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Summer Stabcon 2022 13 July 2022

Well, the convention restarted a while ago, but this time I actually felt reasonably happy about going.

The roads seemed quite full; I rarely got up to the speed limit except on the last leg of the way back, and ended up taking some diversions to avoid very heavy traffic.

Apart from chatting with people I haven't seen for several years, there was also gaming, starting with Stone the Crows, a very simple RPG of larcenous gangster birds pinching the Crown Jewels. (The Raven Mafia were also involved. "You come to me, on my daughter's hatching day…")

Then some Lemminge, and to bed. (The new venue isn't co-located with a hotel, and the nearest one is ten minutes' walk away; not ideal, but at least I can leave my car at the venue rather than driving back and forth. And it's not so central that there are lots of people about during the walk.)

In the morning, more role-playing, this time a Cortex System version of Blake's 7. As Tarrant, I felt this shower clearly needed some proper discipline… Interesting system which I should explore more.

Then on to Flash Point, with two comprehensive losses, but really enjoyable ones.

The new Sentinels of the Multiverse, with some very poor card draws playing Captain Cosmic, Bunker and Ra against Baron Blade; a rematch (and I switched from the Cap to Wraith) worked rather better.

A quick round of Zombie Dice to break the mood. (In the penultimate turn, I went from 3-7 down to 13-7 ahead; then my opponent got to 14…)

Some slightly more heavyweight racing with Rallyman: GT, one of the few times I've got the physical game to the table in public.

And more Lemminge for a sillier race.

Went to bed disgustingly early, because I had a long drive to look forward to on Sunday. But first, more Flash Point!

It was great to see people again, and some excellent gaming too.

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  1. Posted by John P at 12:04am on 14 July 2022

    It was good to see you too, and thanks for the games!

    I don't know what it is about that red dice in Flash Point. It just kept on turning up those 2's on Saturday so the fires were coming back quicker than we could extinguish them.

  2. Posted by Owen Smith at 02:14pm on 14 July 2022

    You felt comfortable going just as the BA.4/BA.5 wave is peaking? I wouldn't.

  3. Posted by RogerBW at 12:27pm on 15 July 2022

    John – reminds me, I must try the salt trick and see how it comes out…

    Owen – yes, for a small convention run by sensible people rather than a big commercial event that tries to cram as many as possible into a small space.

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