August 29, 2016

Finding Me at FanExpo Canada 2016


Hey if Labor Day (or, given the context, Labour Day) is barreling our way yet again, that must mean I’ll be doing the panel thing at my hometown multitrack mega-show, FanExpo Canada. You know, me and William Shatner and Margaret Atwood, it’s how we roll. Hit the downtown Toronto convention center to find all three of us and more. I dunno about Bill and Peggy, but I’ll be at:

WORLD BUILDING IN GAMING Saturday, 1:00 PM, Room  714

GAME MASTER MASTER CLASS, Saturday, 3:30 PM, Room  713

GETTING STARTED WITH TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES, 12:15 PM, Room   703

I am not stationed at a booth at the show, so if you’d like to chat or have something signed, hit me up after any of the above events. Out of town luminaries this year include John Kovalic, Nicole Lindroos, Emily Care Boss, Epidiah Ravachol, Eddy Webb, and C.A. Suleiman, joining your usual area gaming pals, some more Greenwoodian than others.

August 26, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: The Complaining Hut

In the latest episode of our triple Gold ENnie winning podcast, Ken and I talk running con games, writing routines, Emily Care Boss and Agent 355.

August 19, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Gen Con 2016

In the latest episode of our triple ENnie Gold-winning podcast, Ken and I make a lot of humble statements just like that one as we talk Gen Con, Gen Con, Gen Con, and also Gen Con.

August 12, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Pull the Damn Trigger You Coward!

In the latest episode of our triple gold ENnie-winning podcast, Ken and I talk backloaded continuities, Russian intelligence hacking for Trump, blueberries and ley lines.

July 29, 2016

July 20, 2016

Finding Me at Gen Con 2016

Once again an early Gen Con barrels down upon us like a rollicking freight train of polyhedral mixed metaphors. And once again I will be available to chat with you either from my default perch at the Pelgrane Press stand, or in a fine variety of seminar formats. Either way, be sure to say hi. It’s what I’m there for.
Scheduled events are as follows:

Stealing From the Movies, Thursday 2 pm, Crowne Plaza Victoria Station C/D. Campaign ideas & awesome RPG action are as close as the multiplex. Pelgrane Press designers help you adapt, adopt, & improve the plots & characters of Hollywood, Hong Kong, & Hammer Films.

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, Friday 1 pm, Westin: Council. Join Kenneth Hite and me for a live edition of our ENnie-nominated podcast. Sold out, but check for no-shows.

Dramatic Interaction Master Class, Friday 3 pm, Crowne Plaza Conrail: Robin D. Laws & guests teach structures & techniques to turn emotional confrontations between PCs from frustrating roadblocks into rich moments of human drama. Also starring Emily Care Boss and Rachel A. Kahn.

Swords, Spies and Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel, Saturday 2pm, Crowne Plaza Grand Central Ballroom B. Join Simon Rogers, Cat Tobin & others from the Pelgrane team for a behind-the-scenes look at what the award-winning UK publisher's been up to this year, & what they've planned for the coming year.

Investigative Roleplaying Masterclass, Saturday 4 pm. Westin Capitol II. Mystery scenario masters Kenneth Hite, Robin D. Laws, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Ruth Tillman and Chris Spivey train their magnifying glasses on clue-gathering adventures to reveal the unlikely suspects behind your tabletop woes.

UPDATE: Location for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff has been corrected.

July 15, 2016

July 11, 2016

Feng Shui 2, KARTAS and More at the ENnies Voting Booth

The electronic voting booth for the 2016 is now open for business. If you were planning to support Feng Shui 2, gather your chi for its nominations in five categories: Best Game, Best Setting, Best Rules, Best Aid/Accessory, and Product of the Year.

The sagacious voter will also note a Best Podcast nomination for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, and Page XX for Best Webzine.

Or if your tastes run toward the literary and vampiric, you might spot a nomination or five for my boon compadres at Pelgrane Press and their Dracula Dossier.

July 08, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Stab Them in the Peninsula

In the latest episode of our ENnie-nominated podcast, Ken and I talk scenario climaxes, Edward Barton, AI screenwriting, and Nixon unpardoned.

July 01, 2016

June 17, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: All Its Guns In Norman Rockwell

In the latest episode of our clock-melting podcast, Ken and I talk investigative scenario hard parts, Italian horror cinema, surrealist Communism, and past life regression.