Yesterday (Friday April 5, 2013) I went to Kingdom-con here in San Diego. I’ll be going back later today.
Kingdom-con is a small gaming convention that I found out about from a newsletter I picked up at a local game store. It’s being held 5 miles from my house, so I really have no excuse to not attend. It’s $50 at the door for a 3 day pass. They have a large wargaming room, mostly Warhammer and historics, a central lobby with several tables of miniature games, and another large room with open gaming, 10 vendors, and a game library. The game library has hundreds of games anyone can check out and play.
So, here’s my pics and comments:
I played a demo game of Infinity. I’d never played before, but it was easy to pick up. We played 4 figures to a side, and the game took about 30 minutes. I won. :) The figures were really nice. Officially 28mm, they seemed bigger, but I didn’t measure them.
I also played a demo game of Drunk Quest. It was 2 in the afternoon, so I just drank water. It’s like Munchkin with drinking. It was super fun, and I bought a copy. There’s a tournament with real drinking tonight. I might join.
I picked up a set of Irondice. They are “silver-plated miniature white metal and covered with a translucent paint”. They come with rules for a dice game, but I just bought them because they look freakin’ cool. I’m just going to use them as regular D6 for gaming.
For every event / demo / etc you participate in, you get a token. At any time, you can cash your tokens in for prizes. It’s like skee-ball!
This part really made me laugh. Right there in the rules, right on your badge, it says, “Please remember to stay clean and shower.”
In closing, here’s some pics I took in the wargaming room. I have nothing left to say, except I’m going back today. I plan to attend a demo of Flames Of War.