Friday, June 24, 2011

ORIGINS: Tunnels and Trolls Solo Loot

My day-trip to Origins was my first outing to a convention or game fair since the 1980's (the last time Origins was in Baltimore, I believe that was). All in all quite a fun day. It was the first time I can recall being in a place where you could overhear terms like "sonic screwdriver" and "bag of holding" in casual conversation. Very cool.

Since I've been spending like a drunken sailor on minis and terrain lately for my WWII project, I held myself to a spending limit and, in addition to a few small WWII games I picked up, I only bought a couple of T&T solo modules – "A Sworded Adventure" and "A Traveler's Tale" – both of which I'm very much looking forward to playing.


However, the BEST part of day was that Ken St. Andre was actually there at the stand when I bought them, so I got to meet him, and he kindly autographed the modules for me. I've read on other blogs how friendly Ken St. Andre is, and I have to say that it really is true. Everyone I met at Origins was friendly, but Ken was tops. Meeting him was the highlight of my day at Origins, and I was very excited to get the chance just to make some gaming small-talk with him for a few minutes and shake his hand.


9 comments:

  1. Oh man, I just added another booth. Heading there tomorrow Bard.

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  2. Cool! Hope you get to meet Ken! Have fun!

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  3. Good loot, now on my way over to see WW2 loot.

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  4. That is a blast from the past. One member of our group used to run, a Tunnels and Trolls world for us. I always remembered them as fun games. I'm sure its been close to 25 years since we've played. Have fun!

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  5. Neat stuff. I wish I'd had more time to spend in the hall, but it seems like the bulk of the time not in events, I spent at the Paradigm Concepts booth. Gonna review their new fantasy RPG once I can get through the book.

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  6. Ken St. Andre. Now there´s a great game designer, right there. Almost jealous.

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  7. Havn't heard T&T in ages. Blast from the past.

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  8. Ken St. Andre really is a treasure - what a class act.

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