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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Wolfgang Kramer's fantastic 6 nimmt! If you need a versatile, quick-to-teach, quick-to-play intense game for 3-10 players, this is your jam. It's in the spirit of Nim (hence the name), but supports many players and does not break down so quickly.
In other news, Nintendo's much-awaited Miitomo is coming to the US in a few days. Rym and Scott are playing a LOT of Civilization V lately via Giant Multiplayer Robot. PAX East (where we are performing Sunday) will have an amazing Thursday tabletop dungeon. A prankster/security researched released a game on Steam without Valve knowing about it.
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The other dungeon is underneath the Irish pub side of Westin. You can actually see into this from exterior windows, along the sidewalk behind Westin. It's big. You'd only pass these windows if you were walking over from Renaissance, though (or the 4th and 5th new hotels). The lobby policy hasn't changed much, though. They had a hardline "we will kick you the fuck out if you set up a game" policy for the carpeted area around the bar. Now that has expanded to the mezzanine and tables over by the breakfast restaurant simply because that will be filled with some other paying customers.
I didn't land a Westin this year. I buy into the theory that there was zero Westin for early access people other than Exhibitors and PA staff. Last year I made it into Westin using Enforcer access, and those rooms were so scarce that they were scooped up in ~15 seconds. Oh well. Aloft and Element are cheaper and just as close. Late April means warmer temps, so less bitching about the cold, and stupid security theater makes the Westin skybridge unpredictable anyway.
As for Tabletop freeplay space, it's gonna be big. There will definitely be some Magic and D&D spaces reserved. WotC wasn't at South either, but Cascade Games came in as an exhibitor and ran a Magic area. They already posted their schedule of events for East. WotC also posted publicly that the D&D Adventurer's League would be setting up an area at East as well. For argument's sake lets say there is also a bigger Thornwatch area this year, like there was at South. If you subtract WotC and add those three back in, my guess here is you still increase freeplay table space by 30%. This would be equivalent to the big Tabletop area of South 2015.
It helped when there was a sudden event changer in life and helped with the coping, so if nothing else I am glad to have you guys show me that game at that moment.
I don't think we've ever had Star City at a PAX
Too bad I won't have the time to complete my Modern deck by then. I'll at least be able to pick up some cards, though.
Complaining about not winning when not playing to win, such hypocrisy!!
He just got us rooms yesterday, so contrary to popular belief, rooms DO open up to those persistent enough.