Thursday, July 4, 2019

KantCon Formula

I've developed a "KantCon Routine" that I stick to every year. This year things are slightly different, but overall my flow is the same.

Friday morning:  I run Starships & Spacemen 2nd edition, with the same ship/crew. I have several return players who come back every year.

Friday afternoon: I used to run some module for Lamentations, but I've washed my hands of that game. This year, and in subsequent years, I'll be replacing it with Zweihander. (This year will be a scenario of my own devising, as opposed to running a module)

Saturday morning and afternoon: I run two games that I never get to run at home. (Although these games that describes every-fucking-thing that isn't 5E*) Usually scenarios of my own devising, this time my Saturday is 50% my own creation and 50% a module. I typically never run a game on this day that I've run at KantCon before.

Sunday: I host board/card games, often sans vocal chords.

KantCon is in just two weeks! Hot damn!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Legit Publisher/POD Inquiry

So I literally know nothing about how the publishing side of TTRPGs works.
If any of y'all are reading this, I have a legit query:

What does it take to get a PoD option for one's book on DTRPG? Why would a publisher choose not to have a PoD option? Is there a fee the publisher must pay or something?

Thanks in advance to anyone who happens to read this and answers.

...and no, I'm not asking for me. Hahaha publishing is far more productivity than I am capable of.

Sunday, June 30, 2019


So I'm doing "research" for Cartoon Action Hour. This pretty much consists of me watching 80's cartoons, and let me just say: Thundarr the Barbarian fucking rules.


Slightly less than three weeks until KantCon.

My Starships & Spacemen has 5/6 spots filled, 3 of them with people who've played in my S&S game every year or just about every year since I started it. I'd started to think this was the last year I was going to run it, but I"m reconsidering now.

My Zweihander game is full with one person on a wait list.

My Cartoon Action Hour game is full.

My Lone Wolf Adventure Game is empty, and I'm starting to think I am literally the only human being on Earth with any interest in playing it.

Nobody signed up for Chrononauts.

My DUNGEON! game is full up. (I'm running the early 80's printing)

I've got some players signed up for Munchkin Shakespeare Deluxe.

Soooo aside from some unwanted free time Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, it looks to be a full weekend.

It's crunch time... I need to finish learning some rules and writing up the scenarios. I can't flippin' wait.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

After Reviewing Some Old PDFs

I am now utterly convinced that character creation is the only good part of Traveller.

That is all. Carry on.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

White Box/Charlie Mason

Long shot, but for the three of you still reading this blog... does anyone know what became of Charlie Mason, Seattle Hill Games, and White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game?

No updates on his blog since last September, one of the blogs seems to have been domain-jacked, and it doesn't look like his 'zine made more than one issue.

Anyway, just curious. WBFMAG is super DIY, but I'd like to see more for it. I've still been doodling on my class overlays, but given that the chances of me finding someone local who wants to play something other than Pathfinder or 5E are now astronomically slim, I'm not going to be needing them immediately.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

My Current Thoughts on Gaming

My gaming life, specifically, can be summarized thus.

That is all.