Monday, February 13, 2012

Orccon coverage!



This weekend, in between drinking and showering babies, I will be attending Orccon to cover a few of the events. Here's a breakdown of some of the things I plan on reporting on:
 
Friday: (If I get down there)

Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan Demo: A Strategy Game of Hidden Movement by Frederic Moyersoen. The night is quiet, but somewhere in the darkness shadows are moving. A ninja and a double-crossing samurai sneak into the Lion Clan castle, intent on completing their dastardly tasks. Though alert, the Lion guards are as yet unaware that anything is amiss...Daring, planning, and a little luck will determine whether you triumph or meet your end on 3 feet of steel.

L5R has always one of my favorite games and I've always loved AEG as a company. I used to be pretty good friends with the guys that made L5R, but that was many years ago. 
I think more games need a built in mechanic to make the players be polite to one another like L5R has.  Honor system ftw!  If you haven't heard of it, then give it a look. The lore is fantastic and the gameplay is very quick to pick up on.
Enough talk! I will be checking out this board game for sure. It sounds fun!


Malifaux - Neverborn Raid:A fault has opened up in the ruins of Lost Redemptions a place notoriously known for soulstone formations but the only thing its opened up on earth as well. Needles to say all the factions have an interest in these ongoings. Be the first to get there and reap the rewards of one of the biggest emergences of soulstones in history earth and malifaux both.

It looks like this Malifaux game will be going on at the same time. hopefully I can hop back and forth to check out both!

L5R CCG Demo: A collectible card game, set in the fantasy empire Rokugan, based loosely upon feudal Japan and Japanese Mythology. Players can choose from the nine Great Clans: Crab, Crane, Dragon, Lion, Mantis, Phoenix, Scorpion, Spider, and Unicorn. Rokugan is a land where honor is a force more powerful than steel. Battle for the supremacy of your clan and claim your piece of glory.

Speak of the devil... I may have to jump in on this demo to check out how much the rules have changed in ten years. 

Nothing in particular jumps out at me as a must see on Friday night.  Check after the jump for the big events of the weekend!

Saturday!

Broadside Bash Slaughter on the High:  Grand Tournament - Hosted by the Pacific Marauders/San Diego No onsite registration! 5th Year Grand Tournament
More Information: http://groups.google.com/group/broadside-bash-gt

The description is a bit hard to follow, but this is the big game of the con as far as this blog is concerned! I have several friends who are going and I will be tracking their progress as well as getting shots of the good looking armies in attendance. This tournament bills itself as more hobby friendly, so there should be some good stuff to see! This will be going on Saturday and Sunday. I should have results posted as soon as they are available!

Flea Market: Need to clear out the closet? Got gaming stuff to sell? Well, here's your chance. There's plenty of buyers just waiting to take that stuff off your hands.



I've had luck with getting really good deals on stuff in the past from the flea market. This is an awesome way to pick up that random thing that someone wants to get rid of, but that you desperately need! Hoarders unite!

SoCal Malifaux Tournament: 3round, 35ss tournament. Players may select a single faction. Scheme selection must be unique. Domination style tournament. For questions email ebonstar@socalmalifaux.com, or check us out at socalmalifaux.com
More Information: http://socalmalifaux.com

My newly acquired buddies over at socal malifaux are hosting this tourney and this is the other big event I am excited to check out!  I have been slowly trying to get into the game and they have been nothing but supportive. I hope there's a big turnout for this and I will definitely getting some coverage here. 

There are a lot more events and demos going on this weekend at Orccon, and I want to be at them all! I will definitely hit up as much as I can and get some sweet pics of my experience. This is my first time going to a con as press and not an attendee so hopefully I don't fuck it up! If there's anything in particular that people want to see, then hit me up on the contact page, or post in the comments!
The full list of events can be found here


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