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3/15/2014 8:46 pm  #1


Gary Con VI (2014)

Gary Con's right around the corner (March 27-30), my friends, and I am super pumped. I've got three AS&SH games and three AD&D games scheduled. I'll be sure to post comments and pics from the convention here. I hope any of you who attend will do the same. If you see me there, please introduce yourself. 

My schedule:
Thurs 10-2: mabon's AS&SH (Kolivun's Folly)
Thurs evening: pick up game

Fri 10-2: Welleran's AD&D (Vladikavkaz megadungeon)
Fri 4-8: ligedog's AD&D (Fountains of the Deep)
Fri 8-1+: Ghul's AS&SH (Beneath the Comet, by Blackadder23)

Sat 10-2: francisca's AS&SH (Trouble in Vikland)
Sat 6-12: grodog's AD&D (Bottle City)


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

3/16/2014 1:09 am  #2


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Man, I'm jealous. Ms. Haversack is getting rid of one of her teaching jobs after this spring. Next year, I might be able to make it out to the Midwest for it.

Chainsaw, I assume you know that the thief in the party is always a plant in these games. Kill him, and eat like a king!

 

3/18/2014 9:59 am  #3


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

I am assembling the componant parts for the games I am running and am finding that I will need a larger suitcase.... minis, maps, some props.  I may have to do a last minute culling of items to make it work http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


Pretty jazzed to get this needed break!

Morgan
 


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

3/22/2014 8:57 am  #4


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Packing up my boxes now! Super-psyched about the con. It's going to be excellent! 

My events:

Friday Night (8PM): Beneath the Comet (Event ID# 220508)

Saturday Night (8PM): Mystery at Port Greely (Event ID# 320504)

Otherwise, I'll be at the North Wind Adventures booth a lot. Stop by and visit me -- and my neighbors, grodog and tacojon at the Black Blade Booth!

Last edited by Ghul (3/22/2014 8:58 am)


Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - A Role-Playing Game of Swords, Sorcery, and Weird Fantasy
 

3/22/2014 6:50 pm  #5


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Have fun and a safe trip you guys. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
 

3/22/2014 6:52 pm  #6


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Jealous . . . jealous. But I made a plan with one of my players for next year.

Have a great time!

 

3/22/2014 9:16 pm  #7


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Good luck, good gaming, and a safe journey to all of you.


ravengodgames.blogspot.com ~ cartography, writing, game design
Author, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess
 

3/23/2014 6:35 am  #8


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Thank you, fellows!


Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - A Role-Playing Game of Swords, Sorcery, and Weird Fantasy
 

3/27/2014 10:05 am  #9


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Gearing up for Morgan's game!
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zpsfced9aae.jpg


http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps993d8dba.jpg


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

3/27/2014 11:40 am  #10


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

That setup looks fantastic! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
 

3/27/2014 11:48 am  #11


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Morgan's the real deal!


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

3/27/2014 12:10 pm  #12


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

That ref. screen is pretty great.

 

3/27/2014 12:30 pm  #13


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Looks absolutely ASTONISHING! ! I love it! Hope you guys have a ball, keep us posted!


ravengodgames.blogspot.com ~ cartography, writing, game design
Author, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess
 

3/27/2014 2:03 pm  #14


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

So, in Morgan's Thurs 10AM game (pics above), we had a couple of close calls as we fought swine demons and undead priests and their minions in a cursed temple of Xathoqqua (my esquimaux thief ALMOST ran once - looked that bad), but ultimately our crew survived with sanity and souls intact, and, more importantly, replete with loot. Plus, my dude collected some apemen and swine demon teeth for his new necklace. Haha!

Anyway, it was a great game - Morgan does a fanastic job bringing Hyperborea to life and also paces the game well. Definitely grab a game with him sometime if you can. I wish he lived closer.


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

3/27/2014 3:16 pm  #15


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Ghul and AS&SH
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps36d91490.jpg


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

3/27/2014 4:10 pm  #16


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Next year!

 

3/28/2014 7:44 pm  #17


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Wow, cool pics looks greathttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


I filled my palace with deadly traps so trap admirers will come and visit me

AFS magazine - pulp literature meets old school gaming http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/
 

3/28/2014 10:11 pm  #18


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Beneath the Comet
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps169715af.jpg


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

3/29/2014 8:20 am  #19


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

You guys look so serious in that picture.  I hope your PCs weren't in any trouble. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png


Michael Sipe 1979-2018
Rest in peace, brother.
 

3/29/2014 8:58 am  #20


Re: Gary Con VI (2014)

Blackadder23 wrote:

You guys look so serious in that picture.  I hope your PCs weren't in any trouble. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png

Haha! There was also a good deal of laughing, especially when Jeff played up Old Bridgette.

Without giving away too many details, we got off to a slow start through the heath, as over-cautiousness initially prevailed, but after a while we all loosened up, started kicking down doors, pushing buttons and so on. In the end, we only made it about half-way through the main conflict area before weariness got the best of us, but it was a ton of fun, as those areas were interesting, there were plenty of ways to interact with the environment, we had a few chances to test our mettle and we snagged some good loot. Our Kimmerian fighter bit the dust, but the rest of us survived, so I would say we definitely felt challenged, but not overwhelmed. Afterward Jeff shared the backstory, which was cool as hell and oozed Hyperborean flavor. Looking forward to getting this one and running it someday. You did a good job, Blackadder23! I would recommend this adventure to everyone.

Also, I'll post a spoiler-laden summary separately in a few days.


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
     Thread Starter
 

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