Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games captures the feel of the conflict in Westeros. Listen to learn more about this game and about some excitement for this year’s Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon.
Crowdfunding can be a good way for wargamers to fund what they love doing….play games! Learn how you can benefit and what you need to do to make it a success.
Knowing the best way to prep your game for a convention can be hard. Fantastic GM Mike Paine shares how he does it.
Being a wargamer parent is hard. You’re pulled in different directions at the same time. Try these five tips to be a successful wargamer dad (or mom).
5 Tips to be a Successful Wargamer Dad
- Put your child first
- Get creative
- Planning is key
- Communication is vital
- Technology is your friend
TotalCon is one of the most exciting, entertaining, and enjoyable tabletop gaming conventions in New England. They successfully combine RPGs, board games, old school RPGs, minis gaming, and live events together for a truly geeky time. This year was the 30th anniversary for the convention. We cover the con in this episode.
- Tiny Epic Galaxies with industry guest GM Ben Gerber
- Convoy to Malta War at Sea Game with GM Dan Eustace
- Writing for RPGs panel with industry guests Michael Curtis, Jeffrey Talanian, and Mike Pondsmith
- My wife and daughter visited for the afternoon
- Riding the Rocket the First 5 Years at TSR panel with industry guest Tim Kask
- Playing 1775 with listeners (and friends) Patrick and Cary
- Dilly Green Bean Games Cocktail Party
- Hotel under renovations despite promising con it’d be finished before Feb 1, 2016
- Guests were given wrong rooms
- Interior of some rooms were covered with plaster dust (on the bed, TV, etc)
- Problems with the water in some bathrooms. Turns off randomly, only gives scaldingly hot water in spurts
- Telephones were not hooked up/operational in some rooms
- Furniture haphazardly tossed into some rooms
- It impacted all rooms but surprisingly it heavily hit suites and rooms for industry guests
- More than 60 parking spots are filled with construction debris and tractor trailers storing items
- Construction debris could be found in some hallways making it difficult for attendees with limited mobility to get by
- The hotel’s restaurant had exceedingly slow service
- NONE OF THIS WAS TOTALCON’S FAULT. They did their due diligence but the hotel gave them incorrect information.
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