Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gen-Con 2010

I forgot to mention that I attended Gen-Con for the second year straight. It is a four day convention featuring all sorts of games and miniatures. RPG's, board games, video games, collectible card games, and even dudes who show up with foam swords and shields and fight to the death... or at least until someone's arm gets tired.

There were no 1/32 scale items, but there was plenty of awesome stuff to keep me entertained. If I may take a moment to plug a few items that I found interesting.....

Wings of War is a WWI & WWII miniatures game that focuses on dogfighting. I picked up the WWII version and have enjoyed it immensely. Not very complicated, and would make a good casual game to play with friends or children.

A friend of mine picked up Descent, and it has really kept us entertained. It reminds me of the old game Hero Quest (a very simplified Dungeons and Dragons), but it incorporates a lot more into it.

Another friend got Battle of Westeros, a tactical game based on the novels of George R.R. Martin. The books are highly recommended. I've only played through the game once and was utterly destroyed.

I also have to give credit to Dark Sword Miniatures (link may contain adult themed miniatures!!). In my opinion, the finest sculpted fantasy miniatures.

The convention is four days long and is located in downtown Indianapolis. If you're close by, or just way into games, it's worth your time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The "Dark Sword Miniatures" medieval/fantasy warriors look great. How about hiring that sculptor and producing some plastic 1/32 medieval/fantasy figures Beau?