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theron ([personal profile] theron) wrote2010-09-08 03:52 pm

Is It OwlCon Time Already?

Well no, not really.  The con is still about four months away (end of January), but the call has gone out for GMs to submit their games.   This is always an interesting challenge for my Gamer ADD self.  I have to figure out what it is I'm going to run many months ahead of the con, and prepare it, thus committing a piece of my attention span to a very distant target.  Compounding the challenge this year is my decision to not run a fourth "Heroes of the New Wave" game, which leaves me with two slots to fill.

Generally, I like for one of my games to be somewhat out of the ordinary.  Either an obscure game or one that's underrepresented at the con.  Last year, that was Lucha Libre Hero.  In past years, I ran Marvel Super-Heroes and Mazes & Minotaurs.  This year, I've decided to run Barbarians of Lemuria.  I've got an old RuneQuest adventure I last ran about twenty years ago that can easily be adapted for more traditional Swords & Sorcery, and I've really wanted to give BoL a try for a while, so here's my chance.

(Also, since I typically playtest my con rounds with the Tuesday Night Crew, it might give me a chance to sell them on it as well.  Bonus!)

For my second game, I'm heading straight for my comfort zone.  2010 has been a great year for superhero games, and I intend to take advantage of this by running DC Adventures.  I considered Icons, and could certainly run my published adventure, but I'm really digging DCA.  The adventure is going to be set in the animated universe, some point after the end of "Justice League Unlimited."  So far, all I have is a title and a short blurb, but I'm fairly sure it'll write itself.

So, now I've got the basic ideas.  All that's left is to flesh them out.  And write up characters.  I wonder when the DCA character books are due out?


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