It’s been two weeks now since Con of the North completed. This was Sneak Attack Press’s second year attending, and it was again a lot of fun (photos on our Facebook page). We ran three adventures, Hunting Deathcloud, Good Little Children Never Grow Up, and finally Axes of Evil. There were some great moments, like when the task of putting together terrain turned into an impromptu team-building exercise, or when the ranger’s twin strike scored two critical hits… followed closely by two critical misses, or when the gang of degenerate evildoers decided to start a bunny far as a side business.
I also got a chance to visit the Con as a gamer, though because time running always cuts into time playing, it was not as much as I wanted (is it ever?). I had a chance to play my first Call of Cthulhu game (I know, how did I make it this far?), which was set in the old west. When I learned that I was the demolitions expert I knew my character was destined to die in a fiery explosion (which he later did). I also got a chance to play Dogs in the Vineyard, which was also set in the old west, though with the added twist that we are devoutly religious enforcers. Dogs was quite interesting because it featured a unified conflict system that could quickly handle anything from talking to gunfights. It was a nice change of pace from the much more technical D&D game that I am used to.
Last year Con of the North was our only con, but this year it will merely be our first. We have already registered at least one event at Gencon (though I’m also planning to be a little less scheduled for the Gencon this year), and I’m looking at other cons to visit. Would you like Sneak Attack Press to visit a con near you? You can comment here or let us know at email@example.com.