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My Games And Interests At Gen Con 2018

My Games And Interests At Gen Con 2018

My Games And Interests At Gen Con 2018

Gen Con 2018 quickly approaches. Excited that my entire family will be attending Gen Con with me again this year. Each year at Gen Con, I not only look forward to new games to add to my collection, but also to seeing others enjoying games that I helped produce.

If you are interested in seeing some of the games I helped with, you can find them throughout the exhibit hall. Here are some I have heard could be at Gen Con this year.

RPGs:

Achtung! Cthulhu by Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Chronicles of Darkness by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
Changeling the Dreaming: 20th Anniversary Edition by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
City of Mist by Sons of Oak Studios and Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Conan: Jeweled Thrones of the Earth by Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Down Darker Trails by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Eleven Lights by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Exalted 3rd Edition by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
Genesys by Fantasy Flight Games (Booth 809, 817, 1105, 1117)
Glorantha Sourcebook by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Mage: The Awakening by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
Mindjammer by Mindjammer Press and Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Mutant Chronicles by Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Mutant: Gen Lab Alpha by Free League Publishing and Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Mutant: Year Zero by Free League Publishing and Modiphius (Booth 2563)
Petersen’s Abominations by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Promethean: The Created by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
Pugmire by Onyx Path (Booth 501)
Reign of Terror by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Jeweled Thrones of Earth by Modiphius (Booth 2563)
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha by Chaosium (Booth 829)
Seven Worlds Campaign by Intellistories and Studio2Publishing (Booth 1929,2029)
Star Wars Dawn of Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games (Booth 809, 817, 1105, 1117)
Tales from the Loop RPG by Free League Publishing and Modiphius (Booth 2563)

Tabletop Games:

BarBEARIan Battlegrounds by Greenbrier Games (Booth 637)
Bottle Imp by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Cottage Garden by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Dungeon Rush by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Gold Fever by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Indian Summer by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
MemoArrr! by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Nimble by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Noria by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Paper Tales by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Spring Meadow by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
SteamRollers by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Terraforming Mars: Prelude by Stronghold Games (Booth 2019)
Wasteland Express Delivery Service by Pandasaurus Games (Booth 3047)

This year, four games I worked on have been nominated for ENnie Awards. To have even one project I worked on over the past year be nominated is an honor, to have four is wonder. I have been privileged to work with some amazing publishers and their creative teams. For the first time at Gen Con, I have been asked to attend a release party as a special guest for a game I worked on as a freelancer. My wife and I will be attending the Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition Rollout Party as guests of Stronghold Games. It has been another amazing year of freelancing, and I can’t wait for others to enjoy the games I have been working on.

For those readers who are curious what games interest me and my family, here is our “To Check Out At Gen Con” list for 2018 (not including games I worked on listed above). First thing we will be checking out is the CoolStuffInc booths to see if we can find any incredible deals on scratch and dent games on our wish list. Then, when we are not working the booth, attending sessions, or gaming, we will be wandering the Exhibit Hall, checking out and demoing these games, or I might be attending a quick meeting with a publisher about upcoming projects. I wonder what games will make it home with us this year? What ones we don’t even know about yet that will grab our attention?

Adrenaline: Team Play DLC by Czech Games Edition (Room 236-238)
Forbidden Sky by Gamewright (Booth 2100)
Highlander: The Duel by B&B Game Studio (Booth 259)
Fairy Tale Fluxx, Star Trek Fluxx, Star Trek Fluxx: Bridge Expansion, & Star Trek: The Next Generation Fluxx by Looney Labs (Booth 1651)
Gaslands: Wipe Out by Osprey Games (Booth 2557)
Monolith Arena by Portal Games (Booth 1850)
Remnants by Fireside Games (Booth 1349)
Smash Up: That ’70s Expansion & Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again by Alderac Entertainment Group (Booth 701/803)

As you look at games this year, pause for a moment and think of everyone involved in creating these wonderful games we get to play. As a freelancer in the industry, I have so much appreciation for all that goes into producing and publishing these games. If you have a spare moment during the convention, flip open the RPG or game manual you have purchased recently to the credits pages and appreciate the names listed there.

So excited Gen Con 2018 is almost here! This year, I will again be helping out Modiphius with their booth (#2563) setup, working a shift each day (3 to 6 pm), and tearing down the booth on Sunday. So you will be able to find my family and I at the booth, wandering the halls, or around downtown Indy. Perhaps we will see each other face-to-face during Gen Con. My family and I would love to chat with you.

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