Free Spacer @ Fear the Con 4
Posted on Mar 22, 2011 | 1 comment
We got in late Sunday night after our great weekend at Fear the Con 4. The con was good fun and we met a lot great people. I think Fear the Con is definitely original. Because it is a small convention, everything is more personal. We managed to participate in a few different unique Convention activities: We saw the Mississippi and Saint Louis from the Gateway Arch with Pat, Mikey Mason’s live musical comedy show, and a live recording of Fear the Boot. There was a lot we didn’t get a chance to see, like the Meramec Caves or the Saint Louis Zoo. Perhaps we’ll get to see them next year. We would like to thank everyone at Fear the Boot for all their work and effort they put into putting on this great weekend.
FtC4 had many firsts for us. I ran my first public play test sessions, which incidentally were my first Con games. This was also our first road trip into this part of the US; being, up until recently, west coasters, we have had little chance to visit the East Coast.
I am happy to report that the Playtest sessions went off without a hitch. Free Spacer and the scenario I ran were well received. I thank those players that came out and tried it. I was extremely nervous, but both sessions went smoother than I hoped. The Players quickly understood the game mechanics and some even figured out the fastest way to gather and sort the dice without me suggesting it. Now that I’m confident that the base mechanics are fun and accessible, even to those who never saw the game before, I’m ready to move onto to polishing Advanced systems and the rest of the book.
It was great meeting all the people at the Con and I love to continue to get know all those Booters out there. I like to send special appreciation to those that played my sessions of Free Spacer and would love to get feedback comments from you all. We will be active in Fear the Boot Forums. You can find us there under our forum handles: LisaSapinsky and Christoph.