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GenCon Day 1

Well day is in the books. My first time DM'ing turned out to be a blast. We all had a great time fighting vie xenos and trying not to blast holes in the bulkhead with plasma weapons. Shooting your ship from the inside out is generally not a great idea.

Here are a few tidbits from the show floor:
Wizards od the Coast have a big announcement tomorrow. No official word, but it looks like something for DnD is coming.
- White Wolf had no product on the floor, anywhere. Insteed they had a bar scene set up (kinda cool)that was announcing their special event in one month in New Orlenes to make a big announcement about the "World of Darkness". Ok, this is dumb. A month after gencon... Not good.
- Fantasy Flight Games had a huge presence again this year. They took over the middle part of the hall and constantly had huge lines to buy their stuff. I didn't have the patience to wait in line, but the new 40K role-play stuff looks great. I hope to pick some up in the morning.
- Lots of collectible card games showing up everywhere. It looked like the years after Magic the Gathering, all over again.
- I found new (to me) miniature companies that are doing great work. Dark Haven has been out fir a bit, but seeing their stuff in person was great. They have some world class talent working on their models. I also found Dark Sword Miniatures making some great single models mainly for fantasy rpg's.
- Malifaux and Pathfinder are growing their presence at the con and lots of people like their stuff. I am one of them, but nothing new that we didn't know was coming.
- the Tera-Clips terrain on the Malifaux web site was interesting in person. They are in very early production, needing thicker card stock, clearer clips, and less shiney pieces (bad glare under the lights). That being said, you get a three-foot section of terrain for $50. Perfect for a new gamer, less perfect for someone with plenty of scenery at home.
- Less Cos-Play today than I hoped to see. Perhaps tomorrow.
- Ill have pictures up on Twitter as I take them, and full pictures up when I get home early next week.

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4 comments:

  1. Wizards is debuting a new D&D-themed boardgame at GenCon, I believe.

  2. If anyone has seen the Doc could you please make sure he has enough food and water? I think GenCon ate him =(

  3. lol... I haven't been eaten. I'll have my GenCon wrap up posted this weekend.
    And then, back to painting!

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