MEPACon Spring 2005: Day 1

MEPACon is a fair-sized role-playing convention held in eastern Pennsylvania, and despite my best intentions, I’d never managed to actually attend it. This year, I decided to change that, and to help my resolve, I volunteered to run a few miniatures events. Friday was the first night of the con, and I headed up after … Read more

LanceCon III: And the Games Roll On

There’s nothing quite like spending a Saturday playing nothing but board games. That’s what the guys in my gaming group did this weekend, starting around 10 a.m. on Saturday and playing through until nearly 2 a.m. Sunday. We called this home-grown festival of gaming “LanceCon”, in honor of our friend Lance, who starts to get … Read more

First Impressions of Risk: Godstorm

A few years ago, I reviewed (Internet Archive) Avalon Hill’s then-new Risk 2210 board game (Internet Archive) for SCI-FI. Our gaming group loved it how the game took the game’s core mechanic, added a great deal of complexity and strategy to it, threw in a sci-fi theme, and still managed to retain that bizarre Risk luck factor. … Read more