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Concinnity Indeed

I had a great time at Concinnity this weekend. My hosts treated me like royalty, and the attendees who showed up to my panels were clever and interesting and asked good questions. On Saturday, I sat on a panel with James Lowder and E.E. Knight. Jim and Eric made everything easy and pleasant, and afterward I grabbed dinner with Jim at the Water Street Brewery, an old favorite for us both.

I came back and played in a demo of Obsidian, a dark future roleplaying game published by the Apophis Consortium. Matt M. McElroy (of Flames Rising and Twilight Games) ran it, and we all had a fine time. I also hung out with Monica Valentinelli (freelancer for Flames Rising, Eden Studios, and others), Mike Holmes (of Universalis fame, I believe), Travis Legge (of Aegis Studios and the Contagion roleplaying game), Matt Wilson (of Primetime Adventures) and his wife Meredith, Derek Stoelting (of Eden Studios and Flames Rising), Travis Marg (the gracious and helpful convention chair), Sara (of Flames Rising), and many others.

“Concinnity,” by the way, is a perfect word for what game designers should always strive: “Harmony in the arrangement or interarrangement of parts with respect to a whole.”

P.S. Here’s a shot of me and Mr. McElroy that Monica took back at Gen Con 2004.

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  1. Matt,

    Glad to hear you had a good time! You were an awesome speaker; I felt I really benefited from your patience, your time, and your answers to the rapid-fire questions that came from all over the spectrum of game design, writing and publishing.

    I absolutely loved playing Battle Dice; can’t wait to sit down and consume Eberron: Marked for Death.

    Hope to run into you at GenCon this year, and I wish you continued success with your career.

    Regards,

    Monica

  2. Matt,

    Glad to hear you had a good time! You were an awesome speaker; I felt I really benefited from your patience, your time, and your answers to the rapid-fire questions that came from all over the spectrum of game design, writing and publishing.

    I absolutely loved playing Battle Dice; can’t wait to sit down and consume Eberron: Marked for Death.

    Hope to run into you at GenCon this year, and I wish you continued success with your career.

    Regards,

    Monica

  3. Thanks, Monica! It was great to meet you too, and I’m sure we’ll trip over each other at Gen Con Indy. See you there!

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    Thanks, Monica! It was great to meet you too, and I’m sure we’ll trip over each other at Gen Con Indy. See you there!

  5. It was an honor to meet you, and you were very accessible and cool to hang out with. I look forward to seeing you around the cons, and if there is any way you can pry yourself away from the homestead on Wednesday, April 12th (7 pm till whenever) I hope you can come to the release party at Kryptonite!

  6. It was an honor to meet you, and you were very accessible and cool to hang out with. I look forward to seeing you around the cons, and if there is any way you can pry yourself away from the homestead on Wednesday, April 12th (7 pm till whenever) I hope you can come to the release party at Kryptonite!

  7. Thanks, Travis! I enjoyed meeting you too. Best of luck with your Contagion RPG! I doubt I’ll be able to make it down to the party, but I sure appreciate the invitation.

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    Thanks, Travis! I enjoyed meeting you too. Best of luck with your Contagion RPG! I doubt I’ll be able to make it down to the party, but I sure appreciate the invitation.

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