Sunday, September 11, 2011


I went to the local Con this weekend, Recruits.  Now, Recruits is a great con.  It has a lot of good games, it brings in new gamers, and the dealers area is always interesting.  I just couldn't get into it.

Part of the problem is that I don't hear as well now, and a large room with constant loud background noise means I can't hear a lot of what the GM is trying to tell us.

I got into one of the prettiest games I have ever seen.  Its a huge pirate game in 25mm.  The amount of work that went into it was amazing.  Unfortunately, with about 18 people in it, many of them teenagers, it was interminably slow.  I gave up my ship command to someone else about 4 pm.  It started at 1 and we had played 3 turns.

I think that except for going to look at the dealer area, my days of con games are over.  I also can't stand that long, and paid for the time with a lot of leg pain.

I started thinking about this, and I am ok with it.  I really enjoy the games I play weekly with my regular gaming group, so con games are not a large part of my gaming life anyway.

This has been a more personal post than any I have done before, but what the heck, its my blog.  :)


  1. That sucks the Pirate game wasn't as good as it looked. We need to get the pirates game out at Jaye's. Con games can always be a crap shoot. Glad you're gaming with us still though.