Gen Con 2014 Converage

August 13, 2014 - 9:18pm
dtn gencon   So, the entire DTN crew will be bringing you constant coverage of Gen Con this year.  The quickest way to receive updates is to follow @dicetower_news on Twitter.  You will receive Tweet alerts throughout the day of many exciting events and news. All of the pictures that you'll see in this, and many future articles, can be seen first on Twitter, live, throughout the day. So today was setup day.  Many of the Publishers were setting up in the Convention Center and many had their demo play rooms set up.  I had the luxury of play testing, along with Eric Summerer and Dan King from The Dice Tower, City Hall by Tasty Minstrel Games.  Designer Michael Keller set up a game that we were able to play through.  Unbelievably, I came in second - behind Michael himself (go figure, right?)  
Michael Keller - Designer of City Hall Michael Keller - Designer of City Hall

A stop at the Tasty Minstrel room wouldn't be complete without Michael Mendes himself (owner of TMG).  Holding up a copy of Scoville - an exciting new game from designer Ed Marriott.  
Michael Mendes - owner of Tasty Minstrel Games Michael Mendes - owner of Tasty Minstrel Games

One of my favorites, that I actually got to play test, is Downwood Tales, the newest expansion to the popular dungeon crawl - Mice & Mystics, from designer Jerry Hawthorne (Plaid Hat Games)
Downwood Tales - Mice & Mystics expansion Downwood Tales - Mice & Mystics expansion

  Here were some items on display at the FFG booth:  
Last Banquet Last Banquet

New Flight Template for Star Wars Armada New Flight Template for Star Wars Armada

New X Wing Wave Ships New X Wing Wave Ships

Just a few familiar faces:
Tom with Designer Richard Launius Tom with Designer Richard Launius

Rob and a Happy Tom Rob and a Happy Tom

Tom with Scott w/Arcane Wonders Tom with Scott w/Arcane Wonders

Tom with Sheriff of Notthingham Tom with Sheriff of Notthingham

Dice Tower Crew Dice Tower Crew

Rob Searing & Zee Garcia Rob Searing & Zee Garcia