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Marcon 46 Convention Review

Over the Memorial Day weekend I had the chance to attend my first Marcon convention in Columbus, Ohio . Marcon is the oldest science fiction and fantasy convention in Ohio and is operated by SOLEA (the Science Oriented Literature, Art, and Education Foundation). The first Marcon was held in Toledo, OH back in 1966. They moved to Columbus for the third convention in 1968 and have been there ever since. Marcon offers…

Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 4

Part 4 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… This final segment brings the end of the Interface Zero adventure.  The team has learned who their enemy is, found evidence to shut them down, and now just needs…

Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 3

Part 3 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… In this segment, we finally hit The Deep , the portion of the game I rewrote featuring a new system based on mental attributes and …

Random thoughts about RPC (Role Play Convention)

Yesterday I went to RPC , my third trip in the past three years. My first year I stumbled upon a booth selling a lot of original TSR box sets and modules and I went a bit nuts . Since then I’ve gone back each year, in search of some cool deals and just to see what’s going on. The con is…

Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 2

Part 2 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… If you haven’t already listened to Part 1 of this game session you can do so by clicking here . As always, this podcast is available right here and…

Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 1

My RavenCon 2011 experience continues to be the focus on my posts here at Troll ITC , but this post begins the audio for the final game, and the first convention game I’ve ever run. This year I ran my first convention game, and not only that but one that used my very own rules created as an alternative to the Hacking/Virtual …

Old School Podcast: WoD Mortals at RavenCon

Yet another game session audio post from Richmond, Virginia’s RavenCon 20111 !  This week’s actual play is an almost two hour, role playing “get to know you”, with a nice dramatic battle to cap it off, all within the New World of Darkness rules set.  Although it was run as a con game, it seems to be more suited to a longer campaign.  You don’…

Old School Podcast: Geek Chat Episode 1 with Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks and Bill White

At PAX East, Tracy was able to sit down and record a series of talks about the state of the RPG industry today, GMing, gaming in general and all things geek. In this episode, Tracy chats with RPG luminaries Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks and Bill White. Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks you may know from Evil Hat Productions , who have a few little titles out, like the freaking…

Old School Podcast: Rippers at RavenCon Actual Play

If there was one game that I knew I wanted to get in at RavenCon , it had to be a game run by Paul Charran.  I met Paul at one of his games last year and I learned from him one of the major elements missing from my own games at the time, bringing energy to the table.  Paul is filled with laughter, movie …

Old School Podcast: Posthumous Z at RavenCon

Nathan Little of This is a Cow , his gaming company, was a major hit at RavenCon 2011 and kept a constant crowd gathered around his new zombie-based team board game, Posthumous Z . I truly wish I could tell our readers more about this game, but I haven’t had a chance to play it myself yet.  What I can say …

Convention Report: RavenCon 2011

Another Con weekend washes away in a haze of cheese dusted fingers, steampunk costumes, and hoarse throats.  This weekend, I went to Richmond, Virginia’s very own RavenCon ! None of our readers will be surprised that I spent hours upon hours hunched or standing over game tables casting dice to the fates this weekend, but RavenCon is actually not…

Old School Podcast: Fantasy Flight Games at PAX East talk Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k, and more

In his extremely productive wanderings around PAX East, Tracy stalked and successfully caught the Fantasy Flight Games booth, where he procured an interview talking about Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k and a product that is almost released, and almost talked about. As always, this podcast is available right here, through DriveThruRPG and on iTunes . Technorati Tags: fantasy flight games , ffg , warhammer , mansions of madness , board…

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

Off to Action 2011 in Rheindahlen

This weekend is Action 2011 in Rheindahlen, Germany. I’ve been going to Action faithfully for the past 7 years and while it’s largely aimed at historical miniatures, I always find something interesting to look at or play. Unfortunately this is the final year for the convention since the NATO base that it’s held on is preparing to close and the club has decided to end…

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Quack in the Box

Welcome to my first of two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode includes a brief overview of PAX East and Don Gusano Games’ Quack in the box. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review .  Follow the link to my review to see pictures of Chris and …

Pax East 2011 – A Critical Success

I feel like I’m in a relatively unique situation. Not only did I just get back from PAX East, at which I had a fantastic time, but my one-year anniversary as a writer here at Troll in the Corner came up just a few weeks ago. Thinking about Pax through that lens has given me a different perspective …

PAX East in review – my side of the table

PAX East has come and gone.  Throughout the entire convention we only managed to get out one extremely small podcast .  Why?  Because we were having too damned much fun, that’s why!  Here’s our first in a series of PAX East related posts. Today I’m going to highlight my experiences at PAX East, touch on the games we played, the people…

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast …

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish …

The blog, it is empty!

Well, not quite – but there’s not much going on around here this week.  Why?  Well PAX East , that’s why! A bunch of us are preparing for the convention by doing all of our standard, pre-convention rituals.  Packing, sacrificing chicken(McNugget)s, fantasizing over bumping in to Steve Jackson in the loo. Tracy’s even lost the ability to swear correctly on Twitter – we’…