Ron’s Other List

Citrus Bowl: Auburn v. Northwestern2021-01-01 : Last minute decision to drive down to Orlando for a one night stay and football game the next afternoon. A great night but not so great afternoon. Auburn was missing half their starters and just did not have their heart in it. AU 19 - Northwestern 35. COVID made the experience even more weird. This whole pandemic is sucking the joy out of everything I am passionate about.
MACE 20202020-11-18 : 24th annual tabletop gaming convention, COVID Edition. I did the schedule, etc. but for the first time in 20 years, I did not attend. Mostly because I was not needed, but also because of COVID and mask wearing as well as "other reasons." I am still recovering and my passion for this endeavor has significantly dropped. I did visit for a short time Sat night.
MACE West 20202020-02-29 : DM Scotty, my two Reich Star games and lots more gaming!
Marshal v. Charlotte 49ers2019-11-23 : A miserable football day - wet and cold. But the game was incredible. Thanks James for paying. Charlotte is bowl eligible for the first time in school history!!!
MACE 20192019-11-08 : 23rd annual tabletop gaming convention. Great growth, expanded crafting track (of which I got to see none of), more gaming than ever, and my games were great. Concentrated on Savage Reich star and they were awesome.
Titans v. Carolina Panthers2019-11-03 : Keegan's Birthday present. Panthers won! It was a great day with my wife and my son
Scott Stap/Sunflower Dead/Messer2019-10-01 : Scott still has it. He's an amazing singer. It was a very small venue ona Tuesday night but made it more fun for us. I think Scott deserves better but he's bouncing back from a lot. Great music!
Charlotte 49ers v. Clemson2019-09-21 : What do you expect when you play Number 1 in the country and the defending National Champs. A serious beat down. 52-10. But oh, the drive home. That was fun.
ConCarolinas 20192019-06-07 : Worth noting because it was after the ousting of HER - she who stabbed both my wife and myself in the back in 2012. Chickens came home to roost and it was enjoyable. It has recovered from all that drama and politics and now building on its own. Jeff and I also won a Rebel Award from DeepSouthCon/SFC. I also won the much maligned Rubble Award... for recruiting HER in the first place.
MACE West 20192019-03-04 : DM Scotty, Dave Miniature Mashup OGara, and lots of gaming and fun.
LA Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets2019-02-05 : My son's basketball team got tickets and they had extra. NBA is not really my thing but this was a fun night out with my son. And it was a close game. Really enjoyed it.
Toronto vs Charlotte Checkers2019-01-20 : My son's school sang America the Beautiful. So we got tickets, a hat, and had a interesting afternoon out with the young ones. Hockey is not my thing but it can be fun on occasion. I had my fill now.
Belk Bowl 2018: UVA vs UofSC2018-12-29 : Great time with the boys. Dad, my son, his cousins, my brother and brother-in-law. UVA viled them 28 to nothing.
Panthers v. Cleveland Browns (at Cleveland)2018-12-09 : Great seats! Great experience in the city. Bad game. 20 to 26, Browns win in a nail biter. Of course, it ends with a Cam interception.
Savage Shatterzone Conversion2018-11-26 : Working on a conversion to Savage Worlds. I want to return to this setting
MACE 20182018-11-19 : 22nd annual and it was a lot of fun. About the same in attendance as last year but less miniatures, ore RPGs and board games. Lots of crafters and crafting. 5 youtubers came out and supported us. Gave away a 3D printer and a tone of other crafting thems. It was an incredible weekend. Both games filled up. Savage worlds Flash Gordon & Reich Star
App Sate V. Charlotte 49ers2018-09-08 : Bad seats (in the App State side), bad football (49ers were out-classed). 45 to 9. Thanks for the tickets, though, James.
Savage Star Frontiers Campaign2018-09-07 : The Mysteries of Volturnus await, Savage Style
Auburn U. vs. Washington U.2018-09-01 : Incredible experience! 2018 Chik-fil-a College Season Opener in Altanta new Stadium. Good start to the year! WDE
Panthers vs. Miami Dolphins 45-212017-11-15 : Incredible experience! It was VERY COLD but I loved going to the game with my wife.
MACE 20172017-11-15 : 21st annual and it was a lot of fun. had to make room for the Dolphins on Sunday (Monday night game with the Panthers) which cased stress. There were a lot of ups and a few downs. We were down in attendance but after 21 years, you can't always go up. It'was awesome meeting DM Scotty!
Evanescence: Synthesis Live With Orchestra2017-10-28 : Enjoyable music although she mostly played the songs I normally skip. She has an incredible voice!
RonCon Fall 20172017-09-28 : Pretty good turn out, 8 people. I ran a 5 player Shatterzone, first time in 20 years. The game has its flaws. Needs to be simplified.
Auburn @ Clemson 2017 College Football2017-09-12 : Last minute tickets ($$$), scramble to find babysitters (thanks Grandma!), and a mad dash to get to Clemson in time (a place I had never been too). Good game but Auburn lost, 14 to 6. No offensive line what-so-ever and QB got sacked 11 times. Terrible. Returned home by 4 AM. Long night! Well worth it.
Rock the Park, Carowinds. Skillet2017-06-10 : One of the best concerts I have seen! Awesome family outing
ConCarolinas 2017 (Gaming) 2017-06-02 : Gaming had less space but better turn out. We were close to packed.
MACE West 20172017-03-29 : Had a blast. Ran 3 board games and 1 RPG. All were either full or close. Ran my second installment of the Reich Star adventures and everyone had fun. There is something about MACE West that makes it special. I hope it continues but recent news make me worry.
RonCon Spring 20172017-03-11 : Another private, invite only game day I host at my parents lake house. Ran a Call of Cthulhu adventure - Genius Loci. Made some changes to the overall plot. Played the asylum curator a little too well because now a player wants to hunt him down and continue the campaign.
mini-mace 20172017-01-28 : Ran two games - CoC and Scythe. Playing another - Champions of Midgard. Enjoyed them all. Largest mini-mace ever! Over 100 attendance. We may need to think about a new location.
MACE 20162016-11-18 : 20th Anniversary. All four of my games were full and I had a blast!
RonCon Fall 20162016-09-25 : Had a good turn out, ran Titansgrave one shot and Sheriff of Nottingham
ConGregate 20162016-07-15 : Highly disappointed on how gaming has developed for this con. It has not at all and I don\'t see that changing. I think the aspects of cosplay and gaming do not mix well.
ConCarolinas 2016 (Gaming) 2016-06-09 : My focus was gaming and that is the only place you saw me, for the most part. From a gaming point of view, I had a great time. Played A LOT of games. Cthulhu Wars was awesome! Everything else I tried to ignore.
MACE West 20162016-03-26 : Had a blast. Ran 3 games with 4 or more players. That has never happened before but maybe because I am running more Savage Worlds. Ran Call of Cthulhu 7e (Restoration of Evil), and two of my own adventures in Savage Worlds. One is for Battle for Oz - the second draft of The Emerald Knight. And then the second was another version of my Vermin of Sarin Prime in THe Last Parsec setting.
RonCon Spring 20162016-03-06 : Another private, invite only game day I host at my parents lake house. Ran a Call of Cthulhu adventure - Dark Rivals. Changes and modification are posted on this web site. It was quite fun.
MACE East 20162016-01-14 : A good start. The good outweighed the bad overall
MACE 20152015-11-16 : Higher attendance, more gaming and expanded the use of OGRe. Great weekend! My Buy a Little Luck idea was a huge success!
RonCon Fall 20152015-09-18 : Another great RonCon in the books. Ran A Savage World conversion of <a href="">Fright NIght: GHOST SHIP</a> with a few little personal twists. That was awesome! Then played Space Movers ... loved it!!
Charlotte 49ers Home Opener!2015-09-13 : 49ers 34 / Presby College 10. Total defensive domination but the offense was conservative. They switched up QBs a lot I guess because MJ is a senior. Or maybe he was hurt and I missed it. Encouraging game. Now the real fight begins!
2015 Georgia Dome College Football Opening Weekend!2015-09-07 : Friday 9/4: Charlotte 49ers first BCS game, beats Georgia State. Saturday 9/5: Auburn Tigers hold off the Louisville Cardinals in the Chick Fila College Football Kick off game. An Amazing weekend with my wife.
American Sniper (Book)2015-08-02 : Excellent book, totally different from the movie. Love the movie too.
ConGregate 20152015-07-22 : Gaming was slow again but really picked up Saturday afternoon. Had a blast in the end, got to play a lot of games. I, Spy, Space Movers and Dead of Winter and ran Battle for Oz.
Club MACE 20152015-06-28 : 7 day cruise to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau with gamer friends from MACE. Unbelievable!
MACE West 20152015-06-10 : Already growing out of our space. Another great year!
MACE 20142014-12-03 : Best year! Had a great time with Con-Killer, D&D 5 and Achtung Cthulhu!
UNC Charlotte Football 20142014-12-03 : Ends with a losing season, less than 12k in attendance and a serious concern about the CUSA status.
UNC Charlotte Football 3 and 0!!2014-09-15 : First three games of the season in the books with 3 great wins!
Con-Gregate 20142014-07-11 : Good start for a new con. Gaming was fun but needed more gamers.
StormCon 20142014-06-22 : Great atmosphere and energy at this con. Enjoyed all the gaming I did
RavenCon 20142014-04-28 : Great time in Richmond Va. Met some good people and had fun running Achtung! Cthulhu
MACE West 20142014-03-24 : Incredible Weekened up in Asheville. Tons of gaming and had a blast
RonCon Spring 20142014-03-08 : Had a blast running Achtung Cthulhu!
mini-mace 20142014-01-22 : New venue, great location. Played one game of Spartacus (probably not the best game to play in a church) and had to leave. Had a great time.
Panthers vs. New England Patriots 24-202013-11-18 : Incredible experience!
MACE 20132013-11-17 : Great Con! Great Turn Out! Largest attendance yet
The John D. Reavis Hammer of Thor Scholarship2013-10-18 : We established a scholarship for the Guild. I am very proud of what this has turned into. It is agreat tribute to John and who he was.
UNCC 49ers 22 vs UNC Pembroke 452013-10-12 : Heart breaking loss
UNCC 49ers 53 vs Gardner-Webb 512013-10-05 : Most awesome football experience I have had!!!!!!!!!
UNCC 49ers 13 vs NC Central 402013-09-20 : Ugggh! Our first loss
UNCC 49ers 47 vs. Chowan 7!2013-09-07 : GO NINERS!
UNCC Football: 49ers vs Campbell2013-09-03 : 1st game EVER and I was there with my lovely wife. We had a blast! 52 to 7! Way to go Niners!
Charticon 20132013-08-10 : A small Transformers con convention. I attended for about an hour (yes, I paid a full day to be there for an hour). I wanted to support locals cons while at the same time bond with my son. He had a great time.
Panthers Vs. Bears2013-08-09 : Panthers Preseason Opener 2013. Not a fan of preseason but it was good to see the starters for a little while. Left early because I just could not get into the game. It's preseason.
RoundCon 20132013-08-06 : JustUs Productions ran gaming. It went pretty well. We built up a good network to make next year even better.
StormCon 20132013-07-16 : Great weekend of gaming with some great people.
Origins 20132013-06-15 : First Origins. Awesome!
MACE West 20132013-04-13 : Great con. But it has struggling. Virtually no growth in 3 years. We need 50 or so more people and we would be fine.
RonCon Spring 20132013-03-09 : Not the best I have had but still it was fun. Perhaps it has peaked. I dunno. RonCon Fall is not certain.
Mysticon 20132013-02-24 : First time at a Virginia con, and it was fun. They are all not that much different up there. Good con, a little crowded bit only because they had Peter Davidson (Dr. Who, 5th Doctor), Orson Scott Card, and Larry Elmore. Incredible line up.
SCARAB 20132013-01-20 : Fun con where Jeff and I go to play. DId a little of that but also talked a lot of con shop with the SCARAB, Stormcon and Gnomecon folks. With the big RoundCon announcement, it kind of put us in the middle of it all.
MACE 20122012-11-07 : AWESOME! Best MACE ever!
RonCon Fall 20122012-09-08 : Best Ever! 14 people. Played Call of Cthulhu, Fortress America and some Dungeon Twister. Also had Fiasco, Quarriors, and Pathfidner games going on.
Panthers Fan Fest 20122012-08-04 : Very cool opportunity to hang out at the stadium, buy some Panthers stuff, and see them practice.
Starrise at Corrivale2012-07-22 : Took me almost a year but I finally finished this book. It`s not a big book, just slow. I am not entirely sure I like Diane Duane`s writing style. But the last two chapters made the book. It could have been a lot shorter book.
ConCarolinas 20122012-06-08 : A lot went right, a lot more went wrong. It is getting to the point that the best we can do is control the chaos. 1400+ people
HeathCon I (April 2012)2012-04-21 : Great time at Heath's place, playing Savage Worlds Low Life.
Food Lion Auto Fair (Charlotte Motor Speedway)2012-04-20 : Nothing overly exciting about the show but because I ran into Fox`s Wilson, I got to put my ugly face on the big HD TV! Kinda cool!
MACE West 2012: CUDGEL2012-04-02 : Great Time. Did a lot of gaming!
RonCon Spring 20122012-03-10 : Awesome! 6 players played Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds Beasts & Barbarians
mini-mace 20122012-01-28 : Modest turnout in a down economy, 45 people, counts as an average year.
SCARAB 20122012-01-17 : I had a really good time. Played Savage Worlds, Posthumous Z, and Dungeon Twister. All AWESOME games!
MACE 20112011-11-22 : Great MACE, last one in High Point. Good numbers and had a great time!
Breakfest with UNCC Coach & WBT FOcus group2011-10-22 : I had a busy Tuesday Oct 4. Had breakfast at the Univ. Hilton with the football coach of UNCC new football team and then that afternoon, spent the evening at WBT talking about talk radio. It was fascinating. Never been more part of the Charlotte community.
Starfall (Stardrive short story novel)2011-08-24 : Finally finished this book. Some stories were good, some stories were not.
Panther Fan Fest 20112011-08-06 : Fun time wiht my oldest daughter and son. It was a little hot though, could not stay the whole time.
Dokken at Amos's Southend2011-07-23 : Awesome. The guy can still rock!
Aubrey Jade McClung born July 10, 20112011-07-10 : 7lb 1 oz, 19in. Mom and baby are healthy
ConCarolinas 20112011-06-22 : A great con during a hard economic year. 1300+ attendees! Great guests, great concom, great turn out, great con!
UNCC 49er Football Ground Breaking & Panthers Draft Party2011-04-28 : Awesome football day with the family.
MACE West 2011: CUDGEL2011-03-28 : Good time and good grass roots gaming
Sci-fi Festival, Schiele Museum2011-03-13 : Fun time had by all. Small event with lots of family friendly time to spend together
RonCon 20112011-03-06 : My birthday celebration turned game day. Good fun with great friends!
minimace 20112011-01-31 : Attendance highest ever! New record for mini-mace attendance. 83! Had to use two rooms!
MACE 20102010-11-15 : Another good year. About the same attendance as last year, lots of gaming, and a great board game area (in the restaurant.)
ConCarolinas 2010/DeepSouthCon 482010-06-11 : The best CC yet. 1350 (est) people, Richard Hatch, Claudia Christian, AND Jerry Pournelle. The best DSC ever!
mini-mace 20102010-01-31 : Good weekend of gaming, 55 people turned out and that was without an L5R tournament. I marshalled two games and really did not get to play anything.
MACE 20092009-11-14 : Fantastic time Best year ever!
Writing for / RPGNow.com2009-06-12 : Thanks to meeting Sean Patrick Fannon, I am writing reviews again - all for PDF stuff now, but it's writing. Hopeing it will open doors.
ConCarolinas 20092009-06-09 : The best ever! 1000+ people! AWESOME!
Eberron Campaign Started2009-03-28 : My new character - the Shifter Ranger, Tyr'roth is born!
Call of Cthulhu - Charlotte Meetup at Above Board Games2009-01-22 : The start of 'Dead in the Water'. It started out much better than I thought it would. I had a blast.
True20 World War Z Adventure at ABG/RPG Meetup2009-01-08 : I had a blast. Met two new gamers and it looks like we're starting a new gaming group.
Guild Game Day Fall 2008 - 12/13/20082008-12-13 : Running some board games and AT-43 minis.
Book: The Dark Wing by Walter H Hunt2008-12-12 : This universe in incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and hope to read the next. Took me 6 months to read it but I finished it.
Book: World War Z by Max Brooks2008-12-11 : Dang good book! Needs to be a board game. That might come out after the movie.
Babylon 5 Campaign Started2008-10-25 : So it begins… "Ghosts in the Shadows"<br /><br />Playing with a new guy in our group that was 7 when the first B5 episode aired.
Battlestar Galactica, The Board Game2008-10-01 : Played it three times, all with different results, but in the end either the Cylons won or were close to winning. it is a tough game to be a human, but it is fun. See my review in Scrye #127.
The End of the Fading Suns d20 Campaign2008-08-31 : After 2+ years, it is finally over. I have been wanting to run in the universe as well as run this game idea for years. I finally did it. It was fun.
EItherscope RPG at ABG2008-08-20 : Ran a pre-gen'ed adventure for a very cool game. The adventure wasn't really satisfying and I should have put more work into the characters. I really want to run this again
GenCon 2008 - AWESOME!2008-08-18 : I was press, played some games, ran some games and bought some games. Interview people, met some people and had a general good time. Indy is a great city!
Music: Disturbed - Indestructible2008-06-11 : Very good album. First few songs are just awesome, and the rest are pretty good.
ConCarolinas 20082008-06-02 : It was a blast for everyone. Biggest ever! Report is coming.
Music: Dokken - Lightening Strikes Again2008-05-14 : Dokken is simply not the same anymore. Don`s voice is starting to show its age. 55 is pretty old to try to hit those high notes. The album itself is a lot better than the last one, but I can`t get past Don`s voice.
Lasik Surgery a SUCCESS! I CAN SEE!2008-05-10 : The procedure was surreal and definitely not what was supposed to happen - changed procedures at the alst minute, I went under the blade,,,, ,uggh. But I can see VERY WELL! Woohooo!
Laser Eye Surgery May 92008-04-24 : Quite nervous!
SG Weekend Carolinas This weekend2008-04-16 : Hosting a little cookout at my place for the Stargate group.
d20 Future High Colonies at ABG2008-03-20 : Another session of the ongoing and developing High Colonies campaign. I had no idea it would develop this far, but I now have a building conspiracy of possible alien nature.
StellarCon 32/Deep South Con 462008-03-17 : We got Deep South Con! Whoo Hoo!
Book: Flags of Our Fathers2008-02-27 : An amazing and sad story. Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue!
d20 Future High Colonies at ABG2008-02-21 : Quite cool. This little campaign is really starting to come into its own. I had a blast!
"Tide of Iron" - Battle of St. Lo2008-02-18 : John R and I played ToI and the second scenario in that game - the Battle of St Lo. All the Germans had to do was hold out, but the wave of American soldiers was just too great.
Good Band: Day of Fire 2008-02-04 : Very good Christian value based music. Great vocals and guitars!
Good Band: 12 Stones2008-02-04 : Also a good band, similar to Day of Fire.
mini-mace 20082008-01-28 : Another one in the bucket! It was fun. Played `Starcraft` and then `Tide of Iron.` Both good games. Good turn out and now they want us to do more than one a year. Yikes!
Starcraft: The Board Game (part 2)2007-12-08 : Played with my regular group of friends. Chris J won the game by special victory condition. I spread out to thin, too fast.
First days of the Keegan-ator2007-11-24 : Pics of my newborn son, Keegan
Starcraft: The Board Game2007-11-24 : Played at ABG, 5 plyaers. Basically AGoT meets TI3. Awesome game. Expensive but awesome.
You've Been Sentenced! 2007-11-05 : I just had the greatest time with this game playing with my family (dad, my brother, my sister & her hubby, my wife, and Jordan). THis is really a hillarious game.
Keegan William McClung is born!2007-11-03 : I have a son and he will be known as the Keegan-ator
EABA Code: Black at ABG 10-24-072007-10-25 : Playtested/Play-wrote my adventure for MACE. It is inspired by the 'Blood Red' adventure mentioned in the book, but I expanded it far past Greg's original intent. It was a blast!
Book: A Clash of Kings2007-09-09 : Outstanding! Awesome fantasy!
Dragon*Con 20072007-09-03 : What can be said other than AWESOME again. Always an incredible time.
The Lion King on stage2007-08-22 : It was pretty cool.
Trinoc*Con 2007 for a day2007-08-05 : It was a sad thing to see. A con in decline.
It`s a BOY!2007-06-08 : <p>Ultrasound results are in.It's a healthy baby boy. Keegan William McClung on his way!</p>
ConCarolinas 20072007-06-07 : This con simply gets better and better. We are finally coming into our own.
StellarCon 312007-03-16 : It was fun!
Book: A Game of Thrones2007-02-03 : A most OUTSTANDING book!
minimace 20072007-01-29 : Way better than expected.
New Car! 2003 Dodge Neon2007-01-29 : Good bye to the Ford Explorer ~sniffle~
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition w/ Shattered Empires at ABG Jan 20, '072007-01-20 : Finally getting a game of TI3 in! Starts at noon!
Visit to Ground Zero2007-01-05 : A very somber was to end the year. Pictures pending.
Space Inquest<br>a Free MMOG2006-12-14 : A new obsession. Join the DenOfStarWolves league!
Comedy Zone:<br>James Gregory2006-11-26 : Funniest man in Amercia
11/15/2006<br>Dark Matter d20 at Above Board Games2006-11-15 : "Coming of the Reaper"
MACE 20062006-11-10 : Get ready for an awesome gaming weekend!
World Wide D&D Day Nov 42006-11-04 : I am actually going ot play some D&D. What should I play? hmmmm
Neil Spicer & Ron`s Gaming Night at ABG (11/1/2006)2006-11-01 : Neil and I are teaming up to get some one shots short-adventures gaming going on at ABG. D&D, d20 Modern, anything we can scrounge up.
Cruised the Caribean2006-10-19 : Took the Carnival Imagination to the Keys, then to Playa Del Carmen. Saw Mayan ruins of Tulum! Rocked!
FSSC Week 1....uggggh2006-09-12 : THUD! Hit rock bottom despite all the big guns I have. OUCH!
Doom the Bardgame Campaign Day 1.52006-09-06 : Ran our first campaign session of Doom, the Board Game at ABG! Great job guys!
Labor Day Board Games - ABG2006-08-30 : Board games at Above Board Games!
Fantasy Football<br>Rabid Seawolves are BACK!2006-08-21 : Lead by Carson Palmer & Marc Bulger, the 'wovles are going to eat the FSSC alive. Seek the wolf in thyself!!
Doom the Bardgame<br>Campaign Day 12006-08-16 : Game Night at Above Board Games, 7 PM
Game Night<br>Above Board Games<br>Aug 2, 7 PM2006-08-02 : Still trying to get a regular game night at ABG.
Music: Godsmack IV2006-07-31 : Better than the last one. More like the first two.
Music: Tool 10,000 Days2006-07-31 : Interesting. A few good songs, but not quite as good as the last one.
Currently Reading/Will be Reading2006-07-27 : Currently Reading: <a href="" target="_blank">Fading Suns: Sinful Stars</a> (short stories)<br> Will be reading: A Game of Thrones (Georg
Finished Reading<br> <i>The Fragment</i>: A Harn Novel2006-07-01 : (See my review on Gaming Report)
HeroCon 20062006-07-01 : Lots of comic fans. Thousands!
ConCarolinas 2006<br>June 2-4, 20062006-06-05 : "Best ever! I went out with a bang!"
Fading Suns Campaign2006-05-25 : The Mysteries of the Master await!
StellarCon 2006<br>February 17-19, 20062006-02-20 : "Gaming could have been better, but the fandom-side was great"
MACE 2005<br>November 11-13, 20052005-11-14 : "Record breaking year!"
DragonCon 2005<br>September 2-4, 20052005-09-05 : "AWESOME!"
ConCarolinas 2005<br>June 3-52005-06-06 : "Went very well!"
Taylor Anne McClung2004-05-18 : My first child is born! Taylor-bear!