So yeah, Essen. A show where I work hard but also party fairly hard too. I don't get a chance to actually play any games there. When you work in the industry you kinda give up that luxury at conventions. I don't mind too much though as there is so much to see even if I went there as a regular punter I doubt I'd get round to sitting in on one of the many thousands of demo's that go on.
I love Essen. It's certainly the biggest show I go to in the calendar and also - along with CenCon Indy - one of the most industry party orientated (atleast for my small part of the industry in anycase...:p).
Apart from that, I ran my first RPG session in what must be almost 5 or 6 years this evening. I think the last RPG I ran was Brave New World by AEG when I was still living in the flat in Barnet with Delphine and Harry! Anyway, to ease myself back in I decided to run some good old fashioned Dungeons & Dragons and take the party through one of Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics. I think the evening went pretty well, and I certainly enjoyed myself and started feeling more in the swing of things again, even if the first actual encounter was possibly a bit too hard for a 1st Level party and could very easily have wiped the group out if not careful!
Still, session one out of the way. Roll on next Tuesday for further delvings down the cave mouth...:p