I ran two Spaceship Zero adventures at the convention last weekend, and I played in a Star Wars game.
On the Friday night was the Drexoll 24 hour game-a-thon, and I played some Fearsome Floors, and a pretty cool game called…Laval or something. I forget. I played it with Sheri and Stephane and another mystery guy. It was kind of a typical German strategy game. I came in second.
The SSZ games were interesting. First I ran “Bring Me the Head of Dr Quisling” which I will tell you about now, unless you’re a SSZ player who hasn’t played the adventure yet – stop reading. But you’re probably not, so I’ll tell you that it involves Hitler’s brain inside a robot body, living in a ruined castle and creating a new nazi army and subjugating hydronauts. The other scenario is called “Web of the Space Bee” and it’s about a group of space pirates in the asteroid field who have contracted a degenerative disease that ruins their body and makes them paranoid. A winning combination! The session of the latter adventure went really well! The group managed to succeed at their mission (no mean feat) without any combat whatsoever (truly miraculous in SSZ). I ran a playtest at home with Marlo and Mike Jackson and Nathan and Taylor and it was kind of a disaster, so it was good to see that it wasn’t entirely my fault.
From the “Oh that hilarious leader of the world’s most powerful nation!” department: President George W. Bush announced the capture of a major facilitator and chief planner for the Al Qaeda network. The captured man turned out to be a mid-level Al Qaeda operative named Abu Faraj al-Libbi. He used to make the coffee and do the photocopying, said a former associate.