John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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The CanGames That Isn't II

Today, May 21st, the start of the Victoria Day weekend here in Canada, would have been the first day of the local CanGames gaming convention here in Ottawa for 2021.

Sadly, of course, that will not be the case due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to plague the world still. The CanGames staff decided to postpone/cancel this year's edition of the convention once more, a decision that I fully agree with despite the current rise in vaccination rates (but mostly the first jab still). I presume that the Rideau Curling Club is still shut down at the moment, and won't open likely for some time yet.

In the meantime, here's the listing of two of the three games that I had hoped to run at the convention this weekend.

Game: DragonQuest, 2nd Edition RPG (with home rules)
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5/6
Description: An attack on a small community near a dreaded forest leaves several villagers dying of a terrible moredhel poison. Can your player characters retrieve the herbal cure for the toxin before it's too late?

Journey to Arian
Game: DragonQuest, 2nd Edition RPG (with home rules)
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5/6
Description: A merchant has hired your player characters to transport a series of packages by mule from the town of Silvertown to the village of Arian in a specified amount of time. Can you make the delivery on time? And is the job exactly what it seems to be?

To be honest, I was quite sad to hear there would be no CanGames 2021 this year as I was quite looking forward to it, but I wasn't surprised. That said, CanGames needs all the help it can get. It is a small gaming convention that doesn't do as much advertising as it should, and needs to bring more attention to itself so as to keep the eyes of the gaming world on itself, and attract and bring more people in to attend it. But more importantly, I firmly believe that CanGames has outgrown the Curling Club venue that it's based at, and needs a new, more airy, tidier, food friendly place as a venue.

In the meantime, to all my gamer friends out there, be safe and be healthy. And I'll see you at CanGames 2022! :)
Tags: board games, cancelled, cangames, convention, coronavirus, covid-19, gaming hut, health hut, pandemic, personal, rpg, rpg hut

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