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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

U-Con Gaming Convention: Help Wanted GM's

The last weekend of October is going to be jam packed with awesomeness as dorkdom embarks in South East Michigan (Ypsilanti to be exact.)  It is time once again for U-Con.  This year I am proud to announce that U-Con is hosting a variety of OSR events in the RPG sector!  Just look at what they already have:

After the Bomb
Bureau 13 (Tri Tac)
Castles & Crusades
Dark Heresy
Dead Reign
D&D (multiple editions)
Hero System
FKL Interactive History
It Came From the Late, Late Show
Labyrinth Lord
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
Mutant Future
Paragraph System
PlotLuck (LARP)
Stars Without Number
Starship Troopers
Swords & Wizardry
Tekumel / Empire of the Petal Throne

If things work out well for me, I'll be running two Castles & Crusades games and a demo of Swords & Wizardry: White Box.  But look at the other old school goodness here.  We have Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, OD&D (I know it says "multiple editions" but I happen to know a guy who is bringing his Middle-Earth OD&D game here,) Stars Without Number and Tekumel!  They also have Pathfinder and Savage worlds (though they are not here as of yet.  

Despite all of this goodness the organizers need more GM's, and specifically are looking for people to GM certain games that have been requested by convention goers.  You can view the list and link to submissions here.  It would be pretty great someone was running CoC for this the weekend prior to Halloween.  If I can get my hands on a copy, I might also run something horrid from LotFP, if possible, just based upon this weekend.  However, I'm not sure that the con has a "nobody has any business playing this" rating (sorry Raggi, had to do it.)  Anyhow, if you have any desire to run any of the listed games (or even one not listed) and can get to Ypsilanti for this weekend, I'm sure we're going to have a blast.

Here are a few more links: