||[May. 1st, 2011|01:49 pm]
Time for my annual GenCon preview:|
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM - BGM1119310 - Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - SEM1122700 - Things You Think About Games
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - SPA1118525 - Bellydance for EVERY Body
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - SEM1123845 - 7 Words You Can't Say While Gaming
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - SPA1117847 - Ballroom Dance for Beginners: Waltz (note: Wynd and I will be running this event)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM - SPA1117849 - Latin Dance for Beginners: Cha Cha (note: Wynd and I will be running this event)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM - SEM1120296 - Dirty Secrets of Game Design
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM - Dinner
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM - Costume Change
07:00 PM - 12:00 AM - LRP1120048 - Victim's Ball 3: City of Ladies* - Call of Cthulhu
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - SEM1122698 - Hamlet's Hit Points
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - SPA1118527 - American Tribal Style Belly Dance - Introduction
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - SEM1120437 - Faith and Fellowship: Finding God in your Gaming
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - SPA1117851 - Ballroom Dance for Beginners: Foxtrot
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM - SPA1117854 - Latin Dance for Beginners: Rumba (note: Wynd and I will be running this event)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM - Shopping
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Dinner
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Running Heroes of Rokugan modules
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM - Running Heroes of Rokugan modules
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Lunch
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM - RPG1118485 - Summer Storms - Legend of the Five Rings (Heroes of Rokugan)
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM - Dinner
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM - LRP1118486 - Spoils of War - Legend of the Five Rings (Heroes of Rokugan)
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM - RPG1118893 - Swashbuckling 101 - 7th Sea
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - SEM1120081 - Steampunk Gaming
* Notice for Dancers: This is a Call of Cthulhu larp that will feature opportunity for in-character dancing (big band era. Swing, lindy, Charleston, probably some foxtrot and quickstep).
What. the. hell. is "Hamlet's Hit Points"? Alex, are you going to turn Hamlet into a tabletop RPG?
To quote from the GenCon website (like you couldn't have looked it up yourself):
What do Dr. No, Casablanca, and Shakespeare have to teach us about making the stories in our RPGs awesome? Roleplaying design authority and virtuoso Robin D. Laws (Gumshoe, Feng Shui) has written all about it in Gameplaywright book Hamlet's Hit Points. In this seminar, he presents the nuts and bolts of his approach for analyzing stories in order to improve your RPG narrative. Bring your questions!
And I'd like to point out three things:
1) You played in the 7th Sea larp I ran ripped straight out of Othello.
2) I'm currently adapting two other Shakespeare plays to games.
I didn't look it up because I was afraid of what I might find there. Then you responded to my comment and did THREE TIMES the damage to my sanity! Daa! I role-played in an Othello LARP! I can't look myself in the mirror anymore!
But then again, D20 Julius Caesar might just be crazy enough to work...