Third Die was happy to provide 6 premium dice bags to help with the festivities at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia in September.
My contact Chris Conrad was running 5 games of Exalted (White Wolf) during the event and wanted some dice bags to offer as prizes.
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About Dragon Con 2015
EVENT: Dragon Con 2015 is the 29th annual Dragon Con Convention.
DESCRIPTION: Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days.
WHEN: September 4 – September 7, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend).
ATTENDANCE: Dragon Con 2015 is expected to draw more than 65,000 attendees.
Dragon con was an amazing con with an assortment of spectacular cosplayers and people in general.
Everyone was a buzz with the excitement. I was given the opportunity to host four sessions of storytelling. The player who immortalized their character into our minds through thoughts, words, and deeds took home a spectacular hand crafted reversible, stout, and sturdy dice bag donated by Third Die Dice bags.
I was the story teller for a game called Lady Blackbird which puts players in the roles of Lady blackbird a runaway Bride, Naomi Bishop the lady’s bodyguard, Cyrus Vance an ex imperial soldier captain of the the smuggler ship the Owl, Snargle pilot and resident shape-shifting goblin, Kale Arkham First mate dabbler of magic and mechanic.
These intrepid adventurers found themselves locked in the brig of an imperial ship Hand of Sorrow for flying a false flag. Their goal was to escape, resupply at haven, and find the coordinates to the secret pirate base owned by Uriah Flint the ladies true love. I ran four sessions and each session had a different outcome.
Session one had five players culminating in Cyrus vance the captain taking control of the situation and guiding them out of their locked cell by having Kale his first mate pick the lock. They then ventured out to grab their belongings which resulted in Naomi an ex pit fighter with a beef with imperials brutally
dispatching the card playing imperial guards. The group upon donning uniforms to disguise themselves as guards heard footsteps coming towards the barracks. Thinking quickly Naomi and snargle hid the bodies in clothing lockers, just as a captain with an entourage of four men came in for a surprise inspection. Lady Blackbird wove a web of lies that convinced the guard captain, they were secret police and the illegal gambling the guards were doing had been gruesomely punished and placed within the lockers.
After the surprise inspection leaves the party comes up with a plan. Cyrus and naomi go after acquiring fuel, while lady Blackbird and Cyrus go to disrupt communications. Kale meanwhile dismantles Short range communications on the ship by sabotaging the message tubes. Lady and Snargle convince the crew at the communication station that they’re maintenance and need to fix the communications array.
They air quotes fixed it, by forcing the lights indicate that it’s working after they took a monkey wrench to the delicate parts.
In the process of acquiring fuel Cyrus is confronted by Joe Mikhan, Cyrus ruined his life and took his right eye. A battle ensued where naomi Dispatched Joe’s six helpers in a brutal flourish of combat expertise.
Joe grits his teeth eyein’ Cyrus with with a low growl issues his challenge, “You gonna fight me like a man or are ya going to hide behind the skirts of others!”.
Cyrus draws his sword with a flourish as Joe hammers several quick blows at Cyrus’s defenses. With rapid precision the captain deflects his torrent of blows while running his blade past Joe’s defenses severing Joe’s hand.
With a deafening cry of pain the bested soldier drops his sword as Cyrus seething with rage shouts “I may have taken your eye Joe, but you got me exiled. Now I’ve come to collect the other!” Captain Cyrus thrust his gleaming saber into Joe’s other eye.
Joe drops to his knees as Cyrus retracts his sword and with a heavy swing lobs the maimed man’s head off. Naomi and Cyrus leave the room of horror with fuel in tow.
Everyone meets up at the hangar just in time to see explosives being strapped to the owl. Lady Blackburn thru a cunning deception manages to convince the ship captain overseeing this task that they are apart of the secret task force sent by high command to test the ship’s defenses and theirs were found sorely lacking. Begrudgingly the Captain buys their story but asks if they know anything about what happened to Joe, to which she responds “no”. Upon having the explosives removed from their ship, about to board the Owl and leave Cyrus who couldn’t help himself turns to the Imperial Captain, smirking says “Joe died like a dog.” A battle ensues in the hanger and lady Blackbird channels lightning through her gun as naomi and the others deal with twelve guards. Cyrus rushes in to take care of the captain who had them thrown into the brig in the first place. Only to have his vengeance snatched away from him by Lady blackbird’s lightning imbued discharging rifle.
With a loud “Kaboom” the poor captain is nothing more than a charred corpse as the energy infused shot rendered him asunder. With the imperial captain gone more soldiers pile into attack and detain them. They narrowly escape.