Star Wars Wednesday - Planet Comicon Wrapup

Planet Comicon was a whirlwind. It grew yet again in size and likely attendance, though the numbers haven't been announced as far as I can tell. Last year was 70,000. I spent most of my time in the game room, which was much bigger and as busy as the rest of the convention. I wasn't the only one running Star Wars RPGs. There was an impressive table set up...

Though I was not feeling at all 100%, it was a good time. My adventures were the same roundup from Star Wars Celebration - The Delinquent Hutt (EotE), Rescue from Glare Peak, part 1 (AoR), Paths of Destiny (FaD), plus Nexus Awakens (using all three RPGs). I've run all of these at cons before, giving me the advantage that they're ready to go, at least for me to run. I've had interest from players wanting me to make these available, which was usually my intention. They aren't ready to post, but I still plan to do so (except Glare Peak, that's not available). Plus I need some new adventures for some of my regularly attended cons coming up later this year. I had full tables most of the time, even though it occasionally took time to fill up. I had a lot of new players again, which is always fun. I even had one playing RPGs for the first time.

 You know, I think I've seen this somewhere before...good grief, I'm recognizing diorama sets now...though the Wampa arm is new.

You know, I think I've seen this somewhere before...good grief, I'm recognizing diorama sets now...though the Wampa arm is new.

The website scifi4me.com did some reporting and a live stream from the con. One of their reporters dropped by my table to watch in the middle of The Delinquent Hutt and recounted some of it in a post on their site (it appears dropping in and out of the game led to some story inaccuracies). 

 Right. It was Star wars Celebration Anaheim. 

Right. It was Star wars Celebration Anaheim. 

The room was busy, especially Saturday. There were RPGs running the entire time, many hosted by the RPGKC. The Gamer's Haven/KantCon board game library was on hand, with half the room available to play checked out games (and it was needed on Saturday). Saturday was a madhouse in general. Long lines to get into the building (a running theme at major cons now days). Huge lines for food inside the main hall. The hall expanded with wider aisles and more space, but it was still congested. I saw John Jackson Miller, Timothy Zahn, and Joe Corroney. The 501st area was expanded with the rest of the cosplay and dioramas. 

A group based in the KC area called The Staggering Dragon brought along their gaming table, complete with horizontal TV surface, sound effects, and video. They ran a couple of Star Wars RPG adventures and some D&D. They previously went to GNcon. It was a fun setup to see in action, and certainly a center of attention. They may make future appearances at KC area cons (and who knows where else). 

 The Edge of the Empire Beginner Game cantina map, supersized on screen.

The Edge of the Empire Beginner Game cantina map, supersized on screen.

Moving on, Fantasy Flight Games released a new preview today of Age of Rebellion Fully Operational, the Engineer sourcebook which I worked on. It looks like Ghosts of Dathomir is still on the boat

This morning, Omaze announced their latest Star Wars contest benefiting Force for Change and featuring Mark Hamill. They're really trying to get the word out, and out of the blue, a rep contacted me and asked if I'd aid that effort. I was one of the original Founding Members for Force for Change so I'm happy to do so. If you haven't seen Hamill's bit, it's really funny and they do a variety of different scenes: