It’s been a while since I’ve done a Walking Dead Wednesday but I did seek out Mantic to see what things were coming up from this great minis game.
Category: Conventions (Page 2 of 4)
With a lot of the drudgery of travel out of the way, I was able to get my badge and event tickets in record time. Even though the line was about 300 people deep, the extra support staff hired for the event this year got us through the will-call line in about 20 minutes.
Gen Con prep this year was a bit time consuming but I was able to get through it before we left on Tuesday. This was the first time we left early but the flight prices were so much cheaper even with an extra hotel night that we decided to come out early.
After a 3 hour flight delay and some hotel hijinks, we got in bed at 3am. Luckily, we had a ton of drink tickets so a double scotch helped move things along.
After a break, our team concluded our 2-game mini-cup with a 2-lap session of Nürburg. We all took a moment to re-tool our cars and I decided to create a lop-sided car with an 80 acceleration and a 40 deceleration. To help compensate for all the late braking I might need to do, I dropped my skill in favor of more wear tokens.
After the bidding, I did slightly better than last time and came in 4th position.
As I recapped earlier, we were able to run a small 2-race CFR championship at our game gathering, CabinCon. Since we had some new players, we ran a quick demo of the track through the first turn. I showed the rest of players how to crash out in spectacular fashion by pushing my car 60 mph over the top cornering speed and rolling boxcars (12).
With a couple of turns under their belt, everyone was ready to build their cars and start up the actual race.
Our yearly game gathering, Cabin Con, has come and gone. It was a great time this year and I think we’ve hit our stride as we’ve done this enough times to relax a bit on the planning and still have it work very well. Six of us were there this year and we hit a ton of game over the four and a half days. Below is a quick recap: