Catching up after the one-two punch of delayed-then-released shows – here’s show notes for the Friday 5 pm show. Guests Steve Kenson and Ken Hite sit in on the Friday evening show.
- Dresden Files is on demand, but the show is short on magic savvy GMs.
- Massage kiosks are praised.
- White Wolf is experimenting with its booth and bar – more the latter than the former. This is to promote White Wolf’s Grand Masquerade event, happening in New Orleans on September 23-26. The lack of White Wolf book sales at Gen Con is… an interesting choice.
- Indie RPG Awards were announced. 2009 Indie Game of the Year: Kagematsu (which was shortlisted for the Diana Jones Award this year as well); Best Indie Supplement: Ken Hite’s The Day After Ragnarok; Best Free Product & Best Production: Lady Blackbird; Most Innovative Game: Paul Tevis’ A Penny For My Thoughts; Best Support for a Game: Fiasco.
- Steve hears about games and construction of characters more than he hears about characters themselves. ICONS and DC Adventures both make their convention debut at the show.
- Ken pimps the con debut of Targets of Opportunity, and mentions his chapter of The Dresden Files RPG, which is still on track to sell out at this year’s show.
- Cosplayers have emerged from their synthetic cocoons to prowl the exhibit hall.
- The Smallville RPG “looks delightful”.
- Rogue Games’ Shadow, Sword & Spell.
- The Savage Worlds book Space 1899: Red Sands.
- The informed are not terribly surprised by releases this year, but there are still plenty of less informed folks out there.
The crew ends the show thinking forward to the evening’s ENnie Awards ceremony, which has happened by now – click here to see the 2010 winners list.