So on to the wonderful things. When I first entered the convention center this is the sight that confronted me and many others.
Scott Pilgrim fan that I am, these were easily my favorite costumes.
Anyway, let's start with the place that I spent the majority of time at the Cool Mini or Not Booth. Here is where I was demoning Super Dungeon Explore and Malifaux for most of the convention.
Super Dungeon Explore Special Sneak Peek!
The Girl Super Dungeon Explore shirt as modeled by my hot wife.
So there has been A LOT of work done on this game recently. I am not going to go into specifics. Instead, I will introduce you to the masterminds behind it and show you some uncaptioned pictures that you may interpret at your discretion.
First, we have the masterminds behind it all: John, Chris and Deke. Unfortunately, Deke was a little too wily for me to get a picture of him, but here are John and Chris.
Relic Knights and strung up by my ears as an example to all. So instead, I will show you pictures that anyone who went to PAX-East would have been able to see had they come by and said hi to me or one of the two beautiful women I was demoing with (the talent).
On to the shinies!
Um, those weren't in the demo rules....
Hmmm, that sure looks like more than 5 heroes to me....
He just looks like he wants a hug.
We were giving everyone a slated release time for the starter of around August or September.
If you had stopped by the Cool Mini or Not Booth you would have seen me demoing one of my other favorite games: Malifaux. Pretty straight forward on this one. I put pretty models out and people came to learn to play!
Needless to say, there was a lot of Malifaux moved at the convention.
On to the Rest:
The rest of the convention was a kick too. I didn't see too much 'cause I was too busy playing games and demoing, but I did get some cool pictures of things that I thought were pretty cool. Let's start off with a small wonder that was being sold by Child's Play, the charitable organization: a cookie in a cookie! this blew my mind more than a lot of the awesome video games that were there.
The Plants Vs. Zombie people were there too! They brought plants and, um, zombies.
They also had a kick-butt advertising idea. They had people wear little paper traffic cone hats that had plants and or zombies on them. They were really cool, but unfortunately, my friend from Cali, who was with the Soda Pop crew, had some difficulty figureing out how to wear them.
Well, I did manage to get about 3 or so hours in the Expo hall. I saw the many adventures of Barry Steakfries at the Halfbrick booth. They produce games such as Age of Zombies, which features a Zombie T-Rex (because a regular dinosaur isn't awesome enough). Then I looked up and was horrified to see a giant Pokemon, but then I realized it wasn't real and my nightmare had not come true.
There were a lot of really great games that were previewed and demoed there. My favorite thing that I saw was "Star Wars: The Old Republic". The intro video was amazing. I sat in awe of the storm trooper/ Jedi battle that took place and quite honestly it made me want to buy the game and a system to play the game on. There were also some cool fighting games, like Arcana Hearts, that I got to see. I am a big fan, but unfortunately, I am getting to that age where my friends don't play them anymore.
So come Sunday I had finished my demoing shift plus two and a half hours... and I'm taking one last walk around the expo and who do run into at the Munchkin stand? Steve Jackson! He was really nice and took a picture with me.
If you don't know who Steve Jackson is, your probably not reading this blog.
In the End:
In the end, I would like to thank the folks at Cool Mini or Not, Soda Pop Miniatures, and Kevin from the Warstore. Without them I would not have had a badge for this event and would probably have just sat at home painting not even knowing what I was missing. Please go check out all their websites. They all sell amazingly high quality products, in my opinion. I know I picked up some awesome minis I will be painting up. Thank you to all the people that came by for a demo too.
I got to play some awesome games at PAX-East. Among them was Yomi, an almost-finalized version of Pocket Kung Fu and We Didn't Play Test This At All (WDPTTAA). I will be doing an in-depth review of Yomi soon, and when PKF has it's finalized rules, I'll give you the run down on it and WDPTTAA. Hopefully I will be getting some games of Anima in this week or next, but I am swamped! I'm backlogged in painting commissions and I have a Malifaux tournament to run at the Hobby Bunker this Sunday. Either way though, you will get something next week!
Signing off for now, keep poppin' those sodas,
Steve (your guide to 8-bit dungeon crawling)