- Standing at the Chessex booth and having a kid step in front of me as I'm looking. I move down. He did it again, only this time he's standing on my foot and not moving. After asking him to move twice, I moved him. Not really a huge deal, but I was already in a bad mood.
- Then a girl with some sort of weird wings kept turning and poking me with the end of her wings. Those little fuckers were sharp. Most of this I wouldn't bother thinking about it, but...
- Coughing on me. This pisses me off even in my best moods. Someone is looking at you or near enough that when they cough they spray you. Grrr. Cover your fucking mouth man.
- And the last thing, and this was something I was trying to avoid, staying late. We were trying to get into a 4 o'clock game for D&D Next. All filled up. The only slot open was at 8pm, so that means we would get out at12am and would get home until 4am. We left for the con at 5am. I had a bad feeling that my companions would be the ones sleeping while I drove home. Pretty much happened and I didn't get home until 5am.
I did get to play in a D&D Next session. I'll write a separate post about it. This post is apparently about me being pissy and the shit I bought. A lot of cool shit. With a flourish of my hand, I present to you my Origins '14 loot.
I spent a good amount of time in the author area. I picked up this Halfling cookbook for Ivy. hey had a Dwarven one also. They explained they were actually recipes from medieval times. The Halfling book was English recipes and the Dwarven book was German recipes. Thought it would be fun for her. Then, of course, I got her a cool little Wonder Woman drawing. I was surprised they didn't have more WW stuff. Then for me, I got a d30, I needed to get a new one because with +Richard LeBlanc putting out all that golden d30 tables I nearly wore out my other one. And a new set of dice. Smoke. Just because they were dice and I wanted a set.
Another thing I got Ivy (and myself) is the Martial Bliss game. It's looks like a very cool game. It's got two types of decks. One is the Task deck. The married folk draw five or some number of cards. The other person is not supposed to see them. Each card has a task to complete, usually some mushy task that sucks up to the other person, and all tasks are assigned a point value. At the end of the week you tally up the points of completed tasks. Whoever has the most gets to draw from the Reward deck. And that could be something movie night and you get to chose the movie. Some of you may be disappointed because its not a sex deck, but I got card stock and a sharpie. I can make my own 'task' cards.
The other two books I bought were just to get some new fiction into my head. Greg Wilson was cool to talk to. He's a gamer and runs a game on d20. He was sucking up to me pretty good because he saw my Steeler hat and made football talk. Yeah, I'm easy. But he was interesting to talk to, even had his doctorate dissertation for sale. I should have bought that to.
+Pelgrane Press Ltd was the big winner this year during my shopping spree. These are two games I've been wondering about for a while. I got a decent deal on them. I bought four books and got one of them free. And the lady told me why the Hillfolk book was a weird size. But I can't say.
Here are the other two book I bought. And while I've been wanting to get The 13th Age and Hillfolk for a while, Esoterrorists and Trail of Cthulhu interest me more. Both use the GUMSHOE system. I was introduced to the system when +trey causey was running his Weird Adventures wold. I liked how it worked. This is a 2nd edition of that and just reading over the rules has my mind going a 100mph thinking of adventure ideas. I might try an adventure or two with them.
I hit the Harn booth. Got the map they gave away on Free RPGDay. That map is fricking gorgeous. It really is a piece of art. Then I got two adventures...both featuring trolls...hehe...Harn folks will get that one. I got them for a very good price. +Rob Conley had a very interesting conversation with Grant Dalgliesh. Then went over to Game Science Dice and picked up some old time Hex Sheets.
Tomorrow I'll post my thoughts on the D&D Next session.