We had ourselves some fun at Lake Geneva Games on International Tabletop Day Eve . . .
We opted to begin with a game of Zombies!!! in honor of the memory of Todd Breitenstein of Twilight Creations who passed on early this week.
We allowed a helipad to be introduced early, since we knew our time was limited and we wanted to squeeze in a playtest that afternoon.
Floyd Canaday and John Albert were raring to go.
Scott Felton, Craig, and Ernie Gygax spread out through the streets to take out the zombie hordes.
Tom Wham was giving us some sage advice as we worked through some of the rules. Several of the gang had only played with the core game, Scott had played with all of the expansions, and this day we used the core, plus 2, 3, and 3.5 expansions, so we needed to make sure we were doing it right.
In the end, it was Floyd who got out of Dodge on the helicopter first.
Tom Wham was kind enough to let us playtest a game in development, a Dragon Lairds offshoot, called Dragon Lairds Go to Space.
Ernie, having played many of Tom's games over the years, was strategizing several levels above the rest of us.
Can someone photobomb their own photo?
The answer is apparently "Yes."
After many of the others needed to head out, John, Floyd Canaday, and myself played a game of standard Dragon Lairds (and Tom got us started with some tips before leaving). Full disclosure: Got my butt kicked in this one.
All in all a fun way to spend a Friday and roll into Intl Tabletop Day!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Early in the week, it was reported on Facebook by Eden Studios that Zombies!!! creator Todd A. Breitenstein has passed after a struggle with cancer. His genius will be missed. There is also an indiegogo project set up to help the family with the medical bills here.
"Todd at MegaCon 2006 in Orlando, FL" from BoardGameGeek.com
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
There is a new science fiction series coming to the SyFy channel starting April 15, 2013, called Defiance. They've put a 14 minute prview of the show up on their website and I think the production values look awesome! See more here!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
If you're a fan of robots and combat, maybe you should be watching Robot Combat League on Tuesday evenings on the SyFy channel. Two-person teams each control one of a dozen robots in a rock-em, sock-em boxing-style match between 800 lb juggernauts. See more here!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
There are still some seats for the EN World Chicago Gameday 34, into our twelfth year doing this with three per year at wonderful Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL. It all happens tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. If you are in the area, be sure to stop in for the fun! See more here!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
If you're in the area, you should try to make it to Gary Con V sometime this weekend. In the meantime, my photo albums are beginning to burst with tons of great pics. See more on Google here or Facebook here!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
Don't forget that today is GM's Day (and also the day we raise a glass to the memory of the late E. Gary Gygax), and if you haven't already picked up something for your own GM, get some baking supplies and make that GM a cake. Everyone loves cake. Some say that they do not but I refuse to believe them. You can also get some less cake-like ideas from RPGNow.com here!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Over on Qwertee.com, there is a new t-shirt design that Disneyfies Minas Tirith. If you like it, you'd better move quickly as they seem to retire designs rather quickly. See more here!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I recently mentioned the tragic situation that has befallen Ernie Gygax in Lake Geneva, his apartment fire leaving him homeless and the many irreplaceable heirlooms and collectibles lost forever. Well now a way to help has been set up by his brother Luke and other concerned friends in the form of the Ernie Fire Relief Trust Fund. Read more here on the Gygax Magazine website.