A Local Gaming Convention --
Well this past weekend we had our local gaming convention here in the Comox Valley (Vancouver Island, BC, Canada).
In some ways it was rather disappointing . . . and, in others, quite satisfying.
Overall the con was disappointing in that there were substantially fewer attendees than there were last year. This resulted in a lot fewer games being played.
On the other hand, I personally made out like a bandit. I was fortunate enough to play in a number of very enjoyable games . . . and it turned out that I was voted "Best Overall Player" at Dak-Kon XIII.
Yes, that fat fellow pictured above is me holding the wall plaque I received for my win. I don't know if you can make it out, but there is a gorgeously-painted mounted figure gracing the plaque.
I also received a bunch of "loot" . . . six boxes of Mongoose Publishing's "Battlefield Evolution" (three tanks and three of troops) along with the Player award (as well as a tee shirt which my wife claimed for her own).
I also won two boxes of "Star Wars -- Alliance and Empire" Booster Packs in one of the games I was in . . . and, to top things off, I won door prizes both days -- a bag of Old Glory Romans and one of Command Decision tanks.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of my goodies (other than the Romans) but I certainly was lucky.
On the other hand, I'm dealing with another bout of "kidney gravel" (small stones) moving through my system right now . . . so I'm drinking LOTS of fluids and am mentally muddled with the pain pills.
It certainly wasn't a dull week.