Took place at the Sheraton near TMC.
A very local event with lots of role playing and lots of board games.
All in all I had a very fun time.
Mutant crawl classics: Cats Attack… basically a level 0 funnel adventure. Really fun.
Savage worlds: girl genius, GMed by one of the artists of both the graphic novel and Savage World. (This was a walk on game, after my original scheduled game mustered and left prior to game time, mostly my fault but I was there 5 minutes prior to game time).
Needless to say this was the highlight, unexpected game session. All the players except for myself where experienced with the system and very versed with the game world, and they knew each other. But they where all really inclusive, and helpful. I played the ornery airship engineer.
Then played a group Star Trek like simulator called Artemis, fun, but when navigation and engineer are played by 1st graders, things can go unexpectedly.
I then played Gas Lands…guns, cars, races…need I say more.
Then I played Captain Sonar…
Great Independent game, that I wanted to purchase immediately!!! But it requires 8 players. And that’s unusual for me. But games range from 20 to 40 minutes once everyone knows what they are doing. We ended up tied. But it had great mechanics and was very intense and fun.
After that it was a western murder mystery LARP that was great fun, but the timeline of the murder was confusing.
Still great design to have many people interacting as best possible.
Then a dramatic reading of Eric and the Gazebo, in a gazebo. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_and_the_Dread_Gazebo?wprov=sfti1
Great peace of gaming lore, that I learned about as I was coming up. Now my girlfriend got a great telling of it as her first real exposure.
I’m skipping day 3 to visit the reptile expo…compromises, compromises!!!
I will note, I did not see a single game of D&D 5E being played and only a small number of Pathfinder games…so if independent is your flavor, it is a nice place.
Ages where pretty mixed. From 7~70s+ With the majority in the 25~45 demo. But not vastly.