August 2012


A highlight of the Gencon experience for me was trying the food trucks outside the convention center.

With my love of Asian food, it was a no-brainer to try the Seoul Grill truck which featured Korean BBQ in various forms.

The first stop I had the Rice Bowl, marinated beef with three different kinds of kimchi and sticky rice. I honestly have never had white kimchi before. This was so very good, crazy cool/hot contrast with the spicy red kimchi.

The rice bowl was so good that I went back the next day to try the Korean tacos. I figured that to beat the insane wait for the food I would show up early and before the crowds … hah! This plan failed spectacularly … the line formed before they even opened for service.

The tacos were spicy pork with various greens on tortillas, so very very good!

Check out their facebook page: here.

This is something to look forward to for next year’s gaming pilgrimage.

Another Great game that I demoed at GenCon was the forth coming Wrath of Kings 35mm miniature wargame, I immediately loved the odd Teknes faction minis on display and the simple mechanics, this is slated for a full release this fall.

These seem inspired by the beautiful Rackham confrontation minis yet different enough to stand on their own.

The game will be set in the world of Arikania:

The Ancient Kingdom lies in ruins. For millennia, the continent of Arikania languished, isolated and enslaved by demonic elemental overlords, until the Ancient King sacrificed His name and destiny to Bind them, free humanity, and unite the land. Though He ruled for over a thousand years, even He could not live forever, and His own Scions have wrecked His legacy.

which does seem like a standard “war-torn world” setup, but like the old adage, “if it ain’t broke…”

more Teknes minis –

One of the best things I found while at Gencon was that that the newest Shadowrun video game would be a cross platform game running on android, ios, linux, windows, mac, and ouya, so this means a player will be able to pull out his/her tablet on the way home from work then fire up the PC to continue playing at home. Shadowrun Online will also be a multi player game with players forming groups and working together co-op.

I am a huge fan of the Shadowrun world, It does the blend of technology and magic well… Check out their website for more –

Shadowrun Online is set in the dystopian near-future of the 2070s, where you can go on runs with a group of players or dish it out against other runners in tactical PvP combat.

Choose from classic Shadowrun roles such as Rigger, Hacker, Shaman, Mage or Street Samurai and leave your mark on the 6th World in this next generation turn-based action game. Featuring a unique player driven plot development, tactical co-op gameplay and PvP based Turf wars, Shadowrun Online even allows users to determine the future path of the official pen and paper timeline by their collective actions.

Welcome to the dark side of the future, pal. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

Playing co-op missions with friends and an Android tablet app? sold! sign me up