Thoughts on KublaCon 2017.
I decided on running two games for KublaCon, Thunderin’ Guns on Friday afternoon and Conan RPG on Sunday night.
Half the time I’m barely on time at a convention. I made it this time with about an half an hour to prepare for the first game, unfortunately the convention was not ready for me. This year game was going to be highlighted in the lobby area which is quite an honor. My brother and I have had a long time relationship with Jeff who runs the lobby area from our Live Acton Aliens game. So he was able to help out and getting me situated although it did put me behind schedule and people were showing up for the game. A couple of them were friends of mine, Bay and Kaui, so they didn’t mind waiting a little bit because they had been looking forward to playing. I had players that have never played before, but the game is not that difficult to learn, so they were shooting their irons along with the rest of them. Unfortunately one young man had very bad dice rolls and strategy choices and was put out of the game about half ways. As it turned out Kaui won the game with Gunslinger Jesse Short ~26 gun skill.
A second game was started since there was time enough for it. My friends Steve, Cathy and her son decided to join in the fun. Kaui decided that she would try to play the outlaw character Black Bart. It was definitely a drag out game with a never before Outlaw victory by robbery. It was funny to see that the players were trying to recruit the same NPCs and some decided it was too much trouble and ended up shooting them in duels.
Saturday I spent playing board games with my friends and family. I don’t recall playing anything new. So on to Sunday, I convinced Paul B. to play his game “American Legends of the West” along with Cathy M. and Phil E. it was primarily a card game, but the unique aspect of the game was that you created a history for your legend. In the rules, at the end of the game you should read aloud the events that happened during your character’s life. The only drawback, people may have playing this game, is that it takes a really long time to play, if you have not played it before.
Afterwards, my friends were going to play Lords of Water Deep, but I had to prepare for the four-hour game Conan RPG game I was going to run at six o’clock. I had not yet put together a map that I had done in poster format, therefore I had to find tape and place together letter-size map sheets.
Next up is the Conan 2d20 RPG game.