so, i've been down at NEW YORK COMIC CON the last few days. we went down on wednesday to set up our booth (we're in booth #2180 if you're interested), then thursday for the professional day and then today for day #1.
let's see - so far i've grabbed some decals, a few pins, the GRENDEL OMNIBUS, the new colorized SCOTT PILGRIM book, and a GAME OF THRONES poster. i also chatted briefly with some of the guys at the BURNING WHEEL booth and they gave me a FREEMARKET patch. sweet. oh, and i walked over to the COMPLETE STRATEGIST today before heading down to the javits center and grabbed REALMS OF CRAWLING CHAOS, the LAMENTATIONS OF THE FLAME PRINCESS box, and a copy of LACUNA for one of my friends - apparently they REALLY like that game.
anyway...i designed this dungeon skirmish game to play at cons and stuff. it's quick, easy, and pretty highly fatal for the PC's. i made it so that we'd have something fast and fun to run at cons. making adventures and running them for strangers can get to be a grind at some of these jammies - particularly when you have to do them 4 or 5 times for 4-6 hours a clip. so, i came up with this as an alternative. we're playtesting it at our booth all weekend. i ran a few playtests in august at RETCON and so far the reaction has been pretty positive.
the game requires you to have some minis, dice and some terrain or a battlemap. i figure most gamers have these things already. i don't want to make people buy some super-expensive board or figures just to play - use what you already have! like i said, i made it for cons...and also for people to have something fun to play if their game group can't all get together on a given day. it's a straight dungeon crawl - i'm playing around with other genres also, but first things first.
anyway - here it is. download it, play it, and let me know if it's good, if it sucks or if it's somewhere in between. i'm calling it FEAR NO DARKNESS: DUNGEON STRIKE.
i like free games.