Greg Schneider

MisCon 29 Panel Volunteer

Greg is the founder and "person vaguely in charge" of Black Shield Productions an professional interactive storytelling and entertainment group in the pacific northwest.  He claims (without evidence) that he has run more hours of gaming events at Miscon than anyone else.  When acting like a responsible adult, he is attempting to solve the nation's political money problems as the IT Director for

Greg had been coming to Miscon since he graduated college and has run a really large number of role-playing sessions. So many that he decided to get help in 2012, started Black Shield Productions and got paid to GameMaster so he could call himself a professional GM. Unfortunately, Black Shield Productions was really good at what it did, and has been spiraling out of control for three years, gathering up a bunch of awesome game masters and running unique events conventions throughout the northwest and bringing solid weekend of gaming to Miscon each year. Greg can be found running games or hanging out with his family during the convention. Not at the convention, he also goes to work helping bring transparency to the world of campaign finance.

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Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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


  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Jump Starting New Campaigns, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: Kent Davis, Erik Evjen, Greg Schneider

    You want to get that new game off the ground, but first, characters! Backgrounds! The party as a cohesive unit? Are characters created in a vacuum, or should this be a group effort from day 1?

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Fri 8:00
  • game Fri 8:00 - 11:50 PM, Blackshield Games LARP: The Emerald Champion, Tables: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 Room: Ruby's Containment Room (300)
    GM(s): Greg Schneider

    A Live Action Role-Playing Event set in a fantasy samurai setting. The Empress has called the Emerald Tournament to choose her new champion. The winner of the tournament will bring honor and power to their clan. With all the clans in one place, other intrigues are sure to happen, and perhaps even the fate of the world will hang upon the edge of a katana.

  • Break Fri 11:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, , Upstairs Programming 3 (261)
    Panelists: Justin Farrington, Marc Johnson, Greg Schneider

    A discussion of when to ‘cheat’ or diverge from the script. When as a GM do you fudge rolls? Is it ok to do this? Doesn't everyone?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Creating Alien Races, Upstairs Programming 2 (260)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Greg Schneider

    How do you create alien races for sci-fi scenarios that do not become Vulcans?

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sat 8:00
  • game Sat 8:00 - 11:50 PM, The Left Field, Table: 8 Room: Ruby's 134 (134)
    GM(s): Greg Schneider

    The Red Company takes on a simple task of helping some farmers discover what's eating their cows. Hopefully, this adventure leaves some time for getting fed by farmers and maybe a country ho-down. . .

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Designing A Game World, Upstairs Programming 1 (259)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen, Greg Schneider

    Build a game world/setting with veteran GMs.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Alien Thinking, Upstairs Programming 2 (260)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Greg Schneider

    Often, “alien thinking” is depicted as simply focusing on just one emotion or being really vicious. How do you avoid being overly simplistic and depict a more complex concept of the perspective of a non-human species?

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