Category Archives: Convention Report

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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Caught! – Quick Impressions On Some New Games From Lobster Trap – by Craig Massey

Fellow Opinionated Gamer Tery Noseworthy has shared some thoughts on several of the new games she played last month at Lobster Trap. Lobster Trap is an annual event I host with a good friend. Its small with attendance topping out … 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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RollingCon or The Time We Took a Train to BGGCON

I’m currently on a train getting ready to pass from Illinois into Missouri. It’s 7:00, dark out, and I think there’s snow on the ground. (That’s now now, when I’m writing it, not when you’re reading it, when I finish … Continue reading

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