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Origins 2009

A place for those headed to Origins 2009 to get together and plan a few meetups over hexes, a beer, or both.

Location: Columbus, OH
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2009

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Comment by Tom Meier on July 1, 2009 at 3:47pm
We liked it enough to do a repeat at Midnite on Saturday!! I bought the extra bag of Flamingo's but felt it made the game drag out, rather than speed it up. The game also played faster the second time around. Having a small table where you can see each others trailer (and tenants) helps. Although after a couple of playings you get the idea of the cards, and can play just by seeing the large symbols in the corners. The text and pictures on the cards are certainly well done.
Comment by Smitty on June 30, 2009 at 8:41pm
Tom:

How is Trailer PArk Wars - we saw it but with our compressed schedule, it missed the gut check.

Smitty
Comment by Cindy Nowak on June 30, 2009 at 7:58pm
First chance to post here since I got back from Origins. I played Combat Commander, watched Combat Commander and played some more Combat Commander.

Plus got a chance for to play one city/one hand of Hell of Stalingrad, played a game of Conflict of Heroes with Gunter Eickert, and watched Mike and Arnie play a number of games (vs one another and others), including Storm Over Stalingrad and Bravery in the Sand.

Got an overview of the new Musket & Pike series game from Dick Vohlers...all in all a grand time.
Comment by Tom Meier on June 29, 2009 at 10:10am
Hi Gang,

Well, now that I am back from Origins, I realize that Brant started this discussion area...Oops!

I went Thurs AM and Left early Sunday. Played in the Flames of War tourny Fri/Sat; Played Trailer Park Wars Fri and Sat nite [a total riot to play!!]; thursday was drive in, check in, tour the exhibit area, etc. as a newbie;

Had a good time. Next up is WBC for me, followed by GenCon.
Comment by Smitty on June 24, 2009 at 6:07pm
We are coming out Thursday on a quick strike road trip so LOOK for us :)
Comment by Smitty on June 24, 2009 at 6:06am
Mike:

Thanks - we still may make an out and back road trip - STAY TUNED :)
Comment by Smitty on June 23, 2009 at 10:53pm
WE have stumbled into a roadblock of sorts since Katie's Dad has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized...
Comment by Smitty on June 23, 2009 at 12:26pm
Brant:

You saw our contact info, right?

Smitty
Comment by Brian Arthur John Palmer on June 22, 2009 at 6:53pm
Great Mike: I'll stop by wargame room between miniature games. When I was there in 2003 or 4 the boardgamers where in several rooms on the second floor. Some guys set up and played GDW's mega WW2 game, bde level, got to play two months of WW2, June-July 44' playing the entire weekend. WOW. They don't send Con Flyers out either. At least pick up pre-reg packets are available Tuesday, 5-10 PM, which is great for us early birds that don't want to stand in lines. My 1st event is at 9AM, so I'll recon and stop at the board wargame room Wed morning. Have you thought of playing on e-programs, I tried play by mail in the 80s but was turne off.
Brian
Comment by Smitty on June 22, 2009 at 6:37pm
Bummer for us. I need to ping Jim W again on this....
 

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