We stopped by the Turbine booth to check out their upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying game: Dungeons and Dragons Online. Check out the video. Turbine Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Online (Quicktime required)
Matt Wilson of Privateer Press announced the upcoming release of their new miniatures game called Hordes. Check out the video of the announcement and the figures. Privateer Press Hordes announcement (Quicktime required)
We dragged lead Hecatomb R&D guy, Ryan Miller, to the back recesses of the press room to find out more about Hecatomb. Check out this video clip of the full interview. Ryan Miller on Hecatomb (Quicktime required)
On Thursday, we members of the press were treated to an informal press conference and QA with Peter Adkison: Owner and CEO of GenCon. For the first time, we have video footage of his short presentation. Peter Adkison speaks (Quicktime required)
I must say I feel a little bad. I completely missed the guys at The Forge at GenCon SoCal last year, and they had some new items. Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, I stopped in to take a look at what they had for GenCon Indy.
I had a chance to sit down with Jesper Myrfors and Peter Adkison of Hidden City Games about Clout Fantasy – a game of dexterity and strategy for two or more players. This game is unique in that it uses a collectible poker chip that features high quality artwork. I
I was sent ahead to check things out on the day before opening day. After getting my hotel situation straightened out, I wandered around the Indianapolis Convention Center, getting myself reacquainted and reoriented. Overall it looks like it’s going to be a pretty good convention. The attendance looks good and
Gen Con SoCal is over. I am looking over the last of my notes pondering the future of this convention. Sunday was blur of last minute activity running from booth to booth picking up some last minute purchases and talking to a few vendors along the way. Here are the
Here are a few interesting bits and pieces from today.
It was another long day, yesterday. Covering this convention by myself has been a lot more work than I thought it was going to be. I have a ticket for an afternoon game of True Dungeon today. That should be fun.
I suppose it’s possible that there are a few gamers, out there, that haven’t heard of The Gamers, a movie by Dead Gentlemen Productions. If you haven’t seen, or heard of, The Gamers or Dead Gentlemen there’s still time for you to catch up check out the trailer here (QuickTime
I spent the better part of the day navigating the exhibition floor talking to the vendors and manufacturers. It felt like there were fewer exhibitors compared to last year. Many who attended opted for smaller booths – or even sharing booths with other exhibitors. A number of booths stood empty.
Honestly, I didn’t think that there was going to be anything new released at Gen Con SoCal. My editor thought likewise. So, imagine my surprise when lo and behold – there was a new product blinking at the light of day.
The plane was full, the taxi driver took me on a tour of Inglewood, Gardena and Compton, the hotel reservations were screwed up, and yet somehow I made it. I am in Anaheim, California for Gen Con SoCal 2004. [Pictures inside.]
For the first time in six years, the Magic: the Gathering World Championships was held in the continental United States. The 11th Annual Magic: the Gathering Worlds was held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. As it was so tantalizingly close to us Cave Dwellers, we couldn’t possibly resist