Today, on day 27 of RPGaDay, we answer: Describe the most unusual circumstance or location in which you have gamed. RPGaDay is hosted by BrigadeCon this year.
The strangest location I’ve ever played a game was on a stage in front of an audience. When did this happen? In April 2016 during Capital Gaming Expo.
I was contact by the organizers of the event to be co-GM to a celebrity. One of my friends, Jason Pitre, was an organizer of the convention and suggested me as a good candidate. The celebrity GM was the legendary Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms. He was going to run an adventure for lucky group of donors through Skype. The need an assistant who knew the rules of the game system, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition, and would be able to take over as GM if there was technical difficulties.
I found it fascinating experience. I had met and spoken to Ed before either randomly or through interviews for the Tome Show Book Club. I never actually played with him before. Also, I was on the stage with others which was interesting experience to have.
We got a small crowd in the audience. I answered rules questions from players. We even had one player who never played a rpg before and was a fan of Ed Greenwood’s books. Most players had never played AD&D 2nd and I gave them a quick overview. The game didn’t require a detailed lesson of the game. Ed likes to run his game light and this event was just 2 hour long.
Luckily, there were no technical difficulties with the Skype connection. Ed managed to run a wonderful game and kept the action flowing. It was fascinating seeing him work. Due to the short time slot, the adventure had to be linear and one of the players was great of jumping and leading the party on this adventure.
What wonderful and unusual times have you gamed before?