Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Let them eat static"

Much as I love the final trench run in Star Wars, and the destruction of Caprica from the original Battlestar: Galactica, I present to you the best space battle scene ever filmed. And the reason? Because it concentrates on the characters, not the ships and explosions. The best RPG battles share that same trait. It's not about how many orcs you kill; it's about how the battle impacts the characters.

Ubercon: Edison, NJ Nov 5-7

Is anyone interested in attending some AD&D games at Ubercon this year? I just got a very nice invitation from the good folks who run it.

I'm sort of on the fence on this one, as it's the weekend after Halloween, which is usually the Big Season around the Casa de Grognard, and thus good for sleeping in for the first time in a month, but if there is interest I am more than willing to run a couple of sessions.

What would not be on the table: Castle of the Mad Archmage. I've run this a BUNCH of times at Dreamation and Dexcon over the last couple of years, and feel it might be time to take a breather. I was thinking maybe some classic dungeon modules. Tomb of Horrors went over very well at this year's Dexcon. Giants/Drow perhaps, as a tourney? I might also put together some classic board games. It's been literally decades since I've played Titan, for example.

Anyway, if you're in the NJ/NY area, let me know if you'd be interested in playing in a game or two run by me. Make it quick, though; I'd like to get in an application soon, if I'm going to do it.

And, of course, I know they'd be thrilled to have some other Old School games represented there. They explicitly mentioned it in the email. I would play in some classic Gamma World for sure.