While yesterday’s hi-jinks were mostly Rob driven, today’s were another story entirely. Find that story after the jump.

Today’s project was the ConQuest put on by Cheese Weasel Logistics LLC. This was more exhibition hall stuff, but of a different fashion. We (that’s me and my friends Shane Pelzel and Landry Fehrenbacher) were given five “quests.” These quests were on cards that showed nine different booths throughout the convention hall. To complete the quest you were required to get a specific hole punch from each of the nine vendors at these booths. The great thing here was that most of them were a bit smaller and many of them were not place I would have been likely to stop without some sort of prodding.

The vendors ranged from board, to card, to role playing games as well as a number of companies not specifically selling certain games, or games at all. One of the most memorable was Alea Tools a company that had created a system of magnetic markers for use with miniatures. We’re likely to see those in a future episode of Critical Hit as I will be getting them due to how useful they were.

A couple of the more interesting stops weren’t even money making companies at all. One is a gamer social site called Gamers Gather dot com. They were in the very beginning of launch for the weekend but plan to help unite gamers in a way that has yet to be seen. The other was the charity Gamers for Humanity. The group started out by going to New Orleans once the post-Katrina rebuilding had started and helping out while keeping spirits up in a typically nerdy fashion. They’ve now been going for almost four years and have a number of other helpful projects being run in many places.

Of course plenty of these were actual gaming companies and boy did we get to try out a ton of games and meet some pretty great people. Now, with 45 different stops, it’d be a bit of a chore to list them all, but I’ll be happy to scan in the sheets and put them up when I get home, so check back here after a few days and there may be some more pics up.

I’m not done yet though as I will be mentioning my favorite stop, Ohms Gaming. A large portion of why this was my favorite stop as the girl running the booth was the first person to recognize my Critical Hit T-shirt and then find out who I was (what, so I’m a bit proud and some of this recognition has gone to my head, big deal). She’s one of the Ohms Gaming Girls and her and a few of the others are in a couple of the pics below. This stop would be fortuitous as it gave me my favorite demo of the weekend for a game called Wasteland, a zombie apocalypse strategy game (There will be some more info for that in the next few days).

All in all, the ConQuest was a brilliant idea that got me to a number of places I know I would not have found on my own. Also, there’s an epic version of it to do tomorrow. The rest of the evening was rather uneventful, which was rather pleasant as though the day was the most enjoyable so far, the Convention has started to wear its toll on me. Which is why it’s time for sleep, so as the last day will at the least be survived.

Also, sorry about the picture quality but as my camera was lost and neither of the other two strictly had one every pic was taken with Landry’s phone.

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Rob Rasmussen

Rob Rasmussen

I'm Rob. Gamer, geek, student, friend. I'm Trebor Srarcinth, Blazankar Mristari, and Bor, Immortal. You know one, but do you know the rest?

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  1. August 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    So what were some of your favorite games?

  2. August 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    I think the my two favorite that I learned about there were Bump in the Night and Wasteland (gonna do reviews on both of those actually). Other than that I picked up a game called Hike from Moosetache Games and a whole truckload of Monsterpocalypse stuff. Some of the games that I couldn’t get ( I ran outta money) but liked were: “We Didn’t Playtest This Game” which was a fun little card game in the same vein as Fluxx, a competitive card game called Spoils with I would have picked up but they ran out, and Director’s Cut an rpg setting you as an actor in a slasher/horror flick with the GM/Director trying to kill you.

  3. Kelly (an OHMS gamer girl & cheshire cat)
    August 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness!!! I have yet to see the photos from the photo shoot and the alice one is so cute!!! And I am glad that you got to chat with Amber – she is a smart one! Thanks for the kind words and I look forward to more pictures!! I already posted your entry to my facebook and shared it with the girls! <3 <3

  4. RoseRedNeko
    August 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    Eeeeeeek!!!! Is it bad that I feel like a celebrity?! *cough* ignore the fangirl. >.>

    • August 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm — Reply

      That’s usually how I feel when someone recognizes the shirt like you did.

      • RoseRedNeko
        August 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm — Reply

        Glad to know I’m not the only one then! XD <3

  5. Kelly (an OHMS gamer girl & cheshire cat)
    August 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm — Reply

    Ahhh!!! I just googled “ohms gencon interview” and your site popped up!! How amazing! It is great to see pictures and see such kind words about the girls and the game!! I am sure that the OHMS guys will love to hear them too – so I shared it on Facebook! AND you snuck a picture of the calendar photo shoot in our Alice costumes!!! <3 <3

  6. Sarah (Ohms + Alice)
    August 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    As my awesome counterparts have already said, thank you so much for stopping by the booth and giving us a wonderful review. It was nice meeting you and I look forward to seeing you at the next con! Thanks again!

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