Sleep forestalled me from listing all the new games I bought at GenCon. So now I’m picking up… For the most part I think there was a general trend towards faster and lighter games, that would be easier to actually play, especially with the less serious gamers.
Diskwars, which I had planned to buy some of as components for a game idea I have ;^) But I found them on sale for $2.00 each, $1.00 each for 10 or more. So I bought what appeared to be all ten basic armies, figuring I should have plenty if anybody ever wanted to play :-)
Vortex, three starter packs. I got these because it’s a pretty neat game (kind of like Magic on a board), and I figured with a couple of starters, I would have enough for a few people to play. Secondary reason was that I can probably hijack the tiles for Harmony prototypes. (Although, Harmony may be going round.) The starter packs were kind of weak; between the three of them, I was barely able to put together three two-army stacks. May be one reason they let you start with a fixed hand ;^)
Quo Vadis?, a , rules-light game that non-the-less gets some good negotiation. And there are still some advanced rules I haven’t tried.
A draft of the new Everway magic system, as free handout from Kat’s game. Still to be looked over in any detail.
Apples to Apples, a nice party game that’s good for a few laughs. Not that I was the only one who bought it. Makes me wonder if any gathering of our friends will be without it from now on…
Fvlminata, and Tali (dice) I already babbled about this, and I haven’t read any of since.
Crop Circle, which I got for free from playing the game, and wouldn’t have bought normally.
Art by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Otherworld (see below) and Foxknot
De Profundis, next in the ‘New Style’ Line. From the short description, it looks like a GM less Puppetland, with lovecraftian themes.
Maginor, because the bits looked cool (but only because I’d been seeing lots of positive comments about the designer lately, as well.) Reading it over, it appears to be at least a decent game as well.
Virus Alert, a simple, fun little game I tried a booth.
Programmer’s nightmare, because it’s about programming, and it’s by Tom Jolly, of Diskwars, Vortex, and Wiz-War, to name a few.
I think that’s everything…. ;^
Otherworld by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law