All sorts of gamer geek goodness
Posted February 10, 2013on:
this weekend was the game convention Marmalade Dog over at the local university. Run by the university gaming guild, a few hundred geeks take over the top floor of the student union and game till the cows come home (or till they kick us out on Sunday evening).
There was a TON of tabletop RPGs, a little bit of LARPing, a lot of Warhammer stuff (which I don’t understand, but it sure looks cool), a few gamer rig PCs set up, and plenty of good ‘ole boardgaming.
I ran Ticket to Ride, and thanks to a friend who also brought his set, we were able to run 2 games at a time, Europe and India proving most popular. I bought the new Africa map from one of the vendors, so I’m looking forward to playing that one, and seeing what its special twist is.
I suppose I should do a Ticket to Ride post some time? anyone interested in something like that?
There were plenty more games being played, here’s a few photos:
There were plenty of vendors as well, selling games, D&D books, steampunk gear, and then there was THIS GUY, he had a 3-D printer with him, and it was printing! He was demo-ing making little tokens for games and miniatures stuff, and we got into this wonderful conversation about creative commons, and EFF. He said he built his rig for about $450, with Creative Commons plans off the internet, but apparently now you can buy the whole thing completely put together for about $500. He’s working on starting a MakerFaire here, and that would be beyond awesome. I told him to read Cory Doctorow’s Makers. How can you be into EFF and 3D printing and not have heard of Cory Doctorow?
Anyways, already super excited for more gaming. I don’t game enough. I’m always thinking to myself “I don’t have time for this. This takes too long. I’d rather be reading.” And then someone drags my butt to the table, and unfolds a board, and a little while later I’m thinking to myself “this is awesome! why dont’ I do this more often?”