CthulhuBob Lovely

MisCon 29 MisCon Staff

I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen.
	I run games, primarily Call of Cthulhu, GURPS and other Steve Jackson Games products and various games from Cheapass Games.
	As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.

My name is CthulhuBob Lovely. (My Mom would say my name is Robert Lester Lovely.) Born 14 June 1962 in Abilene, Texas, I grew to adult age in Columbus, Ohio. Thankfully, I managed to avoid growing up. I currently live in Missoula, Montana with my beautiful wife. I have a son and two daughters.
In the mundane world, I served in the United States Air Force from 1986-1992 as a Chinese Mandarin cryptologist and ICBM Technical Order Librarian, chose to not meet the Pope so a little old Catholic lady could do so instead, met Justice Clarence Thomas in 2000, received my JD in 2001, and have a degree in History.
In terms of geekery, I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen. I also help out at other shows.
I began playing Dungeons and Dragons at the age of 13. Prior to this, I had seen H.P. Lovecraft’s books in the collection of my older brother, Brian, who is also responsible for introducing me to Monty Python, Star Wars and many other things geek. In my younger years, my geek reading was more science fiction than fantasy, though that has largely reversed these days.
When Call of Cthulhu was first published, I played with my friend Warren as Keeper. I immediately fell in love with the game, and the system, and have been running Call of Cthulhu ever since. I am a Missionary for Chaosium, a MIB for Steve Jackson Games and a Monkey for Cheapass games.
As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.

Web site: http://www.miscon.org/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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

(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 1:00 - 1:50 PM, The Attraction of Geekery, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: CthulhuBob Lovely

    What drew you to geekery? Where in the nerd spectrum do you fall: a certain genre or universe? Are you into gaming, films, art, reading, costuming, various of the above and/or something else?

  • game Fri 2:00 - 3:50 PM, Hellbound, Table: 12 Room: Ruby's 136 (136)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    It is the year 54 and the town of Oppidum has prospered. Many of the objects of The World Before are available and in use, while many others are under repair. Some are beyond the understanding of anyone in the community.
    All supplies sometimes run low, however, and the priests of the Citadel have tasked you to go into the Wasteland to trade for necessities.
    No experience is necessary, all materials are provided and winner will receive a prize.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Morality in RPGs, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Josh Aronoff, Kent Davis, John Goff, CthulhuBob Lovely

    You killed an orc family camping in the woods. Who did you really kill? Scared creatures trying to provide for their families? An evil hunting party? What happens after the dead werewolf reverts to her human, 12-year-old self? Now how do you feel? Are you still so righteous and squeaky clean?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Telling Tall Tales, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), CthulhuBob Lovely, Shawn Speakman

    In the Wasteland, you might not have paper and a pencil handy, but you can always tell a story. Come grab a spot around the campfire and hear a yarn or two. We'll discuss the nature of tall tales and will regale you with some whoppers.

  • game Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, , Table: 14 Room: Ruby's 137 (137)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    Blow up cows, save books from burning medieval monasteries, cook fish, be a zombie working in a fast food restaurant, play abstract games involving tubes and many other wacky things!

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • game Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, The Sleeper Awakens, Table: 12 Room: Ruby's 136 (136)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    Tis the 10th of March, in the year of Our Lorde 1001. You dwell in the towne of Emborough, in Somerset County. No word has come lately from the village of Wookey Hole, where strange things are said to live in the local caves.
    Trade has stopped and taxes are overdue, so the Bishop is sending a group of men to investigate.
    : No experience is necessary, all materials are provided and winner will receive a prize.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sat 7:00
  • game Sat 7:00 - 8:50 PM, A Curiosity, Table: 16 Room: Ruby's 138 (138)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    The Reign of Victoria has been good for England, a little too good for the lower classes. Never the less, you still maintain a household staff and carry yourself with dignity. Still, money cannot insulate you from boredom.
    Fortunately, Charles Pendergrass has re-emerged. Though no one has seen him for some time, his spectacles have always been amusing. Now he has invited you to visit him in the haunted village of Wookey Hole, near Wells, in Somerset.

  • Break Sat 8:50 - Sun Noon
  • game Sun Noon - 1:50 PM, Various Steve Jackson Dice Games, Table: 14 Room: Ruby's 137 (137)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    Be a Martian invading Earth, struggle uselessly against Cthulhu, blast zombies, drink Mountain Dew!
    No experience is necessary, all materials are provided and winner will receive a prize.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 6:50 PM, BBQ with Fencing, Shooting the Knight!, and Fun!, BBQ Tent (1)
    Panelists: Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon , CthulhuBob Lovely, The SCA

    Join us in the Picnic Area for burgers, ribs, and great entertainment, featuring the Realms of Avalon, Erik the Excellent, the SCA, and Realm of Stygia combat demos. Plates cost $9.

  • panel Sun 7:00 - 9:50 PM, Art Auction, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: CthulhuBob Lovely, Keith Seyffarth, Bill Singletary

    Come bid on your favorite piece from the Art Show. The auction will run for no more than 3 hours.

  • Break Sun 9:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Live Long and Prosper, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Panelists: Jeff Howe, CthulhuBob Lovely, Beth Stoops

    A tribute to Leonard Nimoy and the 50+ years he dedicated to his craft. An accomplished actor both on stage and in film, he was also a director, photographer, singer/songwriter, and poet. Nimoy served in the U.S. Army for 2 years until he was cast in the role of Spock, which would ultimately launch his acting career and catapult him into international acclaim. Come remember an amazing man.

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon 1:00
  • 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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