Last weekend was KantCon in Overland Park, KS. Last year, KantCon was the first tabletop convention I had ever attended and my first convention ever with a game in tow. I have quickly come to appreciate the unique opportunity that tabletop conventions provide: fans ready to mingle, play, and challenge each other, and GMs who are offering their take on settings and rules all over the place. For gamers of most any stripe, it’s hard to turn down the opportunity to be surrounded by a few hundred of your peers, especially when “real life” has interfered with one’s ability to get a game going. For me as a designer, it’s invaluable.