Sakuracon 2013 and Secrets of Neo-Pegana!
*cough* *cough* Sorry, it’s a little dusty and cobwebby, isn’t it? I’ve been cleaning things off with the ol’ maid-manga feather-duster because I’m going to be at Sakuracon this weekend, May 29-31!
If you’re in Seattle, please stop by! I’ll be at booth SP19 in the small press section, with H.P. Lovecraft comics, Dreamlands posters, mugs, King of RPGs necklaces, my corporeal body, and all my other stuff. And I’ve got something new for the convention: a new 24-page King of RPGs mini!
King of RPGs: Secrets of Neo-Pegana is a sketchbook & data book of information on Neo-Pegana, the Mages & Monsters campaign setting ran by Theodore Dudek in King of RPGs vols. 1 and 2! (You don’t he was just making it up as he went along, did you?) Full of info & sketches, this book is the ultimate guide to the world of Gharazak, Moggrathka, and the gods Ya, Ha and Snyrg: a world of dragons, swamp elves, skull elves, Nergalians, Houyhnhnms, and many strange races and deadly monsters. Plus info on the never-released King of RPGs video game that Victor and I worked on in 2011! Basically, this is a behind-the-scenes look at the world-within-the-world of King of RPGs.
Of course, that’s not all I’m doing at Sakuracon. I’m also going to be running the latest version of MANGAKA: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics! I’ll be running two games of Mangaka, each in Room 604 (the Tabletop Gaming Room), on Saturday and Sunday:
MANGAKA: THE FAST & FURIOUS GAME OF DRAWING COMICS
Draw the world’s greatest comics… or die trying!!
In a faraway land (Japan), powerful, godlike figures (manga artists) vie for supremacy. You are a mangaka, a passionately creative artist struggling in the Japanese comic industry. Will you become a bestselling superstar, or will you live a life of backbreaking toil and fall prey to Alcoholism, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Social Anxiety and Poor Hygiene? Part Fluxx, part Pictionary & Telestrations, MANGAKA is a fast-paced card game for artists and storytellers where every round involves drawing cards and drawing comics. Fulfill your Obsessions, follow Trends, avoid Impairments, and compete with your fellow players to tell the greatest comic stories imaginable, even if you can’t even draw a stick figure!
* SATURDAY, 1:00 PM
* SUNDAY, 1:00 PM
The games will be approximately 2 hours in length, and there’s space for 6 players, so first come, first served! This is the newest version of MANGAKA, completely different from the one I ran at last year’s Sakuracon. I hope you’ll come check it out and try out its mix of roleplaying and comics! (It’s kind of like the flipside of King of RPGs, if you think about it.) See you there!