I went to the local Con this weekend, Recruits. Now, Recruits is a great con. It has a lot of good games, it brings in new gamers, and the dealers area is always interesting. I just couldn't get into it.
Part of the problem is that I don't hear as well now, and a large room with constant loud background noise means I can't hear a lot of what the GM is trying to tell us.
I got into one of the prettiest games I have ever seen. Its a huge pirate game in 25mm. The amount of work that went into it was amazing. Unfortunately, with about 18 people in it, many of them teenagers, it was interminably slow. I gave up my ship command to someone else about 4 pm. It started at 1 and we had played 3 turns.
I think that except for going to look at the dealer area, my days of con games are over. I also can't stand that long, and paid for the time with a lot of leg pain.
I started thinking about this, and I am ok with it. I really enjoy the games I play weekly with my regular gaming group, so con games are not a large part of my gaming life anyway.
This has been a more personal post than any I have done before, but what the heck, its my blog. :)