Monday, October 20, 2008

Traveller At RockCon

As promised--or threatened, depending on your point of view--I'm running a couple of Traveller games at RockCon, in Rockford, IL this weekend (10/24-10/26). I'll be running the following games:

Saturday: 7 pm-11 pm

Taveller: Yet Another Bug Hunt.

All right marines, listen up! Our orders are to boost to some little rock owned by Weyland-Yutani.... Yeah, yeah, I know, "Building better worlds..." right! They lost contact with a group of corporate eggheads and one of the researches just so happens to be the kid of a US senator. Could be a downed transmitter, could not, but it's our job to find out! So stow you're gear and write your e-mails home, 'cause the L-T wants us in freezers at 1700! Dismissed!

Sunday: 9 am-1 pm

Traveller: The Starchild

There you are: Stuck with your crew on some backwater planet with no job, no ship, and no prospects. You running short on funds and the TAS hostels you're crashing at are getting progressively raunchier. Somethings gotta happen soon, right? Play the new Traveller, the classic game of sci-fi role playing, now published by Mongoose Publishing.

One thing I'd like to do is start a block of events dedicated to all things Traveller (RPGs, miniature games, etc) at RockCon. This year I'm going to have to start with just two events, but if local gamers are interested, I could see this growing into something bigger.

Of course, I'll bring a camera along to record the festivities.