ColinCon 2017

A small group of friends and I held a private two day gaming event that we dubbed ColinCon. Here’s a brief breakdown of the weekend:

ColinCon 2017 Closing ceremonies were held Sunday afternoon, and by all accounts, the two day event was a runaway success. Attendance didn’t quite meet the projected figures, but being the first year it’s no surprise.

Friday – 5 attendees
8 am Founders breakfast:

Held at J’s Restaurant on 99E. This doubled as the kickoff/opening ceremonies.

9:00 am Mansions of Madness – 5 Player game of the “Shattered Bonds” Scenario:

Although nearly half of the team went insane, including one investigator who spent half the mission mute, evil was eventually defeated and the star spawn vanquished.

12:00 pm Blood Rage + 5th Player Expansion

The eventual winner of this session took an early lead and never looked back, although one player ended the game abruptly by sneaking a successful pillaging of Yggdrasill, much to the chagrin of those still vying for first place.

2:00 pm Lunch BBQ:

Weather nearly redirected lunch, however the attendees of ColinCon demanded charred beef. Hotdogs and burgers were consumed, with only minor injuries due to the unsuccessful estimate of meat heat.

3:00 pm Forbidden Stars tutorial panel:

The host of the ColinCon took time out of his busy schedule to teach a small group of players how to play the now out of print Forbidden Stars game from Fantasy Flight. After the rules were explained and the factions set up, the group played through the first few rounds of the introduction game is get a feel for the game.

4:20 pm Forbidden Stars Full Game – 3 Players:

The game was reset to a three player game after the tutorial panel ended. Big battles were fought, Warp Storms were used as advantage, and one player made a calculated risk, and won by a wide margin on the second tie-breaker. ColinCon participants do not appreciate a ‘shared victory’.

8:20 pm ColinCon closed:

Although the official events of ColinCon ended, and participants left the venue, fun was has into the night online with Heroes of the Storm.

Sunday – 4 Attendees

9:00 am Founders Breakfast:
Waiting for ColinCon Day 2 to open their doors to the public, two-day pass holders found themselves waiting at the Independence Grill where the Prime Rib hash was flowing, but the coffee pot was not as giving.

10:00 am Mansions of Madness – 4 Player game of the “Dearly Departed” Scenario:

Day two kicked off with Mansions of Madness and the players were not so lucky this time. One investigator went insane, got wounded, and then finally was eliminated from the game due to mental trauma. This scenario asked many questions that for now, only the zombie horde was answer to. Players were quoted as saying “This is the best Mansions scenario yet” and “I’m definitely trying that one again soon”.

12:00 pm Lunch

While the convention host BBQ’d meat for hungry players, those players were busy setting up for the next game marathon.

1:00 pm Shadowrun Crossfire – 3 Game Marathon

This time the participants taught the host how to play a game. Each player took on the role of a runner up against the ancients, and each time met their match. Out of three attempt, one ended in a successful abort, and the other two, just ended. When asked, one player proclaimed that he would play again, but did not want to play the fifty plus games it would take to level up a character.

4:30 pm Closing Ceremonies

ColinCon stories were shared, and the founders discussed ideas and plans for next year. More on this to come later…

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