GenCon 2012, Part One

Yesterday I returned from my first trip to GenCon. I’ve wanted to attend to this epic convention for the last 20 years and finally made it happen. I was joined by a good friend of mine, Alchemist. I thoroughly enjoyed myself but both Alchemist and I agreed that had we attended 15 years ago, it would have been exponentially more awesome. Considering we are both much more mature and responsible with our money than in those days of frivolity, not to mention less starstruck when seeing or meeting celebrities and such, there was slightly less magic to the trip.
We got to play a lot of different games, attend several events, and usually remembered to take pictures. Below are some photos and highlights from the trip.
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Warhammer: Invasion North American Championship at GenCon 2012

Warhammer: Invasion

I packed a Dark Elf deck to GenCon 2012 specifically for the North American Championship event and ended up doing very well considering the circumstances. First off, I couldn’t decide what deck to bring, or build for that matter, so HappyDD and I discussed some options the day before I left and I ended up using a slightly modified version of one of his decks that is based around the Offering to Hekarti quest. I’ll post a deck list later when I have it handy. Secondly, I had originally planned to build a deck and test it extensively during July and June but with various holidays and other events taking priority I showed up in Indianapolis with zero prep. In fact, my experience with the deck consisted of 4 to 5 simulations of play on the night before the tournament. Alchemist (my friend who attended GenCon with me) doesn’t play W:I and I didn’t bring any other decks so it was a pretty useless exercise but I got a feel for it.
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Announcing the Warhammer: Invasion – Calgary Area Regionals 2012

I’m proud to announce that the local living card game league is hosting the Warhammer: Invasion 2012 Regionals for the Calgary area. Full details can be found on the Warhammer: Invasion – Calgary Area Regionals 2012 page.

Come join us for some great fun and prizes 😀

Game Review: Death Angel

Death Angel by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
Official Death Angel Website

Death Angel is a cooperative, card-based board game for 1 to 6 players. The players control a varying number of space marine terminator teams, dependent on the number of players, who venture through an ancient space hulk filled with Tyranid genestealers. It’s fast paced, exciting, and nerve-wracking. Death, on both sides, happens fast and frequently.
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Game Review: Horus Heresy

The BFG photos are still coming. I’m nearly finished painting them but lost track of time before I could get around to taking some shots. It is on my to do list for this weekend though. In the mean time here is a review of Horus Heresy, which I played with HappyDD for the first time last night.

Horus Heresy a board game by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
Official Horus Heresy Website

Horus Heresy is a two player strategy game set in the Warhammer 40k universe. It lets players relive the pivotal moment in Imperial history when Horus betrayed the Emperor. One player takes on the role of the Imperials, controlling loyalist units such as Imperial Guard, Imperial Tanks, and Space Marines as well as four Space Marine Primarchs and the Emperor himself. The other player takes the role of the traitors, who have betrayed the Imperium and turned to Chaos. This player controls units such as Chaos Space Marines, Daemons, Traitor Primarchs and Horus. The traitors are attacking the Imperial Palace on Terra from space in an attempt to slay the Emperor.
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