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Salt Lake ComicCon July 2014 Press Conference

Be sure to go to http://saltlakecomiccon.com to buy your tickets now!
Be sure to go to http://saltlakecomiccon.com to buy your tickets now!

Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg again held a press conference. This time, they were escorted by the armed guards of the Umbrella Corporation. Dan and Bryan shared some wonderful statistics, some details of plans, and a whole new set of guests for this coming September.

Numbers and Plans

  • Salt Lake Comic Con is the 3rd largest in America
  • September 2014 will be larger than Fan X (April) and September 2013, in every way.

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Salt Lake Comic Con Spotlight on Billy Dee Williams

I unintentionally cut into the Billy Dee Williams spotlight while I was early for the Brent Spiner Q&A (more on that later).  I’m glad I was able to listen in.

I only caught a bit of the spotlight, but a few of the questions from the audience were priceless.

One that stands out:
Why was Lando wearing Hans clothes [at the end of the movie]?

Mr Williams gave the ideas that, “Because they were a couple”, or “He owned the clothes first [referring to the fact Han had won the ship in a game, and therefore the clothes].  The reason the audience came up with, “because he wanted to get in Leia’s pants”.  Mr Williams wasn’t impressed with that thought.

I haven’t been watching any of the dancing or singing reality contests, so I was caught off-guard with Mr Williams being on Dancing with the Starts.  He looked the part though, he was wearing a grey outfit (shirt and slacks) with a grey cardigan sweater and scarf.  From other images I’ve seen that look is something he does often.  He did mention he’ll be in the next filming of the show for a reprise!

I do want to share one sentiment.  Towards the end a fan asked him which character did he “own”.  He stated that each experience has it’s own significance, and wished everyone to have a wonderful experience.


Comic Con Fan Xperience – Preview

Comic Con is once again upon us. In less than 16 hours, the halls will be packed with fans of all ages. The list of guests is massive and is sure to appeal to everyone from Trekkie to Zombie. The real problem is who to see and what to experience. My cadre all have different tastes and we hope to be spread throughout the convention to bring as much awesomeness as possible. Continue reading Comic Con Fan Xperience – Preview


Meeting Xerican in the Desert

Traveling from Giamond to Sea of Shards.

Our party emerges from the tunnels into the desert area.  We proceed north thanks to several party members knowing survival.  We know the camp we seek is that direction.  After awhile, a voice welcomes us.  We aren’t surprised, Quaben recognizes the voice as belonging to a friendly genie like creature.  He guides us north, the next day we reach the camp we sought.

In the camp there are dozens of people.  Many of the people speak common, wearing the brand from Greed.

Our party discovers that the crystals covering the whole desert are what we have been looking for.  We fill our bags with the crystals to take back to potentially make weapons.

We then have a discussion about the abilities of our donkey (ATSD).


Blood Glass Legacy – Second Session

Blood Glass Legacy Pathfinder CampaignThis week in Pathfinder…

The party continues their efforts to find weapons to use against their diabolical opponents. They cannot openly confront them, the sheer size of the enemy army would destroy our brave adventurers. But, perhaps, there is a way to begin their revolution on a smaller scale.

With information from the village of Gi’Mon, the party has followed a series of lava tubes and tunnels passing far below the Hellspine Mountains and the cities of Acad and Kenedox. However, this path is not without peril, as the party discovers the glory of nearly invisible gelatinous cubes. After a brief struggle, and a moderate amount of frustration (poor Amon, never even got to act), the party survived and continued on their journey.

What strange creatures will they find in the Sea of Shards? What dangers await?   Will the party continue to walk blindly forward, missing perception checks, and die to kobold traps?

Find out, this week, in Pathfinder!


Blood Glass Legacy – First Session

Blood Glass Legacy Pathfinder CampaignOur new Pathfinder campaign is set in Lord Rcane’s new world.  For now we’re using the working name, Blood Glass Legacy.  We have 6 players, including Rcane.  The players range from a 12 year old girl to a 41 year old (that’s me).  Some of us have been gaming together for over 20 years now.

Our campaign starts in the dark.  A group of very unusual humanoids have been enslaved to the devils (literally) that run some mines.

Hiewot (Oread Student of the Stone)
A mysterious female devil has been watching us.  I’ve seen her while I was mining my pickaxe at the far end of the tunnels.  I saw her again today when the meal was served.  I think I even saw her before lockup.  It’s unusual because she seemed interested in me.  I haven’t had that much attention in awhile, and I hope it doesn’t come to ill.Hiewot

At lockup tonight I heard a voice I didn’t recognize, “Be Ready”.  It had the sound of authority, but I don’t know who said it.

In the dark of the night a small goblin man comes and unlocks my cell door.  He beacons me to follow him. As we go through the cooridor, he unlocks other doors.  Soon there are six of us following him.  Two can’t see in the dark like we can, so they are led out.  As we walk down the tunnels, the guards seem to either not be present, or when they are there, they are asleep.  Someone went through a lot of planning to break us out.  What kind of benefit can they gain by 6 slaves?

 


Playtesting Lord Rcane’s world – New campaign start

Lord Rcane is getting a new campaign world made.  It’s a rather tragic world with devils running everything.  Our party consists of 6 humanish characters.  I’m still not sure of two of the races (the players weren’t forthcoming).

Yesterday we met for the first time to finish character generation and “meet up”.  We are a very odd group.

  • Hiewot.  A monk (Student of the Stone) of the Oread race type.  She appears human, was born of human parents, but her skin is a crystalline brown color (think of a famous model who used too much bronzer, then it turned to a crystal).
  • Riley.  She might be the most “standard”.  She is a halfling bard.
  • Kamala.  A Wizardess that is humanish, except she has blue skin and her blood is transparent (apparently there is an oriental race called samsaran, but don’t think of Metroid like we all did).
  • Aubrey is our fighter.  She is a kitsune.
  • Zar is a ninja goblin.

So, that leaves our DM, Lord Rcane.  He leaves his choice until he knows where the hole is.  Can you see it?  Missing cure light wounds.  Yep, we have NO cleric.

Now, looking at that list you might notice we are very advanced players.  Our youngest player, the 12 year old, is playing the kitsune.  Even the halfling player has played for a few years.

So, what does Lord Rcane decide to play?  Bellataranzar…. something or another, is described as 1/4 devil, and a witch.

 

Stay tuned for more of the Blood Glass Legacy.


Second mission for Azmordath (Shadownrun)

Close up on part of the item we recover from Lord Pierre du Fontaine
Close up on part of the item we recover from Lord Pierre du Fontaine

We meet Mr Blanc at the ruins to the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.  We have tea in a cafe nearby and he lays out our next mission.

We are looking for a golden rod, about 1.5′ long, with dangling strings inlaid with lapis lazuli.  It’s held by a private collector, Pierre du Fontaine.

Pierre du Fontaine is a minor noble with an interest in Egyptian artifacts.  He has a nice historic manor here in Paris.  We watch the house for a few days.

They have at least Pierre (human) as well as an orc and a female elf.  They have delivery every day.  The guys are thinking they need to pretend they are a film crew.

Our face goes to the door to introduce the idea.  The orc answered the door.  The appointment is set for the next day.

The crew goes in, attempts to lay down a relay for the hacker to get in the security. The room we want is upstairs, has little, if no security.  The building does have micro organisms, but big holes in it.  I was able to get in astrally, even to this trophy room.

The elf surprises the Face – short fight.  Runs out with our item.

8,000 nuyen and 6 karma