Thursday, July 21, 2016

My RuthCon Summary

My friend, Ruth, recently celebrated her birthday in the most awesome way. She has a nice, large, home, and opened it up to friends for a 2 1/2 day gaming convention! And not only were we just able to game, but we had badges to wear, programs to peruse, adorable cats to cuddle, and amazing food to consume, some provided by attendees and some expertly prepared by Ruth's very good cook of a husband, Kit.

I had such an amazing time, and since I got into bullet journaling recently, I made a nice summary spread of my time down in North Carolina at this little con. A lot of it is inside jokes.

  • Memories
    • Chris Mosley laughs with such child-like mirth when Chris Kirkman gets frustrated in games. It is an utter joy to observe this.
    • Every time Kirkman got up out of his seat and then returned, a cat was sitting in his chair. It was an interesting phenomenon, and I laughed soooo hard when that quote came out of his mouth on Saturday night.
    • "Pikachu's Butt" became a "thing" at Origins. A huge inflatable Pikachu was used as a landmark at the 2016 Origins Game Fair. Our group always congregated "behind Pikachu's Butt." When I arrived at Ruth's house, a hole in their ceiling (which was present due to a re-wiring project) had a small stuffed Pikachu dangling from it. Hence, again we would congregate around "Pikachu's Butt."
  • The question marks near Rococo: That game ended up being my least favorite game of the con, but the question marks are in reference to the 5-player note--the high player count may be why I didn't enjoy it as much. I'm curious to play it at perhaps 3 players.
  • Butt pads (seat cushions) because of gamers with bad backs (me being one of them)
I'm super proud of this crafty-ish spread as I'm not a crafty person at all, but thanks to Ruth (who got me into bullet journaling), YouTube videos, and some washi tape, this is how I documented my recap of this fun, small birthday party/convention. Something I can look back on to fondly remember this awesome little con.

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