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Gen Con 2015: NecroVirus Review and Boardcraft.com--The Future of Tabletop Gaming

Gen Con 2015: NecroVirus Review and Boardcraft.com–The Future of Tabletop Gaming

NecroVirus is the most exciting thing I saw at Gen Con. Period. Nothing else even came close.  While this post is a review of the game “NecroVirus” it also is my ecstatic report of what I see as the future business model of  tabletop gaming, 3D printing. I ran across NecroVirus whilst window shopping in […]

Gen Con 2015: The Games Played Part 3

Gen Con 2015: The Games Played Part 3

After getting out of the playtest room, I rolled straight into a game of Numenera: The Hideous Game I am a huge Numenera fan and regard it as the best RPG currently on the market. Period.  I jumped at the chance and the module was, as expected a great time. Since it will be published/run […]

Gen Con 2015--The Games Played Report Part 1

Gen Con 2015–The Games Played Report Part 1

This is the first post in a series covering the epic gaming carnage that was Gen Con 2015.  As usual, I begin with the games played, both by myself and my cohorts. They are presented in no particular order. After a strangely on-time flight arrival and marginal quality sleep, we started gaming bright and early-ish […]

Gen Con 2014 Games Played

Gen Con 2014 Games Played

Gencon 2014 enters history and I once again survived four marathon days of gaming glory.  This report will focus on the games I played and some the trip itself. Future entries will focus on the vendors and products. After an inauspicious start to the trip, as seen in the picture below of my supposed seat, […]

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2013--Kickstarter.com

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2013–Kickstarter.com

Yes, you are reading that correctly.  I am giving the “Best of Show” for the GAMA Trade Show 2013 to Kickstarter.com.   Kickstarter was the talk of the show. If you had a booth there was a solid 50/50 chance that a Kickstarter was in your future. It really was everywhere at the show. Before you […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 8

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 8

Monster Protectors Monster Protectors has a nice line of card protector boxes and binders as well as some unusual map/playmat tubes. It is hard to see in the image, but the map tube has three corners, rather than being a true tube. I did not grasp the importance until  Monster’s rep pointed out that it […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 7

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 7

Cheapass Games   Cheapass games, long known for extremely basic games, evolved a bit and produced a “snazzy” version of the venerable “Unexploded Cow.” This game has a retail price of $25.00. Grandpa’ Beck’s Games Scheming and Skulking is a new trick-taking game due to be released at the end of May for an MSRP […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 6

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 6

Collins  Epic Wargames Polyversal is a soon-to-kickstart miniature combat system (6 mm) that allows you to use miniatures from other games, assign Polyversal stats and then go to war!   The central tile is a commander and he controls all the units attached to him, but should them move out of range they “detach” from […]

GAMA Trade Show  2013 Report 5

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 5

More gaming goodness below…. Educational Insights “Nowhere to Go” is a quick game with some strategy that is perfect for children, but playable by adults as well.   Two fedora wearing miniatures block paths using the gray marble-like tokens of each other until one has nowhere to move, thereby losing. I got in a complete […]

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