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CanGames 2019 Day 2 Report

Here's my report and write-up on the second day of CanGames 2019. You can read the report on CanGames 2019 Day 2 by following the link. This report on the second day of CanGames 2019 is quite long since I ran two games on this day, but there are pretty much no photos of the games or the Saturday at the convention. Naturally, it's behind the cut for those who aren't interested.

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And that's the wrap-up of Saturday at CanGames 2019. As you can see this entry was a long one, and had a only one photo for the enjoyment of those reading the blog entry. Hope folks enjoyed this journal entry, and if so, please comment with any thoughts you might have on the entry. All I know is I'm just tired from typing this up! :)

CanGames 2019 Day 1 Report

Since the convention is already two days over (as I write this blog entry), I figured that I should start posting up the reports on the weekend that was at CanGames 2019 today, while I have the chance. I don't really know how long and detailed these reports will be, given how I didn't get to see all that much of the convention this year, and I didn't take all that many notes about the convention events as I usually do. This stuff is pretty much from memory and the notes that I jotted down on my mobile phone. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of photos included with these blog entries, as I didn't take all that many pics at the convention, sadly enough. Other things on my mind. So this is a very small slice of perspective about the convention, if nothing else. This post, and the rest covering the events of each day at CanGames 2019, is behind the cut.

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And there you have the write-up for the Friday of CanGames 2019. I hope it wasn't too long for folks, and those who've read this day's write-up enjoyed it. The write-up for Saturday at CanGames will get posted as soon as I have a chance to do so.

'Twas the Day After CanGames

Hope everyone is having a good day. :)

CanGames 2019 is pretty much a done deal for me, though the folks who organised and put on this year's edition of the convention are probably dealing with the aftermath of the convention and hopefully getting in some rest today as well.

While I was fighting the tail end of a bout of bronchitis and was taking an antibiotic for that and was also suffering from bad pain in my left foot and leg, I made the decision to attend the convention this year. Perhaps it wasn't the smartest decision I've made, since I was running four (4) game sessions of stuff, but I not only managed to survive CanGames but came out of it doing pretty well and in decent shape. I have to say I had a pretty good time running my games at CanGames 2018 and catching up with a few friends (and making some new ones), but I'll admit that parts of Saturday passed in a bit of a blur. The convention had a little bit of something for everyone - from children's games, through board games, miniature games, roleplaying games, and I think there may have been a LARP event, but am not sure - but I'll admit that I missed most of it. I managed to do what I set out to do at the convention, but didn't actually take all that many photos this year. (If folks who did take photos at the convention would care to share them, I'd be more than happy to see any pics and the like!)

On this holiday Monday, I'm taking it very easy, doing a bit of reading and catching up on some PVR stuff, drinking plenty of liquids (both hot and cold). I've unpacked all of the gaming stuff and it's mostly sorted out. I haven't jotted down any notes about the gaming that I did this weekend yet, but will take care of some of that later today.

I just hope the rest of this month is relatively calm and quiet in terms of everything, that I don't come down with con crud ::knock on wood:: and that I can sort out some of the diabetes problems I'm currently dealing with.

On This Day...

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Also on this date in 1996, Jon Pertwee, the British actor best known for his roles as the third Doctor on the series Doctor Who and Worzel Gummidge, died at the age of 79.

Happy Victoria Day!

Happy Victoria Day!

Today is Monday, Victoria Day.

I would like to wish all my fellow Canadians and all my Canadian LJ friends a very Happy and safe Victoria Day.

Have a good day, get some rest in preparation for the (albeit shorter) week to come, and if you're around any fireworks tonight, be safe and enjoy!
I have returned home.

I came, I gamed, I survived. (I think.)

I'm home from CanGames 2019 (well, about an hour or so ago, iirc), and have come through the convention in pretty good shape, I think. There were some really excellent moments, a couple of not-so-great moments, but I think I enjoyed my weekend of gaming immensely for the most part. I will be posting up three or four journal entries during the next week or so about the convention, but for now I'm just glad CanGames is over for 2019.

I don't remember exactly when I got back to the house, but have only unpacked a minimal amount of the gaming stuff and am about to go relax for 20 or so minutes with a cup of tea, then hopefully get some sleep. I've got my foot and leg problems as well as the shoulder problems, and I hope I haven't picked up con crud at the convention. ::knock on wood:: Remarkably, my voice actually survived the convention this year.

Good night, all.

Heading Out to CanGames

It has been a very long day so far, and I've got kilometres to go before I sleep (so to speak). Have had a somewhat rough morning betwee the feet/shoulder/neck problems, my allergies, as well as the ramifications for my stomach and bowels from the dose of the antibiotic I'm taking for the bronchitis (that seems to be much better now). I'm just waiting for spross to arrive here before he and I head out for this year's installment of Ottawa's gaming convention, CanGames.

I'm looking forward to the convention, and hope to see some folks from the interwebs there this year. If you see me, please pop by and say "Hi." Or better yet, join in one of the four games that I'll be running this year!

In the meantime, hope everyone has a good Victoria Day weekend here in Canada, and that my American friends have a good weekend, too. :)

Game on! :)

CanGames 2019 Begins Today

Well, today is the start of CanGames, the local gaming convention here in Ottawa. While I'm not working a day job these days, I've managed to spend a bit of time since I got up putting together some of the stuff that I need for the convention.

Once more, for those who are going to the convention or who might be interested, here's the listing of the games that I'm running with times and descriptions included...

Blue Planet: Trouble in Paradise
Game: Blue Planet: Recontact (forthcoming v3) RPG
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: After 20 years the award-winning Blue Planet RPG is finally getting an all-new, 3rd Edition. Sign up to be one of the first to journey back to the acclaimed setting – the colonial water world of Poseidon. Take the all new, evolved Synergy system for a test-”dive,” and learn what two decades of real-world technological development, game design evolution and busy imaginations have done to make this great, hard sci-fi game even better.
The heist was supposed to end with you on a white sandy beach in New Jamaica, with a big damn drink in one hand and a distinct lack of cares in the other. So how the hell did you end up hiding out in this backwater hole, clutching a big damn gun and a bloody data spike instead? Poor. Life. Choices.

The Talara Gambit
Game: John Carter of Mars RPG
Time: Saturday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: When your characters are approached by a Martian ruler to investigate the kidnapping of his favourite Princess, nothing is as it appears to be. Can you track down the Princess and set things to rights? Or will all-out war be the result of your failure? John Carter of Mars is the sword & planet science fantasy rpg set on Barsoom from Modiphius Entertainment that uses similar 2d20 game mechanics as found in Star Trek Adventures and the Conan RPG. Rules will be taught.

The Assassin Within
Game: Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG
Time: Saturday, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: While visiting a former teacher and mentor in Jergath the Great, the Dragon-Marked must save the scholar and his family from an attempt at revenge! But who is the assassin?

The Tears of Ampharool
Game: Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: While travelling through the Desert of Fire, your caravan is surrounded by a great sandstorm and attacked by mysterious, perhaps ghostly assailants... After the storm, the characters see a fabulous palace above the sands, and the promise of adventure. And that's just the beginning!

I've also got a bunch of stuff that I'll be selling at the convention this year (you can see the list of games for sale, starting with this third sales list and then working backward, in this blog entry, and hopefully I can sell this stuff for some reasonable sums, as I could use a bit of money for later in the year.

I have a couple of problems health-wise at the moment, but won't dwell on them here. Since I am have walking problems because of the diabetes, don't be surprised if I take off my shoes at times during the course of the convention. The weekend should be interesting, to say the least.

I won't be posting any blog entries during the weekend, so folks will have to wait for when I've got time at the start of next week and into the week itself for reports and the like (not to mention any photos I do take) about CanGames 2019. I may tweet from the convention on my mobile phone over the weekend, and will hopefully take a few photos as well of stuff for posting here and elsewhere.

In any event, I hope I'll see some of you at the convention. Hopefully, some of you will be playing in the games that I'll be running at the convention; due to the schedule system the convention is using this year, I have no idea if anyone has pre-registered for any of the games I'll be running. Since you've seen the photo of me here on my blog, you'll know who to look for. The hair's a bit more gray, and there's a bit less of it, that's all. :) Oh, and I'll probably be limping around the convention... :)

Packing For Friday's Session at CanGames

I've been down and out, and somewhat weepy, today with both the leg, feet and shoulder pain and what I suspect are my allergies, so took a couple of good naps this afternoon. Hopefully, I'll get decent night's sleep tonight.

I finally felt well enough in the late afternoon and early evening to start doing the packing of gaming stuff that I need to do for CanGames, which begins tomorrow. Well, at least the gaming stuff for the Blue Planet Recontact (v3, forthcoming) RPG session that I'm scheduled to run on Friday night. Scenario, dice, paper & pencils, character sheets for the players, and so forth. Started assembling and putting together some of the stuff that I need to take with me vis a vis medications, toiletry stuff (you never know), and some of the foodstuffs for snacking and the like, but that won't get packed until I am getting ready to hit the road late tomorrow morning or early afternoon. Most of the rest of the gaming stuff for the weekend is "assembled" and virtually ready to go, just needing to be packed the night before the running of the games.

I'm looking forward to CanGames this year, though I've been stressed and panicked about it somewhat the last two weeks or so. That said, I find bringing all the meds and stuff that I need, as well as the gaming stuff itself, a pain in the neck. (I could resolve the latter part by not running any games at the convention, but truth be told, I do like offering some of the more eclectic and/or indie games that I run for folks to play in.)

CanGames Begins Tomorrow

It is just one more sleep until CanGames 2019 here in Ottawa.

I'm looking forward to going to this convention for the most part, despite some health stuff that's going on. It's a chance to meet old friends and acquaintances, chat with new folks and the like and doing the gaming thing, of course. I'm looking forward to running the session of Blue Planet Recontact (v3, forthcoming), the one John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game, and two Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked games, naturally, though I do really hope that I actually get some players for the four games. (Depending on the number of players for Sunday's game, I may swap that Capharnaüm game for another John Carter of Mars game, but we'll see tomorrow.)

My only real concern about the convention is walking this year. The new shoes I bought, along with the orthotics for them, need adjusting, so I'm going to have to wear the regular insoles with them. But my feet are hurting quite badly, and I've got some...marring of the feet and toes as well. Carrying may be a problem as well, since the issues with my left shoulder are quite bad, making lifting things and the like very painful. And, of course, I've got to watch my blood sugars carefully and take my insulin dose at night during the convention, so that bears some more forethought as well. We'll see how things go.


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