I sat down at the local gaming store and played B/X D&D with A Paladin in Citadel and his son and Roger of Stirges Suck. Hopefully one of the players will post a session summary over at Red Box Calgary. Of course, I forgot to take a picture...
They did an excellent job in the Caves of Chaos using the tactical opportunities available from the cavern layout and killed 23 orcs with only one party fatality!
I had a great time. It was good to sit down with a couple of guys whose blogs I have been following and get some gaming in.
Of course, then I watched the hockey game. I am a very proud Canadian.
I have been pondering what I am going to run at the con this year and I decided that I am specifically going to run two separate things: 1. I am going to run two sessions of either A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity or S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth using Labyrinth Lord and the new Advanced Edition Companion. Which do you think I should run and why? EDIT: I am also still considering running Stonehell with the base Labyrinth Lord rules.
2. I am going to run two sessions of Keep on the Borderlands using 4E.
I am also a herald-level DM so I will likely get roped into running some RPGA stuff as well.
I don't do reviews. My taste is likely different than yours. My likes and dislikes are often emotionally based instead of determined by analysis and careful thought. I also don't want to deal with whatever legal hassles the U.S. government may decide to impart on me.
But I will tell you what I think about it...
I received the art-less pdf copy of the AEC for being a member of the Labyrinth Lord Society. I liked it so much I ordered the hardcover from Lulu even with the shipping costs. As mentioned in actual reviews, it does a fantastic job of recreating the way my group of friends played "advanced" Dungeons & Dragons when we moved on from B/X.