Flight of Fantasy, Gencon 2008
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Another year, another Gencon.

This year, I travelled as part of the FFG crew. It was also the first year since the move to Indy that I did not travel by air. A round trip ticket was $700, more than double last year's cost.

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1. Board Game Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
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My primary "job" at Gencon was to run playtests of the new "A Song of Ice and Fire: The Adventure Game" in the FFG booth.

I had a crappy location in the booth. It was the slow-side across from some weird inn that a computer game company was using as their booth (with no booth babes). As a result, it was sometimes tough to get people for the 10am playtest sessions. Most people were walking on the other side of the booth (which was a main pathway) or running past me in a vain attempt to get a Heroscape promo fig.

The playtests went well with over 60 reports filled out. I now have to type them all up.

FFG had the biggest, busiest booth in the entire show. The only time that a table was empty was because the person running it had to take a break!
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2. Board Game: Runebound: Midnight [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
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Thursday Night, I attended a special screening of FFG's Midnight move at the IMax. It was fairly enjoyable, even though I am not a big fan of that style of fantasy. The lead actor was terrific. The only real complaint is that a movie designed for TV should not be shown on IMAX. I could barely see what was going on at times!

It was also amusing to hear Chris have a panic attack when the projector switched to blue screen for a few seconds in the middle of a movie.
 
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3. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
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Friday night was my 12-player Twilight Imperium game, now in its 9th year. It is a massive game that takes 6 sets and lots of spray paint to put together. I always laugh when people see it and assume that we have been/will be playing for days. Ever since Third Edition came out, we've always finished the game within 8 hours.

This year, we set a land speed record. It was a race to 14 points. It took 7 turns/5 hours to finish the game. The game was close at the end. Two players qualified to win. One with 14 points and the other by taking over two other home systems. It all came down to initative. Two other players had 11 points each.

We played the base game with the Age of Empire option.
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4. Board Game: Saganami Island Tactical Simulator [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:6495]
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Sat night was my one free night at Gencon to have some fun, so I headed up to play this excellent game. We played a "Wall of Battle" with Super-Dreadnaughts.

I blew up real good.

I was flying a Peep ship and all of the Manties decided that I should be the one to go boom. Over 1000 missles where launched at my ship before it went boom.
 
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5. Board Game: ElfBall [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:6982]
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One of my few purchases at Gencon was Elfball. I saw it last year, but held off as I flew and didn't have room in my bags for it. This year, I made sure to pick up a copy. It had fantasy women on the cover playing rugby. Who could resist?
 
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6. Board Game: A Song of Ice and Fire: The Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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See first entry.
 
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