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[powerpress]Intro: “Mombasa” ~ Hans Zimmer
Outro: “Refused Are F#@&!%g Dead” ~ Refused
A little PSA before the headlines, Obsidian Portal is getting prepped and ready for GenCon this year with our first ever set of seminars and more that’s yet to be revealed! Stay tuned to our Official GenCon 11′ blog post for up to the minute developments of all our GenCon attractions!
Thanks to all your hard work and your votes, Obsidian Portal won a 2nd ENnie. We took the gold in the Best Website category, beating out some really tough competition, especially the Pathfinder Wiki and the d20 Pathfinder SRD.
You won it, we accepted it
Of course, I have to point out that Obsidian Portal is only where it is today thanks to all the hard work of the thousands of GMs and their players who use it every day to make their campaigns more fun. Ryan, Dan, and I keep the machines running, and we add features when we can, but it’s all of you who fill it with great stories, wacky characters, and breathtaking worlds. For that, we express our deepest gratitude.
Pics or it didn’t happen
I didn’t get as many pictures as I’d like, but here’s what I got.
Just your average, everyday wasteland savage, riding high on his latest win and enjoying a beer. I thought I was going to a GenCon-style bar, but it turned out to be pretty far outside the con-zone, so everybody was looking at me like I was crazy. I guess you have to be a little crazy to dress like that. Hey, it’s what we do.
Jerry (dreadgazeebo), and I celebrating the win at lunch the next day. Jerry is holding this year’s medal, and I’ve got our gold from 2009.
For all of you heading to GenCon this year, I thought I’d post parts my schedule. Come find me and tell me what you think of Obsidian Portal. Be warned, I’m not a trained customer service representative, so I may just tell you what I think of your criticism…
What I look like
That’s me in the picture to the right. I’ll probably be wearing my Obsidian Portal t-shirt most of the time. Otherwise, I might be in costume (heh, it’s a secret).
Note: I don’t have a fancy-phone, so I’ll be checking Twitter and Email sporadically. Feel free to call.
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Roleplaying for the Severely Disturbed
Hosted by the folks from Stupid Ranger, I’ll be acting out my deviant side as The Puppeteer, a delusional adventurer. Then again, every one of us will be delusional. We’ll see how that goes.
9:00pm – ???
D&D @ Hooters
A good friend is having his bachelor party at Hooters, and we’re all going there to play some D&D. I’m not sure the space-time continuum will be able to survive the irony of so many nerds at a Hooters, and I apologize in advance if the universe is destroyed.
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Dark Heresy : Chaos in the Void
I’m running a Dark Heresy 1-shot with friends that I have met through Obsidian Portal. We’ll see if they’re still my friends afterwards. I will consider it a personal failure if the adventure ends with all limbs still intact.
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The ENnie Awards
We’re up for another one, and I’ll be going in-costume. Fingers crossed that we get some good pics.
9:00 – ???
This is all about hobnobbing with RPG bigwigs, but I know neither how to hob or nob, so I’ll see how it goes.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Secret Lunch Meetup
Um…it’s a secret 😉
4:00pm – 5:30pm
My goal is to get in a plug for Obsidian Portal without being crass. Otherwise, just like anyone else, there’s always a lot for me to learn about being a GM.
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Blogger Meetup @ The Union
I had a great time here last year, so I’m going back. If you’re a blogger and want to meet/talk about Obsidian Portal, this would be a great time. Otherwise, just email me and we’ll set something up where it’s quieter.
10:00pm – ??
White Wolf Party
If I’m lucky, I’ll manage to grab another invite to the White Wolf party. Last year’s was great, and I actually bumped into a member from my D&D group from 10 years ago. Crazy.
?? – ??
As a co-sponsor of Mythic Party, I’ll definitely be there for a good chunk of the night. Maybe we’ll get a chance to make amends for letting the entire world perish in our game of Pandemic from last year.
I’m mostly free on Sunday, just lunch with a friend. If you want to get together and chat, drop me a line.