Thursday, October 29, 2015


So a year or two ago I was in the game room at Comicpalooza about to play a game of Shadowrun which I had always wanted to try. 

One of the guys in the game introduced to me as  "One of the main guys running OWLCON" in which I said COOL! He was sitting at the table next to us and told the guy running the Shadowrun game he was not playing. He was just siting there. Didn't look mad or in a bad mood.  

Knowing that the OWLCON was kinda known (or it was supposed to be) for it's old school friendliness I decided to share with "Mr. One of the Main Guys Running OWLCON" my current version of Back to the Dungeon RPG.  

I politely said to him "Hey I got this Old School game I would like you to look at called Back to the Dungeon which is a mixture of old simplicity and new school options and..." 

The guy rudely said "No I don't want to look at that. Get that book away from me. Not interested !" Like I was a smelly unbathed sore covered flatulent peasant weirdo.

Thanks guy!  

Like I was some lesser dork to be dismissed. 

I was kinda taken back, embarrassed, went back to my table.

I then was thinking WTF? This guy is supposed to be running a con and representing it? 

Couldn't pick him out in a crowd, don't remember what he looked like but what an impression a supposed representative of OWLCON left on me.

SO how would you feel if this happened to you?     


  1. I'd be so pissed off I'd blog about it. :)

    Sounds like he's a big shot in a small toilet so I wouldn't let it bother me.

  2. Pity the fool, cause BttD! is delightful. Bring on the Black Stairs !

    Geordie Racer

  3. Maybe the guy's girlfriend just dumped him, or his kid got kicked out of school or something. If you've been carrying this around for a year or two you haven't done yourself any favors. Let it go and move on.