Brilliant idea posted over at my alt account, flights_of_fancy
. It boils down to: gaming companies that make awesome games do not always write awesome stories. I can write awesome stories. Maybe if I send one some writing samples, they'll let me do freelance prose work on their next army book.
Gen Con Indy was SUPER SUPER awesome. Billy and I got there early Saturday morning, so we had plenty of time during the day to walk around, check out demos, spend way too much money, and hang out with cool people (Like Sohmer and Lar from LICD
! Billy brought them Red Bull and they were very charming). I was satisfied at the end, but next year I would like to go for the whole weekend and take advantage of the things we didn't have the downtime to do. For instance, they had a room with hunderds of board game titles that you could check out like a library and play with people, and this room was open 24 hours a day. I have a theory that Tsuro
, played for hours on end, will eventually result in achieving Nirvana, so obviously I have to test this theory. It would have been interesting to attend some panels and speakers as well, and I definitely would want to get more demos in.
Cool things I did at the con:
- Bought the new Privateer Press faction book for the Retribution army. Couldn't buy the heavy warjack kit because they sold out on, like, the first day. Poo.
- Demoed and purchased Malifaux, a skirmish based war game in a western/horror/steampunk/gothic setting. I liked it a whole bunch, and the guys were really nice, and they're the company I want to write for. One of their characters wears a white furry top hat and stripped stockings. HOW CAN I SAY NO.
- Bought my own set of gaming dice. They're pretty and blue.
- Tried orange root beer, and decided it tasted too medicinal.
- Saw some fairly phenominal costumes, including some very classy WarMachine casters and an awesome Eldar farseer robe.
- Took pride in the fact that my nerdy tattoo is cooler than a lot of peoples' nerdy tattoos.
- Hung out with webcomic artists
- Played Tsuro, a brilliantly simply board game wherein you move your token along a path and try to run other peoples' tokens off the board. Plans to buy it are in the works.
- Watched Billy play Arcane Legions. Unsure about how impressed I am with it. The Chinese get dragons and stone lions, and the Romans get armored bears, which is pretty badass. Not convinced about gameplay yet, though.
- Watched Wizards of the Coast fail at running a Magic 2010 tournament, which is sad when you think about it; they really should have more practice at that.
It was a fun time.