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UBCon: Apri 28-30, 2017

Otaku-sempai
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Apr 13 2017, 8:08pm

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User barefoottourguide (a.k.a. Garrett) posts:


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Proud to announce I'll be running The One Ring at UBCon in Buffalo Saturday April 29th. I'm finishing up my original module "Last Call at the Easterly Inn." Hope to see some of you at the table.
Garrett


UBCon 2017 is being held from April 28 to April 30 at the University of Buffalo North Campus.Information on events, attendance, tickets and pre-registration can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/UBCon/.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


Otaku-sempai
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Apr 28 2017, 3:42pm

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The con starts today (Friday) and Garrett's game is set for tomorrow. No one seems to be running a session of Adventures in Middle-earth, the setting for D&D 5e, but the Loremaster's Guide has only just started shipping in the U.S.; maybe things will be different for Queen City Conquest in September.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


Otaku-sempai
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May 1 2017, 8:56pm

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Garrett Crowe as usual ran an enjoyable session of The One Ring. It's a shame that he had to turn away several would-be participants because his table was full. However, if he could have accommodated everyone who desired to join in, he might have ended up with more players than he could have comfortably handled! In any case, some of those persons poked their heads in well after the start of the game and might have been a bit hard to work in at that point.

The scenario worked well as a one-shot, but the conclusion might feel a little forced (as written) in the context of a larger campaign. On the other hand, I think that events might play out differently for a more experienced band. Garrett took the relative inexperience of this group of Heroes and players into account. I have to say that I think this is the first time that I've ever seen a PC attempt to pet a giant spider. A personal wish might be for a bit more agency to affect certain events within the adventure, though that has the potential to alter certain events described in The Darkening of Mirkwood.

For myself, I think that next time I sit in in such a game, I might try to choose a more sober character. When I play a Hobbit, I think I might get a bit over-enthusiastic!

Garrett ran two other sessions that I attended: Call of Cthulhu, "Blackwater Creek" on Friday evening; and, Star Wars Rebels, "Detonate" on Saturday afternoon. Both were a blast. My character perished at the end of the CoC game, but only after we defeated the main threat that might have otherwise enslaved and destroyed or mutated humanity.

On a different note, my lovely wife Tayna took third place at the Cosplay Contest with her chocobo costurme. She also wore two floor-costumes during the con: Friday was Flutterbat (My Little Pony Fluttershy in a (somewhat) vampiric form); on Saturday she was another MLP, Shining Armor. I'm just having problems finding any pics on line to include here.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on May 1 2017, 8:57pm)


Otaku-sempai
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May 2 2017, 1:37pm

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Lovely wife Tayna in chocobo costume (wark!):



Tayna as Shining Armor:



Tayna as Flutterbat:


Pictures removed - too large :(

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by entmaiden on May 4 2017, 5:43pm)


Loresilme
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May 3 2017, 8:42pm

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Congrats to lovely wifey! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great costuming job. Was she able to stay cool in the chocobo costume? I know some outfits can get uncomfortably warm BlushSmile.

Congrats to her!


Otaku-sempai
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May 3 2017, 11:03pm

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Oh, the costume was warm! [In reply to] Can't Post

Tayna did not wear the outfit as a floor costume. However, she reports that the real problem is that she did not seal the eye-lenses and they had a tendency to fog up on her! None of the photos I've found on line show the back-end and the effort she put in to the tail section.

I've passed on your compliment and she shares her thanks!

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


entmaiden
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May 4 2017, 5:43pm

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So sorry - the pictures are too large [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's the requirements from our FAQ:

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You can re-size and post them as a reply.



Otaku-sempai
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May 4 2017, 6:49pm

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Naturally they didn't look that large on social media and they reproduced a bit smaller than this on a different site.

Tayna in chocobo costume: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...840ef338&oe=597405D1

Tayna as Shining Armor: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...e28d0184&oe=59BB8582

Tayna as Flutterbat: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...d83c2b6c&oe=5976FB07

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on May 4 2017, 6:53pm)


entmaiden
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May 5 2017, 2:41pm

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The pictures are great - thanks for sharing them with us// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Otaku-sempai
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May 5 2017, 3:39pm

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Your welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

I know that Garrett also took some photos during our TOR game session. If I find them maybe I can post one or two.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


Loresilme
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May 6 2017, 11:06am

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I understand they do get warm. I have a friend who has a Star Wars armor costume and he had to build a small battery powered fan into the inside of it.

I hope Tanya hits on a solution for the eye fog!

 
 

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