After Action Report
26th to the 29th of March, 2020
Of course I wanted to attend the GaryCon convention the last week of March in Lake Geneva, however the convention was cancelled after the Governor of Wisconsin ordered a lockdown, like the day after we shutdown at work. I volunteered to run some online games for people who had prepaid for their badges, and so we simply pivoted, and organized an online convention in about ten days.
We ended up with 650 events and game sessions, and over two thousand online guests. I ran six games online over the course of the last weekend of March, including two Original D&D, one Gamma World, one Fallout, and two Traveller game sessions, and earned my GaryCon GM shirt… also have a virtual GaryCon GM Shirt on the way as well, and we managed to get a writeup in Forbes magazine for creating a “safe” convention, and of course, all the other gaming conventions that were forced to cancel this year are now following suit.
Arrived yesterday in the mail, My GMs shirt. Virtual GMs shirt on the way as well for the show!
Original Dungeons & Dragons in-game on the 29th of March
More Original Dungeons & Dragons Goodness, Town and City descriptions… right-click on images, and choose “view image” to enlarge and get closeup views!
The Fallout IV Endgame
I originally bought some 28mm Fallout IV minis from Modiphus games and was going to paint them up and have a fabulous tabletop display setup for GaryCon guests, but was thwarted by the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown. Instead we played a virtual game that went pretty well. Everyone knows the map of the Commonwealth, but we expanded on that a bit, and had the players start in Central Massachusetts in Vault near Southborough. Here is the campaign map we used for the game…
Classic Traveller, one of my favorite games, is well suited for virtual tabletop play. Had fourteen signups for twelve slots in two sessions. Went splendidly well, except a bit slower than actual tabletop play.
Gamma World Screenshot