Hi all. None of my buddies are coming to GaryCon (because most of them are not gamers) and I'm kind of shy around folks I don't know and I while I don't mind drinking alone I'd rather drink with friends and talk about gaming. So, at the risk of sounding totally pathetic, I'm taking this opp to ask if anyone out there would mind my joining your group or otherwise hang out a bit at lunch and after hours in the bar, etc. I'm a very normal sort of guy, with wife, teenage girls, dogs, job as an IT consultant, and so on. And I'm kind of new to gaming. That is, while I'm 50-ish years old, I only discovered gaming a few years ago -- really! I haven't been gaming since the mid-70s like so many other gamers I know -- and mostly I play cardboard hex war games. But I'm tremendously interested in RPGs and am going to GaryCon with the intention of playing some sessions of something or other and maybe meeting some new friends. I play in a D&D group, but we only meet 6 times a year, which is not nearly enough for me, and I'd like to check out some other systems. I'm kind of attracted to the Castles & Crusades stuff (I've just started reading their magazine) and Hackmaster (ditto) rather than D&D. It's normal for me to steer away from the best-sellers of anything and instead investigate the other offerings, which is why I like Linux instead of Windows and Rhapsody instead of iTunes, etc. Am I rambling? Sorry. Anyway, if there's anyone out there who would like to tip a brew or two in the evenings, or groups that wouldn't mind an outsider joining in, please let me know. Looking forward, Mythulto.