Archive for February, 2008
DunDraCon was a BLAST! I went with my friend, Brian, and had a very eventful time.
On Friday I started off with a rousing game of Memoir 44 then moved into a game of Dark Heresy. I played an off-world guardsman in Dark Heresy. He was a total thug. Awesome! Memoir 44 and Dark Heresy both look like winners to me.
On Saturday I played in Rod Currie’s Friends Of Justice game. I played the boxer character, Joey Pulzak. We stopped the dreaded vigilante known as The Fog. At dinner time I attended a seminar on Keeping The Plot Boiling that was hosted by Steve Long, Ken Hite, and Bruce Harlick. GREAT seminar! DunDraCon really does seminars right…keep reading. Saturday night I attended the annual Hero Games party. Jason Walters had the lucha libre action going and Ken Hite had everyone in stiches.
Sunday continued with several seminars. I started with a seminar that was on Games For Kids. It was very nice. The second seminar was called What’s Cool. It was hosted by Darren Watts and Ken Hite. Both pundits mentioned several products including Dirty Secrets, Grey Ranks, Esoterrorists, Colonial Gothic, and Aces and Eights. After a great Italian lunch with Darren and Ken I attended the What’s New With Hero Seminar. Darren and Steve hosted this one. The big reveal for this seminar was the 6th Edition of Hero. Wow. Sunday ended with a great game of Battlelore hosted by Craig Rose. Great stuff!
Monday had only one event but it was a biggie. It was the Hero seminar for their second reveal…Champions Online! A MMORPG based on the beloved Hero IP. What fantastic news for Hero and us fans.
Hero 6th Edition
The first of the big announcements. This is scheduled for a release in August of 2009. The plan is to have two books (characters and combat/adventuring) in full color. The other key news is that Steve is asking everyone for input! WOW! That is SO cool! I am really looking forward to seeing the end result.
The second big announcement is huge…a Champions based MMORPG by Cryptic Studios! I can’t believe how cool it will be to play some of my old characters in this game. Hec…I have never played an MMORPG but I am looking forward to this one. I think the real impact will be to bring players to Hero. That can only mean more books and higher quality products for our beloved game system.
Congrats Hero…you deserve it.