New Mexicon 2019
Second con of the year in the books! New Mexicon is one of my favorite cons of the year. I usually fly into Phoenix to catch up with my good best friend, we drive out to ABQ. I got in six game sessions over 4 days. Here’s my run down.
We’ve got an ongoing game of The One Ring we resumed Thurs evening and Friday, playing through Ruins of the North. My friend Paul GMs this for Ralph and myself. We’re playing the dynamic duo, Batman and Batman. A Ranger of the North and a High ELf. I’m The Elf Batman. We’re doing some diplomacy work for Beorn with the Hillmen. That was going well until it wasn’t, now we’re off to rescue their kidnapped kids because they’re too scared to. Guest stars so far have been Paul’s local guy Rob, Nick of New Mexicon fame and my good friend Jeremiah.
Friday I got to spend time talking with friends I don’t always get to just sit and chat with. We covered con life, corporate take over of Mars, great TV shows, bad AI and dropping space rocks on Earth and I mighta had a Manhattan or two!
Saturday I played a suave spy in the new Top Secret game. I enjoyed playing this new iteration. I hope to run some Impossible Missions with it in the future. It has some neat die tricks in it’s mechanics and I’m curious about the rest of the game. Blue Planet is gearing up for a reboot and I got to play a new version which was fun. It’s uses Stat + Skill + situation dice pool. You know you got something nice when I can hitch a ride underwater from the Dolphin player who breaches the surface to launch my character at a boat of kidnappers and I get to bean one with a chunk of coral without special rules or slowing the table flow.
Sunday I ran Wrath and Glory. The players discover the corruption of the Inquistor they work for via a NPC traitor. W&G has a nice trad/indie vibe going - though those Called Shot rules are a hot mess! I like this game and will run more of it. It uses a D6 dice pool looking for successes along with some dice trick resources. The PC group had a Tactical and scout Space Marines, a Tech Priest, Eldar Ranger and a rogue Psyker.
+6 more hours of The One Ring where we smoked a Witch King servant and got to Winter with my homie Elrond the half Elven and I am presented with the Spear of the last Alliance!
Thanks to all the folks that made New Mexicon 2019 go!