GenCon 2018 Recap

Gamers waiting for the doors to Exhibit Hall H to open at GenCon 2018.

Hello, everyone! I’m back from GenCon 2018 and I’m back to updating this blog! I had a fantastic four days of gaming in Indianapolis this year and wanted to share some of my experiences with you. My group did things a little bit different than last year, which made the logistics a lot easier this year. The first thing that was different, and the most important, was managing to get a hotel room downtown. Wow, what a difference this made. We didn’t have to coordinate cars, and we could drop stuff off at the room when we got tired of carrying it. The other thing we did different was arriving in Indianapolis on Wednesday instead of Thursday. This meant we were able to pick up badges and tickets on Wednesday which ultimately made things go smoother on Thursday.

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Tiny Dungeon 2e Giveaway

It seems like Alan Bahr over at Gallant Knight Games has always got about fifteen amazing games swimming around in his brain. The latest of those games, Tiny Dungeon 2nd Edition will be launching on Kickstarter September 5th. To celebrate the release of TD2E Gallant Knight Games wants to give one lucky table topper an Ashcan copy of Tiny Dungeon 2nd Edition and a set of limited edition D6’s. Between now and September 1st visit https://gleam.io/xqgDm/tiny-dungeon-2e-ashcan-edition-giveaway and enter to win.

#RPGaDay: Day 8

Today’s question is “What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2 hrs or less?”

The Problem

Technically, a GM can plan for any RPG session to be played in 2 hours or less. Unfortunately, players don’t care how long you planned a session to be. They’re like “Why would my character be searching a haunted house?” or “Oooh, I want to look in that drawer!” or “What does this spell do again? I can’t find the page.” Just awful!

The Solution

You need a game that gets the players to the action quickly and doesn’t bog the action down with tomes of rules. A perfect game for that is Tiny Frontiers: Mecha and Monsters. Mecha and monster creation is quick and easy. The rules are minimalist and simple to understand making gameplay flow smoothly.  Best of all, the premise of the game allows you to strip away a lot of extraneous story and just get right down to punching kaiju.  You can spend the majority of that 2 hours having a great time.

For our full review of this game check out this post: Tiny Frontiers: Mecha and Monsters Review