Another year, another Ambercon, another good time had by all
And so beginnith my journey to Ambercon.
Wednesday, March 28th, went out to see Hunger Games and then to dinner with my friend, Dave. (Good movie and good food made for good times.) Dave then dropped me off at the Ottawa downtown bus station at 11 pm.
Thurdsday, March 29th, boarded my bus to Toronto at 12:45 AM, en route by 1 am. Napped for an hour and a half, probably shouldn't have had that large Iced Cap from the Tim's at about 3 am, kept me up all day. Arrived in TO at about 5 minutes to 6 am. Craig picked me at 6:20 and after one stop at his place, we were on our way.
At 10 am stopped for lunch at Subway, in some small Ontario town I forget the name of. Food was good , it had been 12 hours since I ate solid food last. Arrived at the border at about 11:30, we were stopped and checked for about 20 minutes. No issues, we were then sent on our way. Onwards to Detroit, the Embassy Suites and Ambercon.
Arrived at the Hotel at 1:00 am, too early for check in. Sat in the comfy chairs and waited awhile, Watched the Gem Show set-up. Much better neighbours than the Amway people last year. Met up with some folks as they checked in. (I'm sorry I forget who, although I think I hung out with Trish and Tim, Joe, Erik, and Christopher, plus I'm sure some others.)
Then we finally checked in. Craig picked up some sandwhich fixin's for our lunches and then we went to the Bar for our Con opening. Where Joe wore his Unicorn mask and we joked about riding Joe like a Unicorn. (Nice Ambercon North call back.) Snack foods were eaten and now, let the games begin.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7pm to midnight
The Razor-Edge of Fate -
Kit and John's Greek Demi-Gods game. Had a lot of fun playing Constantine Greganovitch, the favoured son of Artemis, former Spetnatz/KGB and all around bad -ass. Staked out the goats (my allies/fellow Demi-Gods). Hunted a Dragon as my mother would have wanted me too. Had a great time.
Trish: If you kneecap your friends, what do you do to the people you don't like?
Tymen: I aim higher.
(Fun Story - The only game I've ever played where a what might have been scenario became a story to tell. It involves character death and kneecapping Bridgette's character to keep her alive (not kidding). Ask for the full story at next Ambercon.)
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 9am to 1pm
Last Best Hope of Earth: "A Sad and Terrible Day."
Kit and John's Civil War era game. I played Kane Falcon Royall, a lieutenant in the Confederate Army.
Our mission with the Ring was hunting for an evil travelling show that was trying to raise an Evil Snake God
while the battle of Bull Run happened around us. Kane went down killing the Evil Snake God, honourable to the end.
(He may return as a Revenant, next time we play.)
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 2pm to 6pm
You are on the Global Frequency
I ran this with Andy R, Craig S, Kris F, and Seth B. Based upon the Warren Ellis maxi-series of the same name.
It was fun to run and all my players seemed to have a good time. I'm running it again this year.
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8pm to midnight
ShadowWorld Mainline Friday Night
Edwin Voskamp's ShadowWorld Mainline, played Johann Barth again, always fun and always way to hard to explain what happened to those who don't play in the ShadowWorld games.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10am to 5pm
"When the Queen Says, 'Go and Die,'..": The Queen's Blades
Kit's Musketeers game. Armande Berenger de la Valencouer, Jesuit Priest and Musketeer rode once again with his brothers (and sisters) in the name of the Queen. We defeated a cult and almost bit off more than we could chew by going up against noble man in league with Devil. (I also believe that Armande now knows (in character) who all the women masquerading as men are in the Musketeers.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7pm to midnight
STAR WARS (Episode: Rogue Jedi)
Patrick, Kristen an Jack's Star Wars game. Played Jager Kuro-Moyo, Blind Jedi Hunter. (Some may remember this character from Arref's pbem Sith game.) A cool take on what actually happened during the attack on the Death Star, and what it was and why it was created. Had fun, faced off against my nemesis, Darth Vader and in the end in true Star Wars fashion, we saved the day.
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11am to 4pm
Devils and Details in the Dreaming City
James' Dreaming City game. Always fun. Played Fenris "The Hunter", as always. Great scene between Gunivere/Morrigan (Kat) and Kieran (Seth), Fenris took a Sidhe off his Dragon by slicing through his saddle and sending him falling. Great game. Looking forward to this years. Fenris is now the "Master of the Hunt".
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 7pm to midnight
Edwin's ShadowWorld WWII two game is always dark and disturbing. I play Markus A. Hauser. Jesuit Priest and Healer.
Lots of fun, we stopped the Nazis. Looking forward to the next installment.
Last year, John Lees' passed on. I will miss my conversations with him at the con. Always with a smile and a laugh, always full of stories. I will miss him.