Sunday, August 7, 2011
After trying unsuccessfully to get in a Catan Histories: Settlers of America Trails to Rails, I lucked out and got into Mansions of Madness. It wasn't what I expected. It wasn't a bad game, but the problem with Mansion of Madness is the same one I have with the D&D board games: it just feels like an RPG on rails. I would just rather be playing the RPG.
Later that evening I played the new Shogun. The one that replaces dice rolling with the crazy tower you drop units into. It's a great improvement of the the original.
Capped the night off with quick games of Space Hulk card game and Bang!. The later is a convention favorite we play every year.
Day 4 is sort of a throw away day at gencon. I'll visit the hall and buy a few minor things a catch my flight.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The rest of the time I spent first playing a demo of Chaos of the Old World and then playing it for reals in the gaming hall. It's a great game and will definitely buy it at some point.
Later with my friends we played a the new space hulk card game. Pretty good at capturing the feel of the original space hulk, but I miss the miniatures. I capped the night off with some Arkham Horror. For once we saved the world and beat the game with just one turn before Cthulhu himself appeared.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
For the last decade, I've either been a GM or vendor. So getting my badge has been rather painless. As a standard attendee, I have to get it via will call. My god this line is the length of the convention hall! Why preregister? It would be faster to buy a new badge. Gencon logistics are as incompetent was ever.