MiniCon 2012 - What We Played
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We've gotten old.

Most of us have kids.

GenCon just isn't going to happen anymore.

So, now that it's over, here's the list of what we actually played at the con from 9/13-9./16.


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1. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:130]
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Thursday evening started everything off.

We opened with Galaxy Trucker. I was teaching, so my wife ran this game. It actually filled up, so my wife (a Galaxy Trucker savant) ran the game, but didn't actually play.

The game was a hit. All the players were newbies and really seemed to enjoy themselves.
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2. RPG Item: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Basic Game [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:192]
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Chris ran the new Marvel RPG after Galaxy Trucker. Again, I didn't play, even though I was around. Everyone seemed to really enjoy this game as well. Chris used canon Marvel characters for the PCs, and a good time was had by all.
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3. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:53]
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I ran this game while Marvel Heroes was going on. Three of us had a pretty neck and neck game, but as usual, I lost.
 
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4. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:50]
 
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Friday, the real fanatics rolled in.

Intrinsic Matt, Tim, Trevor, and a dude named Rob who is married to someone from our babysitting co-op played this on Friday morning. The game got off to a late start, but it seemed like the players had a lot of fun.
 
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5. Board Game: Run for your Life, Candyman! [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:13782]
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Chris, Mary, Elijah and I played this one. We used real cookie men, but nobody took enough damage for us to eat anyone during the game. It was fun, though.
 
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6. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:239] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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MiniCon is about the only time this ever gets played. I'll tell you what, though, Tim runs a mean game of Arkham Horror! I've never seen anyone so good at setting the scene and the mood for such a heavily thematic game... and I wasn't even playing! I was in the other room!
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7. RPG Item: Dogs in the Vineyard [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:35]
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This is the game that filled up the fastest. 15 minutes into registration, all the slots were filled. I can't say enough good things about this game. The guys I ran it for this weekend really got into it, and we had a blast. I put them in some really difficult situations.
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8. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:714]
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Apparently, while I was running Dogs in the Vineyard, some people played Lord of the Rings. I was totally unaware of this until late that night.
 
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9. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:326]
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This one filled up too. Everyone had a great time, but it ran a little too long. Instead of having a victory condition, they decided to just run it for the full time it was slotted, and I think they regretted that decision in the end. I love this game, but really only need to play it once or twice a year.
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10. RPG Item: Kobolds Ate My Baby! (Third Edition!) [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:4456]
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I ran this from midnight to 2 a.m. Everybody really seemed to enjoy it, but I don't think I'll ever run it again. It's just too long for what it is. I feel about this the same way I do about Munchkin: once the humor wears off (which it does pretty quickly), there's not much fun to be had with the game itself.

Still, the players had a really good time. The guy who requested it fell asleep before the game even started, so he didn't get to play.
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11. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:551]
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Saturday began with some breakfast, and then GAMES!

In a strange turn of events, a few people decided to throw down on a game of HeroQuest early in the morning.
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12. RPG Item: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:33]
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HeroQuest was followed up with Age of WURMZ.

For many years we played through the Age of Worms module for D&D 3.5. This year we realized it was a pretty dumb module, and gave up on it. In its memory, Steve ran a riff on the game, condensing an entire book worth of module down to 2.5 hours. Much fun was had.
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13. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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While we played Age of Wurmz, others played Power Grid.

Tim showed us some rules that we didn't know about, which Corrie will make sure we follow from now on. It wasn't anything super important, but it was good to learn our mistakes.

 
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14. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:53]
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Got in another game of Lords of Waterdeep at the same time as Power Grid.
 
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15. RPG Item: Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition) [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:8]
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Ahhhh, Call of Cthulhu... but this was different. It was Scooby-Doo Cthulhu.

If it weren't for those meddling kids, Dr. Villanova would have gotten away with it!

Fred was tremendously disturbing. Kyle, have you even SEEN Scooby-Doo?
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16. RPG Item: Spirit of the Century [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:88]
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The evening consisted of a Star Wars game, run with the FATE system (mostly Spirit of the Century).
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17. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:560]
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Corrie and I played some Cribbage while waiting for enough people not playing Star Wars to play something else.
 
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18. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:284] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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A few of us threw together a game of Settlers while the others played Star Wars.
 
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19. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:150]
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We actually played Space Alert a couple of times throughout the day on Saturday, but the big game happened during Star Wars.
 
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20. RPG Item: Fiasco [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:7]
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We wrapped up the night with a midnight-2am session of Fiasco. This one is always a hit, and the adventures aboard the sinking H.M.S. Leviathan were no exception.
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21. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:343]
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Sunday we were all pretty tired.

The schedule got thrown out and we just went for whatever we felt like.

The day started with a 7 player game of Robo Rally. I missed it, but I hear that it was a very fun, very chaotic romp with a surprise ending.
 
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22. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1297]
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This seemed a good, not terribly complicated follow-up to Robo Rally.

 
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23. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1841]
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The con ended with one round of Marvel Heroes. We didn't make it through the game. It was dinner time, and everyone was ready to be done.
 
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