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RDTN Episode 178: Gen Con Live! – With lots of special guests including Stefan Feld!

Time Segment 00:40 Wednesday with Joel Eddy (Drive Thru Reviews) 22:04 Miniature Market 22:45 Thursday with Rodney Smith (Watch it Played) and Dave Finkel (Hollywood Producer) 49:28 Interview with Stefan Field (Designer) 1:06:08 The Broken Token 1:07:00 Saturday with lots of special guests 1:42:42 Portal Games In this episode, we have a bunch of guests drop by to talk Gen Con and all the great games we saw at the show. Plus a very special interview with designer – Stefan Field.

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Gencon 2019 AAR Part 5 Fallout from the FOE Specials

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 FOE Special: Battle of FarelisI mentionned the multi-table special quite a few times, along with a number of pictures. The story started at Origins, in "Battle of Farelis, Part 1" where adventurers discover the dire situation in Farelis following the capture of the city by the forces of House Faremhi late last in-game year. The situation is not great with a strong rebellious streak. As the PCs travel across Farelis, things are in motion. Now back to Part 2, which was played at Gencon... They came through the Mists surrounding Farelis. They came from different worlds, some from the desert, some from the cold of the rain, and some from a tiny island... All of them came to investigate what happened and discovered a city unlike any in their own lands. After witnessing the odd nature of this place, they witnessed the many strange sights: from the dried-up river port, the nobles estates, or the private quarters where they were attacked by crazed locals and saw ghostly

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Gencon 2019 AAR Part 4 The Good The Bad The Random

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ConclusionsGood- All four of my FOE GMs: Florence, Florent, Randy and Will made my work look - and play - awesome! A big thank you to each of them. My on-going elation and excitement about Gencon as a whole, I owe to these guys. - A huge shout-out to the FOE players who bought tickets and spent their time with us. Many of them more than once! With so many choices at their disposal, this makes it even more special. - I had most of my mods ready to hand out to my GMs, with only a few typos/corrections to do before giving them out. - Running Slot zeroes for most of the adventures mitigated some of the panic regarding the special. This means next year, I will need to have all my adventures ready around Origins. - Returning players from previous years and I'm not talking only of my friends like Derek and Steve, but people who played and returned. That really touched my heart and showed that we were doing something right and that I have a group of DM around me who are

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Gencon 2019 AAR Part 3 Rokugan and Hatred

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 SaturdaySaturday was my play-day. After waiting a whole year, I got to play another Heroes of Rokugan. This campaign is in the middle of a big story arc, one I am enjoying quite a lot with my little crane. She has serious flaws, but she has worked hard to work around them. Doji Haruhime promotes peace and the benefits of civilization such as origami, cleanliness, floral arrangements (ikebana), and pursuits that encourages quiet time. Her quirks makes her interesting to play. The second game slot left me two hours of free time. What to do... DEALER HALL! I walked over, roamed almost randomly. Spoke with the PCI guys before moving on to a place I have to avoid... The Crocodile Games booth. Like a kid in a candy store, I wnet through their goodies, their many goodies. I will post later about this. On my way back, I met some of the lads from the Nashville PFS group. We chatted a little and I noticed they bought Arcanis. Cool! Maybe get to play more of it here in the

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Gencon 2019 AAR Part 2 Near Heart Attack And Rhym Cosplay

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ThursdayOur ride into the convention center on Thursday was made more interesting by a pair of events. First off, the closing of I-70 made for a detour through more of the inner streets of Indianapolis. The other was the reveal that Will did not have his copy of the special for the night. Remember last post? We got in, met Randy who was already waiting for us and waited for our players to filter in. I went over the guys to make sure everything was good and ready to rock. That time before we all sit down and set up my own table. I used the time and made a run to GM HQ, a mile or so away. I got the GM badges and got back on-time for our 8ish start time. In spite of the crazy mile-long line, we managed to have most of our players show up on time and all three tables went off without issue. Same went for the afternoon slot, for a while it seemed that Randy's table was at risk, but his table filtered in and he was able to run. During the afternoon, we got hit by a b

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Gencon 2019 AAR Part 1: Panic and Porn

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Gencon. The Biggest gamer-event of the year. One that draws heavily from table-top, card, board, miniatures, and video games together. Every year, it is the event we all look for. From my first Gencon in 2013 after I had just moved from Colorado to Kentucky. I attended for the weekend only, playing PFS and WitchHunter. That year, I only played. 2014 was the first time I participated and GM'd for the first time. Since that time, that year, I ran 3-4 tables, and it has slowly grown and grown. Last year, Isabelle and JS did an awesome job, growing the FOE presence by doubling the previous number of tables, from 7 to 13. So this year, I was lucky enough to have no less than four crazy people: Flo-M, Florent-F, Randy-P and Will-M who accepted my offer to run games for FOE, which would take our total number of tables to twenty one. Ambitious and nerve-wracking but exhilarating. So what happened? Before Gencon: Repeated PanicsMonday came by, I had my mods done and s

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Historicon 2019

2019 saw a big shift for Historicon, away from the Fredericksburg location into the new digs at the Lancaster Convention Center. My impressions and some pics after the jump.LocationI've dragged my family with me to the HGMS shows for years, but a year or two ago my wife refused to attend any more at the Host. I couldn't even stand its growing decrepitude, and elected to book rooms down the road to limit the time I spent in it over the last few conventions. When I heard Historicon was going to move back to Lancaster I was concerned we'd need to skip it in the future.We found a tasty mexican joint with an adjoining brewery. Good stuff!Luckily, with a move to a new facility, the family was back on board with attending the show. Downtown Lancaster has a totally different vibe than the strip the Host is located on. There are tons of restaurants, cafes and shops, it's highly walkable and mixing in other activities besides gaming is easy. I was too late to book a room at the Marriott, so had to stay at an Air BnB ab

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FOE artist at Merida Comic Con in the Yucatan

Just a quick word to you all... One of the regular artist working on FOE products is out there, you can meet the inimitable Britishark at Merida Comic Con in Merida, Yucatan in Mexico on the 13 and 14th of July! Man, I would LOVE to attend in the jungles of Yucatan... Another place on my bucket list! I think this is pretty cool and I wanted to boost the signal for someone who has been doing awesome work for the past few months. Illustrated a number of new characters for the coming books. You can get full details on the Tsunami Medida website. Stop by and say hello! You can find Britishark in the artist alley over there. Okay, as a total nerd, I put in the address of the Convention in Google Maps and I might make the beginning of the con if I left right now. It is a "mere" 43h's drive from Nashville and 10h of flying. If I'd known I would've loved to have attempted... practiced my Spanish! That would've been terrible for the attendee. Hola! Si, escribo mucho pero no en español. Juegamos a Akhamet. Es c

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Hypericon 2019 After Action Report Part 1

Part 2 This past weekend, was Hypericon in my home town of Murfreesboro, TN. Last year, I took Jojo and ActionMan, and they had a real blast of it all. Read all about Hypericon 2018 Part 1 and Part 2. 2019 was going to be very different: the kids are in Canada so I would head out to the con by myself. There were a few things to be concerned about: - The move moved from the Nashville airport area to Murfreesboro, I know, it is "only" 20 miles down the road, but you never know. Murfreesboro is the sixth biggest city in Tennessee, and growing like CRAZY. - Last year's participation in the gaming was uneven. I worried that I would sit by myself a lot working on my social skills. - I was worried. But then, a week before the con, I got my finalized schedule and my fear evaporated for the most part. I was really stoked to see there were two GMs who would be running D&D. Kathleen and I, this would make for a constant flow of people coming in. This would ensure there would be games starting every hour. The

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Asgard Aschaffenburg TableTopia 2019

Yesterday I visited the two day event of TableTopia by Asgard Aschaffenburg, a wargaming club from Northern Bavaria / Frankonia. The event is hosted in the youth centre of the Schweinheim district. The building has no parking lot of its own, but you can park you car along the street. And as you can see, […]

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Into the weekend, on my way to TableTopia

As covered in the article on CONflict two weeks ago, I'll be taking a summer break on events after this weekends TableTopia. But you'll find the event coverage on the blog on sunday, maybe late saturday. If you're following me on instagram or facebook, you might already know, that I have some promo material for […]

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