Monthly Archives: August 2009

Game Chef!

I’m participating in Game Chef this year.  You can check out my Game Chef blog page here. If I commented on your game and that led you here, you can check out my game development there!

Shadowfist Gencon Pictures

And here’s all the pictures I took of people playing Shadowfist

Random Wednesday night SF play at the Embassy Suites. Cavebear playing a Kar Fai deck. Someone contemplating playing Too Much Monkey Business. Braz playing his Peacock deck.
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A casual game with Braz and the Boston guys. I’m playing my Darkness sacrifice deck.
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Some dudes I played against in the Thursday tourney!
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Foreground left: The Greigo brothers face off against me and a shadowy opponent in the Friday draft. Yup, that’s my BSG Pegasus box. Back left: The Beast and the Cavebear.
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Ok, it was Braz.
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Friday Worlds, playing Punchy Hand. I won this game.
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Hanging with Xu Mei
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Hanging with Ting Ting
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Me vs. Wisconsin Dudes, Chris “Littlemute” and Jim “The Beast.” I don’t recall who won this one.
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Finals game: Silver Jet attacks for the win.
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After foiling Silver Jet, a taken Hydroponic Garden results in a City Park and Wall of 1000 Eyes, resulting in 5 Feng Shui over here. Double Tank Warfare was put to good use, since John’s Shard of the Molten Heart kept canceling the first.
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Ice Vixen with an Ice Sword takes the City Park. Back at VC.
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Something dishes out lots of damage.
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General Gog attacks for the win. Snowblind -> Tactics -> Attack again. Stopped again by events & such.
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John attacks with a Thunderbird for the win. No one can stop it.
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World champ John Merrill
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The finalists.
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Gencon Pictures

Sabe and James: Ready for Gencon
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Sabe and James: Continuing to be Ready for Gencon
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Me and Tim: Ready for Gencon
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1st Gas Stop, Roadranger, Mendota Ill.
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Yup, Mendota
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Glad to be at the hotel.
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Post Forge Booth setup lunch.
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More lunch.
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Sabe chats with Misha.
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I show off my new phone.
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Empty dealer’s hall on Thursday morning before they let the rabble in.
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Adam from the Forge Booth, moments after jumping out of an exploding helicopter.
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Some of the many fine games at the Forge Booth.
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Fine ashcans of the Forge Booth.
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A very busy dealer hall on Saturday, with all the rabble in it.
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Aftermath of the Saturday fire alarm.
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Aftermath: the Continuing
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Sat. Dinner at Ram with Sabe and Misha
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Tim and Me at the Ram
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More of Us.
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The Ram’s gaming decorations
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Tearing down the Forge Booth Sunday afternoon.
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Increasingly empty dealer hall.
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View from one of our windows.
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Another view.
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Self-Portrait
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Sabe + Misha
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Sabe + Misha + FAN SERVICE
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Me & Tim
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Me & Tim + FAN SERVICE
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James & Kevin
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James & Kevin, sadly no YAOI FAN SERVICE
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Everyone
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KUNG FU ACTION FAN SERVICE
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Kevin plus special lunch guest Rob Bohl
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This is as close as we’ll get to Yaoi, so enjoy it while you can.
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No Oitering!
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We paid a 1 cent/gallon premium here for the irony of shopping at a place named “gas.” It was worth it.
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Cosplayers! Gotta catch ’em all!

ENGINEER!
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SNIPER!
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SCOUT!
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Back from Gencon

Got back about two hours ago.  Unwinding and checking up on the internet.  It was a crazy week, lots of fun, but it’s good to be back.

Here’s some of the stuff I ended up getting:

A Pay-As-You-Go-Phone, since I left my phone at home (discovered 10 minutes out of Madison when I couldn’t find my gameboy either.)  Probably should have gone back for it.

Rpgs:

Kagematsu

Labyrinths and Lycanthyropes.

People’s Hero Ashcan

Rogue Trader (still trying to wrap my head over what the intended scope is supposed to be.)

Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion

Sign in Stranger

Other Games

Battlestar Gallactica- narrowly managed to snag the Pegasus expansion.

Carcassone- some free promo tiles.

Dominion- Black Market & Envoy promos.

Last Night On Earth

Race for the Galaxy- pre-ordered Rebel vs. Imperium.

Soft Landing boardgame

Spoils- two starters for $5.  Why not?

Also walked away with an impressive plaque for winning the Invitaional Tournament for Shadowfist.  Didn’t do as great in the worlds, but played in some great games.  Also sold many copies of Escape from Tentacle City at the Forge Booth.

Books are Here…

…and they are good!  Ready to roll out for the con.  Awesome Adventures has a few small strips of white along some page edges, but Escape is just fine, which is more important, since the border art goes all the way to the edge of the page and is an important part of the look of the game.

Wooo!

Walking (and Talking) Eyes

Hey everyone, in April I was interviewed for the Walking Eye Podcast, and now it’s on the intertubes, right in time for Gencon.  We talk about Awesome Adventures, a little bit about Escape from Tentacle City, and how I got into gaming and game design.  Check it out!