Sunday, November 9, 2014

Classic Con Report - GameHole Con


High light: Getting invited to the show and meeting some peers, fans and friends who all were having a good time.

Low light: The parking lot was jam packed and the hotel didn't seem to have good options beyond "Uh, good luck."

Best experience: Lunch with some of my favorite folks in Madison. They are both nerds with kids, so here's hoping they raise the next generation right.


Worst experience: Walking into the wargames room and getting the stinkeye from the table closest to the door with a really cool mini terrain version of Settlers of Catan. If you didn't want people admiring your minis why did you pick that table?


Best bargain (had to buy it, no freebies): I didn't really buy anything due to my current budgetary lock down


Best FreebieI'm Bored! handed out those fancy pass pouches. It even matches my con bag.

Most welcome surprise: The Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition games were very busy. It seems like this edition is quite popular even before all of the main books are out...


Most unwelcome surprise: ...which meant I didn't get a chance to play in a game. I'll be sure to pre-reg next year.


Best game: Talking with Cynthia Miller about Cartoon Action Hour got me excited to run it again. And F.L.A.G. Force is coming early next year!


Most interesting game concept: 
Sheriff of Nottingham is a customs inspections game where you have to smuggle items past the other players. Everyone gets a chance to be the smuggler and everyone gets a chance to be "The Man".

Sleeper game: ICONS is looking to have an interesting future from some of the projects Dan Hauser talked about. Just in time for the Batman TV series DVDs to come out, too...


Coolest booth: All the FLGS booths were crammed together, so they had really competitive pricing.


Strangest moment: People recognizing me by my name tag. Always strange. Always awesome.


Played: 

Sheriff of Nottingham
Mage Wars

Purchased:

Nothing. Well, I did stop at Pine Cone on the way home.

Swag:

5th Edition Monster Manual
Pathfinder Skull and Shackles Adventure Deck #2
Pathfinder Skull and Shackles Character Add-On Deck

Things to pick up after the con:

5th Edition dungeon Masters Guide
Pathfinder Skull and Shackles Adventure Deck #3