Just to give you a heads up, Geeks Go Gaming will be on Sunday 20th January 2013..
Bring along your Christmas swag :-)
Planning a Convention Survival Kit
This weekend I am heading to Irelands largest gaming convention Gaelcon, last time I attended was 12 years ago! Over the past year or two I have rediscovered gaming and am really looking forward to going. I’ll only make it for one day this year, but am planning ahead already.
When I last went to Gaelcon, the most important things to pack were miniatures for the war-games, Jolt Cola, and a Magic the Gathering deck. But, those days are gone and so a new list is needed. There are some great posts out there about what to pack for a games convention (especially if you are doing a full weekend). Here are a selection:
‘If you’re having trouble deciding what games to bring, go for the smaller and lighter ones’.
A good practical guide about what to put in your bag to get through a convention weekend.
Bens even provides a packing checklist to download. A great list to help you prepare.
I’m planning my own Convention Kit for this year, taking some tips from the links above and also what I am looking for out of the Convention. From practical (Water bottle) to essential (bag of dice). I’ll post a pic of the kit once I have it made.
One thing I think is a must have is a few go-to small games for those in-between times. Here are some suggestions:
Munchkin: Pick the flavour that best suits you (classic / Star Munchkin / Cthulhu Munchkin / Pirate Munchkin etc.) and have it with you.
Fluxx: For when you don’t want to teach people the rules of a game, just play Fluxx. Also comes in a wide variety of flavours.
Zombie Dice: Handy time killer, easy to learn, impossible to master.