#GenCon2018

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We survived another Gen Con, once again braving the Sunday crowd for #LastDay. It was a great show, despite sweltering heat and congested walkways. It can get very claustrophobic when you’re traversing the vendors hall, but it was well worth it.

Let’s get some of the letdowns out of the way before tackling the high points:

  • We were disappointed that CMON didn’t have a full run of A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game merchandise for sale.
  • We expected a far better showing from Mythic Games.
  • We were hoping for more Conan: The Board Game expansions

There, I feel better now that that’s off my chest. Let’s get to the good.

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Top of the list was spending the day with these two people.

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A very close second (and I mean very close) was getting the unbelievably gracious and kind Margaret Weiss, co-author of the Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends (among others), to sign a set of Legends for Connor. That’s something Connor will cherish the rest of his life.

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No, we didn’t back this on kickstarter, but seeing this mammoth Cthulhu miniature on display has us hating ourselves just a little bit.

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Probably the thing we’re most looking forward to next year is CMON and Riotminds’ collaboration on a Trudvang miniatures game.

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It’s always a thrill browsing all the vendor tables and this year was no different. But what did we buy? Well, to be honest, not much.

For one, we’re holding out for new Starter Boxes from CMON in support of A Song of Ice & Fire. Those won’t drop till October. We also were looking for Sandy Peterson’s Cthulhu Wars but couldn’t find it anywhere (Conn snagged it on Amazon after the show).

What we did buy was the corebox of Folklore, several Pathfinder Flip Mats, the aforementioned Dragonlance Legends, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, and a replacement  Player’s Handbook.

All-in-all, a good haul, punctuated by a visit to Half-Price Books and a terrific late lunch at Ruby Tuesdays afterward.

We’re already counting down the days to next year.

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