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T5: Day Three

I think my view of the roll of pastries in other adults’ lives is probably skewed by watching too many episodes of The West Wing where there was inevitably a plate of pastries in the center of every table at … Continue reading

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T5: Day Two

Today we’ll start out with a short tour of part of the library people have brought. Luke has set his up on the ledge here. In alphabetical order, of course. And here’s a list of what I saw played in … Continue reading

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T5: Day One

First day is in the books. Three quarters of the folks have arrived, and I’m lucky I had my wife to “run registration” as even with 20 people, name tags, food, a tour of the house, room assignments, and what … Continue reading

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T5: Background

This is the story of what we’re doing this weekend: an April Fool’s Day joke that turned into a design competition that turned into a housecon. I’ll start with a video of 50kaitenz. I’ve made something of an accidental Twitter … Continue reading

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PAX Unplugged (2018)

A last minute addition to my schedule this year, I went to PAX Unplugged to help my friends Andy and Rand demo games in the “First Look” area. We haven’t covered this convention before, and it’s only in its second … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Four (2018)

That’s a wrap. As can be the case, I’m getting you a Saturday recap late, as we ran long last night, and my schedule to hit my flight this morning was tight. It was an outstanding con, despite not playing … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Three (2018)

Today we’ll start with a shoutout to the folks that showed up early and waited for the Not Hot Games Room to open. Jim and his crew are enthusiastic supporters of my nonsense, and it means a lot to me. … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Two (2018)

This was a busy day. I started off this morning teaching a few titles in the hot games area, as I will also be doing Friday and Saturday.  I usually request an 8 AM shift there, and this morning was … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day One (2018)

The fellow in the green shirt and hat there would turn out to be my friend Rikki, but I didn’t know I’d put it that way when the day started. As usual, I like to walk up and down the … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Zero (2018)

To be honest, while I went into RollingCon with the intent to play only train games, I reached an inflection point Tuesday morning, where I was ready to play some light, whimsical, new Essen titles, but would pass on train … Continue reading

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