One of my favourite online conventions is AetherCon.
I’ve been partaking in this event since I accidentally discovered the first one seven years ago. First couple of conventions I was a player in a few games throughout the weekend; never leaving the comfort of my home and getting to meet other players from around the globe.
Here is a little info about the convention from the website:
The 7th annual AetherCon Online Tabletop RPG Convention is a gathering of pen and paper roleplaying gamers that will take place in cyberspace on the weekend of November 9-11/2018.
AetherCon is a free to attend, free to partake, non-profit initiative. Throughout the weekend there will be a plethora of tabletop RPGs on offer for all to play in. All games will be run on the free, browser-based virtual table top Roll20 and/or Google Hangouts with those programs as well as Skype and Discord as audio options. These programs will, for the most part, allow GMs and players alike to simply click on a link and enter the playing area as opposed to needing to download and install the software to participate, Skype being the only exception.
For this years convention I’m planning on running a classic GDW RPG based on Xenozoic Tale by Mark Shultz. That game is Cadillacs & Dinosaurs which is inspired by the comics and has spawned a short-lived animated series of the same name.
The adventure I’m running “Everybody Smokes In Hell” has the look of the animated series but the feel of the darker Xenozoic comics. I ran this particular adventure with a group of players at Cangames a couple years ago, and I figured I’d give it another run at Aethercon this year. Though, I have to create better and more detailed battle maps for Roll20.
Someone at Aethercon told me there was some buzz about the game since it was announced; i hope that’s a good sign and get some players to experience the world of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.
Also, for this convention I was asked to run another game; Titan Effect RPG.
Titan Effect is by Knight Errant Media and is a license campaign setting for Savage Worlds. More information about this setting can be found at:
After reading through the campaign setting and getting a feel for the game, it runs like Mission: Impossible movies with mutants! That’s just putting that in a phrase, but I do look forward to running it and seeing how it plays on on Roll20 as well.
So, those games I’ll be running and I do hope to sit in a game or two over the weekend as well since it’s rare that I get to play a adventure from the other side of the GM screen.