I must say they are doing a pretty good job of it.
I spent the weekend of the 15th through 17th at this convention in South Portland Maine , and had a grand time of it. I met some very nice people, played a bunch of different games and even put on a game of Wizard’s Quest on Saturday night for some younger folks.
I have been struggling to write up a good recap for this convention, this is due to a couple of factors. First, I am out of practice and my poor mind needs to get back into writing mode, and Second, whenever I think about my personal time at Huzzah I get a bit overwhelmed. There were so many positive experiences that I wanted to fit them all into one article. Alas I know that won’t work, so I’ll just highlight some of my best moments at this great little gaming convention and break it up into pieces for easier reading.
I decided that for this year’s Huzzah I would book a room at the Hotel. Last year I simply drove down for the day and felt time constrained. (not to mention my alcohol intake was hindered considerably). Getting an OUI coming home from a game convention would be rather difficult to live down with my wife.
I arrived around 3:00pm and registered at the desk and got my shiny badge with the title “Game Master” on it. That’s right, "yours truly" was asked to run a retro board game session of Wizard’s Quest during the weekend. I still have no idea why I was chosen but hey, I got the badge and it made me feel special for a few moments.
I poked my head into the main game room to see what was going on. This was the first year that Huzzah was starting on Friday afternoon rather than evening, and I wanted to see how that was working out. Some tables were still being laid out and the vendors weren’t fully up and running yet, but I did spy a few Miniature games going on about the room.
Being obnoxious I wandered over to one of the tables that were playing in the Impetus tournament. What caught my eye were the armies on the table. Beautifully painted Roman legions on one side and what appeared to be Normans? on the other. I watched for a bit then asked about the rule set and why there were two very distinct eras represented on the table.
By then the hour had gotten late and I decided to call it a night. Up to my suite I went anticipating what games I'd see and play knowing I'd be having fun the next day.
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