Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gen Con 2008 Friday

Today was our big game: Drivin' and Killin' with Jimbo and Ned, pitting the players as the South Park folks vs. the GMs as Jimbo and Ned. The map tiles worked wonderfully, the vehicles all worked out well (especially since Brian, who made the military vehicle, didn't know the specifics of the cars being used against us). We had 6 players who did a bunch of damage to each other as well as Jimbo and Ned. Our TIMMY! wound up taking out the engine of Jimbo and Ned's car and won the event, while our Chef was given the roleplaying award, donated by SJG's MIBs. (Thanks guys!)

Before that, I hit the Dealer's Room and picked up a copy (one of about 5 sold today!) of Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries. Can't wait to try it! Also picked up a copy of Red Dragon Inn 2 and some 3.5 books. My last purchase was The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising. A bunch of the actors and actresses were there signing, which was cool. (As it turns out, the Chainmail Girl loves Nordic Countries!) Last but not least, I stopped by the FFG booth and checked out a playtest demo of Cosmic Encounter. I like their selection of powers, including the changes I got to see (like the common single Macron tokens on the cone are worth 2 points for rewards). It should be a good set.

I was pretty tired and wound up napping through the Roborally game I was going to play, but I woke up in time for "Now We're Troubleshooting with Portals", a Paranoia event. This was one of those silly games that could have been run in any system, but Paranoia makes it easier since you can't argue with the railroading. Dying while playing with the portal physics was fun, though, and we had a good time. At the end we all sang along to the Portal song.

All in all a good day. Tomorrow, more dealer's room and licensed games!

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