As 2018 quickly draws to a close, my game group decided to get a last game day in. We started at about 8:30 am at Reese’s and went all day, with the last of us leaving shortly before midnight. It was great, it was epic, and as always, a fun time with friends. I don’t know if we can make this a tradition but it seems like a great way to close out the year.
My friends and I were looking for a time to get a lot of gaming in but realized we didn’t really have the time to go far so we decided to have a “house” Con. To us, a House Con is where someone hosts open house gaming for a time, usually a weekend or so and people come and go but we more or less treat it like round-the-clock gaming.
Part 1 of my FateCon trip can be found here. Here is the conclusion of my trip out to Fate, Texas and the gaming that lies therein.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past was the first game to hit the table on day 2. This game kickstarted about the same time as Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War. I was briefly in both Kickstarter campaigns but decided to pare it down and if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know which direction I went (and have no regrets).
Earlier this year, I had the fortune to set up a flight to Dallas over this past holiday weekend to hang out with another gaming friend. He lives in Fate, Texas, a small burb outside of Dallas and so we decided to call this little game fest “FateCon.”
It just so happen that another event was happening nearby called the Dallas Games Marathon (DGM). This game-centric event happens every month and for $20, you can get a pass to play games at their facility and use their library of over 1,500 games. We only decided to go for one day but found that even going one day is worth the $20 weekend admission.