Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What I Didn’t Get At Gen Con

Many people show off their swag piles and purchases after Gen Con, but I’m going to tell you about the ones that got away.

Although I was able to pick up more at Gen Con than I’d ever dreamed just a month ago, there were a few items that eluded my grasp (again, in some cases). Be it price, availability, or timing, below are some of the products that I left Gen Con without:

-Kingdoms of Legend Series, Interaction Point Games: These guys had a beautiful map of their alt-history/fantasy Pathfinder setting, along with the basic setting primer and a supplement for naval combat. All were around $12, but by the time I was ready to pull the trigger, I had enough left for parking and the Gamescience jumbo d4 I needed. I heard they will soon be in distro channels (they even talked to the guy from my FLGS!), so I’m reasonably certain I can grab it from them in just a bit.

-Hirst Model Arts Molds: Every year, my friends and I talk about pooling our money and buying several of these molds. Every year, we see our dreams crushed, as for some reason or other we fail to do so. I think I will bring it up again in a month.

-Starships, Rogue Games: Along with a map of Colonial Boston, I really wanted to snag this from the Rogue Games booth. Again, it came down to budget, and the expectation I will be able to grab it rather soon. Getting to chat with the author, Greg Videll, and the positive reactions from my friends that did pick it up is enough to cement this for me.

-Savage Worlds Boxed Set, Pinnacle Entertainment: Pinnacle could not keep these in stock. I’m pretty happy with my current selection I have with SavWo, but I was thinking it would have been a nice gift for a couple of friends, or great convention prize.

-Geek Chic “Sultan” Gaming Table: Maybe some day…

7 comments:

Bonemaster said...

I know what you mean being on a budget myself this year. At least I was able to pick up Rouge Games' Starships for Thousand Suns and I didn't need to add any Hirst Art molds to my collection. I agree with the Savage World thing. It would have been nice to get just to have something to give to other players for the $20 there were charging for the box, it was a good buy for what was inside. As far as the Geek Chic stuff, maybe if I won the lottery. I may have to order the Kingdoms of Legend stuff at some future point, it did look rather neat. The only other item was going to get was some Gaming Paper, but I just forgot. I guess I will just have to order it online later. I really liked the idea of the 8.5x11 grid paper for the computer.

Stargazer said...

You probably won't believe it, but although I bought lots at Gen Con, there a still a few things I forgot to pick up or which I couldn't get because of the limited size of my travel bag. :)

The Halfling said...

I hadn't seen The Sultan table before, that is sweet. I simply had to bookmark that to show my gaming group. At that price I am not sure it will be in the budget anytime soon, but it is on the lotto list for sure now. I especially like the layer cake for maps as well as the drink holders so they aren't on the table.
Thanks for sharing.

rogercarbol said...

I bought some Hirst Arts molds about a month ago and haven't regretted it for a second.

Richard Iorio II said...

I wanted the bookcase that the gaming table place was selling.

Noumenon said...

The Sultan table place also has a coffee table they demoed for me -- the gaming surface is recessed into the table, so you can "save your game" by putting the leaves over it and converting back into a coffee table.

philreed said...

I've got one of the Geek Chic GM's Valets on order and it's scheduled for me to pick it up at BGG Con. Can't wait to get that chunk of gorgeous furniture home. One of these days I'll buy one of their tables.