Last night we returned from CincyCon – it was our first time at this convention and it was just awesome. For my experience, it was very well put together and organized. We had an excellent turnout at most of our Reclamation events and I really enjoyed the opportunity to geek out and make some new friends in the process.
I would like to thank “The Art of War” for carrying copies of Reclamation and our custom cards at their booths. It was great to end a session and actually be able to tell people that they could go buy the game if they liked it, instead of directing them to a website to order it. I want to thank my friends and family for showing up to support, hang out, and sit down and play at a few sessions with missing seats. And of course I want to thank everyone who sat down to play Reclamation! Like I said to them at CincyCon, I always appreciate people who are willing to “roll the dice” or “flip the cards” as it were to try out a game for a few hours that they have never heard of before. I certainly hope you had as much fun as I did!
Though I have to say, I think the most fun I had running a game was the 9AM session on the last day of the conference. If you go to these kinds of things, you know that FEW people show up early to play a game, especially on the last day of the convention. People are usually too hung over or they stayed up too late playing the nine new games they bought at the auction house, etc. That morning I was fairly convinced that no one was going to show up to play, but then this one little girl sat down. She had played one of the early sessions the previous day with her father, and she had sat down to play almost every game I ran since then. She was staying in the hotel, and when I showed up early the next day to set up, she came over and helped me put out books and decks. She was teaching people the rules as they walked by – she had become quite the expert by the end of the con.
ANYWAY… several of her friends or family members (I’m not 100% sure) sat down to play. This was by far the youngest group I had ever played with… and here I am thinking this is a DARK game that shows a horrifying, dystopian future of blood and death…. yeah…. this is going to go well. But we ended up having A LOT of fun. You should jump over to our facebook page to see the pic (I had to take at least one!)
In case you were wondering, those kids quelled a prison riot, escorted a dangerous Deathspeaker Pariah to solitary confinement, and then fought their way out of a prison that became lost to the ravages of The Black Dream! So yeah… pretty hardcore.
So this will probably be it for conventions for Reclamation here for the next few months. My wife and I are expecting a baby in June, but once we get everything put together and get used to a strict regimen of vomit and no sleep, we will start traveling again, and maybe with a little Griesinger in tow!