It's been a week already since it happened, but Thanksgaming was AWESOME. Those who missed it really missed a fun event with awesome GMs. And really awesome prizes for charity.
I was scheduled to run NeoExodus in the morning, but my slot didn't go off. I had a few people who wanted to play, but it didn't happen. So I jumped into Liam-S's Star Opera game using Savage Worlds. Yes, the same Liam that ran the Buffy extravaganza a few weeks before. And he did not disappoint this time again! The story was a mix of Star Wars/Star Trek (with serial numbers filed off) where our team was sent to find survivors on-board a space station. I played the greedy smuggler character. Fast forward to borg/cybermen and a veritable horde of things. The highlight was no doubt the double-fist blind guy shooting wildly and hurting the party more than the bad guys. Needless to say, we survived, but failed horribly. It was such a laugh throughout that it didn't really matter. What we were doing.
In the afternoon, I was slotted to play Necessary Evil - that's the super hero setting where aliens conquer Earth and the good heroes get killed, leaving only the villains to save the world. This time, I played Skyler, a Robin-ish character who is actually a good guy seeking to save people. I made him the stereotypical borderline gay (he joined the cheer-leading squad because of the choreography), he sang Broadway tunes, and stood around in girlish poses. Yes, he got abused by the group. A lot. The rest of the table: Ron-B, Wendy, Dustin... It was just madness. We succeeded in our mission but it was... It was wrong at so many levels. Thank God there weren't any kids at the table...
I will admit that the game I was most looking forward to of the day was Derek-J's Deadland's game in the evening. I like Derek and his GMing style. Plus I got to make my own character: an Indian scout. I was looking forward to play it all week as I tweaked the character. However, lack of players led to the game not happening. I was pretty bummed after all this hype I felt.
Finally I had a choice between going home or playing Sequoyah's The Edge setting. I was not overly enthused for the setting (I wanted Deadlands), but I knew of Sequoyah's tables and knew he was a great GM. So I gave it an honest try.
Okay... That setting is REALLY messed up. It's a weird mix of post-apocalyptic horror mixed with Silent Hill and Necromunda. In short, it was great, horrific and extremely dangerous (we didn't survive it). But it was really cool to play!
So I went home on a Savage Worlds high... Though the day hadn't panned out the way I planned, it turned out for the better anyway.
Although not part of Thanksgaming, I went to Petrie's on Sunday where they were holding the City-Wide Game Event... And guess what? I got to play Deadlands! Woohoo! I was playing Clementine, a crazy Cajun lady with her alligator "Jeezus" which led to a lot of laughs. I really enjoyed playing that with the always excellent Roger-F as a GM. The table of Lenny, Neale & myself was... well we're old guys now! :D
I went home later on a high note. I played 4 Savage Worlds events in one weekend: the most I ever did. And in spite of things not going according to plan, I embraced the chaos and had me a great time.
In conclusion, Thanksgaming raised over 1,000$ for the Boulder Humane society! Good job everyone!
On to Comic Con next!