Tonight I ran my module for D&D (Cyclopedic), "The Temple of Zirugar." Two of the players are participants in my weekly AD&D game and two were complete strangers who saw my sign-up sheet and decided to give it a shot.
Damn, what a great time we had! Everybody lost a character (good thing I made up twelve), but in my defense... the big "kill everyone" room did have some clues in it. I try to telegraph big badness. (And hey, I can't help that almost everyone failed that saving throw.) One of the strangers had to bail early. He seemed somewhat unfamiliar with older D&D, but he gave it a shot, bless him. The other stranger really enjoyed the game (and had the little red and blue booklets in his bag!) One of my players absolutely raved about the module and thinks I ought to submit it somewhere. (Not sure I really have the ambition for that) I think I might tweak and revise this module and run it again at NukeCon this fall.
The module also has possible tie-ins (or crossovers) to Mutant Future. :)
I ran half an hour over my allotted time slot, though that hardly mattered... the only thing going on besides my game was the Star Wars Miniatures reenactment of the Battle of Hoth.
After the game, I attended a panel on the militarization of space. I wasn't thrilled with it; mostly it was a lot of paranoid speculation about the Chinese shooting down GPS satellites. The panel ran over, but I vacated shortly after the scheduled end time so that I could go up and nosh in the Con Suite. I did run into some old friends from the sci-fi club I was in back in college...it was good to see them again.
I had a good first night and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I'm so jazzed by the good session I had that I might try to run a pick-up game of Fudge tomorrow during open gaming hours, as there seems to be jack going on until 6pm. I've signed up to play in a game of Beyond the Supernatural tomorrow and Metamorphosis Alpha (First edition!) on Sunday.
...why did I stop going to cons, again?