Living Arcanis and Nerdcon 2007
It was with a great deal of will power, I went to my first gaming convention. I had never done such a thing before and knew of nobody into the hobby who could join me. After the great time I had at World Wide D&D Gaming Day though I was determined to make the best of it.
As it was, my worries were unfounded. Nerdcon 2007 was put on by the Clan of the Cave Nerds and ran Friday November 9th till Sunday November 11th. They are a gaming group that plays at Ancient Wonders in Tualatin on the second Saturday of every month. I was beside myself with the hospitality that greeted me there. My original intent was only to spend a few hours there on Saturday. Getting into a game of Munchkin or something simple seemed like a good start. In the end though, it was the longest and funnest two days I’ve had gaming since I was a kid. And that was a very long time ago.
It started out with me asking Ada, the event organizer, questions about the various games that were going on. The setting and system of Living Arcanis perked my interest and they had an introductory adventure planned for that Saturday. One of the other gamers there helped me get a character rolled up and gave me an introduction to the setting. It was at this point Bidimus of the Hinterlands, a ranger, was born.