James Eckert

MisCon 29 Panel Volunteer

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing


  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Should I Play Spock?, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: James Eckert, Erik Evjen, Justin Farrington

    Many RPGs have materials for playing in established universes like Star Trek, Star Wars or the Forgotten Realms. Is it better to use the title characters or a group who doesn't appear in the movies/episodes/books?

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • game Fri 6:00 - 9:50 PM, The Curse Of The Black Jade, Table: 10 Room: Ruby's 135 (135)
    GM(s): James Eckert

    You are The Jianghu, renegade martial artists, samurai, jade-techs, and mystics sworn to fight the corrupt government and corporations that are choking the life from Kausao City and nearly enslaving her people. There is something dark and the hart of the city eating away at the downtrodden, a cancer that the powers that be have turned a blind eye to. It is up to you and your compatriots to find the answers and protect the people.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Choosing an RPG System, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: Kent Davis, James Eckert, Erik Evjen, Chris Organ

    You are starting a new game. What is the setting? Which game system works the best for different settings and themes?

  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Consequences in RPGs, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: Kent Davis, James Eckert, Justin Farrington, Chris Organ

    Actions always have consequences. Sometimes players act without thinking about the repercussions. Along with a few tales of crazy times from campaigns long past, this panel will offer ways for GMs to deal with the unexpected and to integrate crazy PC choices into overall campaign plans.

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  • game Sat 11:00 - 2:50 PM, Thunder In The Alps, Table: 8 Room: Ruby's 134 (134)
    GM(s): James Eckert

    High in the Swiss mountains Gerald Blake and his gang of intrepid adventurers once again find themselves embroiled in mystery and danger!! Time is of the essence as innocent people go missing and dastardly suspicions abound as the thunder rolls in! Its high adventure and intrigue in this exciting pulp endeavor.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 8:00
  • game Sat 8:00 - 11:50 PM, Crossroads, Arizona, Table: 10 Room: Ruby's 135 (135)
    GM(s): James Eckert

    Crossroads Arizona 1875, where the desert Days burn like the Gates of Hell and the black nights can freeze a mans soul. Now 6 strangers blow into town like storm crows on the wind and I think something dark is coming to Crossroads, the kind of thing to make you shut the doors tight and hold close to your kin...or your piece. A crucible, maybe, so let me ask you stranger...what are your sins?

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Build Better Characters, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: James Eckert, Justin Farrington, Marc Johnson

    You’re running this scenario for the first time. Player X complains that his character had no motivation and she had a crappy experience at your table. Do you scrap/rework that PC before running the scenario again or risk keeping him/her as is and see how the next player feels? What's it take to build excellent characters?

  • panel Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, , Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: James Eckert, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), CthulhuBob Lovely

    What expectations and agreements are there at the game table? Should the GM poll the players before a campaign regarding what sort of game they want? How realistic should combat be? How hard should it be to leap a chasm? What about character death?

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