Tuesday, June 1, 2010

LARRYCON! #1 ... Recap ... ROCKIN THREE DAY WEEKEND O' GAMIN!

Well ... normally on Memorial Day weekend I'm down in LA at Strategicon ... that has been my routine for going on 8 or 9 years now ... but ... as I've moved up to Utah this past year ... a few friends from our former gaming group and I this past year talked about skipping out on the CON and just doing a crazy weekend of home gaming. That we did this past weekend ...

It was a blast and over the course of the weekend thanks to not only my friends Scott and Rob who trekked up from Las Vegas last Friday evening ... but to all the local gamers who I've met over the past year ... we pulled off a 25 person Micro/Home-Con. Several people crashed in my basement ... it was awesome and hilarious fun for an entire three day weekend!

We played:

Tunnels and Trolls
Awesome Adventures
Shadows Over Camelot
Fluxx
Zombie Fluxx
Chrononauts
Do You Worship Cthulhu?
Danger Patrol
Mesopotamia
Battle Lore
Last Night on Earth
Puerto Rico
Bang!
Settlers of Catan
San Juan
Zombie Dice
Cthulhu Dice


And probably half a dozen other games that either I didn't participate in because I was playing something else or BBQing/cooking/doing dishes, etc. etc.

I was really pleased because we pretty much ran games from 9 in the morning through the wee hours of from Friday through Sunday.

Friday is a haze to me ... lots of gaming ... board games, etc. I picked up my friends Scott and Rob from the airport.  We played Bang! and Last Night on earth that evening and stayed up BSing about games until well nearly 4 AM.

Saturday started at 9 AM with Awesome Adventures ... where the party had a pulpy jungle adventure culminating in a showdown with vile Nazi's at an ancient temple.  We had a big BBQ Saturday afternoon and did several large party games including a custom system my friend Scott created called "Do you worship Cthulhu?" Essentially its a variant of Werewolf/Mafia, etc. ... in this case evil Cthulhu cultists have infiltrated the small New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences (which is a real place). The players take on the rolls of various town residents who have randomized relationships with each other ... and all that plays into the game itself. The game can be played in groups of up to 15. We played four solid games of that Saturday eve followed by a rousing game of Shadows over Camelot.

Sunday we played Danger Patrol a really cool indie RPG that is still in Beta. Basically you play pulpy sci-fi heroes. Character generation is quick, combat is fast and hilarious. Its a very low GM prep game with many classic indie game elements and I encourage anyone who hasn't seen it to check it out ... the beta rules are up for free download ... give it a spin and give the author some feedback. We then played Mesopotamia and then rolled into a hilarious game of Tunnels and Trolls to finish out the evening. We were all pretty tired and the con ended around 2 AM that night.

It was an absolute BLAST and I really would like to do it again next year!!

6 comments:

Bodlar said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Sorry I missed it. Ended up actually moving this weekend. Woo Portland! I will be there for Larry Con 2!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Good times! Sounds like you had a blast!

The Lord of Excess said...

Indeed! One hell of a good weekend!!

ScottyVegas said...

It was exhausting, but well worth it. WOOOOT!

jugger grimlord said...

Sounds like a great time....I was down in LA and didn't even go to the Con. I almost didn't recognize you with the goatee.

Rick

The Lord of Excess said...

I'll be at Strategicon in September and as for LARRYCON 2011 ... We'll likely do it in July next year.