"Want to game?"

Sep 26, 2010

What I believe?

There is a euphoria I experienced the first time I went to a con.  It was KublaCon 2003, I believe their first or second year at the Hyatt.  I walked down those lobby steps and felt a flood excitement wash over me.  This was the place I belonged.  This was a place where people loved the same things I do.  This was a place where I had endless possibilities of adventure and exploration.   And from then I have loved cons.  I can go to a con, not get in a single game and still love the event because I am immersed in an environment that responds to gaming like the real world does to having coffee.   It’s natural, it’s normal. It’s what we do.

“Want to game?”  A simple question but one with little meaning outside the convention.  Asked to my co-workers, my customers, even most of my family, this question would be responded to with blank looks and confusion.   Asked to those in my gaming community the response is far more optimistic but still filled with doubts about what game we’ll play, when we’ll find time to do it, who else will be in the game, where will it take place.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my gaming community but like me they exist in the real world where all of these questions are real constraints.

A con is a magical place at a magical time.  Those constraints don’t matter.  Your purpose at a con, to play great games, is unfiltered by reality.

Big Bad Con is a reaction to that euphoria.  I will give you a gaming environment filled with possibilities.  Filled with opportunities for adventure and exploration.  Filled with gamers who feel the same way, who are all ready to answer the cry, “Want to game?”

Illustrations by Eden Parkinson
Website by Colin Fahrion

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