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Started by Nuadha, April 04, 2005, 09:17:17 PM
Quote from: TonyLBI guess... well, if I read the advertisement you outlined, then attended that convention, I would feel that you'd been borderline fraudulent.I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts into words, so I'm going to fall back on analogy: Say you put up fliers for a party. They say "Come to a board-game party! Monopoly, Chess, Risk, Diplomacy! Board-games of every stripe!" I think "Hey, that sounds cool, I'll go."Then I get there and discover that it's a chess tournament, with table after table dedicated to chess. People play other games between matches, but there is nobody there (other than me) who isn't there primarily to play Chess.Let's envision, further, that (unlike real life) I don't actually like Chess. And nine out of ten times I say "Hey, how about we get together a game of Diplomacy," people say "Wouldn't you rather play a nice game of chess?"
Quote from: cdrHere's one data point: I've never before considered attending an Ambercon, because I'm not that interested in playing in Amber as a setting or Diceless RPGs, so why would I attend a con dedicated to those? But if Ambercon NW or TBR offered the chance to run or play Dogs in the Vineyard and The Mountain Witch and other Indie RPGs, I would be very, very interested, IF there were enough of it that I could spend all my time playing (and in the case of DitV, running) those.
Quote from: NuadhaAmbercon 2005, the convention for Amber and other Diceless RPGs, was this weekend. While discussing this with another attendee, we discussed how many other experimental types of RPG games were being run that were either diceless or used some other unusual form of conflict resolution. This year, we saw a Dogs in the Vineyard game, an Everway game, Kill Puppies for Satan, and a game using the Tarot-based "Zero Movement." In past years I have seen My Life With Master, Nobilis, Marvel Universe (Diceless), several homegrowns and The Pool.
Quote from: immlassTBR in Massachusetts has a similar semi-track of indie/nonstandard gaming, but everything has to be Amber-themed or diceless. Mind you, as the person who ran the Amber-themed Kobolds Ate My Baby in which they encountered Jasra and ate Baby Rinaldo, I think the "Amber theme" can be pretty loose. I know there's been some talk of merging TBR with the proposed 20x20 con, because I discussed it with the TBR concom last week. I wouldn't count on that happening, but it might be worth it to discuss the idea of merging it with ACUS. (Bryant, if you're reading, this might be the time to pop up.)