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Prepping for SaltCON-End of Summer

I’m going to need one of these for the con.

So in my gaming convention trifecta, I’m going to be attending SaltCON-End of Summer over Labor Day Weekend. My wife had purchased a ticket for me as a Father’s Day gift. It will be interesting to compare this event to the big SaltCON in March and the smaller SaltCON-Summer that was in June. While I do have to take off for a birthday, I don’t have any concerts scheduled for this same weekend.

Once again, I’m really grateful that I can schedule my games in advance. While scheduling mishaps can (and have) taken place, I’m sure that I’m going to have fun at this event. I’ve got an opportunity to play several common games, but several rare games as well.

Game line up for SaltCON-End of Summer:

Hyperborea– A game of swords, sorcery and weird science-fantasy. Reading the description sounded really interesting. This will be my first time playing this system.

Dragonbane– A fantasy game released by Free League Publishing (the same company that released the Alien RPG). This will also be the first time I’ve played this game.

Fallout The Roleplaying Game– Based off of the video game series. I’ve only played part of one of these games, but the world they are set in sounds really interesting. This game was released by Modiphius and uses their 2d20 ruleset. It will be interesting to see how this compares with Dune and Star Trek Adventures.

Low Fantasy Gaming– A system that I’ve been interested in for a while. This has been on the schedule at the last two SaltCONs, but the schedule had never lined up so that I could give this game a try.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition- This adventure is called The Mystery of the Moonstream and it sounded interesting.

Star Trek Adventures– This game is being run by a friend of mine.

Pathfinder 2nd Edition- I actually have two sessions for this system (that’s just how the schedule lined up). I’m wondering how it will compare to the first time I played it at my first SaltCON.

Ghostbusters- The original RPG from West End Games with the D6 system. I’m glad when older RPGs are played at conventions. I’d jump on more of these if they were available.

What should I be on the look out for? Any recommendations for the games I’m going to be playing? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) with any comments.

Posted in: Role Playing Games

Character Sheets from past games: Warhammer Fantasy

If you haven’t had a chance to see the other past character sheets in this series, here is a quick rundown. In 2021 I was going through some old boxes and found a three-ringed binder full of old character sheets. So one of the things I thought I’d do is scan them and post them here in this blog. In my previous character sheet entries I posted characters from Dungeons and Dragons, the FASA Doctor Who RPG, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Vampire: The Masquerade, WEG Star Wars the Star Trek RPG by FASA, GURPS and Marvel Superheroes.

This is the character sheet for Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play from 1987. So this game would have been played in the late 80’s or early 90’s. In all likelihood it was played with some of my gaming buddies I had met through Comics Utah. This is my handwriting on the character sheet, but I have no recollection of the game itself. It is very possible that this may have been a one-shot game or a game that was intended to become a campaign, but never did. I did have the character sheet placed in a plastic sleeve, so it wasn’t just stuffed loosely in the book. I seem to recall getting annoyed that the sheet was larger than the sleeve itself so I had to fold it over.

Why is “corn” listed as the hair? The color of corn? Why didn’t I just say “blonde”. This rogue character is plundering tombs to feed his wife and three kids at home (that must have been randomly rolled). I have some money listed under wealth, but then I wrote some extra stuff in the side margin. So Udo Roughouser must have found something in his travels. I didn’t find any other notes with the character sheet.

Looking at it, I think this is a percentile based system. I believe this is first edition Warhammer Fantasy. Doing a little research I see that the latest version of the game is 4th edition as released by Cubicle 7. I do recall a lot of weird art when looking at past Warhammer products. I wasn’t much into the tabletop military games at the time. I think it had to do with my lack of patience when it come to assembling and painting miniatures.

This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) with any comments.

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