Ok, so Conquest was on over the Easter weekend and it was fantastic as usual. Of course I’ve actually only been twice now… 😆
For me, it was four intense days of gaming and helping out and even two days later I’m feeling exhausted but happy about it. I may have a problem though: I’ve bought some miniatures and become addicted to a 9 book series.
The miniatures: Urban War – a reasonably new 1-inch base miniature game. The Junkers (Gladiators) are my chosen faction. I bought mine from Olympian Games who are the only Australian distributors for the Urban War kit at present. It’s been so long since I’ve painted miniatures or played a miniatures game … I’m quite excited!
The book: Second Pass by Ken Ludden. This is where it gets really bad. It’s a 9 book series. Only 1 book has been released! We were lucky to have the author as special guest at Conquest along with the designer of the SIL RPG, Andy Toy. I got to play one of the RPG playtests, and spend more time with both Ken and Andy – as a result, I’ve become addicted.
I’ve also been drafted into the organisation team for Conquest and associated conventions – could be fun, definitely a lot of hard work, and if I’m really lucky maybe some free stuff 😉
And to top it off, I feel the need to attend more conventions now – Retrocon in particular. Current plans include playing a very retro Dungeons and Dragons module: The Keep on the Borderlands! (If you’re confused, Basic D&D was released in the early ’70s and evolved several times after that)
Note: I’m playing with the Amazom Associates program more as an experiment and professional training than the desire to scam you all for profit. If you do happen to buy something though my links, I will make a very small amount. Any links I do make are made solely because of my personal interests and own choices and I will/would post them without the Associates program anyway.
I appear to have been insanely lucky and missed the con-fluenza this time around. w00t! 😛