Monday, June 30, 2014


A really nice scene I caught on my phone the other night while out for a stroll.  The harvest is upon us!! 

Well it has been a wonderful spring and early summer, lots of hiking and generally being active and outside every day.  Hence my lack of posts.

That said the time of gaming harvest is upon me once again via my annual micro-con hosted at my house since 2009.  Yes this is the big LARRYCON V!! Five years and still alive!! 

My friend Scott Anderson from Las Vegas has just departed (he is driving up this year, normally they all just fly up) with a carload of Nevada booze, games, etc. and should be here this afternoon.  My friends Will and Rob are also trekking up later in the week and then all of my local friends residing up and down the Wasatch front will be making appearances throughout the week. 

The general format is basically I have time slots just like a real convention, we have a morning game slot, and afternoon and then an evening.  Generally we have a single game going the entire time and then in the evenings we have enough people for two and sometimes three games to be running simultaneously.   I have a converted garage that we normally game in but for LARRYCON week I ship the rest of the family off to the in-laws in Oregon and I convert the entire house into a gamer dormitory and have games running in the kitchen, front room and even on the back deck. 

Some of the games we hope to play are:

  • 7 Wonders
  • Agricola
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Castles of Burgundy
  • Eminent Domain
  • Flash Point
  • Hanabi
  • Firefly 
  • Spartacus 
  • Lords of Vegas
  • City of Iron
  • Power Grid: Japan Map
  • The Resistance
  • Russian Railroads
  • Smash Up
  • Timeline
  • Terra Mystica 
  • Brass
  • Eclipse 
  • Marvel Legends 
  • Pathfinder Card Game

In addition to that we might toss out a game or two of Warmachine and maybe get some wargaming in (probably some nostalgic Axis and Allies or perhaps Attack! ...).  There will likely be some party games and light fun little games (stuff like Love Letter, Zombie Dice, Kill Dr. Lucky, etc.) as well as some one shot RPG action (we are doing a Warhammer 40K Space Marine themed hack of the Margret Weiss Marvel system for example).

Again ... what most of my spring has been spent doing ... hiking and climbing.  Great fun, but this week I am ready for beers and games >:)
Lots of BBQin, BSin and Beer >:) ... ah life is good this week!