Virtual Events Amnesia

#1
I'm struggling to keep track. This is all very different from any other year. I mean, physically events just seem to have had more presence - I could almost feel them coming even when I didn't have them sighted on a calendar.

Does anyone have a calendar?

There's Gen Con this weekend, UK Games Expo (August), Grim Con (September), Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff (September), and Furnace (October). There's AlbaCon in October, but I haven't quite committed to that yet.

What am I missing?
 
#7
I wish I were. I'm searching for events – because Fil can tag along – but never seem to find my way into ad hoc sessions of other games... Unless I win a lottery (like I did with The Grognard Files and got a quick game of Mork Borg).
Paul (and anyone else for that matter), the Edinburgh Indie group has our regular Saturday one-off sessions on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. We play indie RPGs and story games, sometimes spiralling off into extra sessions if the players want to continue.

Over the last few months we've played Masks, Noir World, Legally Blonde, Lady Blackbird, Ribbon Drive, Swords of the Serpentine, Ech0, Blood and Water and Hogwarts. And maybe some others I've missed. All done over Zoom/WebEx/Hangouts/Jitsi, whatever the host has available.

We normally have 1 or 2 games playing on a game night, and have been known to fill in the other Saturdays with our Book Club, GM Theory group or just straight drinking and bitching sessions. We're sort-of thinking about planning a series of urban supernatural indie/PbtA games from September-ish, tentatively starting with Bite Marks.

All 'coordinated' over Discord (invite link), anyone who is interested is welcome to come along.
 

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#9
I wish I were. I'm searching for events – because Fil can tag along – but never seem to find my way into ad hoc sessions of other games... Unless I win a lottery (like I did with The Grognard Files and got a quick game of Mork Borg).
I'm sorry to hear that Paul. I acknowledge that everyone's experience is going to be different and I'm not trying to fit two people in at the same time.

The lockdown desktop based gaming has enabled me to play more, explore more games, and get me going on two campaigns with plans for more in the wings. None of this would have happened in the old normal, so at least part of my forward gaming plan is to continue online.

As for game finding - I got into some games at North Star and expect to do so at Furnace as Elaine's system gives everyone a shout. I got three games at GenCon (I regret I've never been able to go in person), with my first tonight. I'm running at Owlbear & The Wizard Staff and have noted on Warhorn that there are some spaces available for games there. On Discord, I got an invite from a publisher out of the blue, and got a great game in (dream one for me). That may have partly been due to promoting by creating a Discord community around a slightly less known engine. I've fallen in on another Discord where game invites are pushed out regularly. I haven't seriously checked out Roll20's game searching lists or know what the experience is like, but that may also be an option.

I hope you find all the games you want.
 
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