Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

Looking of GMs for Origins

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Now is the time to think about the summer con season. Yes, already! I am looking for one or two additional GMs for Origins (June 13-18) to run games for FOE. Right now, FOE runs events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and Sunday mornings. Origins wil…

Director’s Briefing – December 2017

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-ninth Briefing and the twelfth scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading

PAX Unplugged 2017 Recap

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Pax Unplugged RecapThe inaugural PAX Unplugged convention wrapped up this past weekend and I think most of us were really unsure as to what to expect. PAX has been able to rock the video game scene for a long time, but tabletop games are a different beast. I think growing pains for a first year convention are […]

RDTN Episode 132: Bastion, Sidereal Confluence, Necromunda, Fate of the Elder Gods, and Samurai Gardener

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After playing Gentes, we thought all the goodness had come and gone for the year. But no, we are here to tell you that once again, we get blindsided by […]

PAX Unplugged Badge Giveaway

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

PAX Unplugged GiveawayNext week is the first annual (I assume it will be annual at least) PAX Unplugged Game Convention. The folks over at Penny Arcade definitely know how to put on a show, as their regular PAXs have always been outstanding. Yet this is the first year they are focusing on a convention for board games. […]

Fall-IN! 2017 Event Data, compared

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Since I’ve started doing Guidebooks for conventions, I’ve had access to all of the events run at a HMGS convention, and it usually shows up in convenient CSV delineated format.  Since a burning issue that gets debated (usually within 24 … Continue reading

Director’s Briefing – November 2017

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-eighth Briefing and the eleventh scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading

Yes, there is a Guidebook for Fall-IN! 2017

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Apologies! To all the good folks attending Fall-IN! 2017, I have to apologize.  I haven’t been Johnny on the Spot with Fall-IN! 2017’s Guidebook app.  There’s a good reason, but you probably don’t care.  Oh what the heck, I’ll … Continue reading

Skycon 2017 this Weekend!!! Kitchener (Ontario, Canada)

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

Today I just want to quickly remind my readers that there is a big gaming convention coming up this weekend (October 28 and 29, 2017) in Kitchener (Ontario, Canada).This is the most ambitious tabletop event that I know of in the Kitchener / Waterloo ar…

Skycon 2017 this Weekend!!! Kitchener (Ontario, Canada)

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

Today I just want to quickly remind my readers that there is a big gaming convention coming up this weekend (October 28 and 29, 2017) in Kitchener (Ontario, Canada).This is the most ambitious tabletop event that I know of in the Kitchener / Waterloo ar…

Showcase: Kristina Erickson by RAFM

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Today I am showing off my miniature of Kristina Erickson of Abney Park by RAFM. For those that don’t know, Abney Park is a Steam Punk band that has been around for some time. Before sharing my mini, I want to state that I am not the best Miniature pain…

Showcase: Kristina Erickson by RAFM

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Today I am showing off my miniature of Kristina Erickson of Abney Park by RAFM. For those that don’t know, Abney Park is a Steam Punk band that has been around for some time. Before sharing my mini, I want to state that I am not the best Miniature pain…

Council Fires 2017 – This October 20 and 21

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Coming soon (October 20 and 21, 2017) is one of my favourite local gaming conventions. That convention is Council Fires in Brantford. For a local convention, this one packs a lot of weight. There are five vendors, two tournaments and many participation…

Council Fires 2017 – This October 20 and 21

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Coming soon (October 20 and 21, 2017) is one of my favourite local gaming conventions. That convention is Council Fires in Brantford. For a local convention, this one packs a lot of weight. There are five vendors, two tournaments and many participation…

Imaginarium After-Action Report

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

This past weekend was Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Ky. I attended the cons last year as a guest, and this year, I went as there as support for JD, the man behind Rhym. JD was running panels and workshops. The trip there took much longer than e…

Imaginarium After-Action Report

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

This past weekend was Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Ky. I attended the cons last year as a guest, and this year, I went as there as support for JD, the man behind Rhym. JD was running panels and workshops. The trip there took much longer than e…

Convention Report: Broadsword 4

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

One of the things that I absolutely love doing is going to conventions. There I can try out new games and check out awesome tables. The most recent one that I went to was Broadsword 4 in Hamilton, Ontario (August 26, 2017). This post is my report of th…

Convention Report: Broadsword 4

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

One of the things that I absolutely love doing is going to conventions. There I can try out new games and check out awesome tables. The most recent one that I went to was Broadsword 4 in Hamilton, Ontario (August 26, 2017). This post is my report of th…

RDTN Episode 126: Gen Con 50 with special guest host, Rodney Smith from Watch It Played!

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Our Gen Con report is here and it is a hefty one. It might have been shorter had a special guest not joined us, but he was forced to participate […]

RDTN Episode 125: Clank! in Space, Terraforming Mars Expansion, and The Climbers

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Surprise, surprise, surprise. That is right Renegade Studios is releasing Clank! in Space at Gen Con. Talk about keeping things under wraps and making a huge a splash, Renegade might […]

Historicon 2017 – Saturday

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sometimes you join a participation wargame and its not quite what you’d hope for. Tons of downtime, unclear goals and rules, fiddly minutia that leaves you feeling every minute of a four hour run time.But then there are other games that are just magic….

Historicon 2017 – Friday

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I finished up some work after lunch, packed the family in the car and crept down 95 to Historicon, arriving just before registration closed. Despite my late arrival, I managed to snag a spot in a game and check out some of the great looking games nearb…

RDTN Episode 122: Near and Far, Sentient, Lovecraft Letter, and Pit Crew

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We are well rested after our recent vacations and back at the mics. Because of the vacations, we have a backlog of games, so we have four for you in […]

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A little trip on Saturday, heading down to the place where Napoleon would have been exiled but for a typo, St Helens; and the Phalanx convention at the Sutton Leisure Centre. A number of the Furness Wargames, both past and present, made their way down …

Cold Wars 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

I managed to get to Cold Wars for a day of wargaming. While only played a few games, I did manage to scope out a number of great tables, chat with gamers and raid the vendor hall. Check out my photo dump:Games at the HostThe Eylau board.Tiny men and ho…