As part of my return to gaming in the new year I'll be making the trek north up to Toldedo for BASHCon XXIX held at the University of Toledo on February 14-16. This is an event that I've meant to go to the past few years, but the timing was never quite right.
I'm registered for two games right now, Tom Loney's "Goblin Hack: The Bloodying" Tunnels and Trolls game on Friday night and Jerry Teleha's "Stay Alive! Gaslight" T&T game on Saturday morning. They both sound like they'll be a lot of fun.
There are, of course, many other games being run. To name just a few, Jerry is running an introductory T&T game (On the Road to Baru-Kesh) and an AD&D game, Tom is running games using his Wobble, Crawlspace, and Glow systems, and Robin Lea will be running a Qualidar: Resistance game. There are lots of Pathfinder RPG games as well as various board and card games. What's not to like? Let's just hope the weather holds.
Here are some of the game descriptions if you are in the region and interested in attending:
Goblin Hack: The Bloodying (T&T) - Tom Loney
From lake Bloodmoon and nearby Swamp of Doom, is the warren of the Goblin King, and where there are kings there is gold and booty, at least according to Sir Hobo, the Murdering. Care to join him on his quest to bring civilization to the heathen monsters?
On the Road to Baru-Kesh (T&T) - Jerry Teleha
An introductory game to learn how to play Tunnels & Trolls or start a new character if you are an experienced delver. Delving is a dangerous business, but think of all stories you can tell if you survive.
Eye of the Needle (Wobble) - Tom Loney
The space station known as the Needle has been abandoned for a score of millennia. No one exactly knows why it's in the little pocket universe where it is. What a great place to look into. Wait a second... what's that other vessel doing here?
Party Nights (Crawlspace 13) - Tom Loney
The scientists at the Steinhold-Brensji Radio and Atmospheric Laboratories have stumbled across an anomaly in the night sky. At certain times, an asteroid the size of New Jersey is in orbit between the Earth and the moon. One can say that the celestial body, called "the Blind Spot," only appears when the stars are right. But when it is there, what we'd call paranormal occurrences occur, and supernatural entities can take a hold of our world.
Stay Alive! Gaslight (T&T) - Jerry Teleha
It is the late 19th century and the world is filled with monsters. You have been invited to join a group that secretly fights the things that go bump in the night. Will you survive your first mission? Stay Alive! is a Tunnels & Trolls horror variant appropriate for all ages.
The Liberation of Katun (Qualidar) - Robin Lea
Your investigation of a grotesque organ trading scheme has led you to a slave colony on another world. Find out who's running the show and shut it down.
Toxic Island (Glow) - Tom Loney
The Skeeters from the Great Swamplands are getting more organized and fighting like real warriors. Something in the ruins of Tol-Do island is behind this. Somebody has to go check things out.