Tuesday, February 18, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge Day 18

First gaming convention you ever attended?  It was Gen Con 1993.

I didn't have the best time.  For one thing, I wanted to try new games the we didn't play in our group and my two buddies wanted to play Marvel Super Heroes, ADnD, and Champions.  I really didn't want to go to games by myself, but I tried and realized gaming for me is about hanging out with friends (something that would haunt me for years to come).

Magic: the Gathering premiered there and all of those "jackasses" at Wizards of the Coast's booth kept me from buying a copy of Quantrigue for Talislanta.  Just from it, at the Hero Game booth, Sean Fannon, who is a master of customer service, was so hyped for the future of the Champions line, that he promised their booth would be bigger than the TSR Castle.

I did score a limited edition preview copy of the Alternity Player's Handbook...and never played it.

I will admit that gaming conventions are not my thing, too many unwashed masses and sensory overload really cause me a great deal of anxiety and borderline depression.

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