As we prepare for another trip to Kansas City for KantCon, we are preparing for yet another Adventure in a Con! We stopped doing the what we had intended to do; have Kevin run one Friday night and then take the rest of the convention to write a module based around what was rolled up and run. It was fun, but it was cutting into the fun we had at a convention.
But we still love the running them! These days, Allen is running the Adventures in a Con, and he’s doing a great job for us! We go around the table and have each player roll up a Time, a Tone, a Technology, and a Genre and we roll three of those. The players at the table choose which of the three scenarios they want to run and then we put something together quickly, modify character sheets as needed, and we’re off and running what is regarded as many peoples’ favorite experiences at the conventions we attend!
All of that is made possible by the Random Setting Generator built into the Æther Core Book, along with a good grasp of the elements rolled up by the players! Some quick thinking allows you to do this on the fly, but with some preparation, it’s incredible how unique and intricate of a setting or scenario you can build!