Monday, November 3, 2014

Classic Con Report - Fantasticon


High light: Seeing a lot of nerdy families at the show. Loved seeing mom as Black Widow, dad as Captain America, and the kid in a Bat-Stroller.

Low light: The RPG area was a ghost town. I had some people show up for Firefly, but there were some awesome D&D and Pathfinder GMs who were stuck waiting around with their hands in their pockets.

Best experience: Playing board games Sunday morning with some Board Game Barrister staff and an adorable little girl in a TARDIS costume.


Worst experience: 
The con was spread out over two hotels that shared a common parking lot. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous this past weekend, but it would have sucked if it was a typical Wisconsin. 


Best bargain (had to buy it, no freebies): The Milwaukee/Star Wars mashup magnet I got is pretty cool.


Best FreebieThe organizers gave me a free badge, which is always a hard freebie to beat.

Most welcome surprise: I found a dice game that Lindsay likes. Chupacabra plays fast and fun, with a cryptid theme that she loves. 


Most unwelcome surprise: My quest to get my Firefly RPG book signed by all the cast members was foiled again as Adam Baldwin backed out of the show a few months ago.


Best game: I enjoyed my run through Rise of the Runelords. It's not quite an RPG, but streamlines a lot of things about Pathfinder while still keeping the stuff players love.


Most interesting game concept: Sushi Go is a set matching game that has some of the most adorable chibi artwork ever.


Sleeper game: Roll for It is a dice worker placement game that looks like it would be a big hit for civilians.


Coolest booth: The Indiana Jones Fan Club booth had some great artifact replicas.


Strangest moment: Walking past a guy with a really realistic looking python around his neck and then realizing it was, in fact, a real snake.


Played: 
Geek Out

Sushi Go
Roll For It
Chupacabra
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise of the Runelords

Purchased:
Chupacabra
Bay View Star Wars magnet

Swag:

Free pass
Business cards

Things to pick up after the con:

Roll For it
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game