Thursday, February 20, 2014

Genghis Con Recap

Ran Steampunk Crescendo.
We had three players and a plot by a Chinese General in Hong Kong who was recruiting British debutantes to join a Kung Fu Cult to overthrow the British reign of Hong Kong.
One of the players suggested we were stopping a Kung Fu cotillion!

Everyone tested my new Martial Arts rules. They worked very well.

The King Fu vampire general was eventually defeated by our brave heroes.

Played Numenera
This game blew me away. Enjoyed a morally ambiguous tale of finding the balance of power between five neighboring communities. Character creation is pretty amazing in Numenera and the rules are pretty smooth.

Played Savage Worlds - Interface Zero
This was my best session of Savage Worlds ever, I didn't get hoodwinked into a secret cthulu game or have the map scale jacked up by a newbie GM and I got to do stuff to help the group without hogging the spotlight, it was awesome!

Ran Fate Core
Our heroes gathered at the town of Interregnum. So named because this is where rival Dukes meet to determine who will be the next King of Brighton. I decided the players would determine who the next King was, but I never decided how. They took me at my word and chose political intrigue and mercenaries. In the end, they prevailed.

Ran InSpectres for Con Jr.
The scenario was a Star Trek Next Generation mystery with missing crewmen. Where did they go and who was doing it?

Well, it ends up six Vulcans were taken on as passengers recently. And, in case you didn't know, if Vulcans don't meditate, they can turn evil and turn your crew into Zombies. We had to blow up the Enterprise to save the rest of the crew, but we all escaped with our lives (some of us just barely).

Played Legend of the Five Rings
I hadn't played this game since 1st edition. It was more streamlined than I remembered. The scenario started out with some big red flags, one of the players was passing notes to the GM (ends up they were just trying to protect their Honor) and we were looking for a thing that we didn't know where it was or what it looked like.
But the GM was not too stingey with the hints and we used some creative magic. In the end we couldn't have defeated the Lion Clan without the team work that we displayed (always fun for me).

Ran City In Darkness
Had two new RPG Gamers. They had literally never played another game before. Was a little nerve wracking, but was lots of fun. Apparently one of the rival Magi were using illusions to make their enemies commit suicide. There was some drama, but our heroes figured out who the Warlock was and brought them to justice.

"Ran" Project Ninja Panda Taco
Professor Quark was able to take over the world with an Electric Dog (with Power + Jaws) and a Dog to English translator. He was never able to get his hands on the coin-operated Giant Robot or the Tactical Nuclear Roomba.

Played Fate Core
Was a great scenario where both sides were bad guys. I got caught in the middle of some unwanted PvP, but we recovered and had a good afternoon.

I should see about working with Eloy (@ThirdEyeGames) to improve my marketing
I should bone up on my Fate Core rules knowledge some more
I should look closer at Numenera and figure out how to run it well
I should see if my group wants to play L5R

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