Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gaming Bucket List

With GenCon coming up this week, actually kicking off tomorrow, I got to thinking of my gaming bucket list.  It seems a bit daft to have a bucket list for gaming since we are talking about death and there are many more important things to list, but we are gamers after all. 

Go to more conventions.  At least one a year.  Especially GenCon.  Never been there yet.  Last year I got to check off Origins.  Some of the other smaller cons I'd like to go to are the recently concluded OSRCon and North Texas RPG Con.

A game I've always wanted to play has been The Great Pendragon Campaign.  I've had the books for decades, I think I own three of the editions and I really would like to see how the game plays.  I thought about running the game myself, but I've found very little interest.

Get a hardback book in distribution.  I'm hoping to check this one off my list this year.  I've been dabbling with smaller products and enjoy doing them, but would like to get something a bit more substantial out there. 

This one goes along with the one above.  I'd like to co-write/publish something with my Rob and Dwayne.  The two guys I've been gaming with since before microwaves and VCRs.  I wouldn't care what it was, I'd just like to get together with these guys and write something.

Most of the things I've wanted to do in gaming I've done.  But, there are a few more things I want to complete.  One of the ones I've recently got to check off my list is playing with a bigger group of gamers.  Usually our games consist of a two, maybe three players and a GM.  Right now we have six players and the GM.  The mix of characters has been a blast.  So that one is checked off the list.

Now off to work so I can get back home and work on my own gaming stuff.  I have a third manor giving me the stink eye and a starter adventures looking like a lost child. 


  1. One of the few drawbacks of living here in Italy is that it is not very fiscally feasible for me to attend conventions. I did Gen Con last year and it was a blast. I REALLY want to try and make 2014 for the 40th anniversary of D&D.

    Now that my gaming group is starting to stabilize a bit, I'm looking forward to springing more weird adventures on them. I'd also like to get more stuff out there. Delve! is a great outlet and is making me eager to do more projects. I'm at over 50 copies of issue 1 sold so I'm taking that as a success.

  2. I like the idea of a hardback book in print, no chance for me but good luck to you Tim!

  3. Here's to hitting those goals.

    PS: Bought pork femurs for the pups. Left them on your desk. Maybe that will keep Bug quiet while you game tonight.


  4. My latest issue of The Manor arrived today, Tim, thank you :-)

    I know what you mean about The Great Pendragon Campaign. It's crying out to be played - but that's a LONG term commitment right there. Perhaps one for when you and all your friends are retired (in The Old Gamers' Retirement Home) and have the time we all used to have as kids and teenagers to devote to epic gaming sessions!

  5. Nice list. I've got to get myself to GenCon and OSRCon one of these days myself. Good luck on the hardback project!

  6. Johnathan 50 is fantastic! And once you start putting out more material you'll see your sales continue. I've found with my zine releases I get more sales on Knowledge Illuminates.

    Lurker Thanks. I hope to get something out there that can knock out a rabbit.

    Wife Very cool. The girls will love them.

    TimGlad it made it across the ocean without getting wet. GPC may have to wait until then.

    Bard Would be great to get to another con. When I went to origins there didn't seem to be much OSR interest or presence. I'd like to go to one and get together with some of the people I read about on here.

  7. Hey Tim,

    About Pendragon,

    Log onto Google plus, find Ian from the Magician's Manse. He runs some Pendragon games and they are awesome.