Anyone go to Intercon this year?

Iralith

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Hey folks--

I'm wondering, for reasons idle and chatty, if anyone here attended Intercon this past weekend.

(It's a quite good LARPing con, running annually in the Boston/Providence area; it focuses on playing games rather than workshops and panels, though it's got some of the latter. Gets a bit of attendance from further afield than New England, including a very small international contingent--hence my curiosity.)
 
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Iralith

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Oh, my question was even idler and chattier than you think! I was there myself; I was just curious if folks here had gone, what they'd played and what they thought of what they'd played, etc.

I think Intercon's a neat thing, and I've really enjoyed its diversity in types of content--which has, I think, been growing in the few years I've been attending. It hardly needs shilling from me, but I thought it might be fun to talk about here. (Though, as it's presently just you and me . . .)
 

BrianDR

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Oh, my question was even idler and chattier than you think! I was there myself; I was just curious if folks here had gone, what they'd played and what they thought of what they'd played, etc.

I think Intercon's a neat thing, and I've really enjoyed its diversity in types of content--which has, I think, been growing in the few years I've been attending. It hardly needs shilling from me, but I thought it might be fun to talk about here. (Though, as it's presently just you and me . . .)
I went!

I agree the content diversity has been ramping up. You've now got a pretty good spread of traditional theatre- and convention- style games, nordic and american freeform games, and an increasing number of live combat games. It's also just an all around cool place to meet other larpers.
 

Jadasc

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Oh, my question was even idler and chattier than you think! I was there myself; I was just curious if folks here had gone, what they'd played and what they thought of what they'd played, etc. I think Intercon's a neat thing, and I've really enjoyed its diversity in types of content--which has, I think, been growing in the few years I've been attending. It hardly needs shilling from me, but I thought it might be fun to talk about here. (Though, as it's presently just you and me . . .)
Well, for my part, I was one of the GMs for "Desperadoes Under The Eaves," a LARP based on the songs of Warren Zevon (on its third run), and I played in "Ascent to Hisseldale" (Gibson-style cyberpunk), "Thicker Than Water" (a 1920s mobsters game with vampires), and "Vue to a Kill: The Revue" (amnesia musical with stuff).
 

Iralith

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"Thicker Than Water"'s my friend's game, in part--hope you liked it. Your own "Desperadoes Under the Eaves," meanwhile, is the one that makes me sad my wife doesn't do one-shots: she's a fan of Warren Zevon.

I had a super-low-content Intercon this year, largely because of a busted foot. I played:
  • A talking-headsy, Childhood's Endy first contact game called "Tales of the Cradle"
  • White Death, a Nordic game that I highly recommend
  • Uh, Iron GM (the Cthulhu one) and that's it?
  • Oh, I also NPCed/floor-GMed "House of Becoming," a game I really liked as a PC a couple of year ago. Oddly satisfying to be a functionary in it, in fact: that's a game about initiations and revelations, and watching those unfold was pretty neat. After playing it myself, I found it very depressing in a good way, if that makes sense--but I was chatting with Brandon Brylawski right after this run, and he'd had a similar experience to mine and found it uplifting instead.
What I didn't get to do, that I'd planned to, was play in or NPC any of the live-combat games. Those are . . . surprisingly viable, in a hotel-function-room environment.
 
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Jadasc

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"Thicker Than Water"'s my friend's game, in part--hope you liked it. Your own "Desperadoes Under the Eaves," meanwhile, is the one that makes me sad my wife doesn't do one-shots: she's a fan of Warren Zevon.
"Thicker than Water" was my favorite game of the con — it rang all my bells. And thank you; not everything's for everyone, but I'm rather proud of it.
 
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