I think it became a Con game mostly because games get really really stale
when played with the same people over and over.
For instance.. while I have a weekly game group at home.. I can't wait for
cons to play a game with strangers. The need not to be able to look around
the group and know whats happening before it happens is the winner for me.
I can read my friends like LARGE type books and most games with them after
the first or second play through are about as fun as pushing nails under my
cuticles. Not that theres not alot of games around us to keep it
interesting but the more you can read them the less " hmm I wonder "
What I like about AYAW? at cons is that you get alot of cross genre
interest. At DragonCon for instance you'll see Klingons, and LOTR fans, and
Battle Star Galatica people and hardcore LARPer's all sitting in the same
circle. No where else at that con will you see them getting along like that
or even sharing that close a space. Theres just too much competeition
amongst the tracks at D.C. and its nice to see that stymied even for just a
few hours playing a group game.
As I said in another post.. I was really disappointed with the way this game
was handled at Origins.. That might be my last Origins.. I'll stick with the
Rob the AYAW? Werewolf
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Subject: Re: [Rabbits] Are you a werewolf? Question
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 23:43:36 -0500
Moral of the story for me? I won't play in a game of 30, but I won't
worry about whether or not they happen, I probably won't play in a
game of 15, I may play in a game of 7 or 9. It sounds like a lot more
For me it's even less that as it is that I don't like to play at cons. The
game is VASTLY better with people you know, since it's all about reading
people and hiding your true intentions. I wouldn't play 30 under any
circumstances, and I prefer 8 or 9, but I'll play in a game of 10-15 if
the players are all good friends.
I really don't understand how it became a con game.
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