GenCon


Time Dilation

No words of world-building wisdom today. No pearls of game-design brilliance either. Jaxar the Barbarian was up at 3:30 AM, which meant I was up, which means that my sharpest edges are a bit dull this morning. My brain’s still a bit foggy, and in true dream-like fashion, it keeps obsessing over one thing: It’s…


Snapshots of GenCon 2014

We now interrupt your regularly-scheduled ruminations on ghost-punching to bring this recap of 2014’s “best four days of gaming.” Pony Palooza The biggest event of the show for me was the continental championship for the My Little Pony CCG. This massive, two-day event brought together the biggest players in the country (and a few from…


GenCon through the Fractals

Every year, Gen Con fills me with regret. As much as I love the “best four days in gaming,” I’m always left pining for the conversations I missed, the games I didn’t get to play, and the cool new thing that I somehow missed while I was there. It’s not the convention’s fault. It’s huge…


The Gods and Kickstarters of GenCon 2012

When I looked up, GenCon was over. “You should go,” said the custodian, prodding me gently with his broom. “And take your dice with you.” Okay, it wasn’t quite that dramatic. But GenCon 2012 was such a whirlwind of gaming, playtesting, and meeting up with old friends that it’s left me feeling like the Best…