NEON is all about keeping things casual and laid-back, just like the role playing games (RPGs) that popped up in basements all over America starting in the 70's and 80's: a group of friends (or strangers) convening in one place to invent imaginary characters to tell stories about and worlds for these characters to inhabit.
Of course, the framework for games like D&D and Pathfinder was created by someone (or a group of people), and NEON is incredibly fortunate to have attracted ground-breaking developers like Joshua A.C. Newman (Shock), Robert Bohl (Misspent Youth) , Dana Cameron (The Sprawl), Hamish Cameron (The Sprawl), Sean Billson (Fuel Priest), Eric Bornstein, and Chad Walker (Cryptomancer).
How do you keep a casual vibe going in the presence of such immense talent? You adopt the increasingly popular on-demand format: just show up at NEON's RPG room for games starting every hour, on the hour from 11 AM to 8 PM. Although there will be a tentative schedule, games will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up quickly, and most GM's (Games Masters) will offer you a choice of two titles.
Are you coming solo? No problem: find a group to join, or if not, try back again in an hour. Never played an RPG in your entire life, but Stranger Things piqued your curiosity? There will be patient, knowledgeable GM's there to show you the ropes and introduce you to this wild, wonderful, unpredictable world. NEON is meant to be a physical place for you to come and connect with like-minded souls in a spirit of innovation and collaboration.
Whether it's your first game or your 5,000th, you get the chance to create something totally new in a fun, low-key environment, and maybe even make new friends along the way. So check that uber-competitive edge at the door for now, and dive into your imagination at NEON RetroFest 2018.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past
Tales From The Loop: After School Special
Xanadoom: A Macho Women with Guns Experience
Ravenloft of Cthulhu
FATE Misspent Youth
SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists
And many others!