In a few hours I will be heading out to Indianapolis on a long and debatably scenic drive. Before I begin to inundate my Twitter and possibly my Youtube and Flickr with as up to the minute as possible updates I thought I would recommend two blogs to you and also introduce my Gen Con group.
There are many, many excellent sites out there in the blogosphere and my link list contains a sampling of them. So check them out. If you are reading this and I haven't stopped by your blog let me know!
Please check out my Arch Nemesis Captain Osmotic Ricardo. He wrote an excellent piece reflecting on character death in games and it contains this brilliant line, "After much suffering (and 16 failed dice rolls)"... Although the Captain and I are arch enemies we find ourselves often matching wits in games, comic book stores, and in the realms of the Xbox Live Game Room. (I will defeat your Millipede score!). In all honesty despite his arching ways and his work for the Guild of Calamitous Intent, Captain Osmotic is incredibly knowledgeable about a lot of games and a lot of tech. He's a real peach.
Now let's talk about the folks attending Gen Con with me.
Check out the blog of Absolute Anne the lovely lady, er, Princess who will be driving us to Gen Con. Her blog is ablaze with sass and such. She also has a great piece up with advice about attending Conventions. Anne is a real doll. She is part of my DnD turned Pathfinder game and is the Junior Goddess of all things anime. You should see her manga collection. I've tried to break in several times to steal it and to do her dishes! (Not a euphemism, thanks). I'm looking forward to our time at Gen Con together.
If they had blogs I would recommend the blogs of my fellow gamer friends Beth and Ryan who will also be with us in Indy. They are very fun, awesome people with some mad table-top and WoW skills. Yes, that's right. All of us, including Anne, are in the same Guild on WoW.
Finally, I would also recommend my husband's blog if he had one. He is a brilliant and funny guy with years of Magic and White Wolf gaming under his belt. He's also in our WoW guild and we spend most of our times in a living paradise of gaming at home, playing metal on our guitars and enjoying our cats. It's really a dream come true.
Here's hoping we all have a great time at the Convention. If any readers are going I hope you also have a fantastic time and if you aren't going then bear with me as I gush on about it.