Thursday, February 28, 2019

TotalCon 2019 Shots

Last weekend I attended TotalCon in Marlborough, MA for the first time and it was pretty nifty! Didn't run anything (this time), but played in lots of different games. I'd broadly guess that this will become a regular thing. Thanks greatly to Paul S. for convincing me to make the trip. Here's a few snapshots of the events -- and check out the Wandering DMs YouTube Channel for live video recaps we did of these and other events at the convention all weekend.

Welcome!

Gracious gentleman after a decisive victory at the OGRE table

And now we're fighting the Ogre in the Caves of Chaos with my (gasp: actual roll at table) 18 Strength fighter!

Mike Curtis' setup for an experimental DCC pulp-Mars game with a nifty screen made from an album cover he picked up cheap on EBay.

20-person Marvel & Transformers game vs...

... combined Galactus & Unicron! Jumping Jehoshaphat!

2019 Car Wars Northeast Regional Championship

Boss Fight for Breakfast, in which I played Flame, an ancient, huge, spell-using, evil-genius red dragon (see Dungeon Magazine #1, "Into the Fire") vs. 9 high-level PCs. I managed to hit them with multiple illusions, hidden spiked pits and portcullis, paralysis magic, 176 hit points of fire damage, etc. Missed it by thaaat much.

6 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your vlog entries from the convention.

    On a separate note, can you do a post where we can talk about hexcrawl tips?

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    1. Thank you! Do you mean a blog-post here on that? (That was our last livecast discussion, of course.)

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  2. That looks amazing! What rules set was the Transformers/Marvel game?

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    1. They were using an indie-replica ruleset called G-Core (here). The PC sheets were almost totally indistinguishable from TSR FASERIP Marvel Superheroes, but mechanically they'd gotten rid of the Universal Table. Instead they would just roll d10x10 and add to an ability score for everything (I don't what the success thresholds were, that was all handled invisibly by the Judge). Seemed pretty nifty but I would miss the four-color table a bit.

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  3. Damn, really? I wish I'd noticed your badge. Sorry I missed a chance to meet you. I'm a couple seats down from you in the Ogre pic (red shirt). Whoops!
    I played in a Mike's Sat AM session of DCC - he had to cut it short since his voice was shot.

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    1. Ha! Sorry we missed each other. Our game with Mike was Friday night and he was starting to get hoarse then... I thinked he snipped out our last big encounter trying to save his voice for you guys.

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