I just got back from May Gam3 Day 2013, put on by the Gam3rCon people. I had a really good time.
It’s held at the 10th Ave Theater downtown, which is about 8 miles from my house, so I really had no excuse not to go. Hodad’s (a great burger joint) is next door. So, I walk in at about 3pm, Hodad’s in hand, and 10 seconds later I’m sitting at a table playing Pandemic.
Pandemic is a cooperative game where the players are trying to stop a plague from wiping out humanity. We lost. :( It was fun though, I definitely need to pick it up.
Immediately after that, I played a demo of Judge Dredd.
This was hosted by a guy named Ron, who was a good guy. The Judge Dredd rules can be downloaded for free.
Then I watched a quick game of Chrononauts :
Chrononauts was crazy. I’m not sure I quite grasped it.
After that, Ron (the Judge Dredd guy – above) hosted a game of Dungeon Crawl Classics which was a ton of fun.
Closing time rolled around too soon, and we got cut a bit short, but it was a great afternoon.
The Drunk Quest guys have a new Kickstarter for the 90 Proof Seas expansion. I’ve written about Drunk Quest here before. It’s a great game, and the people involved are good people.
Also, there’s a “pre Kickstarter” for All Quiet On The Martian Front. Grab it now, before the actual Kickstarter is approved.
I think this pre-Kickstarter idea is genius. You get some extra goodies, and they get a better launch day. Kickstarters tend to go big the first day or two, then level off, and then pick up again at the end. If a project has a good first few days, it greatly increases the potential success of the project.
I am recovering from last nights Drunk Quest events, slowly.
Saturday at Kingdom-con was much busier. All the tables in the wargame room were being used, and there were a lot more people around in general. Parking was tight, but I eventually found a spot.
As I said last night (this morning?) I played a lot of Drunk Quest. It’s a very fun game. I also played a demo of Flames Of War. That was really fun. We played with the figures provided by the Open Fire! starter pack. I played the Allies, and I had 2 groups of tanks, and 1 group of infantry. Tom, who was hosting the demo, played the Germans, and he had 2 groups of infantry and 1 group of tanks.
The figures are plastic, 15mm. I was very impressed with the details, and the paint job and basing on them was really good. The game took about 2 hours, and I really enjoyed it. Tom plays regularly at a local game store, and I might go over there and play again. Here’s some pics:
And here’s some pics of Drunk Quest:
At some point today, I’ve got to go back and get my car. I took a cab home last night, as I was in no shape to drive.
Here’s some random pics from Kingdom-con Saturday:
Drunk Quest kicked my ass. I’m drunk right now. If you play games, and drink, then Drunk Quest is a game you need to get. The authors and artists and play testers were all there at Kingdom-con, and they ensured a good time was had by all. They were all really cool people.
I also had a great time playing Flames Of War, but the write-up for that will have to wait until tomorrow. As I said, Drunk Quest kicked my ass. I sleep now.