Friday, June 26, 2009

Origins Visit

I attended Origins today. I always try to go there because it's only two hours away and I get in free for being a teacher. Yay! This year I got to observe and participate in some demonstrations of Revolution! It seems to be getting a nice reception--people like it. Even the "munchkin people" seem to be willing to expand their gaming horizons just enough to discover that maybe they like real board games, er, other games, too.

Now all we have to do is get the "munchkin haters" on board--you know who you are. I met a particularly famous one today, Tom Vasal of The Dice Tower, and, with the help of David Miller of Purple Pawn, tried to convince him to give Revolution a try. He indicated that a review copy of the game would be most welcome (hint, hint, Will . . .). I played two games of Revolution today and came in second both times, mainly because Randy doesn't like losing without taking someone with him!

I also met a few more famous people. Peter Mayhew--Chewbacca was there, although I did not technically meet him. But I did see him from a fairly close distance. And I learned how to play Dominion with David and again later with my Axis & Allies buds. What a surprisingly fun game! Not at all the Magiced-up card game I mistook it for. All in all, it was a very good day.

2 comments:

  1. It was great to meet you in person, and especially to play some games.

    On Saturday night Will managed to bring Revolution up to the Board Room and I played it with Eric Summerer (soon to be co-host of The Dice Tower) and two others who's names I can't remember at the moment. I think it was received well.

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  2. Hey, David, I also enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for all you enthusiasm about my game and for introducing me to people!

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