Gen Con

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 7th, 2016
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Well, it’s getting to be bedtime. Gotta get to sleep so I can make the epic migration back to the sauna that is Atlanta in August. I’m going to miss Gen Con. This was a good year. Despite the fact that I didn’t get really much of a chance to hang out with too many […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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Hey everyone. Gen Con has closed up shop for another year. The going consensus seems to be that it was a great show, but also an exceedingly fast one. I can certainly relate. It seems just this morning (which was actually Thursday morning), I was joking, “So, it’s Sunday tear-down, right?...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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The final game we took a look at was also a cool bluffing/blind bidding game. It’s by some of the same designers that made Sheriff of Nottingham. So if you liked how those mechanics worked, you’ll probably like how this one works, too. It’s called Kronia and it’s all about get...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 7th, 2016
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Of all the games we saw at the CMON Media Event yesterday here at Gen Con, the only one we got to play a full game of was Raise Your Goblets, and we’re all happy we did. This is a great and fun bluffing and deception game where the object is to simply live through […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 7th, 2016
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Welcome back to the previews of games shown off at a special media event by CMON here at Gen Con. I’m rested and refreshed and ready to tell you about another new game that will soon be gracing your gaming table. And not to spoil it too soon, but I loved this one, and I […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions sweeps its way into the media event that CMON held at their booth here at Gen Con. The next game on our preview program was the 2nd edition of Dojo Kun. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own martial arts school, this is your chance....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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After the two presentations by Eric Lang, he handed us off to CMON’s Guile to tell us about Gekido, designed by Fel Barros. The game involves building and fighting robots. So you know, right off the bat, they’ve got my attention....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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Here at Gen Con, CMON has made a couple announcements about new games they’re working on. The one that I’ve heard creating the most buzz is Rising Sun. For those that like Blood Rage, you’re going to want to pay attention, as the “gang’s back together” that worked ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2016
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Today at the CMON booth here at Gen Con, the folks were kind enough to invite a group of media people to get a sneak-preview of several games that will be coming out in the next 6-12 months from them. It was a great experience to get a closer look at what will be the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 5th, 2016
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It’s been a very busy week. What with 2 days of travel and then yesterday being the start of Gen Con. As such, I didn’t get a chance to type up yesterday’s Terrain Corner. So, as I’ve got a couple minutes here back at the room (phone’s gotta charge, because without a cha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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There’s lots of companies that are making their first appearance here at Gen Con 2016. It’s been quite a good couple of years for gaming, and more companies are popping up, or being able to make the trek from all over the world to Indy for the show. One that’s making their Gen Con d...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 5th, 2016
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Hey Everyone! It’s really hard to believe the first day of Gen Con’s already over and I’m here getting prepped for Day 2! It was such a whirlwind, I didn’t get a chance to make this post last night. But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to get plenty more pictures today an...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 4th, 2016
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Along with taking over Zombicide, CMON has more business announcements to make. This time, it’s that they’re teaming up with Good Games Publishing. CMON will be taking over distribution and marketing, as well as co-branding, on Good Games Publishing’s products in all English and Fre...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 3rd, 2016
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It’s almost strange to think that we’re just about 12 hours away from Gen Con starting. I know the hall doors don’t actually open at 6am, though I have a feeling there’ll still be plenty of activity at that time. I don’t know if the folks from Modiphius will be up or not...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 3rd, 2016
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Privateer Press apparently had some more up their sleeves this year for Gen Con. Along with the Buccaneer Brew Skarre, they’re also coming out with deluxe boxes for 5 warcasters, one each for Cygnar, Khador, Cryx, Retribution, and the Protectorate....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 3rd, 2016
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The last convention I attended was Adepticon. It was a great time. One booth that was constantly swamped with people was the Red Republic Games booth. People were waiting in line to get their Arena Rex miniatures. Now Red Republic will be at Gen Con, and they’ve got some cool, new stuff they...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 3rd, 2016
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So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con. And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛 Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 3rd, 2016
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Hey everyone. As you saw yesterday on the Podcast post, I’m on my way to Indy. We stopped overnight north of Nashville, and we’ll be continuing on here in a bit. I’ll get you updated on everything once I get into town and into the hotel room. Obviously, I’ll be posting regular...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 2nd, 2016
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There’s nothing quite like a really good hamburger. It’s one of my favorite meals, honestly. Now, when not stuffing my face with them, I can still enjoy a good burger by playing Burger Up, originally made by Rule & Make, but coming to the US via Greenbrier Games, with a release at Ge...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 2nd, 2016
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While Indianapolis might not have any large natural bodies of water around it, that doesn’t mean Firelock Games can’t set sail for Gen Con this week. They’ll be bringing Blood and Plunder, of course. They’ve even given us some cool, exclusive photos of how the minis are coming...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 1st, 2016
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Hey. Did you know that Gen Con is coming up? I bet you didn’t. Probably just flown right under your radar this whole time. Or maybe not. I know I’ve been neck-deep in it for weeks now. There’s going to be a billion things going on. Much of it will be happening involving Cryptozoic. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 1st, 2016
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Every year, Privateer Press likes to create a special, limited-edition miniature for Gen Con. They team up with the Ram brewery to also create a special beer for the duration of the show. The piece this year is taken from art used a decade ago for such a partnership. Now you can get it as […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 30th, 2016
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And once more it’s time to let you know about something a little different in terms of entertainment that’ll be happening next week in Indy. This time around it’s Raks Geek. You may have seen a video of one of their performances. It involved a wookie doing a bellydance to a tune bei...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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Companies from all over the world will be descending on Indianapolis next week for Gen Con. That includes companies like Morning, a new board game publisher that you might remember from their recent Kickstarter for Hope. They’ll be at the show showing off their meta-cooperative tabletop game, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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I’ve mentioned that Gen Con’s a great place to show off games, well, Vesuvius Media is certainly taking the opportunity to do so over in Entrepreneurs’ Avenue. They’re going to be showing off some games that were successfully Kickstarted in the past year, as well as two upcomi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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With tens of thousands of gamers converging in the ICC (I can see those lights in my sleep…), it’s a great place for companies to show off new games that they’re coming out with Holy Grail Games is no different and they’ve got four new ones that they’ll be showing off at...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 30th, 2016
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I said the other day that this weekend is going to be crazy with everyone getting any sort of last-minute things ready for the show. That includes letting people know what sort of things will be waiting for them when they get to a particular booth. Also, that includes me taking a Saturday to share [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions rolls on further as Asmodee and Windrider Games have announced that they’re coming out with a new edition of Citadels. First published in 2000 (man, does that seem long ago…), Citadels puts you in charge of creating the most grand city in all the land. It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 29th, 2016
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Gen Con’s just around the corner. I know I’m excited. Are you? I’m really looking forward to hitting up the Steamforged booth, personally. Got a bunch of Guild Ball stuff I’d like to pick up. Speaking of which, they’re showing off the final mascot that they’ll have...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 28th, 2016
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Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital are teaming up to bring you a new deck-building game at Gen Con (well, they’re bringing it to you after Gen Con as well, but it’ll be debuted at Gen Con). The game is called Clank and it’s all about trying to get a nice nap in… kind ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 27th, 2016
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Companies often run special promos at their booth during big shows, and Gen Con is certainly a big show. As such, Arc Dream Publishing is going to be running their Open the Green Box promotion. People will be able to sign up ath Booth 623 to be able to open up the box and win […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 25th, 2016
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Seeing as there will be tens of thousands of gamers all stacked one on top of the other in a week and a half in Indianapolis, game companies would be wise to bring out new products to show off, particularly if they’re going to be seeking funding for said projects later in the year. Well, [&hell...