Monday, August 19, 2013

Back from GenCon!

Just got back from a long weekend out in Indy at GenCon - Great times, fun games, old friends, waaaaay too much to eat and drink. It was glorious! It was also, as always, insanely crowded:

That's the line to get into the dealer's hall on the second day. I didn't make it to the first day's initial opening but I'm reliably told they were stacked three deep and rappelling in from the ceiling as well. Speaking of the dealer's room, this turned out to be a very, very expensive trip for me. First up, I swung by the Fantasy Flight booth to pick up some of the new X-Wing miniatures as a gift for for my buddy Dave, and with malice aforethought and devious designs upon the contents of my wallet they had put the racks of 40K:RP books right next to the checkout line. Ended up picking up a couple Rogue Trader books that I hadn't seen, both of which appear to be chock full of good GM's stuff. Though not found at the FFG booth, I also scored a copy of The Imperial Truth at the Black Library table, apparently it was a limited release that I wasn't aware of, but it sounds fantastic!

The line for the FFG booth was insane, with literally hundreds of people in line waiting for hours. Next up was a pass through the Catalyst Games booth where I picked up the new rulebook for Shadowrun, of which I managed to play several games over the weekend in the Living campaign. My buddy Dave is kicking off a local campaign soon as well. Should be a hoot!

Then came the brutal stop. I'd placed a reservation for some stuff from Forge World and they brought it to the con. Sharp stabbing sensation in the wallet!

First up is the Macharius Omega - the plasma blastgun variant of the standard Macharius, which I thought would go well with the plasma-heavy theme I have going with the 7th at the moment (Executioner, plasma vets, plasma cannons on the Sentinels, etc.).

Next up was an offering to the Omnissiah - a bundle pack of Thallax Cohort, for a unit of 9 of 'em. I was joking with Dave that I was initially surprised by how few parts comprised the Omega, and again by how MANY made up the Thallax!

...But then there was an incident.

I was joking with my friends out there that there was a problem with going to the Forge World booth, namely that once I went to pick up my order I would then actually BE AT THE FORGEWORLD BOOTH.

It can't be all that bad, right..?


More pics to come!


  1. It sounds like a great time! I went to GenCon Years back, and it was quite an experience. I think I was lucky Forge World was not there then, as I would have probably spent more money then I actually had, ha ha.

    I admit I am a bit jealous about that Glaive Super-heavy tank... I can't wait to see your progress on it!

  2. Ew... smells like Space Marine..... Trade that rolling turd in for the proper drugs.


    Had a mate who attended get me a couple things. Too many people for my liking. Far too many.

  3. Mmmmmmmmmm resin.

    Look like a good haul mate, very jealous of all the cons you blokes get in the USA

  4. Well it sounds like you had fun! I agree with @sheep: there's none here in Ireland: we have to go to the UK for any events!

  5. By the way, I assume that that one box isn't all for the glaive... Is it?

  6. @Godwyn Fischig: Hah! I knew I was in trouble as soon as I saw they were going to be at the con. The Glaive is going to be going in the Closet of Doom for a while, at least until FW debuts their Prospero Burns book and releases a mess of Thousand Sons!

    @Dai: Hah! The Omega will be getting built and painted long before the Glaive, that's for certain!

    @Sheep: Was definitely a good time, crowded as heck but worth every minute!

    @17yearoldhobbyist: Indeed, it was a hoot! I think the only larger gaming convention of its kind is Spiel over in Germany. ...And yes, all that's in the box is the Glaive. It's essentially a full Baneblade kit, plus about 15 pounds of resin! Getting it all back home was tricky I'll tell ya!

    Cheers all!

  7. Hey, at least you didn't have to pay for shipping, right? So you actually SAVED money!

    This is how an addicts mind works...

  8. I have to agree with jugger on that one. You came out ahead. :)