Sunday, February 28, 2010


Just got back from a long weekend of gaming at Prezcon.  It was a great time.  I went with my buddy, Steve, and played a ton of games.  Made it into the finals of the Kingmaker tournament.  Woot!  I got to play some new games like Wellington and Arcane Legions.  Worked all last week to learn the rules to Triumph of Chaos, but when push came to shove, the game just kicked my ass.  It is far more complex than my reading of the rules led me to believe.
Arcane legions was pretty cool.  It reminded me of Battleground with real miniatures.  I like the fact that you can get a playable 3 armies right out of the starter, and you don't have to buy into the madness of collectible games.
Saw my friend Larry at the con.  Larry loves the wargames and he was in heaven with all the gaming goodness.  He wanted to try out Runewars, so we all played on Thursday night.  His buddy Doug liked it, but I don't think it was Larry's cup of tea.
Ran into my friend Rob Olsson.  We played Waterloo, and Wellington.  We tried to play Android, but again my brain was not too happy with all the rules.  I have played this twice, but I couldn't wrap my head around it.  :(  I do like the game.
Wellington was a blast.  I like card driven games in general, but I liked the simplicity and design of this one.
Played Conquest of Paradise with the designer, Kevin, and almost won.  The next day, we played a new prototype game about the war of 1812.  It was cool, with hidden troop strengths, and leader abilities.  The game end is pretty innovative, and I liked the way the game play felt like the time period.  This will be a good seller, I bet. 
And keeping with the theme of my blog, I kept the losing streak alive.  I was glad that I could be the reason others could have a good time and win games.  Seriously, it was one of the best times I have had at a convention.


  1. Yeah man! It was a great time!

    And you didn't lose all the time- one win at Manoeuvre, the win at Kingmaker, and the win at Arcane Legions, right? You did just fine!

    It was a great week of gaming, that's for sure!

  2. Ok so I won a few games, it is true. The best part was playing Tannhauser (no, really!) It was just pure fun. I didn't mind getting my ass handed to me every game. 2nd best time was Arcane Legions followed very closely by Kingmaker. Come to Parliament, Steve, I need you there!

  3. The best part? That's easy.

    'Hey, what's your favorite WWII Ground Combat game?'

    'I'd have to say OCS'


    And yeah, Tannhauser was a beating!

    We aren't going to speak about Kingmaker, that's for sure >:O