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2D6.org Live Blogging Gen Con 2012!

17 August 2012 33 Comments

 

Gen Con! Woot!

This year 2d6.org and friends are heading to Gencon and you can participate! Throughout the show we will be uploading videos and impressions from the Indianapolis Convention Center. Keep checking back to this page for updated comments and videos from the various vendor booths and Board Game Library.

In addition to footage from the show floor, we’ve decided to unabashedly steal from Boardgame and Podcasting Guru, Scott Nicholson to bring you live in-play reviews of some of the newest games being showcased at the show. You can look forward to seeing our first impressions of this year’s most anticipated releases!

How can you participate?

First of all, just let us know what stuff you are interested in seeing from the show this year, and we will do our best to get some face time with games that are suggested.

If you are going to Gen Con, hook up with us for a game in the Board Game Library (or anywhere for that matter!) and you can share your impressions right along with us. Don’t be shy!

Note that entries will be sorted newest to oldest. If you missed something, be sure to scroll down and find out what you missed.


Doctor Who: The Card Game

First play impressions from 2d6.org and friends.


Level 7 [Escape]

2d6.org and friends give our quick impressions of the first scenario.


Mage Wars

Game description with the lead designer.


Marvel Legendary Deckbuilding Game

Overview with prototype components and art.


Sedition Wars

An overview of the game with the lead designer.


Seven Sisters

An overview of Seven Sisters with Wishing Tree Games.


Morels

An overview of the game with the designer.


Guantlet of Fools

Donald X Vacarinno’s newest game, now on Kickstarter.


Star Trek Catan

Description of some of the changes to the new edition of Catan by the designer himself.


Libertalia

2d6.org and friends give their initial impressions of Libertalia.


Seasons

2d6.org and friends give their initial impressions of Seasons.


X-Wing Miniatures

FFG show cases their new X-Wing Game, with a custom Death Star map.


DC Deckbuilding Game

Cryptozoic showcases their Deckbuilder featuring Superman, Batman, and more comic book favorites.


Fortess America

FFG highlights their recent reprint of Fortress America.


Star Wars LCG Prototype

FFG showcases their upcoming competitive LCG.


Leviathans

Steam punk air-naval combat from Catalyst Games.


Solforge

Check out the upcoming Kickstarter project from Gary Games.


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33 Comments »

  • Rafael Fuentes said:

    Please check out Sky Traders, Legacy, Star Wars LCG and Ameritrash games. We need more AT and less Euros! Thanks!

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    Definitely have some Ameritrash on the docket. It’s Gen Con, not Essen after all!! If the Star Wars LCG is there, I will be personally all over it, as well many other things at the FFG booth! The Star Wars LCG has not been confirmed as yet though.

    There’s not many Euros that are coming out at Gen Con. Probably the biggest one is Seasons, which I have already played about 15 times. Great game. Can’t wait to showcase it.

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  • Zippy said:

    My day one must have is a new game called Seven Sisters which is just being released by Wishing Tree games. From what I have read it is a worker placement, hand management type game. Mmmmm, Euro game!! In addition I love the art work of the game….no matter what my wife may say.

    The same booth is also selling a game that H.G Wells used to play. If I remember right it is called Table Gype. I really want to try that out also as it looks challenging yet easy enough for my kids. I am going to have to look it up again for the exact name and rules, but it is something totally different in my book!

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype is the game you are thinking of. I did a review of it. It’s up on BGG if you search for it. Very fun, very light, family game.

    Seven Sisters. Duly noted.

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  • Matt Riddle said:

    seasons. i intend to buy that thursday morning and play as soon as possible after that.

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    Care to take bets on who gets their copy of Seasons first? :D

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  • Matt Riddle said:

    Ha! well, I wont be there till thursday morning and I prolly have to atleast stop by the Gryphon booth… so yaaaaa. no bets

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  • Ayumi Hakase said:

    Please cover Plaid Hat Games Mice and Mystics game. It’s soon to be released, and designers and players will have the game, do demos and discussions. Please cover it. We’re all waiting for our games to arrive this Autumn.

    Mage Wars is coming out. Much buzz and excitement. Love to see some gaming discussion and demo coverage

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  • Rob in Richmond said:

    Looking to buy Seasons quickly, try out Smashup at AEG Friday night party, and I’m curious about the three Euros AEG is demoing that are in the same universe (would love to hear what you think about them).

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    Will definitely be checking out Mice & Mystics as well as the AEG Tempest games!

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  • Macrawn said:

    Have a great time. The best material might be the unexpected opportunities that come up. I think this is a great idea.

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  • Ayumi Hakase said:

    Please cover Mage Wars demos and discussion

    Please cover Mice and Mystics demos and discussion

    These are new games and we’ve been waiting eagerly for news…and for the boxes to arrive.

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  • Macrawn said:

    I like the videos so far. Thanks for putting them up. Been keeping an eye on them like I was the Olympics checking in from time to time to see what’s up. 2nd best thing to being there I guess :)

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  • Rafael Fuentes said:

    I’m so glad that FFG decided to stick with the old trilogy setting for their SW LCG. I just can’t stand the “new” movies… It’s so cool that Corey is doing the demos. Thanks Eddie for covering this one, actually it’s one I requested.

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    There’s more to come!

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  • Kevin Wenzel said:

    Joel you have been busy! Looking forward to see the rest of the footage!

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  • Geof Gambill said:

    Thanks for posting these Joel! The Star Wars LCG looks interesting, and I like how the cards are exhausted with the tokens and how you only pull one off per turn. The initiative system also looks interesting. Do you tke the cards back into hand, or are they spent and discarded?

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    I think they are spent. That part reminds me of the old TCG.

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  • Timothy O'Shea said:

    Great job, Mr. Eddy. Keep it up through the weekend. I’m loving this. have you checked out Android: Netrunner yet? I watched a video last night posted to BGG and it looks amazing. My number one game so far.

    But you keep checking out new stuff. My favorite post so far is Libertalia.

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  • Timothy O'Shea said:

    Just thought of a request.

    Heroes of Metro City.

    It’s on Kickstarter, looks like a very fun deck-building game, and could use a little help in getting the word out. Thank you!

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  • Geof Gambill said:

    Hey Joel,

    Great idea doing these videos! I must say, however, that I prefer the ones that tell a little about how the game is played over the straight, “Did you like it?” style. It’s nice to see reactions, but it’s better to learn a little about the game. The two together would be perfect! Keep up the great work, and get some sleep!

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  • kiloecho said:

    Want to see Android:Netrunner! Can you post a video of that?

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  • Michael V K said:

    Joel, Keep up the great work, videos are looking great!

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  • Timothy O'Shea said:

    I’d like to learn more about the Marvel deck building game. I don’t see anything listed at BGG. Do you have any further information, Mr. Eddy?

    Interesting that DC and Marvel are launching deck-building games at about the same time. What would be great is a collaboration to create a DC vs. Marvel.

    Though everyone knows Marvel would wipe DC out… :)

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  • matt riddle said:

    Nice work on these. Got to try seasons with Joel and it was very fun

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  • Geof Gambill said:

    The card passing mechanic in Dr. Who does look like great fun. You said it kind of felt like time travel. Could you say more about that? I wasn’t sure what you meant. Once again, thanks for doing these videos They’re awesome!

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  • Kevin Wenzel said:

    When you’re done playing down to three cards in your hand you pass them to the right. The cards have images of items, locations, people that you met good and bad. At the time I didn’t see it that way, but the more I think of it I could easily see it that was that the cards you didn’t get to use and pass where from a fading dimensions of time. It is interesting cause you eventually start passing cards you don’t want too, but have too because of what is happening on the board.

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  • Geof Gambill said:

    Thanks Kevin that helps me visualize it. It sounds like fun!

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  • Macrawn said:

    What games have impressed you the most so far?

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  • Kevin Wenzel said:

    I must admit the one that I really enjoyed so far was Seasons. I went from not being really interested and not knowing much to a huge fan!

    Dr. Who I would of been Nutso crazy about if it had the old doctors as well (shout out to Tom Baker!), but alas it only had the current characters from the series.

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    Thanks for the feedback. I enjoyed making these videos. In actual fact, I didn’t get as many made as I wanted to. I got the Con Crud early, freaking Thursday night! I’m now sitting at home still sick and typing this. I still had a great time at the convention despite being ill.

    I hope I didn’t infect too many other people. I spent too much money to hole up on my hotel room though.

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  • Zach Carter said:

    FYI, If you like the card passing mechanic from Dr. Who, you should check out Space Beans (yes, related to Bohnanza).

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  • Joel Eddy (author) said:

    If this is the “Zach Carter” that I think it is, I will bring Dr. Who to game night this week :)

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