Decipher was pushing the Lord of the Rings CCG hard, as well
as showing trailers for the first movie. One staffer was overheard
saying that "New Line Cinema will have us wearing these T-shirts
until the end of time." Ah, marketing.
Inside the castle, the new Chainmail game dominated the northern
courtyard. This swampy scenario resulted in many a death before
GenCon was over.
Neverwinter Nights in a live demo. This is a real, undoctored photograph
- we tried to enhance that image of the game on the screen, but
we couldn't do it in a way that didn't make it look completely
as if it'd been pasted in from a separate screenshot. Weird.
Whoa, an actual Origins Award. Dork Storm Press won this one for
the Dork Tower story, "Matt and Gilly's Big Date."
Coolest item in the dealer's room. If you can't heal it, duc it.
You can't tell from the picture, but this is the eBay Card Game
from Journeyman Press.
An entire booth was dedicated to the Lord of the Rings board game,
now published by Fantasy Flight. The new expansion, Friends & Foes,
should be out shortly. Must... have... expansion...
A Mage Knight scenario, with a couple of the new dragons thrown
in for good measure. "Have fun storming the castle."
A demo of the new Mage Knight: Dungeon set, which has all the fun
of an RPG dungeon crawl without the RPG.
The zulu tribe was recruiting, under the guise of selling a game
called Nomad. OSTA Productions is just a front company.
Finally! A good use for all those action figures in the garage.
If only they had combat dials...
Another new game from Journeyman Press, Zombies!!! involves re-slaying
the living dead, and running like hell for the helicopter. Works