Finding the Right Convention Game
I went to an RPG convention at the weekend called Furnace. It was a good convention, I would have liked to have been at Burning Con instead but this one was right there on my doorstep.
At this convention I ended up in the wrong game for me. It was a science fiction game in which the vocabulary of sci-fi words meant different things from my expectations. After a while I asked if the game was based on a specific property, one I'd not read. More accurately it was based on a post-singularity sub-genre which I didn't know much about.
It sucked to be me at that table because as well as me being clueless everybody else had to work around it too to include me. I tried to be proactive and I followed what I thought was a hook but it lead to a dead end (but proved that we were being traced which was a small mercy).
I have chosen to leave a game in the past but I found myself feeling worse for it as I wasn't even trying to make the best of it. And then what can you do? Everyone else is busy in a game!
What do you to make sure you don't end up in the wrong game? And if you do what's your strategy for surviving it with your graces intact?