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ConVocation 2022 05 October 2022

A return to Leeds for my favourite RPG convention.

I stayed in the same hotel as last year (exactly one floor below last year's room). Breakfast has gone downhill: it was all quite tasteless, except for the mushrooms and hash browns, and the people at the next table made the mistake of asking for a fried egg ("on request") only to give up half an hour later. Hot chocolate, of course, was nowhere to be seen, just British Standard teaorcoffee. The location's great, but there are cheaper ones still in walking distance and I may try for one of them next time.

See last year's post for pictures of Leeds, and indeed of the Leeds Library: this time I spent much more time socialising, and of course running my game, The Eyes of a Stranger from the Sacraments of Evil collection. (First time I've run an adventure I hadn't written myself, but it seemed to go pretty well – though the historical research is A Bit Lacking.) I used Cthulhu Eternal, and everyone enjoyed the streamlined system; next year, with any luck, I'll also have the option of Black Hack second edition, or even Cthulhu Awakens.

Tags: rpgs

See also:
YSDC Games Day 10 (ConVocation 2021)

  1. Posted by Owen Smith at 12:50am on 06 October 2022

    My observation is that all customer service is crap post covid, whether trying to get a fried egg or anything else. So many experienced staff left the relevant industry and have been replaced by a lower number of inexperienced staff. We are going to have to put up with this for years to come, especially in the UK where Brexit makes it harder to get replacement staff.

  2. Posted by DrBob at 03:50pm on 09 October 2022

    I don't think I've ever heard of ConVocation. Do they have a website? All I can find is a Travelling Man facebook page and I don't do FB.

  3. Posted by RogerBW at 09:04am on 11 October 2022

    Sorry, it's what used to be YSDC Games Day, the one-day RPG convention run annually by - which you have to join even to read, but it's a good place.

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