When I played the demo version of the Tunnels & Trolls Adventures app at last year’s Gen Con, I was impressed with the way the digital update of the classic solo adventure “Naked Doom” combined a pencil-and-paper roleplaying game feel with digital story telling elements like music, sound effects, and on-screen decision making. I only got one run-through that day – and I couldn’t get my character out alive, like about 97 percent of the folks who gave it a test run.
While going through my photos for Gen Con, I struggle with two contradictory reactions: “Why didn’t I take more photos?” and “Why did I take so many photos?” There are things I saw that I didn’t capture on camera (or got really poor photos of), and yet even after narrowing down just to the things I really want to share with you, I still ended up with nearly 150 photos to caption and explain, not to mention the bits of tabletop news that doesn’t include photographs.
One of the highlights of my Gen Con 50 trip was getting to play a game of Frostgrave with its creator, Joe McCullough. Joe was at Gen Con to promote his new spin-off game, Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, and was giving short demos of Archipelago to visitors to the booth. I’ve been very excited about GA, and this was my first look at the new rulebook coming out in October. If the booth hadn’t been so crazy, I might have tried to sit down and read the entire thing through right then and there.
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