Gen Con

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 10th, 2017
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The folks over at Wyrd love to come up with alternate models for their games. They then love to release those kits during holidays or at shows. Well, Gen Con is a pretty big show. So Wyrd’s coming out with a whole alternate Hamelin box set called the Nightmare Box that will be available there. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 7th, 2017
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They warned us about it. Now, it’s happened. Gen Con has sold out of 4-day badges. They still have some limited amounts of single-day badges, but those are going fast, too. If you want to go to the show, you might want to snag one of those badges fast....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Jul 6th, 2017
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As I said, at Gen Con, gamers are all there looking for the “new hotness.” If you’re a fan of Malifaux, there’s certainly some of that coming. Broken Promises is the new book coming out, and Gen Con attendees will be the first ones able to pick up a copy....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 6th, 2017
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Gen Con is a great place to show off new games that your company is working on. You’ve got several thousand gamers all in one place, specifically on the lookout for the “newest and hottest.” So, it’s with that in mind, and because their Dark Souls events sold out, Steamforged ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 23rd, 2017
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We know it happens for things like San Diego ComicCon, but never before has Gen Con announced that they may have entirely sold out. And yet, that’s where we’re at. The gaming convention held annually in Indianapolis is reaching maximum capacity and they just might reach that this year. It...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Gen Con is just around the corner. I mean, we’re damn-near to July, and that’s month-adjacent to Gen Con. Thousands up on thousands of gamers are going to descend upon Indianapolis for the show. It’s a great time for companies to release new products. dV Giochi is doing just that, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 30th, 2017
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Gen Con is just a couple months away. …Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 20th, 2017
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I have never been to a convention where I wasn’t working for some gaming company. Back in the day, it was Privateer Press, doing things like running Tour of Duty for 40 hours, or Iron Arena (where, among other shifts, I once did a 24 hour shift). Then, of course, once I took over this […...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 28th, 2017
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Gen Con is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the whole world. It can easily overwhelm anyone that goes in unprepared. If you want to be prepared and then some, perhaps check out the Geek Nation Tours package for the show. It’s filled with great, exclusive opportunities during the event. ...
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...