Game Conventions as we Move Into 2021

Let’s all take a pause for a moment and re-look at our new COVID reality, but first, let me preface this by saying that this is in no way a political argument for or against in-person events. Our collective reality has changed and will be changed for the foreseeable future. 2020 has seen a dramatic…

Useful Tips for Convention Gamemasters

Running an RPG at a convention is a lot of fun. You get to represent your favorite RPG and act as its ambassador. Running games at conventions are different from running games for your homegroup. There are more hurdles to overcome when your setting is not familiar. I was reminded of this while attending MACE…

Dan’s First NecronomiCon

Confession time – I’m generally pretty terrible about going to conventions. However, this year I did manage to make it to NecronomiCon 2019. This was my first NecronomiCon, It is “an expansive exploration and celebration of all the greats of weird fiction, including predecessors and contemporaries of Providence‚Äôs H.P. Lovecraft and the many authors and…

Why Don’t Conventions Provide RPG Participation Data to GMs?

I am gearing up for the spring and summer gaming convention seasons and I¬†constantly run into to the same old problem, what RPGs to run. Try as I might, my attempts to curate information about RPG trends at conventions it is harder than hell. Getting good data is nigh impossible. There’s a regional convention, of…