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Reply #45 on: September 30, 2021, 09:41:16 AM

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Reply #46 on: September 30, 2021, 01:37:37 PM

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Reply #47 on: September 30, 2021, 03:08:28 PM
I thought the Exhibit hall was going to be smaller due to COVID.  ???

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Reply #48 on: September 30, 2021, 04:30:30 PM
I thought the Exhibit hall was going to be smaller due to COVID.  ???

It is. The gaming Hall we were in last year is cut in half. The front half is the gaming hall and the back half is the exhibit hall

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Reply #49 on: October 01, 2021, 08:24:14 PM

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Reply #50 on: October 03, 2021, 07:31:36 AM

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Reply #51 on: October 03, 2021, 07:40:26 AM
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Reply #52 on: October 03, 2021, 11:01:47 AM
You didn't know about Blitzkrieg?

Martin (the other half of Solosaurus) has it and sings its praises, but it was sold out in a lot of places. I finally have a copy coming on Monday; this one also has the Nippon expansion, wherein you can battle Godzilla.




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Reply #54 on: October 03, 2021, 01:21:48 PM
You didn't know about Blitzkrieg?

Martin (the other half of Solosaurus) has it and sings its praises, but it was sold out in a lot of places. I finally have a copy coming on Monday; this one also has the Nippon expansion, wherein you can battle Godzilla.

I think I had heard of it and we might have even mentioned it in one of the Tuesday newsday articles, but I had never seen it.

I watched the guy teaching the game for a few minutes which is where I got the pictures of the game in progress

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Reply #55 on: October 03, 2021, 04:50:59 PM
It's super light but that's its gimmick - you can play it in a brief time.

My copy unexpectedly just arrived. I might do a quick unboxing.



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Reply #56 on: October 03, 2021, 09:53:22 PM
While watching it, you tell how 'light' it was.  Seems to really be a multi-track conflict game w/ WW2 theme pasted on.

You could reskin it as Greek city states or War of the Roses or 7 Years War or warlord-era Japan and it'd still work.

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Reply #57 on: October 03, 2021, 10:56:50 PM
Pretty much, yeah.

The Nippon variant is on the other side of the board. That's where Godzilla attacks the US, I think. Very historically accurate!  ;D



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Reply #58 on: October 03, 2021, 11:29:11 PM
Glad at least some of you were able to get together for Origins! Here's hoping next year will be back to normal and I'll be able to make it!

My local convention, CinCityCon, was lighter attendance than in the past. But given Covid, GenCon two weeks ago, and overlapping with Origins an hour north... That was kind of expected. Not much in the way of war gaming, but did get to play a few new (to me) games over the weekend. Furnace stood out as a good, quick little auction/engine builder. Dune Imperium was a good deck builder/worker placement. Raiders of the North Sea was a good worker placement for those who don't want to deal with deck building. Unsettled was fun, but a bit pricier than I'd be willing to pay. Star Wars Outer Rim was fun, but a bit slow. And I got to teach three new folks SpaceCorp, which has been one of my favorite games over the past two years.

So I definitely missed all of you (I seriously didn't win a single free game, it felt so dirty and wrong!), but I still had a great time. It was just so nice to be with people again!



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Reply #59 on: October 04, 2021, 06:19:43 AM
Glad you had a good time with the local con!

There'll be more coverage coming this week for Origins.

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