We're done with Day 1 on the Gen Con floor and it was just INSANE. There's so much good out there this year, and not enough time to stand in the lines to get it all. So let's get down to it!
Space Cadets:Dice Duels is a lot of fun
While waiting in line to get into the con early, we met up the designer of Space Cadets, and he just happened to be carrying his new game with him. A quick tutorial later, and we were playing 2 on 2 against the extremely kind and generous people of The D6 Generation. We narrowly were able to defeat them, but more importantly got to get a really good feel for how it works. Describing as Escape meets Space Alert wouldn't be completely inaccurate, but it's definitely a versus style game. If you have a large group, you definitely need to check this one out.
Firefly is unveiled, and sells out
As you can see in this picture, there wasn't much Firefly product there, but the tables they setup looked amazing.
As they sold to the VIGs, we witnessed people taking 4 - 5 copies up to the register at once. Stuff like this really needs a limit of 1, MAYBE 2 to ensure as many people as possible can get their hands on it, VG30 got a copy of it, and took some pictures of the unboxing, which we'll share once we get a bit more time to put it together the right way. So far I'm not disappointed with it.
Privateer Press Fans are Crazy
Privateer Press released a 10 year commemorative box set and included an early release of Butcher 3, which fans were willing to spend FOUR HOURS in line to get. I wish I was able to get a picture of it, but the line went from around their booth, down the corridor, out the door, up the stairs, and around the corner. There's good reason for this, though, as both Warmachine and Hordes versions of High Command, the new Level 7 game, and lots of early releases were available for purchase, and oh yeah, the commemorative set was limited to 1,000 pieces total.
Paizo Fans are Almost as Crazy
Paizo fans only had to line up around their booth, down the hall and out the door, which I had the please to take part of for about 45 minutes. Paizo's system really is based on the trust system, as patrons went to the boot, picked out what they wanted, and literally walked out of the convention doors to get inline to purchase it. Fortunately, Paizo leadership were walking down the line offering people to "Get out of hell with cash". They did a really good job of handling people, and the cashiers were on the ball about subscription pick ups.
There's lots more going on in the hall, and we'll be back tomorrow to share more pictures and report more on the happenings of the con. Happy gaming!