Emerald City Comicon: Attack of the Story Games!

Going to Emerald City Comicon? Want to play some story games? Well, once again, we’ve got you covered. Our team of crack facilitators is setting up shop in WSCC 208 to bring the fun. Straight from the schedule:

Story Games

Come play story games! Build a world or epic drama together… and then watch it burn. Try games like Fiasco, Microscope, Downfall and Fall of Magic. Never played a story game before? No problem! We have skilled facilitators on-hand to show you how. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

WSCC 208 is the second floor of the main convention center, right off from the central escalators. We’ll have sign-up sheets for the games for each slot. Start times are:

Thursday 3 pm, 7 pm
Friday 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm
Saturday 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm
Sunday 10 am, 1 pm

That’s when games *start*, so if you want to play you should come earlier and reserve a spot. Look for our big green sign:


I’ll also be giving a talk to dig into what’s so great about all these GMless games anyway:

Secrets of GMless Role-Playing Games

Role-playing games without a GM? How is this possible?!? Good game masters are awesome but you don’t need a GM to play an awesome game. Join game designer Ben Robbins and explore the world of GMless RPGs like Fiasco and Microscope. Whether you’ve never played a GMless game before or you’re already an expert, come learn what makes them tick and expand your gaming horizons.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Thursday March 2nd, WSCC 210

Yep, that’s two doors down from the gaming area. Come chat and afterwards take a short stroll and sign up for some games!

Since my talk is on Thursday, I have no idea if anyone will even be at the con yet, let alone the gaming area, so it might be a very quiet room. If so, that just means the people that show up get to have an intimate fireside chat. Which actually sounds kind of great.

    Ben Robbins | February 18th, 2017 | , , | leave a comment