Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Well, that what happened at Strategicon - Gateway 2011 over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-5) here in Southern California. I have not planned to run anything as my Colonial games were not being well received as well as I liked, I thought I would just play. However, a friend of mine gave me the “puppy-dog eyes” and asks me “pretty-please” to run a Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game Saturday night.

So I did.

I dusted off a scenario that I had run with 2 other friends in 2006 and ran it again. The 3 of us ran LOTR-SBGames every year, 3x a year at Strategicon’s for a few years before one of them moved to Las Vegas, being offered a job. A while later I started on my Colonial kick but it never had the draw LOTR did…..

I didn’t expect what I got, which was 7 players, 2 of which I remembered from when we ran LOTR all the time at the Con. And I was asked if I would run something again at the next con (Orccon) in February 2012. Looks like I will…but WHY?

Because it seems that LOTR goes over better at the Con than The Sword and the Flame does. Orcs & Elves are more interesting than Fuzzy-Wuzzys and British soldiers. And people remember the games we ran not so many years ago. And it's not like I don't have the figures, terrain and whatever else I need to run a game. So it's time, all tho I wish the Colonial had gone over better, I guess I have to "play to my audience".
Still, I am alittle sad....but I can still run Colonial games now & then.