Alex Camacho
Crosby, TX, United States
Born in Houston, Texas and raised all over living the life of an Army Brat. I Went to eight different schools (three elementary, one middle school, four high schools) and have one little brother who’s not so little anymore. I’ve been married for nearly fourteen years now to a woman who rocks my world and I've been blessed with two wonderful children. Our dog, Sally, is a big black lab saved from a local shelter.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Owlcon Rocked!!!

owlcon2007_10Last weekend was pretty damn hectic. Marcel and I packed up our dice and went to Owlcon 2007 with Micah. As a really nice surprise I got to finally meet the man behind the pyramid, Steve Jackson. Does anyone else see a strange resemblance between him and Stephen King??? He signed my much loved copy of GURPS Basic - 3rd edition of course.

Anyway, we had a great time. It was really great to know that Marcel enjoys playing games as much as I do and that we could share the excitement and fun together. It helps that he's an awesome team player and we whooped down some serious game. I didn't get to do any RPG's (thats Roleplaying Games for you non geeks out there) but I don't think Marcel's quite ready to make that leap so we stuck to tabletops, card and board games. I can't express how cool it felt to have him by my side at a gaming table playing as team. Man, talk about a daddy moment. Oh, here's another one - Marcel boxed Steve Jackson on the Wii. :)

We came away from the weekend exhausted and exhilarated. I haven't felt this hyped up about gaming in long while. I'm ready to jump on the GM saddle again and do some some serious gaming. I found a few great gems at Owlcon this year to top it all off.
Lana joked about how I manafested them...

I recently watched Grandma's Boy for the first time. Yeah, I know it's been out for a while but it didn't look very good from the previews. Being completely bored I watched it in the early morning hours and again with Lana the next day just a few days before Owlcon weekend. I absolutely love that fuckin movie. Well, there's a few scenes in the movie where one of the guys is wearing a T-shirt that says, "Choose your weapon" with all the major dice lined up below (four-sider, six-sider, eight-sider, ten-sider, twelve-sider, and the mighty 20-sider.) When I saw that I said I had to have one if I ever saw it.
I'm now the proud owner of what is one of the geekiest shirts I've seen but fuck it.

The other gem was a complete set of D20 Gamma World!!! On the way out to Owlcon Micah and me talked about old RPG's and I mentioned how I would love to get my hands on an old game TSR put out, Gamma World. So you can imagine how awesome it was to find it in a bargain bin at a dealer's booth. I was a little disappointed to read that they took out the mutated plants race. So like a lot of things eventual, I've decided to give D20 system a chance. I'm stubborn about change but if it's good I'm sure it'll grow on me. It still won't be as good as GURPS though.

Well, I've rambled on enough I guess. Plus Marcel needs a little help making out his Valentine's cards for his party at school tomorrow.