Monday, December 6, 2010

OwlCon XXX

I'm going to OwlCon again this year and if you're in Texas area late Jan, so should you!


One of the best convention experiences I've had was last years OwlCon.  The organizers do a great job.  There's a nice variety of RPGs, boardgames, miniature games, interesting vendors, and other events. The location, Rice University, is great.  (The Student Union's bar in the basement sells beer!)


I'm running "B2 Caves of Chaos" using Labyrinth Lord on Sat at 8pm and continuing Sun 10am.  I wanted to do something new, but 1) Been busy, 2) it's been a blast for me and seemingly popular with the players every other time I've run it.  So, why jack up a good thing?

I was surprised at the relative lack of OSR type games.  Seems to me that there's a lot of old-schoolish interest in Texas, what's up guys?  I did find and sign up for some S&W space adventures.  But dawdled for too long, missing out on the single session of "Barbarians of Lemuria", its slots are all full :(  At least The Paradigm Traveller got in so he can tell me about it.   Got in on some Atomic Highway which I know nothing about other than both "atomic" and "highway" where in the title.  Which is enough.  More Burning Wheel (cause the GM last year was phenomenal and I'm hoping it's the same guy.)

I highly recommend OwlCon.  $20 gets you a full weekend of great gaming. Or if you GM games for two time slots you get in free! Hint, Hint OSR DMs, events like this is how to get the word out (if you're into that).  Preregistrations must be received before pre-registration closes on Friday, January 21, 2011.

4 comments:

  1. Here's hoping our paths cross this year. At dinner before the game last night, my group (who are the directors of the Con) were having a grand old geekout over you running B2.

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  2. Is Owl Con the last gaming convention left in Houston?

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  3. @Anon: I'm in Houston, and I occasionally hear about other little cons, but they seem to mostly be focused on one thing (minis, board games, whatever). OwlCon is the only one I know of that still makes room for just about anything people want to play.

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  4. I've been away from the hobby for almost 20 years. I only recently started reading a few game blogs.

    I'm still not sure if I plan to get back into table top role playing, but it's been fun reading about the latest developments. 4th edition? I've never even played 3rd edition! Ho ho.

    Is Nans still around? New ownership by now, I guess. And what about the gaming club at San Jac? Didn't they use to have monthly meetings?

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