Monday, September 14, 2009

GwenCon recap

GwenCon was this weekend - it's a small gaming convention in the home of Gwendolyn Kestrel and Andy Collins. It's an amazingly packed weekend, always a lot of fun. Gwen and Andy are great hosts, and go to a lot of trouble to open their homes to several dozen visitors for this yearly event. We only went to 2 of the 3 days, but it was exhausting. Here's a list of all the games I played:

Friday:
  • TransAmerica - an elegant and casual boardgame about being sneaky rail-barons
  • Apples to Apples - the classic party game
    Apples to Apples again - a second game of it
  • Tekeli-Li - a Cthulhu-themed trick-taking cardgame. Read more here.
  • Fordyce Hall - a Cthulhu by Gaslight RPG scenario where the PCs were the servants of a nobleman, sent ahead to prepare the old family estate he'd just inherited. Read more here.
  • (Are You A) Werewolf - the party game / deductive logic exercise / mob-rule simulator
    Werewolf again - there was a whole second village to hang
Saturday:
  • Pandemic - which I've written about plenty of times before, nothing new here other than getting to play it with Sparky and Logan for the first time.
  • LiveAction RoboRally - the game of robots, lasers, and conveyor belts... on a board so big, we got to play our robots from the first-person perspective.
  • 9/11/1984 - a cross-publisher superhero one-shot where we were saving the Twin Towers from Ra's al Ghul and Prince Namor. 18th-level PCs, and my first time playing 4th Ed. Read more here.
  • Lego Batman - In the second prop-heavy superhero-themed d20-based RPG of the day, were playing popular villains from DC comics - except, we weren't villains. Instead, the villain was Batman. Read more here.
I've got plenty more to say about at least the 13 hours of RPGs I played this weekend, and the cardgame I'd never tried before, so expect a few related posts later this week.

1 comment:

Vampir said...

I'll be looking forward to those posts...