Friday, August 25, 2017

Gen Con 50 (2017) - Initial thoughts

Back from Gen Con and slowly getting back into my normal routine of work and family. Gen Con is such an immersive experience, it is quite amazing to think about how fast it seems to fly by. I ran both of the AGOT events to full groups of 6 players. In each game I had returning players; the first I had a returning Lothar (2nd time playing), and the other I had a returning Jana (4th time playing). 

In the past, I have always been very concerned with the Role-Playing and combat balance in my convention games. To that end, I have always tended to try to follow a relatively strict script which goes against my typical home games where I like to allow the players freedom to go any which way.

This year I had planned on doing a bit more of the latter and allow the groups to go in multiple directions and it worked out well. The starting plot was the group was escorting the wayward noblewoman who is betrothed to Lothar back to Last Hearth by way of a stopover at Long Lake. At Long Lake, the group encounters a straggling band of Hornwood soldiers who are reporting a differing account of what actually happened at Winterfell when the Ironborn were defeated by Ramsay Snow and the Boltons.

One group went the route of traveling to Winterfell to investigate and confirm the soldier's claims as they were not willing to act on their accounts alone. The other group decided to travel instead to Last Hearth.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Season 1 Post Production Plans

In the coming weeks, I am going to write up the 'official' events from the first 5 episodes.

1. I will go with results based on how most games tended to go.

Once that is done...

2. I will then provided updates for all the characters in regards to where they are at after the fast forward.

Finally...

3. I will update all the character sheets accordingly with an ultimate plan to have all of them available for review before Gen Con.

That is the plan...I will do my best to accomplish that.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gen Con 2017: Blood and Honor

Sometimes it just takes a bit of time to find that inspiration. Talked with Stephen, the long time and definitive 'Yori' in my games at Gen Con, last year and I have not forgotten our plans to bring the game back for at least one more go.

With that, we will be fast forwarding a bit. A lot has happened in the last 5 years regarding the HBO series. I will be taking our characters a bit further ahead in the main story, well past ASOS and into the post Red Wedding reality of the North. We have seen how the TV show has decided to treat the Umbers and their affiliation with the Boltons. Let's see how our story goes...

AGOT-06: Blood and Honor

Short Description
The Young Wolf is dead, killed at the Red Wedding. Roose Bolton is the new Warden of the North. You are members of the Umber noble family, a new story arc with the existing characters.

Long Description
The continuing adventures of the Umber family in the world of Westeros. A few years have passed since last we dropped in on Last Hearth. Winterfell has been sacked, the Red Wedding has put an end to the Young Wolf, and the Warden of the North now resides at the Dreadfort. But who among the North still remembers? What families know no king but the King in the North whose name is Stark? Are the rumors true that Bran and Rickon Stark are both dead? A new story arc for the existing characters.