So, real quick before this year's Come Out and Play happens, I'm going to tell you about some of the things that I have experienced at Come Out and Play in past years. You reading about these things or seeing them on YouTube or whatever is not nearly as good as you actually playing them, because games are mainly for playing, not for reading about or watching, right? But I'll try to give you an idea.
Did you know that the average Internet reader's attention starts to wander after about 150 words, and must be recaptured by showing them a picture or jangling some car keys at them or something? KITTENS!
Oh God that was way too many words. I didn't even have paragraph breaks. COWS!
There will be some returning favorites, though. Saturday night is Journey to the End of the Night. I could write (and have written) quite a lot about Journey, but all I will say here is that it is right up there with D&D in terms of games that have had profound and far-reaching positive influences on my life and how I see the world, and I think everyone should experience it at least once. If you do Journey this year, you'll be able to find me at one of the checkpoints; come say hi. Sunday afternoon the festival wraps up with Jericho, which is sort of like Capture the Flag with Nerf guns but you play it in a city around a lot of other people and the players might be in disguise.
These pickles could be up to anything. YOU DON'T KNOW.
Come Out and Play is free to attend, and it is happening all weekend. Check it out.