I’m flying to Indianapolis for GenCon. I’ve attended once before and I feel like I wasted some opportunities on that trip. The last time I attended I was writing (very little) on another blog, and playing 4e almost exclusively. I attended with some GenCon veterans that signed our group up for all of our events throughout the weekend. I ended up playing in about 14 different D&D 4e games, and didn’t manage to do much else.
Needless to say, I burned out a bit on 4e and started branching out my interests in RPGs. Our playing group switched to Paizo’s Pathfinder, which we are currently playing. I told myself that if I ever go back to GenCon again, I’d make it a point to use it for the opportunity it really is – a chance to experiment and see the wide variety of games the industry has to offer.
So, I have tickets for only a few events. I’ll buy some generics and see what all there is to see. I may be going a bit too unstructured this year, but I’m looking forward to the freedom of bouncing from event to event without having my calendar for the whole weekend dictated for me, rushing from one thing to another.
I also hope I get some more inspiration for Lost Worlds, and maybe pick up a few games to mix things up once the convention is over.