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True Dungeon 2012 Review

Posted in Gen Con 2012, True Dungeon 2012 with tags , on August 23, 2012 by boccobsblog

It has been a week since my True Dungeon adventure and I’ve had time to think it over and here are my thoughts (in no real order):

  • A ten player party is too big. Each room descends into chaos very quickly. The DMs seem to have no order, and spell casters are quickly forgotten.
  • The trap damage is too high. Our group had taken over 25 points by the time we reached the dragon.
  • The cave village was very cool, as was the new Truecraft option.
  • The dragon looked awesome as did the ghost and the elemental.
  • I was glad that the bar was back. It was nice to have a drink while we waited for the event to start.

This may be the last year I do TD. After paying 40 dollars I expect more than being quickly shuffled from room to room by volunteers too frazzled by long hours to enjoy the game.

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Gen Con 2012 Starts Today !

Posted in Gen Con 2012 with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by boccobsblog

Gen Con 2012 starts today! Here are a few things you should be sure to check out:

T-Shirt Bordello

These guys make some of the best T-Shirts out there. They are high qualty and hilarious.

Booth # 1357

When Zombies Attack

This fast-paced, zombie-themed game from Attack Dice is easy to learn and very fun. It is available at the T-Shirt Bordello booth.

Booth # 1357

Wizard’s of the Coast

This year’s theme is the Underdark, various spots around the con will be converted into spot from a drow city. It should be cool. Also, they are giving out drow-themed dice.

Booth # 1401

True Dungeon

This year’s TD will be the best ever. It is more immersive, will have NPC’s, there will be magic item creation station, and best of all, the tavern is back.

Twilight Creations

The guys from Midnight Syndicate make the best gaming music out there, hands down. They will be in attendance promoting their new album, Carnival Arcane. The Syndicate created the only offical D&D soundtrack (not the movie, the actual game).

Booth # 1319

Fantasy Flight Games

I cannot wait to demo their new X-Wing miniature game (see our article for more info). They have more amazing games than I have room to list on this blog, check them out!

Booth #813, 919, 911, 919, 1107, 1113, 1119

There are so many more highlights, I can’t possibly list them all. Gen Con 2012 will be awesome! I hope to see you there.

Star Wars: X-Wing™ Miniatures Game

Posted in Conventions with tags , , on July 19, 2012 by boccobsblog

Last year, I told you about a new X-wing / Tie fighter based miniatures game being developed by Fantasy Flight game (makers of Talisman, Battlestar Galatica, etc). Well, they have finished the game and will release it at Gen Con Indy this August (though it wont go on sale anywhere else until Sept.).

From the Gen Con Newsletter:

Star Wars: X-Wing  Miniatures Game

This year at Gen Con Indy, Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play for X-Wing™ gets started with the inaugural Star Wars: X-Wing tournament!

In X-Wing, the miniatures game of tactical space combat, powerful Rebel X-wings collide with nimble Imperial TIE fighters. Whether you field rookie pilots or legends like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the detailed miniatures and intuitive gameplay will immerse you in the game’s cinematic space dogfights. The epic space battles of X-Wing are designed to be every bit as dramatic and action-packed as those from the classic Star Wars trilogy, and the action is magnified when you play X-Wing as part of the game’s worldwide Organized Play community!

The game’s Core Set and first four expansions will be available from the moment Gen Con Indy kicks off until they sell out. You can pick up your copy of the Core Set at the Fantasy Flight Games booth in the exhibition hall, and you can further bolster your squadron with additional pilots and starfighters from the X-Wing™ Expansion Pack, TIE Fighter™ Expansion Pack, Y-Wing™ Expansion Pack, and TIE Advanced™ Expansion Pack.

Then, Friday morning, Gen Con Indy 2012 attendees can participate in the world’s first X-Wing tournament. Registration for the event begins at 10 am, and the action kicks into high gear by 11 am.

X-Wingis ready to jump to hyperspace at Gen Con Indy. May the Force be with you™!