delayed. I realized that A) I wanted to use my own rules which, of course, made me take the time to create them and B.) I’m very fond of my superhero world idea. So much so that I wanted what was created here to be protected by license. At the same time, I wanted people to feel a part of it and to share in the fun. So, I began to research Creative Commons licenses. As you can see, the idea is not dead. I just needed to put some foundation blocks down first.