Today’s entertainment was a trip to Litchfield Park, west of Phoenix, for a mini gaming event held by a high school gaming club. It is called Laughing Moon Con, and is named after the Laughing Moon rpg created by Todd VanHooser, a high school teacher there. This is the second time I’ve gone. I like it a lot. Go in. Do some gaming. See your friends. Leave when you’re ready. No muss, no fuss. A good time is had by all. I had my little camera and took a bunch of pix, and this is how I spent Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Jessie Foster, leader of the Arizona Men in Black, is, I believe, the best known, and most popular gamer in Phoenix. He was the fourth person I saw that I knew at the con, and the first to get his picture taken.
I spent a little time teaching Purple Warrior Girl how to fight. Great costume and makeup!
I spent a couple of quality minutes with my favorite pirate queen author. Her trolls aren’t quite as big and mean as mine.
I invented anew game for the occasion. Troll Race used components from the Cave Troll game to serve as a board. Used some minis that Trollhallans sent me as game pieces. The combat system was rock/scisssors/paper and worked well. It was a game about trolls. It started as a race, but always ended in thuggery, with the winner of the last fight also winning the game.
The Arizona Men in Black were playing Munchkin.
Jim Miller spent his time playing Dust–sci-fie World War II action.
You know, Frankenstein’s monster was a zombie.
Kitt, the car in the old Knight Rider TV series, lives in Arizona now, and sometimes shows up for car shows and game conventions.
Con Chairman Donald Jacques was promoting the upcoming (May) LeprecCon with firings of his home-made trebuchet.
Don let me shoot it once. You see that tree behind the Con pavilion. My 5-pound shot knocked a piece out of it (just a branch) As a gunner, I was no threat to whoever might have been living in the target castle.
I spent a little over 3 hours at the Convention, had a good time, left when I got hungry. James and I went home, got some pizza, and went back to doing computery things–my life most of the time. Wrote a blog, this one, so it’s time now to adjudicate turn 4 of the Dominance 12 game I’m running for members of Trollhalla.
If you’ve ever fired a trebuchet, or gone to a mini-gaming event like Laughing Moon Con, or hugged a pirate queen, why not leave a comment?