While Jakob was home for Thanksgiving break I asked him about his thoughts on this years Historicon. This can potentially be his last event for quite awhile as his summers will be spent interning through school.
Without hesitation he said I should go back to last years original idea of a Ghostbusters game. I had the ideas for a game pretty well set last year, but decided to attempt something more "historical" with Agent Carter (pulp WWII era) because it isn't a big secret that HMGS graybeards look on non-historical games with the big stink eye. And I totally get that. But it's also no big secret that HMGS conventions continue to get less and less attendees every year. So maybe it's time to not solely focus on the "H" and maybe more on the "M and G"?
And Louis, the former resident of 55 Central Park West (Rick Moranis was just brilliant in this role!), who was turned into Vinz Clortho - "I am Vinz, Vinz Clortho Keymaster of Gozer. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex Supplicants they chose a new form for him... that of a Giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zulls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you."
The number of times I would say that at a party or gathering meeting new people, with my wife standing right there, and immediately she'd give me the "Really?" look. Good times :)
I'm not sure what the plan for Historicon is. I've got a monster purchase coming from 4Ground that could make for a jaw dropping visual experience that I'm super excited about :). There is a new Gangs of Rome game coming out that looks really good, and then of course there is Star Wars Legion releasing soon as well. And HMGS Super GM Miles Riedy and I tossed about possibly working together on something, though with him being on the east coast and me in the mid-west that may be quite a hurdle.
But I'm also sitting on the second and third parts of Agent Carter. I have all the pieces and parts for a Kelly's Hero's game, and I've got pirates waiting to be based... but ultimately this years Historicon is in Lancaster, PA and despite all the renovations to the hotel the convention is in is, well, let's just say it's less than desirable. So who knows what I'll do.
Until next time, thanks for looking!