Welcome to Roadworthy! This is a chance to show off a Road Crew Judge and allow them to share their experience and wisdom. We provide these profiles to help provide insight into their personality and style, and maybe give up-and-coming Judges some advice on improving their game.
The Road Crew theme for 2018 is Strange New Worlds! Head out and find unique places to run games for willing participants. Do something that makes us take notice! Who knows, maybe we’ll put you up on our website. Jump on into the Road Crew program for your chance!
The power of patience shines through with our latest Roadworthy member. A personal passion paid off and led to a group that spawned multiple Judges. Today we present to you Judge Mario Garcia!
Roadworthy: Judge Mario
What’s your name, where do you live (and game), and how would you describe yourself?
My name is Mario Garcia and I live in Eugene, OR.
How did you first discover DCC?
I first discovered DCC in 2013 when I picked up the full rules book on Free RPG Day. I also played the Imperishable Sorceress that day, too. I was hooked immediately by the rules light approach to the game. When I got home and read the book the artwork and magic systems made my journey to the dark side complete.
As of “right now,” how many Road Crew games have you run in 2017? Or 2018?
I think I ran about 15 games in 2017 right after we moved to Eugene from San Diego. I found a local game store with some table space to let us play. The first month or two I actually didn’t get to run any games because there were no players, but every week there I was with all my gear ready to run, and by September there was enough buzz at the store for the regular game to really take off.
In 2018 I have also run about 15 games. Some of the players wanted to try their had at the Judge’s seat. I ran for a couple months and let them take the reins. Now I’m back and we are doing a mix of MCC and DCC.
What’s your favorite Road Crew game experience so far?
On February 22nd of this year I had a 10 player funnel, and it was an epic night. I ran Portal Under the Stars with 40 characters and only 15 survivors.
Tell us where you run your Road Crew games.
I run at Funagain Games on Willamette St. in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday nights.
What is your highest death toll in one single adventure?
It would have to be that night I ran Portal Under the Stars with 10 players. There were 25 kills in one night. It was glorious.
What advice would you give to other Road Crew judges?
Don’t give up. Even if a game does not pick up right away, just post the game times and show up. You may sit by yourself reading adventures for a couple months, but eventually a good group will appear.