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May 13th, 2019

Four Days Until CanGames, 2019

And so it is Monday, in this third week of may. And that means CanGames 2019 is just around the corner.

As a matter of fact, CanGames 2019 begins in four (!!!) days, on the 17th of May, at the Rideau Curling Club here in Ottawa. While a small gaming convention, CanGames does offer a good variety of different board games, roleplaying games, miniature games and other events. My primary interest is roleplaying games, and the convention offers the tried and true such as D&D (various versions), Pathfinder and the like, but also offers rpgs from the more eclectic, older and obscure games out there.

This year, I'll be running four games - a session of Blue Planet Recontact (forthcoming v3), a session of the John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game, and two sessions of Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked. I'm looking forward to running the four games, though a bit stressed nervous about the convention this year (partially due to some health issues I'm having), and can't wait to game it with a group of people. You can read descriptions of the games I'm running at the convention by following the link.

So I'm looking forward to running the games, seeing friends, acquaintances and new friends :) at the convention and having a good weekend of gaming.

Hope to see some of the folks reading this there! :)
As noted, I've started to unbox the materials from my John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game Kickstarter backer pledge box of goodies that arrived. The seventh unbox journal entry covered the Narrator's Toolkit & Narrator's Screen</i>, which you can see by following the link as noted.

Next up are the photos of the Ruins of Korad Tile Set for the game.









The Ruins of Korad tile set is a product that allows the Narrator of the game to explore the ruins of Barsoom and uncover the hidden secrets in the once magnificent, now ruined city of Korad. The set of tiles consists of 4 full-sized, double-sided tiles (measuring 9.45" x 9.45") and 4 half-sized, double-sided tiles (measuring 9.45" x 4.72"). They are designed to be used with 32mm scale miniatures specifically designed for the John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game. The tiles are very nicely rendered and are solid enough material, although I've noticed that some of mine have already warped a bit. They're great for showing the players what the terrain looks like, but I'm not in the mood these days to turn the game into a miniatures game, as Barsoom is best served as an rpg, of course.

I'll certainly be using these tiles in my games, as they're a great visual reference. However, I wouldn't say that they are a necessary product for the game and might be considered a bit pricey by some potential gamers.
As noted, I've started to unbox the materials from my John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game Kickstarter backer pledge box of goodies that arrived. The eighth unbox journal entry covered the Ruins of Korad Tile Set, which you can see by following the link as noted.

Next up are the photos of the Airships of Barsoom Tile Set for the game.







The Airships of Barsoom tile set is a product that allows the Narrator and the players to travel the skies of Barsoom. You can choose between proudly flying the colours of Helium or Zodanga, and fight for control of the deck of an airsship of Barsoom. The set of tiles consists of 4 full-sized, double-sided tiles (measuring 9.45" x 9.45") and 4 half-sized, double-sided tiles (measuring 9.45" x 4.72"). They are designed to be used with 32mm scale miniatures specifically designed for the John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game. The tiles are very nicely rendered and are solid enough material, although again, I've noticed that some of mine have already warped a bit. The two images that I've put up here are of small, one- or two-man (I believe) fliers, but the entire set of tiles when put together forms a huge Barsoomian airship. These tiles are terrific for what they are, and are a great showcase for player characters travelling on airships, fighting on the deck of an airship, boarding actions, and the like. While I'm not likely to use them for miniatures combat situations, since I don't really want to run a miniatures game, this set was certainly worth it to me.

I'll certainly be using these tiles in my games, as they're a great visual and game reference. Again, I wouldn't say that they are a necessary product for the game and might be considered a bit pricey by some potential gamers. Your mileage may vary.

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