Hiro (hiromasaki) wrote,
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Origins 2009 - The Review

We'll start out with the easy bits:

Wednesday:
Arrived and Registered about 1PM.
Watched last 30-45 minutes of Geekin'
Watched The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

Thursday:
Played a round of The Settlers of Catan
Played a round of Hey, That's My Fish!
Helped out with the smithee_awards' Buttons on the Breezeway.
Played a round of Morton's List
Dinner with the Smith-ka-teers

Friday:
Catan seminar, found out about The Kids of Catan.
Geocaching seminar, found out about the art of Tupperware Hide and Seek.
Dealer Room Spelunking
smithee_awards
Post-Smithees until 3AM

Saturday:
Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja-Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555: The Movie!: The Trilogy! (...or NAMBLA </JonStewart>)
North Market lunch
Dealer Room Spelunking
Dinner with the Smith-ka-teers

All in all, I didn't really get much done in the way of playing this trip, but there were so many mistakes with the events in the book that it's hard to say what actually took place. The Smithees were in Ballroom 3, then the Hyatt Ballroom, then Ballroom 3... The book said 8PM, but it actually started at 7. sgtrocknroll showed up for a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer game, only to find out that it wasn't Buffy in any sense. It was a D&D 4th Ed game with no High-School aged vampire slayers involved.

But the weekend is almost over, and other than wanting to stick around later than sgtrocknroll wants to in order to hit the Art Gallery and see if I won a Mayfair drawing in the Dealer's Room, I got to hit most of what I wanted to that was listed in the schedule. But based on the game selection this year, I would say I should be able to just run pre-printed Hero and D&D 3rd Ed modules and have nearly-full tables. Most of the games seem to be Call of Cthulu or Gurps or the same 2-3 Shadowrun games over and over. There is the occasional odd system, but definitely bent towards the horror or D&D-but-more-complex-or-at-least-just-different-dice genres.

And the album is one step closer... I have the artwork for the front cover done, and explosiverain should have the disc and the artwork for the inside cover done or very close. If I get the order in tomorrow night, we should have the disc by the 8th, so long as there is no shipping mistakes. Cutting it a little close for taste, but it works.
Tags: caverns and crabgrass, playing a different role, rock and roll creation, tagged and returned to the wild
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