Friday, December 10, 2010

OwlCon XXX

Texas gamers! Mark your calendars next year for the 30th annual OwlCon, to be held on the campus of Rice University. This will be the first year I will attend, but I've heard great things about it from Troll and Flame. There's a wide variety of scheduled board games, minis games, tabletop rpgs, and even some larps.

Since I was super-smart and registered early, I got all my first choices:

Barbarians of Lemuria

Caravan of Flowers
3 - 6 players
Sat1000 (0)
Minimum age: You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this event.
No job is more time-honored among the sell-sword and his brethren than caravan duty. Seeing goods across the wastes is a fine source of income and adventure. But when the goods turn out to be something more than you expected, the adventure is likely to be extraordinary as well. Barbarians of Lemuria is a rules-light system designed for classic Swords & Sorcery adventure. No previous experience needed.
GM - Theron Bretz

Burning Wheel

Dogs of the Waterfront
3 - 8 players
Sat1500 (6)
There is a time to talk. There is a time to demand. There is a time to kick in the door, shoot out the lights, and take what is yours. Do you want to play the film Resevoir Dogs? For real? Back again this year for a repeat performance, one showing only. Returning players welcome (no spoilers).
GM - Dwight Frohaug

Swords & Wizardry (Stellar Quest variant)

Old School Star Trek: Mission to Carcerus III
4 - 8 players
Fri2000 (6)
You are a crew member onboard the survey cruiser USS Des Cartes. Your team's mission is to deliver Dotar Karth, the reknowned mass murderer, to the prison planet of Carcerus III. Other ships have recently disappeared in this region of space, so you are advised to proceed with caution. This adventure uses a variant of the Swords & Wizardry core rules; pregenerated characters will be provided.
GM - Jason Kemp

Most games still have plenty of room, but why chance it? Give yourself an early Christmas present and register today.