Ran into an old friend from high school today! He's a Gen Con noob, but you could see he was really wowed by how awesome it was. It's one of those things that pales unless you see it in comparison.
I picked up my copy of the Castle & Crusades Castle Keepers' Guide, and I bought some dice, including some "reaction roll" dice right from Rick Loomis at Flying Buffalo.
There's a bit of noise about Wizards of the Coast potentially releasing old editions of D&D once again. Personally, a) I have zero faith in the company to not mess it up, and b) I already have my ideal game of D&D, and it's not going through their filter.
Enough with that. I've been harsh on WotC this year, and that's not what this is about (at least not completely). Here's some pics and commentary:
|Mongoose did have copies of Stars Without Number! Here's a random|
|The Stars Without Number cover art.|
|Rick Loomis at the Flying Buffalo Booth, presiding over|
an inventory of Tunnels and Trolls, Nuclear War, and
a few odd dice. Always great to see them!
|Some new Gamescience dice! The white ones glow in the dark, and are a d20,|
d5, qnd d24. The orange and green dice sort of have a cool neon glow of
|I wanted to shake Ash's hand afterwards, but, you know...|
|The Chaosium booth was loaded with books. Cthulhu remains a popular|
icon at the convention overall. Sorry to whomever's butt that is there, but I
only have this one shot.
|Kenzer had a nice display up for their Hacklopedia of Beats. The production|
values and usability look to be off the charts.