Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cargo Noir with Bobby and Mary

We had some friends over for dinner and board games on Sunday. We played Cargo Noir and Ticket to Ride. Good times!

Monday, August 15, 2011



We broke out Ikusa for a run-through tonight. The rules are indistinguishable from It's predecessor Samurai Swords. I just noticed no play time is listed on the box...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

That's REAL armor!

Space Marine Suit

This suit looked anything other than comfortable.

Ludicrous Speed!

This was a great costume and really set this guy apart.


The goths were thick this weekend.

Another character


I found a Smurfs game being played late at night on Saturday. I'm not sure if it is an RPG or some kind of minis game. Either way, someone desperately deserves an open-handed slap to the face.


I have no clue who these people are trying to impersonate. The guy in back is lugging a huge cardboard cross.

The God of Thunder

This guy looks suspiciously similar to the Captain America I saw yesterday

Balance of the Force

The woman balanced a full tea set on her head that was filled with piping hot fresh tea.


I'm not sure about these two.

Robo Rally Board

Here is a pic of the board. The bots are all over a foot high.

Super Robo Rally

There was a very impressive scratch built Roborally game that employed real robots on a large board in the floor.

Giant Lords Of Vegas

I only scheduled one game for Sunday. This is a custom board and cards that are 3 times normal size.

Cargo Noir

I learned an taught two games of Cargo Noir last night. This one definitely goes on my buy list.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rogue's Gallery

All of Batman's enemies were having a flash mob in front of the registering booths.

Captain America

So, it looks like he's let himself go a little since they unfroze him.

Axis & Allies 1940

Today is primarily devoted to playing a huge game of Axis & Allies Global 1940 using the rules tweaks instituted by Larry Harris for the forthcoming reprint.

I'm playing the U.S.S.R. It's going to be a long haul...

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Zeppelins

Here is a treasure...

Fortune and Glory

This new game from Flying Frog has some top notch components and a can't miss theme. The little plastic zeppelins in the box nearly sold it to me on the spot. The only reason I don't own it is that I would never be able to get it home in my suitcase.

Trench Run

I couldn't figure put who was playing Porkins.

The force is strong in this one...

There was a incredibly detailed game involving a trench run on the Death Star.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

That's right, its the World Wrestling Federation RPG...

More FFG Star Wars Pics

Star Wars Minis

These are pics of the new FFG Star Wars game.

Steve Long and I

Steve is the primary author of the HERO system rules. I picked up the new Star Hero book at his booth.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two sessions cancelled!

After my first game this morning, the next two sessions were cancelled due to inadequate attendance. Now, I'm reduced to prowling the game room hoping for a no-show. Bill Preston, esquire said it best,"B-O-G-U-S!"

A swarm of FFG reps.


I've scheduled a whole Year's worth of role-playing games into one day, today!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Troll Statue

Conan 1982

Each year, the theater adjacent to the convention center shows a classic movie specifically for the Gencon audience. This year, it's Conan the Barbarian (1982).

I'm looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.

Aaahnold in his prime...

Drizzt and I

This statue occupies a prime spot at the top of the stair from the ballroom at the convention center. Last year, a Red Dragon perched in this spot.

Lunch at the Ram

We have arrived in Indy! Now for the traditional lunch at the Ram.

Also, I got carded when I ordered a beer! What a great start to the weekend!