Monday, March 19, 2012

[Atomic Robo] [Kerberos] GenCon Events!

Friendly reminder: Today's the last day to register games for GenCon, so if you haven't gotten on that, get on it.

Another friendly reminder: Pre-reg begins tomorrow, I believe. No it doesn't! Brace yourselves anyway.
If you're eager to check out Atomic Robo's progress, we'll be conducting the first public playtests at GenCon in August. It looks like we ("we" being Andy Blanchard, Chris Czerniak, Morgan Ellis, and myself) will be offering six scheduled sessions between us:

  • Thursday, August 16th at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, August 17th at 2:00 pm (two sessions)
  • Saturday, August 18th at 12:00 pm
  • Saturday at 2:00 pm (two sessions)
And possibly a Sunday game as well. Odds are also good that you'll see some ARRPG games at Games on Demand, too.

You can find all of them in the schedule as Atomic Robo: Sneak Preview. Not an evocative name, maybe, but it gets the point across. The blurb's the same for all of them:
Action! Science! Robots! Playtest the new RPG adaptation of the hit indie comic book series Atomic Robo, coming soon from Evil Hat. No experience with FATE or higher-dimension mathematics required.

But that's not all!
I'm also running a FATE Kerberos game on Friday at noon called A Past from the Blast. I am unreasonably amused by that title, partially because it's almost clever, and partially because I'm not actually sure what it means yet. This is how I design convention scenarios, folks!

Anyway, the blurb sure makes it sound like it's about something:
Danger! Intrigue! Explosions! It's all in a day's work for the Strange members of the Kerberos Club, who answer the call when a series of bombings spark panic in the streets of London.
(Any similarities in format between those two blurbs are entirely coincidental.)

Lots of good gaming to be had at GenCon this year! See you there.


sandchigger said...

Event pre-reg for GenCon actually begins Sunday, May 20 at noon eastern.

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Mike Olson said...

Corrected! Big thanks to everyone on the Internet for pointing this out. (Seriously.)

Morgan said...

After our ARRPG character creation and discussion at Hyphen-Con I'm even more excited for these games, I may have to wrangle Andy into running his WW2 Atomic Robo game for me some other time when we aren't demoing it.