With the main of convention season over, things are shifting down a bit in the RPG blogosphere. The big summer releases have largely passed, and PAX, Origins, and Gen Con are in the books. The official start of fall is right around the corner, and I couldn't be happier.
In a lot of ways, this is a good time of year if you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten path. Gaming groups that took the summer off are reforming, and in areas where there are colleges and universities, the gamer demographic is solidly back in town. In the next couple of months, the weather will turn cooler, and some folks will turn back towards the great indoors. People have had time to read those Gen Con purchases, and might be ready to run a game of something new they picked up.
Make no mistake about it, fall is a great time for gaming. If your game world is coming up to autumn, it can be time for various harvest festivals, or time to let conscript soldiers return home in time to help with that harvest? Want to mess with an enemy land? Snatch those crops, just as they're being harvested, or hit the enemy when they're weakened by furlough. Mind your own forces, though: they need to eat, too, and their homeland has fields as well.
Higher up, in the mountains, winter and freezing weather will settle in early. If you've got a far distance to go, I hope your party already started out.