This weekend was a blast. My wife and I attended the Ancient City Con convention. This is a local sci-fi/anime/gaming convention that is ran by my friend Chris and his staffers. We arrived about 8:30 in the morning to run a Pathfinder game using the Gladiator maps from Scrying Eye Games. This was an official demo ran to showcase the map as well as to showcase Pathfinder. The game was basically three hours of fighting and roleplaying combat broken into two fighting sessions and one session that took place 'in the pit' as the gladiators nursed their wounds. The game overview was basically one kingdom's gladiators against another. I said it was a kingdom not unlike Rome against the Persians. The players were all fighters, rangers and a barbarian we did not have magic users other than the Ranger. The party level was fifth. Everyone provided excellent descriptions of their characters actions. The highlight of the game was the final battle at the end when the Ettin was defeated by the players. This game was completely full and we had several people that ended up watching the game as it progressed. This game was well received.
The final act of the day/night was spent hanging out with my sci fi gaming friends as we did some minor improv to Dr. Who and other sci fi. Several of my friends came in steampunk as did myself although I was told I looked like Mal from Serenity. The best part of that was when we found a crack in the walls and did an impromptu Dr Who skit whereby I grabbed the guy dressed up as David Tennant's shoe, put it in the crack and pulled it out exclaiming "He's coming back, praise the Lord he's coming back!"