I have had a hectic couple of weeks. I visited family and friends in New England, had meetings with DC Comics in New York City, enjoyed a game convention in Olympia, and attended my brother-in-law’s medical school graduation in Portland, OR. Along the way I saw a lot of old friends and ate some delicious food, like Maine lobster, New England fried clams, and NY pastrami. At the same time I’ve been trying to keep my fingers in a dozen different pies and work more on Dragon Age. Ironically enough, my most productive work day while traveling did not involve the laptop I lugged everywhere. One day I went to the NY Public Library on 42nd St. and worked in one of the huge, gorgeous galleries there for several hours with nothing more than a notebook and two RPG books. That was old school. I also amused myself by taking a picture of the street signs at 53rd & 3rd. Ramones fans know why.
The convention was Enfilade, the yearly show of the Northwest Historical Miniature Gaming Society. I believe this was my fifth year in attendance and it was fun as always. This is the one con a year I go to strictly to play games. No work, just pushing lead. I gamed for 24 of the 48 hours I was there. By Saturday afternoon I was a little worried because I had played two fun games and two frustrating games and usually I have a better ratio at Enfilade. Luckily, my last two games were good, making it a 4-2 in my favor. I missed Rick, who is my usual compatriot at the show. More friends have begun to attend over the years though, so I had a good time hanging out with Jefferson, Stephen, Randy, Alfonso, and Jason. I think the best thing I played was an Indian Mutiny game using The Sword and the Flame rules. I posted pics from the con on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1
Things should be more mellow over the next month, which is good because I have a lot to get done. I am in theory going to Brazil for RPGCon at the beginning of July. I say in theory because I need a visa to get into Brazil and before I can get a visa I need a plane ticket. Since the visa process takes three weeks I need that real soon, but my attempts to sort this out with the con has not produced any results yet. We shall see.
I am certain that I’ll be in Vancouver as the “Honorary Guest of Honor” at Conquest, BC July 9-11. I love Vancouver so I’m sure that’ll be fun. http://www.conquestbc.com/
Suddenly, GenCon is feeling close.
Originally published on LiveJournal on June 3, 2010.