|Vinny-- the man behind the |
con. A terrific guy and someone
who really knows how to
put a fun convention together.
Thursday I ended up winning a Robo Rally game played in "The Arena", which is a huge miniatures field intended for mega-scale games. We played on the floor with a variety of model robots, and had a grand ol' time. I also won Core Worlds, which I've reviewed here previously, and can't emphasize enough just how great a game it is. If you like deck-building games, this is a perfect example of the genre. I'm frankly not a fan of the genre, and I absolutely adore this game.
My AD&D 1E game happened Friday, with many familiar faces from previous RPGs I've run, and everyone seemed to have a good time. The party ended up falling for the various distractions, and only tumbled to the real goal with a half hour to go. They managed to alert the entire group of bad-guys, and had two choices of tactics. The one would have locked out the villains and given the party a win, the other would have gotten them pasted. They chose the latter. Still, I think the adventure stood up well.
Friday night I played a historical minis game from the Wars of the Roses using the Poleaxed 2 rules. I ended up losing, but it was close-fought; if I had inflicted one more point of damage on the enemy, I could have forced a tie. But I didn't. I lost. I take comfort in the knowledge that the Lancasterians lost the battle historically. But it is a cold, cold, comfort.
Ogre Miniatures happened Saturday night. This was a very experimental scenario, basically pitting a vast static defense against a very strong small but powerful attacker. It ended up being very close up to the end-- the way I know that is that each side thought the other was vastly overpowered. A full after-action report replete with pictures will be forthcoming. EDIT: Here 'tis.
Here are some pics from the con. There were about 2,000 people in attendance, and I can't recommend this convention enough. It's a blast.
|Warhammer in the Arena. This game went about 20 feet long. Absolutely amazing.|
|Getting ready for Monsterpocalypse|
|My Lancastrians about to be pasted in the Wars of the Roses.|
Damn you Lord Percy!
|A setup for DC Heroclix. I thought it was amazing. I could almost see Zan and Jana.|
|Another Heroclix setup. But look at it carefully. The|
awesomeness is expressed with study as to what exactly it is supposed to be.