Mike, however, being a rather “glass is half full” kind of guy, perked up on hearing the news and said “Well let’s have a Garage Con instead. We can pare it down some make it a one day event and mark it as an open game day where people can come and check us out.” Mike will never know how much he brightened my day with that little bit of positive thinking, and I quickly agreed. So we set it up and here is how it went.
Saturday August 30th 2014
Mike decided to help me with set up tasks and showed up a little early, we got the coolers for beer, water, etc. all out as well as my massive homemade table top up on the saw horses. Just in time as people began to arrive as we finished. We had a pretty good showing with a couple of new folks, Jeremy and Eric, driving all the way from the mid coast area to attend.
We had two teams of three, Tuna, Anthony and Al, played the Evil Empire, which was very appropriate, and Mike, Eric, and Jeremy as the Rebel Alliance.
As the match became one of cat and mouse, with the Rebels slowly whittling away at the Empire’s forces, Tuna and Anthony played as if their lives depended on the outcome. Pulling off some very smart plays to avoid utter destruction, too late though and the Alliance team took the game after three hours.
A long game to be sure but one that had everyone engaged the entire time even the spectators.
A couple of games of magic were played while I was cooking and much geek talk flowed, our new friends from the mid coast fit right in and we felt very comfortable being ourselves (evil and all) around them.
Even if we don’t do it again, I have some very fond memories of a day well spent with friends and that is enough for me.