Marc Johnson

MisCon 29 Panel Volunteer

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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


  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, What is Ingress?, Upstairs Programming 3 (261)
    Panelists: Marc Johnson

    What is Ingress? Are the Enlightened actually evil overlords? Is the Resistance completely good and upstanding like the legends say? How do you play? Why hack portals? What does that mean?

  • Break Fri 3:50 - 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 - Sun 1:00
  • moderator Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, House Rules in RPGs, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Moderator: Marc Johnson; Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Marc Johnson

    What house rules do you use for your home games? What criteria justifies a house rule: clarity? speeding up combat? Ease of play? What constitutes a “house rule too far?” You have 2 minutes to present your personal house rules.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - 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?

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