So the Southlands campaign died a quick death - though fun while it lasted and a fun idea. I'm still running Keep on the Borderlands for some friends of mine who aren't really big gamers. I can't tell if they enjoy it or if it's just a big joke, but they bought their own dice, so they must derive some enjoyment out of it. I miss my geeky friends.
So I'm in the unenviable position of looking for another group a little closer to home. Having two gaming stores nearby, one would think their would be a thriving gaming community, if that's the case Watertown does not give them up easily. Anyway, so I'm looking for a group interested in Burning Wheel, Talislanta, and some of those other weird games that few people play. I can handle a little D&D, I don't mind peppering some D&D sessions in with other stuff, but my tolerance for D&D is usually pretty low.
I've been reading "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian" lately and I'd love to run a Conan inspired game. Burning Wheel actually has lifepaths that you can download from their wiki specifically for a Conan based game. Lusty wenches, dark sorcery and daring thievery!
Another idea I've had kicking around in my head for a while is a BW game features normal everyday joe's in a small village who suddenly encounter fey that, until now, have only existed in legend. It'd sort of have a "Pan's Labyrinth" feel to it, encounters with quirky and mischievous fey lead to encounters with darker malign spirits.
I created a Facebook group for people local to Watertown, NY, in hopes of connecting some folks, we'll see how that works out.