March 25th, 2008


Upcoming Gaming Cons

  There's 2 upcoming cons in my area I wanted to share with others just as a little reminder to get your con budges in order!!


May 23-25: Marcon 43 - Columbus, Ohio
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Marcon is a full spectrum convention, with something for everyone: Art, Children, Costuming, Fan, Filk, Film, Gaming, Literature, Media, and Science, with items and event that include an Art Show, a Masquerade, a Dealers Room, 2 48 hour video rooms, and the gaming is in 7000 square feet of its' own! 
For more info, contact: Marcon, PO Box 141414, Columbus, OH 43214

June 25-29: Origins Game Fair - Columbus, OH
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Origins is a 24 hour game convention in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center with Registration opening at 7 a.m. on the Wednesday June 25th, 2008 (games starting at 8 a.m.) running 'till 8 p.m. on the 29th. Registration is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday (and 'till 4 p.m. on Sunday) and though game-playing is 24 hours a day, games tend to be between 8 a.m. and Midnight. The Exhibit Hall is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday - Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ross Jepson, Mark Schmidt

What Are You Playing?

At my peak, I was playing in six tabletop campaigns per week. That was in college, where I had ridiculous amounts of free time. Played every day except Monday and Tuesday, and twice on Saturdays. I was even running two of the six campaigns.

These days, I'm running one D&D game that meets about once every three weeks. I keep trying to get other folks I know to start additional tabletop games so I can play instead of GM, but no dice. (Pun intended.)

Taking up the slack for me are several online games - LJ-based "freeform" roleplay - one Buffy game, one Marvel Comics game, and two DC Comics games. I love'em all, but I miss rolling dice as often as I used to.

So what do you play?

A GM's Promise

Over at the Roleplayer's Community's Journal, among other RPG centered LJ communities, there's been some talk about mean, nasty, rotten, bad Game Moderators (GMs). What it comes down to is, people feel their GM is taking things much too personally. So I've decided to put together a promise GMs can present to their players. A promise that goes something like this:

As your Game Moderator I promise to do the following;

To be honest and open in all dealings with my players, where circumstances allow my being open concerning certain details.

To keep personal animosities and preferences out of my game, showing no bias for or against.

To make my games interesting and engaging, providing background, scenery, and characters with panache and style.

To provide a variety of adventuring experiences.

To make use of any background details provided by a player regarding his character to enrich the adventuring environment, and expand adventuring opportunities.

To, at all times, remember that my players are making a commitment in time, and so it is incumbent upon me to give them a good reason to come to each game session. I am, after all, providing them with entertainment, It is my duty and purpose to make each session entertaining, engaging at the very least.

To remember that my ego is not being challenged or threatened whenever the players foil some scheme of my villains, destroy some feature of the landscape, or loot some wondrously wrought ancient temple.

This I promise to you my players.

Amendments, corrections, alterations are all welcome. Crossposted to the Mythusmage Opines.
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