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Gen Con 2006

August 18, 2006

I’m going to get my notes online RSN, but until then you can read my piece on Slashdot Games about last weekend’s activities.

Another year, another trip into the heart of dorkness. Gen Con Indy 2006 was marked, not so much by the big releases (because there weren’t that many this year), but by changes in the wind. Several newer systems were in their second year, garnering praise for their continued quality. Some games that we saw last year weren’t even around this year. Others were just not doing as well as their creators would have hoped. The focus, though, was entirely on the games … and next year’s convention. The talk in the halls and on the exhibit hall floor, when not about dice and mechanics, surrounded what Gen Con will be like next year and the changes that videogames will bring to the event. Read on for my comments about what I saw this year, what worked, what didn’t, and a few words on what might result from next year’s changes.

Slashdot | Gen Con 2006 in a Nutshell

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