GenCon Day 2, and Roleplaying for the Severely Disturbed

2010 August 6
by Dante

What a great day! I played the first session of the RPGA successfully, earning a +2 maul in the process. Stupid Ranger and I then attended about the coolest nerdy arts and crafts class ever: making a chainmail dicebag. We each got it about half done in the allocated time, but luckily the class included materials and tools so we have everything necessary to finish the job.

After that, it was time for our event: Roleplaying for the Severely Disturbed.

The Panel At Large for 2010:
Dave the Game, Bartoneus, Phil, and Chris from Critical Hits
Vanir, from here and Dire Flailings at Critical Hits
e from GeeksDreamGirl
Micah from Obsidian Portal
Graham from Critical Ankle Bites

As with these sessions in the past, things went quickly “off the rails” and much fun was had by all. There were so many great quotes I can’t even begin to recount them all, but I think my favorite was Phil, the Chatty DM matter-of-factly informing us not to worry and two minotaurs making love were just “stuck in a rut.” Most uncomfortable moment was e claiming that my character was her long forgotten husband, it was one of those “blushing like crazy” moments.

What I love about this game is how it comes together relatively quickly, the plot was hardly followed, and it was a riot. Just goes to show that the “say yes to your players” method of running a roleplaying game pays off. Does your minotaur want to construct a maze out of bookshelves and desks and drop a deuce in the middle? Why yes, of course he can!

I have more to say on this topic but it will have to wait until I have a proper keyboard.

Suffice it to say much fun was had by all. Thanks to all that participated!

More tomorrow!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010


    Sometime this year I will partake in my first convention.

    Damn it!

  2. Dante permalink*
    August 6, 2010

    Tourq, you should come to GenCon next year. It’ll be great!

  3. August 6, 2010

    Sounds fun! I’ll admit that I completely misread the title of the post at first and thought it was going to be about games for the “Severely Disabled.” I’m expecting discussions of wheelchairs and such and then I get a minotaur dropping a deuce… oh, disturbed! That makes much more sense. 🙂

  4. August 10, 2010

    Hahahaha! I would consider apologizing for making a labyrinth out of the library, and then stooping to oh-so-trustworthy potty humor, but it sounds like you enjoyed it so I won’t apologize!

    For the record I greatly enjoyed Micah’s character and how he pulled it off. That kind of concept works perfectly with the format that you guys run with in this event. However, I do think this was the first year where I personally was not responsible for any of your major breakdowns. 😀

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