Monthly Archives: August 2010

  • Dresden Files RPG Pre-Gens for GenCon 2010

    I’m leaving for GenCon in… 7 hours and I have not slept yet, so this is just a quick teaser look at the Pre-Generated Characters I’ve made for my Dresden Files RPG game Friday night at GenCon.

    The game is called “Supernatural Suspects” and its basically the Usual Suspects meets Leverage meets Ocean’s Eleven.

    I’m going to open the session up with the characters in lineup at jail like in the Usual Suspects.  Running with that theme I decided to make the character sheets look like a Police File or Dossier.

    Here are all 7 of the Pre-Gens files and my GM file.
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    A close up of the label.
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    Character information is on the first page.
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    City Information on the second page, including a map of the Las Vegas “Strip”.
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    Behind the map of “The Strip” is a Google Map of Vegas with some locations marked on it.
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    And the last page are the reference sheets out of the back of the DFRPG books.
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    Here is the Story Sheet you see on the first page.
    Here is the Character Sheet for the same character.

    *Note: We will be doing the “Your First Story” sections of character generation as part of the game session, which is why they are left blank.

    I’ll post more about the game next week when I get back from GenCon.

  • GenCon: Pack List

    Since everyone else is doing it, I figured I’d share my GenCon packing list. This is pretty much a direct cut and paste from Remember the Milk, with some comments added.

    Oh a quick note, since I live about 4 hours from Indy I get to drive.  This allows me to pack and bring things that others would likely have to go without.

    • 5 hour energy – I have late night games on Wed, Thurs and Friday.  I may need an energy boost.
    • Bags – My D&D backpack for “daily supplies”, another bag if the backpack ends up being too small for somethings, and an empty garage bag for dirty clothes.
    • Clothes – Several changes of clothes, more than I will likely need.
    • cough drop (ricola) – Pretty sure I stole this from Ryan Macklin, but I can’t find the link right now.
    • Deodorant / Cologne – Don’t add to the gamer funk if you can avoid it.
    • DFRPG: Cheatsheets
    • DFRPG: Main plot
    • DFRPG: Opening Scene
    • DFRPG: Pre-Gens – All of these for my Dresden Files RPG game I’m running Friday night.
    • Dice: DnD, d6s, FATE – Have dice will game!
    • Drink (Mixes and Alcohol); Orange Crush, Coke – Putting the “drunk” in Drunken D&D.
    • Fate Point tokens – For my DRFPG game.
    • Food?
    • Granolla bars – Good for a fast snack.  I’ll munch on these throughout the day.  (Food was more of an issue at DDXP where I played in every slot, every day.)
    • Gum / Candy
    • Index Cards
    • iPad + Charger
    • iPod + Charger (alarm) –
    • Jerky – Good snack.
    • Laptop + cord + spare battery
    • Lip Balm (Burt’s bees) – Hotels are dry.
    • Mt Dew
    • Other small games – Fluxx, Zombie Dice, Cthulu Dice, and other small games to carry around
    • Pencils – I bought a box of 40 mechanical pencils for DDXP 2009, I still have 20+ of them.
    • Phone + Charger
    • Pills: Claritin-D / Ibuprofin / Stomach / etc
    • Pudding
    • Razor / Shaving Cream
    • Sandwich stuff?
    • Shampoo / Gel / Product
    • Toothbrush / paste / mouthwash
    • Trail mix
    • True Dungeon token
    • Water Bottles – I’ll take a case of water bottles with me.
    • Water flavor packets
    • Yogurt