The Worst Dungeon World Game I Played At Gen Con And How It Was My Fault

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Conventions, Fantasy, Play, RPGs, Story | 4 Comments

We’ve talked here before about the worst game sessions we’ve ever presided over as GM. I don’t think this one was my worst ever but it was certainly my worst in recent memory — my worst ever playing Dungeon World, for sure — and it was at a big table of eager players during a […]


PAX East obliterated Jared Sorensen’s voice but he still had an event left to run. Players were counting on him. The convention schedule had the game session locked in. Sorensen, his voice already spent on conversations and events in the noisy convention venues, seemed fucked. But Jared Sorensen didn’t quit. Sorensen was on the hook […]

Think You Think: Audio from GenCon

Friend of Gameplaywright Jason Pitre recorded our GenCon roundtable “Things You Think About Games,” and has posted it online at his website. Check out his other recordings from the convention as well. Things You Think About Games Roundtable Recording

One Cool Thing I Saw After Gen Con 2011

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Conventions, Fan Culture | 2 Comments

We’re back from Gen Con. Until I (Will) get caught up on email on deliverables, I’ll just leave this here for you to see, if you haven’t seen it already. The exclamation point at the end of any convention is, of late, Jason Morningstar’s “One Cool Thing” video project. Here’s the newest video in the series: One […]

Gameplaywright at GenCon

We hope you’ll join us for two Gameplaywright events at GenCon this week: Robin Laws will be talking about Hamlet’s Hit Points, presenting the system of analysis behind his ENnie-nominated book and taking questions about its theory and application. (Friday, 10:00 am, Marriott Santa Fe) What do Dr. No, Casablanca, and Shakespeare have to teach us […]

Will @ Gen Con 2011

I’m sure you’ve been waiting with breath all bated for this. It’s my Gen Con Indy schedule for 2011. If you’re looking for me at Gen Con this year, you’ll find me at the following places (and at sundry other places in the gaps within this schedule). You’ll notice that I don’t have a lot […]

7 Wonders and Bears! at #Origins2011

This is a short one. I mentioned earlier that I’d played 7 Wonders and Bears! at #Origins2011 and I wanted to say a little bit about them, still. This was my second time playing 7 Wonders — or almost. I came into the middle of a game in progress and took someone else’s seat while […]

Apocalypse World at #Origins2011

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Conventions, RPGs | 4 Comments

So I finally ran Apocalypse World. It was Thursday night at the Origins Game Fair and our plan to get two tables running simultaneously got pushed back and back and back to a single table running four players, with me as the MC. It went well enough, I think. You know me. I have issues […]

Origins 2011 in the Rear-View

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Conventions, Events, RPGs | No Comments

It’s my goal to write about #Origins2011 every day this week. This is tricky. How much do you want to hear about a convention that already happened, right? Probably not a lot. I played a lot of compelling games, though, and want to share some of what I’ve learned by playing them. Not counting playtests, […]

Games and Stories Seminar Audio

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Conventions, Story | 2 Comments

Jason Pitre recorded the GenCon seminar that Matt Forbeck, Stan!, and I gave on the intersection of games and stories. Check it out (along with the audio of a few other seminars, all recorded with permission) at Jason’s Genesis of Legend Publishing website. GenCon Seminar Recordings (In addition to recording these, Jason was also the […]