Fri. Jun 9th, 2023

Successful and enjoyable day. I mostly wandered around the dealer’s hall today, getting in some demos and the like. Especially enjoyed the demo for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy … funny thing, there. Only one of the people present was a GURPS newbie, so we were breaking out more advanced stuff than a demo was geared for (e.g., deceptive attacks, ripostes, etc.) and I’m sure the guy running it was wondering “why are these guys even bothering? They know how the game works.” But he was still quite cool about it. Dungeon Fantasy itself looks awesome and I’m glad I kick-started it.

Also sat in on a couple of Star Wars minis demos from Fantasy Flight – “Legion,” I think? And the X-Wing game. Both were fun but not something I’m likely to get into due to high investment cost and the apparent fact that they just seem like quick scenarios that are played out like regular miniatures things. I’ve never been able to get into that – I want my minis to enhance a normal RPG, and I’m not involved in a Star Wars campaign anywhere. Still, it was rather fun and the demo guys were quite engaging.

We’re likely heading home tomorrow – yeah, GenCon has one more day to go, but one of the guys who came with me has to be back tomorrow so he can go to work on Tuesday, another doesn’t want to work on Tuesday but says he needs to (which means I’ll probably have to go in too since he’s a coworker … unless I can contrive to contract con-crud by that time and have a legit excuse to skip) and all of us have pretty much accomplished what we wanted to. Plus, weather is supposed to be good for the … ugh … 11 hour drive, so on the road it is. At least tonight, I get a bed since one of the guys in the rent house had to to leave today.