Off to Texas – Part One

Saturday afternoon, I started driving on my cross-country trek to go to North Texas RPG Con.  First stop: St. Louis!

Chris Davis of Blue Room fame was kind enough to offer me some crash space at his place, since St. Louis was a decent seven hours from Madison, Wisconsin.  Arriving late on Saturday, we went out for a late night meal and some discussion about the Tekumel game we were hosting the next day.  Over pancakes and sausage, we “did sums” and came up with about a half-dozen likely players who had let him know of their interest in playing.
The next morning, we got our stuff together and went off to the Fantasy Shop on the south side of St. Louis.  Store manager Josh was a fine host, and soon players arrived: Tom and Karin, Matt Fischer, Jeff as well as Chris and myself.  They had a grand time venturing into the depths of the Jakallan Underworld, eventually finding a small shrine to Ksarul guarded by a dozen Shedra.  It was Matt’s character that was done in by the Shedra, which was fitting since he was an adherent of the Doomed Prince himself.  The rest of the party survived just barely, and made their way back to the surface.  We ended the game, and Josh helped out by taking pictures of everyone using Matt’s camera.  (Hey, Matt!  Can we see them sometime…?)
Saying goodbye to Josh, and joined by latecomers Adam and Amy, we all went next door to the Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, and had a great meal with lots of knives flying in artistic patterns.  We ended the evening playing more Tekumel at Chris’ house, and talked into the wee hours of the morning about gaming, gaming history, and what made Old School gaming so special.
NEXT: Driving to Dallas-Fort Worth!