Tag Archives: Gen Con

USAopoly Offers Up Two Fun, Fast-Playing Family Games

USAopoly Offers Up Two Fun, Fast-Playing Family Games

‘Wonky’ and ‘Lift It!’ from USAopoly are two great family games that work as party pursuits as well. Read More

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5 Things You Must Do at GenCon

5 Things You Must Do at GenCon

GenCon, held each summer in Indianapolis, Indiana, touts itself as “The Best Four Days in Gaming.” The focus isn’t on video games, but on board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniature wargames. It’s the unplugged game convention and it is a massive affair. You cannot possibly see and do it all, but having just come back from my fifth GenCon, these are five things that should definitely be on your list. Read More

My Gen Con Bag of Essentials

My Gen Con Bag of Essentials

I’ve been attending some gaming conventions in the past few years, and I’ve been refining the set of things I carry around with me during the day. There are still a few tweaks I’d probably make for next time, but while it’s fresh in my mind I thought I’d share some of the essentials I had at Gen Con this year. Read More

A Small Taste of D&D – Attack Wing

A Small Taste of D&D – Attack Wing

If you’ve been waiting for a tabletop aerial combat game that includes more shimmering scales and fewer S-foils — more actual fire power than, you know, “firepower” — you’ll probably be interested in WizKids’ Dungeons & Dragons – Attack Wing, set for release next month. I had a chance to play a short demo at this year’s Gen Con, and it sure seems like fun. Read More

The Shiny, the Weird, and the Neoclassic: Role-playing at Gen Con 2014

The Shiny, the Weird, and the Neoclassic: Role-playing at Gen Con 2014

I scheduled a trio of role-playing sessions for my trip to Gen Con this year: a custom Firefly adventure, Monte Cook Games’ “Into the Violet Vale,” a Numenera convention event, and a one-hour Dungeons & Dragons encounter, “Defiance in Phlan.” The Shiny: Firefly This was my introduction to Margaret Weis Productions’ Cortex Plus System, as… Read More