Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category
I’m off to HammerCon II in slightly less than 24 hours.
I’ll be running a session of Caddies (a spiffy flip on the Afghanistan scenario I ran at CanGames earlier this year) as well as Speed Gaming sessions of The Adventures of Sir Swords-a-Lot and the Brave Knights. What’s speed gaming? What’s that game with the really long title?
Guess you’d better make tracks for Hamilton…
It’s called the Double-Tap Edition in public. But in the dark, hoary corners of the world, it’s the Korova Milk-Bar Edition.
I couldn’t very well truck off to GenCon without some copies of Black Cadillacs in tow, now could I? The problem was, I didn’t have any Steel-Toe’d curbstompers left. In a frenzy of illicit photocopying, doubly illicit punching and a positively labyrinthine quest for coils, this beauty was born.
Physically, she’s the polar opposite of the Steel Toe’d edition. Sleek plastic covers, belly-banded (for the rules updates, neh?) and a full 3mm thinner than last year’s.
And what is that behind those two 9mm holes?
Get one and find out. I’ve got about ten left, and you can mailorder them for $13CAN + Shipping. Email me to sort this out:
These are the glory days of the Great Patriotic Push. Do not be left out.
So, Ron Edwards is a pretty convincing kind of guy. Not in a used car salesman sort of way, but in a “Here is this very logical argument, and you’re welcome to ignore it if you like” kind of way.
The long and the short of it is that I’m going to GenCon Indy 2009, and I now have exactly five evenings to put together another print run of Black Cadillacs (five! crap!) I’ll be demoing at the Forge booth (#1912), and running at least one full-form game at the Games on Demand room (Omni Fisher Ballroom.)
I’ve dubbed the second print run the Double-Tap Edition. I just completed proof of concept on the physical object, and it is going to be hot. Think of how rugged and brutal the Steel-Toe’d edition was. Now, picture something that’s sleek and arty, but to the same extreme. That’s the Double-Tap edition. So hot.
This is all part of the last great patriotic push. I’m actively looking for playtesters who want to hop in a trench with me and get down and dirty. Black Cadillacs focuses on the ambiguities of war through the eyes of the people doing the least ambiguous thing – the killing and the dying.
I had a rocking time in Peterborough. Phantasm is all about play. Play as far as the eye could see.
Black Cadillacs saw play, and it generated some bumpy feedback. I talk about it over here.
Up next? Gearing up for Go-Play Ottawa.
That’s probably over-stating things…
Check that. That’s definitely over-stating things. However, GenCon was a truly eye-popping experience, and I had a great time at the Ashcan Front. I ran two scheduled games at the Indie Games Explosion (thanks, Mike Holmes!) and one unscheduled game after-hours at the Embassy Suites. All three games were fun, all three revealed unexpedted things about the game, and all three introduced me to new folk. Huzzah!
I’m also proud to report that after GenCon, I only have 12 copies of the Steel Toe’d Edition remaining. I’ll be spending the next few days figuring out how to get a PayPal button to work. Once that’s done, the book will be available for mail-order. I’ll be charging $15 + shipping (Canadian.)
A preview copy of the Steel Toe’d Edition of Black Cadillacs is available for download. Black Cadillacs will be at the Ashcan Front at GenCon Indy (booth #2039). Once GenCon is over, I’ll be offering the remaining copies of the Steel Toe’d Edition for sale through www.achtung-spiel.com
In addition to demoing Black Cadillacs at the Ashcan Front, I’ll also be running some scheduled games at the Indie Games Explosion. If I read the GenCon event directory correctly, there’s still room for a few folks in my Friday and Saturday games (both run from 2pm-6pm.)
I had the pleasure of running two very successful playtests of Black Cadillacs at CanGames. Thanks to all of the folks who played with me! Our games were exciting, engaging, and (most importantly) helped the design immensely. I’ll never think of frigid Korean winters or Landships the same way…
I’ll be trotting the globe (ok, a very small part of North America…) with Black Cadillacs. If you’re attending one of these fine conventions, hunt me down!
- May 16 to 18 - CanGames - Ottawa, ON
Black Cadillacs will be part of an Indie Games Explosion, featuring four local GMs and oodles of Indie RPG goodness. All of the spotlight events will be full-form (4 hour) games.
- August 14 to 17 – GenCon Indy - Indianapolis, IN
Black Cadillacs hits the Ashcan Front. I’ll also be running full-form playtests at the Indie Games Explosion tables.
- September 27 and 28 - Phantasm - Peterborough, ON
More Black Cadillacs goodness! Three scheduled games for your enjoyment.
- Actual Play
- Black Cadillacs
- Secret Projects
- Sir Swords-a-Lot
- June 2012
- November 2010
- March 2010
- January 2010
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- August 2008
- July 2008
- May 2008
- March 2008