Since I had such a good time running a Living Forgotten Realms game at my local store this past weekend, I decided to answer the call when the organizer of LFR games for a local convention, TactiCon, asked the group of LFR players and DMs from my store if anyone was interested in running an LFR game or two (or ten) at the convention over Labor Day weekend.I’ve never been to a gaming convention before, and information about TactiCon is surprisingly difficult to find online. However, I was lucky to find a hard-copy brochure for the convention at my friendly local game store. It looks like a fun way to spend a weekend, frankly. There will be tons of D&D games, as well as other RPGs like Pathfinder. There are also lots of board games, which I happen to love, too. I’m guessing this might be a place where I could get some minis – even though I’ll be using my homemade tokens for bad guys when I run games, I’d like to have my own minis for use when I’m a player rather than a DM.
The particular LFR game I signed up to run is CORM 1-1. I picked it because of the time it’s scheduled (Saturday morning) and the fact that it’s a low-level adventure (I’m not sure I want to dive into higher-level stuff at a convention). As it turns out, CORM 1-1 is “The Black Knight of Arabel,” which is the first LFR game I had ever played! I’ve only played in three LFR games, and now I will have run two of those same games. What are the odds?
In any case, I’m looking for advice from my blog audience. How does a convention game compare to a game in your local store? Are there particular things I should look out for? And as a first-time convention-goer (even though it’s a small convention), what things should I especially be looking to do when I’m there?