I had a blast writing each individual post for a specific day as I have never attempted anything like this before.
I found it a useful exercise in writing to a deadline which is one of my weaknesses, hopefully David will do another topic next year and with enough warning I can devote more time to writing the entries.
I did find the ability to schedule posts an absolute time-saver as I could write each days topic in advance and have them automatically posted on each day.
Would be the time we played Paranoia at Killercon. One character suffered a most ignominious death at the hands of a docbot and a pair of hair curling tongs.
I’d love a copy of Ringworld just to see if it lives up to the hype.
The one convention game that sticks out in my head more than the others was the Feng Shui game we played at Killercon one year. It was a pulp game very much in the style of Indiana Jones and the party was questing after a crystal skull before it fell into the hands of the Nazis.
The session was a resounding success as we stopped it from falling into enemy hands and the skull was given to my character to pass on to British intelligence; well that was the theory as it turns out that my character was a double agent working for the Nazis so at the end of the session I’d handed it over.
Oh well 🙂
The best thing I ever bought was at the Dragonmeet charity auction last year when I won an engraved BITS Traveller tankard.
I haven’t lost many characters recently and I am aware that we all lose PCs as we get used to learning a new game system; either through a trap or inexperience.
The most memorable for me would be when I lost my Werewolf character Slash of the Wendigo tribe in a ritual duel with a Black Spiral Dancer. It was an epic fight during which both sides put down their weapons and allowed both pack leaders to duel one-on-one to determine the outcome of the fight.
Unfortunately Slash was fatally wounded in the combat but the duel had bought enough time for our sides theurges to complete a binding ritual, so it was nothing more than a Pyrrhic victory for the Black Spiral Dancers.
Probably the oldest RPG I still read would be Traveller.
That would have to be Maid, a game that was originally written in Japanese and translated to English. I got my copy as part of a Bundle of Holding offer.
In hindsight it may not be weird but it is to say the least very odd.
The Fiddleback Trilogy by Michael A. Stackpole
I would probably say Call Of Cthulhu as it has endured the years with marginal changes.