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…