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CabinCon 2018 Recap Part 2

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Day 3 of CabinCon 2018 started with a nice game of Patchwork.  I say nice as this was my first play and it is a game with some interesting mechanics. I got thoroughly trounced by Jeremy but would like to try it again to see if I can figure out more of what makes the game tick.

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2018 Game Challenge Update: 10 Weeks In

We just past the 10th week of the year and I thought it’d be a good time to take stock of the game challenges I had planned for the year.  At this point, I’ll be on track or beating the curve if I’m 20 or more games into my respective challenges.

So let’s see how I’m doing, beginning with part 1, my 100 games of the Duke challenge.

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2018 Game Challenge

I’ve had all week to think about what, if any, game challenge I’d like to try in 2018.  I thought about a doing another 6 x 6 or pushing to a 10 x 10 but the rigidity of the structure seems like it might limit what I try to play all year.  I think the benefit of completing my 6×6 last year is it means I still have momentum to play most of the games on last years list.  I’ll still do Dropzone either casually or at my local gaming store.  My friend and I are still very much into the crunch of the Batman Miniature Game.  I want to see what new thing Championship Formula Racing has in 2018 and might try out one of the PBEM (play by email) sessions.  And Walking Dead is back to consuming a lot of my hobby time.

So the thought was to either do nothing or try something new and since I’m very goal-oriented, I chose the latter.

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Gen Con 50 Recap Day 1

Thursday opened the Con with its typical crush of attendees all vying for position at the main entrances.

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Gen Con 2016, Part 4

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Sunday was the last official day of Gen Con 2016 and I’m always a little lost on what to do.  The Dealer Hall is a good option to find last minute deals or get in that last demo of a game you’ve been eyeing.  This year, I was trying something a little different- I was running a few events.

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Gen Con 2016, Part 3

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My first event on Gen Con 2016’s Friday was a fun little Liar’s Dice Tournament. It was fun but I forgot how quick your luck can swing in those games and Reese and I failed the first round.  Back to the dealer hall we went but then I had to ditch early to go find a run-through of Portal‘s new game Cry Havoc.

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Gen Con 2016 Prep: T-minus 3 days to departure

So Gen Con is less than a week away and I have quite a bit of stuff left to do.  This year, I decided to try my hand at running a few events.  Since I feel spiritually responsible for bringing Loopin’ Chewie into this world, I decided to run a fun little Loopin’ Chewie tournament.  The game might not be selling that hot as I was able to pick up quite a few copies for cheap at various big box stores. Regardless, maybe I can, in my small way, help bring some life into it again.

I have quite a few things I need to do to get these games up to snuff.  There is the mundane stickering that will need to be done but I also find the separated paddle arm to be too flimsy to really hold up to the punishment of tournament play.

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CabinCon 2016 Recap part 2

So Thursday was technically over and Friday had begun but I was still keyed up from The Walking Dead game I ran and winning a game of Liar’s Dice so our resident night owl and I started up a game of Mottainai before calling it quits and heading to bed.

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Cabin Con 2016 Recap part 1

So I finally have an open weekend to catch up a little bit and it’s time to recap the events of this year’s Cabin Con gathering. We decided to extend the convention by starting on Wednesday night instead of Thursday night.  This is the length of our annual Gen Con adventure and that length always felt like the perfect amount of time without becoming too long.

I picked up an out of town friend on Wednesday afternoon and after a bit of traffic, we met up with some of the others and caravaned up to the cabin. After some grocery shopping to stock up, we made it to the cabin and immediately busted out the games.

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Printing Resources part 1

After searching for a good printer that will do a cheap 24×36 poster for a game board (jury is still out on if I made the best choice), I decided to cover the current printing options I use.

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